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    Best of the Decade (2010-2019)...with a twist

    As to perhaps not clog up the other "2010s" thread with a bunch of lists, let's try it this. Give me your best of the decade from 2010-2019. But here is the twist...

    1. The artist or group cannot have had any albums released before 2005 (an arbitrary starting point, but I don't want to eliminate artists who emerged right before 2010).

    2. The artist/group can contain members from older groups, but the point is to focus on new or lesser known artists. So Anderson/Stolt should not be part of the list whereas All Traps on Earth (Johan Brand from Anglagard) would fit better.


    I'm curious to see how lists shape up that more accurately represent the emerging scene from the past decade.
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    Here's my go at it. I was going to stop at 25, but found a few more heh...

    1. Ghost Rhythms - Madeleine (2015)
    2. Setna - Guerison (2013)
    3. All Traps on Earth - A Drop of Light (2018)
    4. Kiev - Ain't No Scary Folks In On Around Here (2011)
    5. Seven Impale - City of the Sun (2014)
    6. Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere (2017)
    7. Soen - Cognitive (2012)
    8. Lady With – The Lodge (2018)
    9. Agusa - Agusa (2017)
    10. Eye - Vision and Ageless Light (2016)
    11. Sanhedrin - Ever After (2011)
    12. Hooffoot – s/t (2015)
    13. Regal Worm - Neither Use Nor Ornament (2014)
    14. VAK – Budo (2018)
    15. Astra - The Black Chord (2012)
    16. Kiev - Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth (2013)
    17. Jordsjo – Jord (2017)
    18. Needlepoint - Aimless Mary (2015)
    19. Airbag - The Greatest Show on Earth (2013)
    20. Jonas Munk - Pan (2012)
    21. The Winstons – s/t (2016)
    22. Sonar - Static Motion (2014)
    23. Accordo Dei Contrari – Kublai (2011)
    24. Aranis – Roqueforte (2010)
    25. Heliocentrics – A World of Masks (2017)
    26. Alco Frisbass – s/t (2015)
    27. Yolk – Solar (2017)
    28. Ikarus – Mosaismic (2019)
    29. Malady – s/t (2015)
    30. Bent Knee – Shiny Eyed Babies (2014)
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    the only band i got into since 2010 that didn't exist before 2005.....

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    I did not make it a complete study but from the top of my head a top ten:

    1 the blue Ship - The executioners lover (2014)
    2 Lost crowns - Every night something happens (2019)
    3 Ghost Rhythms - Madeleine (2015)
    4 rational Diet _ On Phenomena and Existences (2010)
    5 Jack O'the clock - Repetitions of te Old City pt 1. (2016)
    6 Aranis - made in Belgium part 2 (2014)
    7 Schnellertollermeier - X (2015)
    8 Yazz Ahmed - La saboteuse (2017)
    9 Gogo Penguin - V2.0 (2014)
    10 The cellar and point - Ambit (2014)


    I am pretty sure about the order of the first two, the rest might change. I am sure I forgot a few important ones too.

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    These aren't in any specific ranking order, just alphabetical. And they are just the first batch that sprang to mind (I'm certain there are more). Also, since your 2005 was arbitrary, a couple of these were technically bands that started in 2004 but the albums from 2010- were so huge for me, I'm putting them in anyway.

    Ólafur Arnalds - Island Songs
    Carpenter Brut - Leather Teeth
    Caspain - Dust and Disquiet
    Cult of Luna - Vertikal
    Deaf Center - Owl Splinters
    Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
    Emeralds - Just To Feel Anything
    Ben Frost - A U R O R A
    Futurecop! - Voltrana
    Gazelle Twin - Unflesh
    Hammock - Everything and Nothing
    Makeup and Vanity Set - Wilderness
    Abul Mogard - And We Are Passing Through Silently
    Necro Deathmort - The Capsule
    Necromonkey - A Glimpse of Possible Endings
    Schnellertollermeier - X
    Skyharbor - Guiding Lights
    Umberto - Prophecy of the Black Window
    Zombi - Escape Velocity
    Ephemeral Sun - because I gotta do something about these boxes of CDs in the basement: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    I did not make it a complete study but from the top of my head a top ten:

    1 the blue Ship - The executioners lover (2014)
    2 Lost crowns - Every night something happens (2019)
    3 Ghost Rhythms - Madeleine (2015)
    4 rational Diet _ On Phenomena and Existences (2010)
    5 Jack O'the clock - Repetitions of te Old City pt 1. (2016)
    6 Aranis - made in Belgium part 2 (2014)
    7 Schnellertollermeier - X (2015)
    8 Yazz Ahmed - La saboteuse (2017)
    9 Gogo Penguin - V2.0 (2014)
    10 The cellar and point - Ambit (2014)


    I am pretty sure about the order of the first two, the rest might change. I am sure I forgot a few important ones too.
    PikaPika Teart & Ske- I forgot those. Should be in somewhere.

