member since February 05, 2005, #69150
|Listening to ||music from 2020|
Pop(rock): The Beatles
, Peter Gabriel
, Franco Battiato
& related, The Stone Roses
, New Order
, The Connells
, Lucio Battisti
, The Shins
, The Cure
, The Byrds
, Jefferson Airplane
, The Who
, Arcade Fire
, Modest Mouse
Progressive & surroundings: King Crimson
, Henry Cow
(& related), Van Der Graaf Generator
, Pink Floyd
, Godley & Creme
, This Heat
, later At the Drive-In
/first The Mars Volta
Post-rock: June of 44
(& related), Tortoise
, Godspeed You Black Emperor!
, Explosions in the Sky
, late Stereolab
, Talk Talk
Electronica: Four Tet
, Daft Punk
, eurodance, Amon Tobin
's least ambient side
Singer/songwriters: Fabrizio De André
, Francesco Guccini
, Suzanne Vega
Folk music: The Pentangle
, Fairport Convention
, Steeleye Span
Classical: Johann Sebastian Bach
& baroque in general, Claude Debussy
, Igor Stravinsky
, Terry Riley
, Olivier Messiaen
, Maurice Ravel
, Béla Bartók
???: Uochi Toki
I don't believe in objectivity. It's not a matter of being "conditional" on too many factors: I think there's no "objective reality" to consider when talking about art.
The artistic work in itself is not what we call "art": art is the complex of personal, cultural, historical perceivings the work stimulates. There's no way but complete arbitrariness to estabilish the parameters one should use to "judge" an artistic work.
Structural, cultural, historical parameters may seem quite "objective", but they reflect the arbitrary assumption that, since there has to be an objective artistic value, then there should be objective parameters to determinate it.
Furthermore, art is not history of art, and adopting categories such as "innovation" or "influence" completely shifts the layer of discussion.
So I think artistic works don't have any kind of "intrinsic" value. There is, nonetheless, a privileged viewpoint to consider a work: the one from which that work can be understood, appreciated, loved. Fans and those who love apparently mediocre works are always right, in my opinion.
My ratings just explicit my closeness to the "privileged viewpoint" for musical works I listen to. The higher the rating, the closer I am.
I don't rate classical works, because RYM organization for classical music sucks.
Created: 01/12/2013 | Last updated: 05/15/2013 | 57 items
|12 for 2012|
No definite order but the alphabet, as of now
Created: 12/01/2012 | Last updated: 12/02/2012 | 12 items
|The other side of prog (2004-2011)|
If you believe the finest talents of recent progressive music have such names as The Tangent, Wobbler, Il Bacio della Medusa, Höstsonaten, Beardfish, you have to know two things: the first one is that you are wrong, the second one that you are lucky. Because this list is meant for you.
Here are some of the best progressive albums that came out since 2004 (why 2004? just because I'm lazy and I didn't feel like listing 2000-2003 too). I know you've never heard about most them, but don't give up this soon: you're a bit out of touch with modern progressive music and you substantially don't know what it is, but it's never too late for catching back up.
The one thing you have to understand is that being progressive, as of today, doesn't mean imitating the old classics, nor being linked to them in any way. The most eagerly progressive music of these years - which have been truly great years for progressive! - actually comes from musical areas which are almost unrelated to the prog/neoprog continuum and the labels you're used to follow. Indie-rock, post-hardcore, the broad post-britpop spectrum, some electronic territories, the most melodic evolutions of post-rock: these have been the most fertile grounds for progressive minds. Forget Mellow Records, Cuneiform Records and the likes.
I listed the albums year by year, the best on top, and to facilitate your orienting I added some extra notes: an approximate genre indication, and a couple of bands to which the music could be loosely (sometimes very loosely!) compared. I did my best to limitate myself to the most classic of the classics, but I had to cite some modern band here or there. Since they're always very famous bands, and bands often known by prog fans, I thought it not to be that bad.
I tried concentrating on albums which are not renown among prog fans: so you won't find here either "neoprog" ones (even if some of them - very few - are nice), or the usual Tool/Porcupine Tree/dredg/Opeth stuff. You'll just find some of the aforemention "modern classics" listed in a small appendix, in case you weren't familiar with them.
I hope you will enjoy these albums. But I don't want to be too optimist: most probably you will discover just a few records that will fit for your taste. That will be enough for me, and you'll still have your good old "conservative prog" stuff to be happy with. But at least you won't delude yourself by thinking there's nothing "prog" outside the continuum you're used to, or the only thing modern progressive music can do is to mix the classics or indulge in unlistenable rock/contemporary music mashups.
PS. PLEASE DO ADD COMMENTS!
Created: 10/24/2011 | Last updated: 10/25/2011 | 61 items
|TEH Worstest (Italian version)|
The title says it all
Created: 03/12/2010 | Last updated: 03/12/2010 | 29 items
|Ve lo meritate, Alberto Sordi!|
A list of my favourite Italian albums.
Created: 02/28/2007 | Last updated: 01/01/2013 | 358 items
|An Italian wishlist|
This is a list of album I'm looking for in order to publish them on my blog ilgolpeeluva. If you have any of them and you can share on sharebee, please send me a pm.
If you're ripping from CD, please choose the highest quality (320 kbps)
Created: 06/26/2008 | Last updated: 05/21/2011 | 85 items
The list's still largely incomplete, but suggestions are welcome, specially concerting bands of the Nineties or on the hardcore/math bridge. A lot of non-American bands are yet to be included, don't recommend any of them as for now, or at least check on my profile I don't know them yet.
Non-math bands which are somehow important for the genre are listed with an album showcasing this relationship.
Math bands are listed with their albums which can be considered as a part of the genre.
I've put into square brackets albums I've never listened to, but should equally be math-rock.
Created: 05/24/2008 | Last updated: 05/19/2010 | 258 items
|"Electric" Folk: The "Celts"|
Just a work in progress. I'm going to write specific notes to most of the albums listed (which may change) and a detailed retrospective of the whole genre. But it will take some time...
Here's a tip to read the list: go to the first one you haven't listened to and try it. If you like it, go on, if you don't... go on the same and give the list another chance! :D
Created: 11/24/2006 | 55 items
|Some "minor" progressive rock albums worth checking out|
Chronological order. I'm not including avant-prog and R.I.O. because I have separate lists and, secondarly, I would have had to put almost any good avant-prog album in the list.
Created: 09/18/2006 | 30 items
|The topology of typewriters|
The summer's come, students have nothing to do and straightaway I get added to many "fav users" lists. It's my time to reciprocate, though I truly should be studying differential geometry.
Uh... Alphabetical order, and I included just people who write (in English) a consistent number of reviews.
Created: 07/09/2008 | 14 items
|A dozen ways to commit suicide|
What a pity one can't try them all.
ps. Just a joke, I'm not willing to apply any of them.
Created: 02/07/2007 | 11 items
Basically, these are some covers that really make me feel like I want to listen to the records.
Which doesn't mean I actually do, of course. Let's say they're just very beautiful covers for my taste.
Created: 11/07/2007 | Last updated: 04/03/2013 | 330 items
|The worst bands and artists ever in the history of popular music|
This list is absolutely objective.
Created: 05/30/2011 | Last updated: 08/20/2011 | 13 items
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