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Old 01-11-2014, 03:28 PM
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The top 20 albums of 2013.

20 : Carl Roa - The Lord Of The Strings
19 : Rovo and System 7 - Phoenix Rising
18 : Spock's Beard - Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
17 : Ayreon - The Theory of Everything
16 : Shadow Circus - On A Dark And Stormy Night
15 : The Flower Kings - Desolation Rose
14 : Anima Mundi - The Lamplighter
13 : Touchstone - Oceans Of Time
12 : Haken - The Mountain
11 : The Psychedelic Ensemble - The Tale Of The Golden King
10 : La Maschera Di Cera - The Gates Of Tomorrow
09 : Fright Pig - Out Of The Barnyard
08 : Oblivion Sun - The High Places
07 : Magenta - The Twenty Seven Club
06 : Comedy Of Errors - Fanfare And Fantasy
05 : Lifesigns - Lifesigns
04 : Big Big Train - English Electric Part 2
03 : The Tangent - Le Sacré Du Travail
02 : Sound Of Contact - Dimensionaut
01 : Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

Great job guys. I hope you had as much fun as I did.
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

Thanks for the great show guys!! A wonderful afternoon on the Moon!
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:09 PM
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

Me & Gooze say thanks guys. Good job mates. Despite no Aristocrats or Fates Warning placing. ;-)
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

Where's the honorable mention/runner up list?

And thanks for all the hard work.
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:24 PM
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

The other lists will be forthcoming when I have collated the info. Six hours worth of show takes a while to get together and it's gone midnight here.

Patience please........:-)
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

Awesome show guys. Thanks a million.

I'm happy I got 4 of my picks in the top 20 this this year. Twice as many as the last 2 years.
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

Hi everyone! All hell broke loose here and I couldn't make the show. I've traded a couple of emails a week ago with Mr. Mortis so I knew the Moonopoll was still alive and well.

Thanks for the birthday wishes, and will see some of you at Rosfest if I ever buy a ticket, and yes, some of you in Mexicali!

Here's my top 100 (I listened to about 150 titles this year)

