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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    I'm guessing D&C was strictly a UK thing? I remained quite aware of the goings on in the US pop charts throughout the 1990s and I have never heard of them.
    They're from New Jersey, but, yes, they were big in the UK/"old Commonwealth".

    It was a simpler, more innocent time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post

    It was a simpler, more innocent time.
    People keep saying that....
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    yeah looking them up neither of their singles charted all that high. I remember "U.G.L.Y." from when I was in middle school. I didn't know they were like, an actual group...I thought it was some Disney Channel thing. the bottling thing at Reading got a lot of play over here too. I remember people being split between "who the hell would chuck projectiles at teenage girls?" and "didn't they deserve it though?"

    but it did lead me to this article
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...idents_by_year

    looks like the acts who handled this sort of thing the best were Daphne & Celeste, Andrew W.K., and Justin Bieber. coincidentally the three best artists of 2018.
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    Half way through 2018. I've auditioned around 75 albums from 2018.
    No particular order- My Sweet 17 albums from 2018...So far.

    Pinoil - "Bran Coucou" Two French bands fuse in the best way possible. A raucous refreshing RIO melee.

    Galahad- "Seas of Change" One 45 minute emotional epic observation on Brexit. My wife's favorite from 2018.

    Kayak- "Seventeen" Dutch Masters release 17th and possibly best Kayak album ever!

    Fire- "The Hands" - Slow burn jazz fusion, rusty masterpiece could give you lockjaw.

    Sisare- "Leaving the Land" Opeth Pale Communion's Finnish kissing cousin.

    3rdegree- "Ones and Zeros: Vol.0" Prequal to 2015's "Ones and Zeros: Vol.1" ... Vol 0 captures the essence of society's relationship with social media and the internet: Clickbait, trolls, likes, avatars, and the unintended consequences of social media obsession.

    Tusmørke - "Fjernsyn I Farver" I can't enough of Tusmørke's brand of Prog Folk. Wobbler Keyboardist joins the fray.

    Sonar With David Torn- "Vortex" Swiss band's best and most original textured fabric, torn from two "three string guitars" sonar ricochet off Cyclopean architecture cut and constructed by multiple interlocking odd time signatures. Primary composer Stephan Thelen's career as a mathematician, reinforces a polymath approach complex yet simplistic as an exotic Swiss timepiece.

    Gleb Kolyadin- "Gleb Kolyadin" Pianist from Iamthemorning solo venture with: Gavin Harrison on drums; Nick Beggs on bass; Theo Travis (Robert Fripp / Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson) on flute and saxophone; Steve Hogarth, alongside Mick Moss (Antimatter); and Jordan Rudess on keys.

    Calibro 35 - "Decade" Playful, Jazz Fusion,1970-1975 cinema funksploitation FUN!

    Roz Vitalis - "The Hid Den Man of the Heart" Keyboardist Ivan Rozmainsky composes a mature collection of melodic, exotic chamber prog utilizing guitar, drums, flute, trumpets, mandolin, bass clarinet, percussion and other familiar instruments in unfamiliar ways. If I could only eat a meal that tastes like this...

    Bomber Goggles- "Gyreland" What a great name for a band! Catchy ecological-peacenik hippy concept album- Social justice idealists build a floating island nation out of plastic trash drifting across the ocean. But wait! Big Brother barges in, wanting to wet his beak in the oceanic plastic paradise. What happens next? I won't tell.

    Una Stagione all 'Inferno- "Il Mostro Di Firenze Gothic folky Argento like serial killer concept album.

    Alchem- "Viaggio All Centro Della Terra" Gothic, metal, RPI prog. Cocteau Twins kisses Blood Ceremony full on the lips.

    Armonite - "And the Stars Above" Classically trained "Jacopo Bigi / violin, viola" and "Paolo Fosso / keyboards" and Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin experiment smashing classical music, jazz, and rock in a prog cyclotron. Sparse vocals employed like keys or wind instruments.