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    This Winter Machine - The Man Who Never Was
    Gandalf's Fist - The Clockwork Fable
    The Emerald Dawn - Nocturne
    Willowglass - The Dream Harbour
    Edensong - Years In The Garden Of Years
    Diagonal - s/t
    Syd Arthur - On An On
    Wobbler - From Silence To Somewhere
    Karfagen - Lost Symphony
    Not A Good Sign - s/t

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    A few of my favorites...

    Wolf People - Fain
    Lamagaia - Lamagaius
    Setna - Guerison
    Causa Sui - Euporie Tide
    Xing Sa - Création de L'univers
    Sun River - Sun River
    GOAT - Requiem
    Monomyth - Monomyth
    Papir - Stundum
    Mythic Sunship - Ouroboros


    ...off the top of my head anyway.
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    Can't be sure the 2005 threshold is strictly respected but the spirit is there - in other words, if there is a glaring "veteran" to some, I'm not really aware of it during my list's construction time.



    Yokaï - Yokaï
    Too Noisy Fish - Furious Empathic Silence
    Vak - Budo
    All Traps on Earth - A Drop of Light
    Aquaserge - Deja Vous!
    Far Corner - Risk
    Forgas Band Phenomena - L'Oreille Électrique
    Maisha - There is a Place
    Baret, Romain - Naissance de l'Horizon
    Agusa - Agusa
    Ahmed, Yazz - La Saboteuse
    Rudolph's Moving Pictures - Glare of the Tiger
    Dei Contrari Violato - Intatto
    Heliocentrics - A World of Masks
    Jordsjø - Jord
    Kotebel Cosmology
    Nordmann - The Boiling Ground
    Shabaka & The ancestors - Wisdom of Elders
    Maalouf, Ibrahim - Red and Black Light
    Washington, Kamasi - The Epic
    Hooffoot - Hooffoot
    Rêve Général - Howl!
    Scerzoo - 03
    Vak - Aedividea
    Walker, Ryley - Primrose Green
    Agusa - Två
    Alco Frisbass - Alco Frisbass
    All Them Witches - Dying Surfer Meets His Maker
    Birchall, Nat - Invocations
    Elephant9 & Reine Fiske - Silver Mountain
    Ghost Rhythms - Madeleine
    Hamasyan, Tigran - Mockroot
    Jaga Jazzist - Starfire
    GoGo Penguin - V2.0
    Halsall, Matthew & Gondwana Orchestra - When the World Was One
    Perret, Guillaume & The Electric Epic - Open Me
    Agusa Högtid
    Maalouf, Ibrahim - Illusions
    Setna - Guerison
    Wrong Object, The After the Exhibition
    Cassol, Fabrizio - Strange Fruit (first/debut solo album after 05)
    Elephant9 & Reine Fiske - Atlantis
    Forgas Band Phenomena - Acte V
    GoGo Penguin - Fanfares
    Youssef, Dhafer - Abu Nawas Rhapsody
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from heroin-addicts to crazy ones

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    Lost crowns - Every night something happens (2019)

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    The Crystal Sun - Landscape
    Frost* - Falling Satellites
    Aquaplanage - s/t
    I Am The Manic Whale - Everything Beautiful In Time
    Cosmograph - Capacitor
    Also Eden - [REDACTED]
    High Spy - Ignition
    The Gift - Why the Sea is Salt
    Lifesigns -s/t
    Freedom To Glide - Rain