Take care,

Rick

1 Nemo - Le Ver Dans Le Fruit
2 Black Sabbath - 13
3 Lizard - Master & M
4 Half Past Four - Good Things
5 Moon Safari - Himlabacken Vol. 1
6 Magenta - The Twenty-Seven Club
7 Discipline - This One's For England
8 Flamborough Head - Lost In Time
9 Violent Silence - A Broken Truce
10 Resistor - Live At Rosfest
11 Thieves' Kitchen - One For Sorrow, Two For Joy
12 Little Atlas - Automatic Day
13 Niacin - Krush
14 Ayreon - The Theory Of Everything
15 Osada Vida - Particles
16 Haken - The Mountain
17 Apple Pie - The Gates Of Never
18 Pawel Penska - Pandemonium
19 Leap Day - From The Days Of Decaulion, Chapter 1
20 La Tulipe Noire - Matricide
21 Il Tempio Delle Clessidre - Alienatura
22 Sanguine Hum - The Weight Of The World
23 The Aristocrats - Culture Clash
24 Comedy Of Errors - Fanfare And Fantasy
25 Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
26 The Flower Kings - Desolation Rose
27 Deep Purple - Now What?!
28 KBB - Age Of Pain
29 Gin Lady - Mother's Ruin
30 Believe - The Warmest Sun In Winter
31 Touchstone - Oceans Of Time
32 Big Big Train - Full Power
33 Volto! - Incitare
34 Vultress - Distance
35 Spock's Beard - Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep
36 Mahogany Head Grenade - Return To The Point Of Departure
37 Gran Torino - Fate Of A Thousand Worlds
38 Trion - Funfair Fantasy
39 Ghost - Infestissumam
40 Styx - The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live
41 Riverside -Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
42 Science NV - The Last Album Before The End Of Time
43 Alessandro Bertoni - Keystone
44 Vermillion Sands -Spirits Of The Sun
45 El Trio - Las Manos
46 Intronaut - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)
47 Museo Rosenbach - Barbarica
48 Bolus - Triangulate
49 King Bathmat -Overcoming The Monster
50 Circle Of Illusion -Jeremais - Foreshadow Of Forgotten Realm
51 Profundo Ensueno - El Origen
52 Fright Pig - Out Of The Barnyard
53 Haze - The Last Battle
54 Legend - The Dark Place
55 Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisted: Live At Hammersmith
56 Standing Ovation - The Antikythera Mechanism
57 The Windmill - The Continuation
58 Fromuz - Sodom And Gommorah
59 Russ Tippins Electric Band - Combustion
60 Wolf People - Fain
61 Dialeto - The Last Tribe
62 Willowglass - The Dream Harbour
63 Maschine - Rubidium
64 Miriodor - Cobra Fakir
65 Might Could - Relics From the Wasteland
66 Sky Architect - A Billion Years Of Solitude
67 Ontofield - Sleeping With Fractals
68 Days Between Stations - In Extremis
69 Oceans 5 - Return To Mingulay
70 Levin / Minnemann / Rudess - s/t
71 Mavara - Season Of Salvation
72 The Tangent - L'Etagere Du Travail
73 Birds And Buildings - Multipurpose Trap
74 Protest the Hero - Volition
75 Tom Slatter - Three Rows Of Teeth
76 miRthkon - Snack(s)
77 Sonus Umbra -Winter Soulstice
78 Canvas - Long Way to Mars
79 Lantinor - Ensign Of Fairies, Book I
80 Simak Dialog - The 6th Story
81 Karfagen - Aleatorica
82 Ampledeed - A Is For Ampledeed
83 Elephants Of Scotland - Home Away From Home
84 Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum
85 Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian - Live in Tokyo
86 Oxhuitza - Oxhuitza
87 Godsticks -The Envisage Conundrum
88 3rd Ear Experience - Peacock Black
89 Elekriti - s/t
90 Jolly - The Audio Guide To Happimess (Part 2)
91 Orphaned Land - All Is One
92 Garden - Somewhere Else
93 Stick Men - Deep
94 Dream Theater - Dream Theater
95 Manning - The Root, The Leaf & The Bone
96 Charles Brown - Light Of the Dawn
97 Sound Of Contact - Dimensionaut
98 Spiral Key - Perfect Machine
99 Lifesigns - s/t
100 The Inner Road -Ascension

(Shadow Circus was a top 5 in 2012, and Oblivion Sun was also in my 2012 list)

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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

Very good very nice spirit friends ,,thanks again....just for fun,,here my T10...The Tangent ...we share them ...be well congrats and thanks again

position 1, 2, 3 in that order,,of course my fav...rest of them random

10 Arabs In Aspics Pictures In A Dream
9 Ingranaggi Della Valle In Hoc Signo
8 Rafart The Handbook Of The Acid Rider
7 The Aristocrats Boing We'll Do It Alive Dec 12 / 12
6 Virgil Donati In This Life
5 Volto ! Incitare
4 Simon Phillips Protocol ll
3 The Tangent La Sacre Du Travail
2 Various Artists The Age Of Twilight
1 Wayne Shorter Qt Without A Net
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

Surprised Rick that you had Elephants of Scotland so far down your list. :=)
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:21 AM
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

It was a really great day of music! Caused some spontaneous purchases ;-)

Thanks!

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:24 PM
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

Here is my top 10. I only considered new studio albums with new music: no Live albums, no covers, no reissues. I hope that others post as this is a great way to learn about new music:

1 Wilson, Steven - The Raven That Refused to Sing (and other stories)
2 Wrong Object, The - After the Exhibition
3 Magenta - The Twenty Seven Club
4 Tatvamasi - Parts of the Entirety
5 Progenesi - Ulisse L'alfiere Nero
6 Soma White - Soma White http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=8038
7 Echoes of Giants - At the End of Myself
8 Guapo - History of the Visitation
9 Fish - A Feast of Consequences
10 Airbag - The Greatest Show on Earth

I had one replacement from what I sent Rogor; that is, I replaced Amplifier - Echo Street with Tatvamasi - Parts of the Entirety

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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

My list has actually changed a bit from the one I sent in for the Moon 'O Poll. The top 5 was not hard, but there were probably another 15 or so from which to chose #'s 6-10.