    Ranest Rane- "A Space Odyssey Final Part Starchild" Italians "Ranest Rane" final take on 2001- Space Odyssey trilogy. My favorite of the five Ranest Rane albums channeling classic cinema.

    The Samurai Of Prog - Archiviarum Another great album. Beautiful job of album art and packaging. The breathtaking consistency makes "Samurai of Prog" an autobuy for me.
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    So far my best of in no particular order:

    Perfect Beings - Vier
    Kino - Radio Voltaire
    The Samurai Of Prog - Archiviarum
    Steve Hackett - Wuthering Nights
    Deafening Opera - Let Silence Fall
    Tautologic - Re:Psychle

    Waiting patiently in my stack:
    Spock's Beard - Noise Floor
    The Sea Within - The Sea Within
    Freedom Hawk - Beast Remains
    Van Der Graaf Generator - Live at Rockpalast
    High Priestess - High Priestess
    Ayreon Universe - Best Of Ayreon Live
    Ryan Parmenter - One Of A Different Color

    And of course still waiting to hear many other releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Excessive when compared to "Radio Star". That was the deal.
    Ah, I understand now.


    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    It's a nice song, the D&C one. The "Kandy Korn" rendition was so-so, though… I prefer the wall-of-axes original there.
    I can understand that as well. I don't think their cover of "Kandy Korn" could (or should) surpass the original -- but it is a fun alternative, IMO, when the mood strikes.

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    These are some of the albums that have stood out for me in 2018

    Dusan Jevtovic - Live At Home
    Dominic Vantomme – Vegir
    Bobby Previte – Rhapsody
    Sonar with David Torn – Vortex
    Homunculus Res - Della stresa sostanza dei sogni
    Romain Baret Naissance de l'horizon
    Dinosaur Wonder Trail
    Vitral - Estrelas As Estrelas
    Dwiki Dharmawan - Rumah Batu
    Mark Wingfield - Tales Of a dreaming City
    Jack O The Clock - Repetitions of The Old City 11

  8. #108
    Quote Originally Posted by AdventAlan View Post
    Greetings,

    As of now and, as it's my #1 pick at the moment, I'll include one that's not out yet:

    1. Eitan Kenner - 8Ball City
    2. Kimara Sajn/+1 - The Mourning Past
    3. HAGO - HAGO
    4. Owane - yeah whatever
    5. Tigram Hamasyan - For Gyumri [EP]

    Pretty awesome year so far IMO.

    Cheers,


    Alan
    Hi again,

    I think I"ll have to add one more, probably in the #5 slot based on first listen (pushing Tigran's EP down to #6):

    5. Phi Yaan-Zek - Reality Is My Play Thing

    Cheers,


    Alan

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    Gentlemen, you slippin'.

    A new Our Solar System album out for the best part of two months and I have to find out about it whilst bumbling around on Discogs?

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    I haven't heard much from 2018 yet (the joys of living in China), but of what I have heard, the outstanding release for me this year so far has been Weedpecker III - an absolute MARVEL of an album:



    This year's two Umphrey's McGee releases should be waiting for me at home when I return to the UK in just over a week - looking forward to finally hearing them and will relay thoughts on this thread!

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    Both previous suggestions seem particularly interesting after a first skim-over...

    Will certainly investigate further.
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    these are the ones I've absorbed so far... but upon my first 2 listens of
    Alco Frisbass - Le Bateleur
    it will likely top all of the following...

    very good albums worthy of repeated listening:

    Corea, Chick + Steve Gadd Band Chinese Butterfly
    HAGO HAGO
    Holzman, Adam Truth Decay


    ok, but not great:

    Calibro 35 Decade
    Elephant9 Greatest Show on Earth
    Perdomo, Fernando Out to Sea
    Roz Vitalis The Hidden Man of the Heart
    Sonar / David Torn Vortex
    Vantomme, Dominique Vegir


    not working for me:

    OAK (Oscillazioni Alchemico Kompresse) Giordano Bruno
    Boffo, Jean Pascal Invizible
    PinioL
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    Top five at the moment:

    Alco Frisbass - Le Bateleur
    Cheer-Accident - Fades
    Jack O The Clock - Repetitions of the Old City II
    Malady - Toinen Toista
    Homunculus Res - Della stresa sostanza dei sogni
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Top five at the moment:

    Alco Frisbass - Le Bateleur
    Cheer-Accident - Fades
    Jack O The Clock - Repetitions of the Old City II
    Malady - Toinen Toista
    Homunculus Res - Della stresa sostanza dei sogni
    Yes, that's pretty much it.