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    Knifeworld
    North Sea Radio Orchestra
    Pikapika Teart
    PoiL
    Ni
    Jack O The Clock
    Stars In Battledress
    Setna
    Gogo Penguin
    Free Salamander Exhibit
    Ikarus
    Dawn Of Midi
    Sonar
    The cellar and point
    Schnellertollermeier
    Bent Knee
    Nik Bartsch Mobile
    Elephant9
    Lost Crowns
    Ske
    Guillaume Perret & the Electric Epic
    The Comet Is Coming
    Reve General
    Yazz Ahmed
    Xing Sa
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    The Far Meadow - Given The Impossible
    The Far Meadow - Foreign Land
    Red Bazar - Tales From The Bookcase
    Eden Shadow - Phases
    Tiger Moth Tales - Cocoon
    Coalition - Bridge Across Time
    Quantum Pig - Songs Of Industry And Sunshine
    Chalcedony - Chapter II
    Renascence - Opus Arise
    Kinky Wizzards -Quirky Musings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    The artist or group cannot have had any albums released before 2005 (an arbitrary starting point, but I don't want to eliminate artists who emerged right before 2010).
    A painfully obvious and deliberate attempt to exclude Eccentric Orbit from the voting as our debut was 2004!

    Just kidding, this is a great thread idea, and I enjoyed doing the machinations to get it (hopefully) right.

    Accordo Dei Contrari - Violato Intatto - Ita - 2017
    All Traps on Earth - A Drop of Light - Swe - 2018
    Ampledeed - A is for Ampledeed - USA - 2013
    Ampledeed - BYOB - USA - 2016
    Bill in The Tea - Big Tree - Ita - 2013
    Ciccada - The Finest of Miracles - Gre - 2015
    Cucci-Band - Bon Débarras! - Fra - 2010
    Deformica - Paramo - Arg - 2010
    Deformica - Deformica - Arg - 2013
    Deluge Grander - Ocenarium - USA - 2017
    Diagonal - The Second Mechanism - Eng - 2012
    District 97 - Trouble With Machines - USA - 2012
    Ghost Rhythms - Madeleine - Fra - 2015
    Homunculus Res - Limiti All'Eguaglianza Della Parte Con il Tutto - Ita - 2013
    Hooffoot - Hooffoot - Swe - 2015
    Ingranaggi della Valle - Warm Spaced Blue - Ita - 2016
    Inner Ear Brigade - Dromology - USA - 2017
    Luz De Riada - Cuentos y Fábulas - Mex - 2011
    Luz de Riada - Cuentos Y Fabulas, Volume 3 - Mex - 2016
    Macroscream - Macroscream - Ita - 2016
    Magnetic Sound Machine - Chances & Accidents - Ita - 2010
    Masal - Viens Des Quatre Vents - Fra - 2014
    Masal - Paysages du Ciel - Fra - 2017
    Nerve Institute - Architects of Flesh-Density - USA - 2011
    Not a Good Sign - Not a Good Sign - Ita - 2013
    Nova Collective - The Further Side - USA - 2017
    Pampa Trash - Ya Fue' - Arg - 2014
    Phlox - Talu - Est - 2010
    Phlox - Keri - Est - 2017
    Platurno - Insano - Chl - 2010
    Sanguine Hum - Diving Bell - Eng - 2011
    Sanguine Hum - The Weight of the World - Eng - 2013
    Scherzoo - 01 - Fra - 2011
    Seven Impale - City of the Sun - Nor - 2014
    Stella Lee Jones - A Floating Place - Jpn - 2011
    Stella Lee Jones - Escape From Reality - Jpn - 2016
    Tohpati Bertiga - Riot - Ido - 2012
    Tohpati Ethnomission - Save the Planet - Ido - 2010
    Unit Wail - Pangaea Proxima - Fra - 2012
    Utopianisti - Utopianisti - Fin - 2011
    Utopianisti - The Third Frontier - Fin - 2016
    Volto - Incitare - USA - 2013
    Watson, Dean - Unsettled - Can - 2010
    Watson, Dean - Imposing Elements - Can - 2012
    Zeptelar - El Color De Las Cosas - Chl - 2013
    Zletovsko - Zletovsko - Jap - 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Kotebel Cosmology
    Kotebel's first release was 2000, otherwise this and probably two other albums for theirs would have been on my list.