1. Anima Mundi- The Lamplighter
2. Comedy of Errors- Fanfare and Fantasy
3. La Maschera di Cera- The Gates of Tomorrow(I prefer the English version)
4. Shadow Circus- On a Dark and Stormy Night
5. Kerrs Pink- Mystic Spirit
6. Gandalf's Fist- A Day in the Life of a Universal Wanderer
7. La Tulipe Noire- Matricide
8. The Windmill- The Continuation
9. Believe- The Warmest Sun in Winter
10. Shamall- Turn Off
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There is no doubt. We all have different tastes. I still don't get the Big Big Train & Tangent being so high. Even though COMM was great. I like Ricks idea. Top 100. And Black Sabbath 13! Up there. LOL! Here are my picks. 10-Trix-Deluxe (407) 9-Carl Roa-Lord of the strings (447) 8-Vultress-Distance (422) 7-Farfard, Antoine-Occultis Tramatis (114) 6-Hallebeek, Richard-Project II pain in the jazz (159) 5-Donati, Virgil-In this life (97) 4-Simon Phillips-Protocol II (448) 3-Dream Theater-Dream Theater (99) 2-Fates Warning-Darkness in a different light (116) 1-the Aristocrats-Culture clash (28) Keep it Heavy. In 2014! NO WEENIE TUNES! Steve Wilson was my honorable mention at #11. I just kept it out of my top 10. Because I knew EVERYBODY else was voting for it. ARGH! lol. Lot's of fun overall. Cheer's mooner's!

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1 Days Between Stations | In Extremis
2 Cosmograf | The Man Left In Space
3 Tangent, The | Le Sacre Du Travail
4 Airbag | The Greatest Show on Earth
4 Satriani, Joe | Unstoppable Momentum
6 Rovo and System 7 | Phoenix Rising
7 Riverside | Shrine of New Generation Slaves
8 Wilson, Steven | The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories)
9 Caron, Alain | Multiple Faces
10 Aristocrats, The | Culture Clash


Not sure I'm entirely happy with it, but it is what it is.

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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

I only picked a top 8, but this is what they were.

1} Sigur Rós - Kveikur
2} Appleseed Cast, The - Illumination Ritual
3} Rovo and System 7 - Phoenix Rising
4} Volto! - Incitare
5} Long Distance Calling - The Flood Inside
6} Fierce And The Dead, The - Spooky Action
7} Ryuichi Sakamoto - Three
8} Mogwai - Les Revenants [not on AM... yet]
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

Here is the runners up list (21 - 30) in random order.......

Pfm In Classic - Da Mozart A Celebration - PFM Premiata Forneria Marconi
Himlabacken Vol. 1 -Moon Safari
In This Life - Virgil Donati
The Greatest Show On Earth - Airbag
Levin Minnemann Rudess - Levin Minnemann Rudess
There's Something Very Strange In Her Little Room -Submarine Silence
Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith - Steve Hackett
The Flood Inside - Long Distance Calling
Le Ver Dans Le Fruit - Nemo
In Extremis - Days Between Stations
The Man Left in Space - Cosmograf
State -Todd Rundgren
The Weight of the World - Sanguine Hum
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Re: The top 20 albums of 2013.

well better late, than never...the show was aWeSome but at the time i was too swapped to shout or put in a reply here and kept putting it off till...well it's fraking MARCH already!!!!

anyway great work gentlemen i enjoyed the show...and below is my list
this was just too hard

10. Oblivion Sun — The High Places
9. Fright Pig — Out Of The Barnyard
8. Sanguine Hum — The Weight Of The World
7. The Flower Kings — Desolation Rose
6. Haken — The Mountain
5. Yuka & Chronoship — Dino Rocket Oxygen
4. Flicker — How Much Are You Willing To Forgive?
3. Chris — Days Of Summer Gone
2. Anathema — Universal
1. Airbag — The Greatest Show on Earth

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Half Past Four - Good Things
Submarine Silence - There's Something Very
Strange In Her Little Room
Todd Rundgren - State
Traumhaus - Das Geheimnis
Camelias Garden - You Have a Chance
Fromuz - Sodom & Gomorrah
Lizard - Master & M
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing
Violent Silence - A Broken Truce
t - Psychoanorexia

did my best to put new groups in the mix...twas an outstanding year though!
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