    Another good one is Custard Flux - Helium. Joyful psych/prog with some old Peter Gabriel flavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascodagama View Post
    Gentlemen, you slippin'.

    A new Our Solar System album out for the best part of two months and I have to find out about it whilst bumbling around on Discogs?

    My vinyl is at the post office. I listened to some 3 minutes of this at YT and didn't need anymore to order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Top five at the moment:

    Alco Frisbass - Le Bateleur
    Cheer-Accident - Fades
    Jack O The Clock - Repetitions of the Old City II
    Malady - Toinen Toista
    Homunculus Res - Della stresa sostanza dei sogni
    Great list but I am unfamiliar with Malady. Must check it out.

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    Yet another stunning debut album which has come into my personal top 5 for current year.

    https://open.spotify.com/artist/5uxc...SeaM8AODADuBkA

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    Current top ten:

    1. Jack O' The Clock : Repetitions of the Old City II ****½
    2. PinioL: Bran Coucou ****½
    3. Anna von Hausswolff: Dead Magic ****½
    4. Sonar With David Torn: Vortex ****½
    5. A Perfect Circle : Eat The Elephant ****½
    6. Vesta : Lohtulauseita ****½
    7. Sebastian Fagerlund: Drifts, Stonework & Guitar Concerto "Transit" ****½
    8. Cheer-Accident: Fades ****½

    9. Aquaserge : Déjà vous? ****
    10. Nik Bärtsch's Ronin : Awase ****
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Top five at the moment:

    Alco Frisbass - Le Bateleur
    Cheer-Accident - Fades
    Jack O The Clock - Repetitions of the Old City II
    Malady - Toinen Toista
    Homunculus Res - Della stresa sostanza dei sogni
    Those two are definitely making my list.
    And I really need to check out that Cheer-Accident!!!
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    In no particular order

    Jack O' The Clock : Repetitions of the Old City II
    PinioL: Bran Coucou
    Anna von Hausswolff: Dead Magic
    Sonar With David Torn: Vortex
    elephant9 - Greatest Show On Earth
    Gogo Penguin - A Humdrum Star
    Dan Weiss - Starebaby
    Cheer-Accident: Fades
    Aquaserge : Déjà vous?
    Nik Bärtsch's Ronin : Awase
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    My favorite so far is a reissue : Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa Viajando Com O Som Jazz
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    Are there any somewhat/relatively new bands that are an auto-must-buy and that most everyone agrees on?

    I remember when Moth Vellum came out - it was touted by everyone. Same for Magenta, and 3, and Big Big Train, and Flying Colors, and Haken, and Izz, and Magic Pie, and Sound of Contact, and etc. I'm looking for a new band like that - not some obscure hidden group that only a few know about, but something truly special.

    Any rec's on the next potential great thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobM View Post
    Are there any somewhat/relatively new bands that are an auto-must-buy and that most everyone agrees on?

    I remember when Moth Vellum came out - it was touted by everyone. Same for Magenta, and 3, and Big Big Train, and Flying Colors, and Haken, and Izz, and Magic Pie, and Sound of Contact, and etc. I'm looking for a new band like that - not some obscure hidden group that only a few know about, but something truly special.

    Any rec's on the next potential great thing?
    Nothing personal, and no offense intended, but if you think the bands you listed are truly special, you're probably going to get a limited number of responses, as those bands won't be "touted by everyone." I think you'd get more recs for bands that have little in common with them, in fact.

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    I think Perfect Beings are excellent. Not sure if you've heard them. What about White Willow?

    Jon

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