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    Hedvig Mollestad Trio
    in addition to a number of the previously named bands
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    Doubt - Never Pet a Burning Dog
    Nordagust - In the Mist of Morning
    Ga'an - Black Equus
    Nerve Institute - Architects of Flesh-Density
    [bleu] - Clara Altantsegtseg
    Athanor - Vos cités sont des tombeaux
    Empty Days - s/t
    Five-Storey Ensemble - Not That City
    Cosmic Ground - s/t, Cosmic Ground 2
    Baron - Torpor
    Breidablik - Songs From the Northern Wasteland
    Eye - Vision and Ageless Light
    High Priest of Saturn - Son of Earth and Sky
    Maisha - Welcome to a New Welcome
    Shabaka and the Ancestors - Wisdom of Elders
    Gregg Kowalsky - L'Orange, L'Orange
    Lady With - The Lodge
    Malady - Toinen Toista
    Matthew Stringer - Changing Landscapes
    Ring van Möbius - Past the Evening Sun

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    It's the best decade ever for prog rock. I am so happy that everything is going well for prog rock. Nothing has changed really and nothing ever will.

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    Need proof that this is the new Golden Age for Prog? Browse above!!!

    (My vote goes to KNIFEWORLD - BOTTLED OUT OF EDEN)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    It's the best decade ever for prog rock. I am so happy that everything is going well for prog rock. Nothing has changed really and nothing ever will.
    Look, icewhole! Have you even heard that Sympho-Samurai album?!



    FWIW, I believe PY is completely correct in what he writes in the other thread. The abundance of purported "prog" artists notwithstanding; the vast and overwhelming majority do not comply with the main virtues that defined such approach to rock music - i.e. creativity, wide eclecticism and a fundamental aim of transcendence. I can think of perhaps a mere couple of handfuls (that I heard) from the 2010s that do, and considering how this music is supposedly a global endeavour I don't think there's much future in its notion.
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    I think these comply:

    Deluge Grander - Oceanarium
    Ske - 1000 Autunni
    Hooffoot - S/T
    Pinhas & Sons - About a Band
    Sanhedrin - Ever After
    Ciccada - The Finest of Miracles

    Just off the top of my head...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    FWIW, I believe PY is completely correct in what he writes in the other thread. The abundance of purported "prog" artists notwithstanding; the vast and overwhelming majority do not comply with the main virtues that defined such approach to rock music - i.e. creativity, wide eclecticism and a fundamental aim of transcendence. I can think of perhaps a mere couple of handfuls (that I heard) from the 2010s that do, and considering how this music is supposedly a global endeavour I don't think there's much future in its notion.
    Okay, here's a question: What do you think of a musician or band progressing within their own understanding of music. Maybe their first album sounds like regular indie rock; but their second has a few odd meters, unusual key changes, and extended structures; their third throws extended polytonal harmony on top of that, the fourth includes some through-composed tunes, and so forth.

    Mind you, none of these ideas are new. Henry Cow was doing that kind of thing in 1979, and even the Big 5-or-Whatever used that advanced vocabulary upon occasion. Yet for those particular musicians in that particular hypothetical band, those are all new discoveries, either by listening to and adapting from classical music and jazz, or self-discovered by experimenting on piano or guitar. So, do you think they're doing hackneyed "proggy-prog", AKA prog au progois, just because its been done before? Or are they doing something fresh because its fresh for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baribrotzer View Post
    What do you think of a musician or band progressing within their own understanding of music. Maybe their first album sounds like regular indie rock; but their second has a few odd meters, unusual key changes, and extended structures; their third throws extended polytonal harmony on top of that, the fourth includes some through-composed tunes, and so forth.
    Those bands do exist, and some of them are/were even huge - like Radiohead and Stereolab. But this goes within the individual pretext of conception; it's not necessarily relevant in terms of an overall development, which comes very much down to temporal conditions of culture as such.

    There's hardly any interest at all in "rock culture/Identity/history" with younger generations today, a fact that I think has to some degree surprised those of us who defined ourselves pretty squarely with that habitus and consequently thought it would endure in some form or another. Nowadays, and speaking as an historian myself, I'm not so sure it will even be particularly remembered whatsoever in 30-50 years' time. Not with the incessant speed of global evolution currently at play. The cultural phenomenon of "rock" simply wasn't as full of force after all, I'm sad to say.
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    ^ That last line is absolutely true, and at 57, completely stunning to me. As a High School student, we really believed that "Rock and Roll can never die."

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