Friday, April 18, 2014

My All-Time Favorite Albums



Here is my List of All-Time Favorites. I've been working on this for several years now, going over and over it almost every week, so the list is by now fairly accurate up to date. Enjoy! 

1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway—Genesis
2. Mëkanïk Dëstruktïw Kömmandöh—Magma
3. Shiny Eyed Babies -- Bent Knee
4. Limiti all'egualianza della parte con il tutto -- Homunculus Res
5. Dots and Loops—Stereolab
6. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter—Joni Mitchell
7. Jan Akkerman—Jan Akkerman
8. Tiny Dynamine/Echoes on A Shallow Bay—Cocteau Twins
9. Novella—Renaissance
10. Chakradancer—Brainscapes (Alain Eskinasi)
11. Gentle Stream—The Amazing
12. Brilliant Trees—David Sylvian
13. Disintegration—The Cure
14. The Look of Love—Diana Krall
15. Love Deluxe--Sade
16. Treasure—Cocteau Twins
17. Adventures in Utopia—Todd Rundgren’s Utopia
18. Boy—U2
19. Reach The Beach—The Fixx
20. The Dream Academy—The Dream Academy
21. Lost Souls--doves
22. Strange Kind of Love--Love and Money
23. Todd—Todd Rundgren
24. Idlewild--Everything But The Girl
25. Indian Summer--Landberk
26. Pelican West—Haircut One Hundred
27. Not This City--Five-Storey Ensemble
28. Gone to Earth—David Sylvian
29. Eli—Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux
30. A Charlie Brown Christmas—Vince Guaraldi Trio
31. It's Better to Travel--Swing Out Sister
32. Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror—Harold Budd & Brian Eno
33. America—America
34. Animals—Pink Floyd
35. Puccini: Great Arias—London Records
36. Nina Hagen Band—Nina Hagen Band
37. The Mad Hatter--Chick Corea
38. Shadows of The Sun—Ulver
39. Hergest Ridge—Mike Oldfield
40. Gregorian Chant—Choralschola der Wiener Hofburgkapelle
41. The Last Broadcast—doves
42. The Hurting—Tears for Fears
43. Open Sky--Iona
44. The Difference Machine—Big Big Train
45. Natural Elements—Shakti
46. Odyssey: The Greatest Tale--Colossus Magazine/Musea Records
47. UK—UK
48. The Geese and The Ghost—Anthony Phillips
49. A Trick of The Tail—Genesis
50. What’s Goin’ On—Marvin Gaye

51. Mozart's 23 Piano Concertos--Alfred Brendel, Neville Marriner and The Academy of St. Martin-in the-Fields; Phillips, 1991.
52. Everything But The Girl (debut album, U.S. release)—Everything But The Girl
53. Selling England by The Pound—Genesis
54. Crime of The Century—Supertramp
55. Aja—Steely Dan
56. Bar-do Travel--Proghma-C
57. The Last Samurai Soundtrack—Hans Zimmer
58. The Final Breath Before November--Edison's Children
59. Vaughn Williams--Iona Brown, violin, Neville Marriner and The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Argos, 1972.
60. Mind Fruit—Opus III
61. A Rare Moment of Insight—Brother Ape
62. A Tab in The Ocean—Nektar
63. Si on avait besoin d’une cinqième saison—Harmonium
64. Walking Wounded—Everything But The Girl
65. Light Shining Through the Sea--Cicada
66. Cosmic Messenger—Jean-Luc Ponty
67. Pastorales de Noël—Michel LeGrande, Jean-Pierre Rampal, LeGoya
68. Picchio dal Pozzo--Picchio dal Pozzo
69. Ga'an--Ga'an
70. Caravanserai—Santana
71. Space Shanty—Khan
72. LightDark—NoSound
73. The Danish Girl Original Motion Picture Soundtrack--Alexandre Desplat
74. Secret Story—Pat Metheny 
75. Porcelain--Julia Fordham
76. Henryk Górecki's Symphony No. 3, Op. 36--Joanna  Koslowska, soprano, Karimierz Kord and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Decca, 1992.
77. The Dreaming—Kate Bush
78. Four-Calendar Café--Cocteau Twins
79. Eve—Karda Estra
80. Espectro--Violeta de Outono
81. Fragile—Yes
82. Hamburger Concerto—Focus
83. Renaissance of The Celtic Harp—Alan Stivell
84. New Gold Dream—Simple Minds
85. Part The Second—maudlin of The Well
86. Mirabilis—Mediaeval Baebes
87. Codename: Dustsucker—Bark Psychosis
88. Timeloss—Päatos
89. Ram—Paul & Linda McCartney
90. Scheherazade and Other Stories—Renaissance
91. Songs of Robert Burns—Andy Stewart
92. Swept—Julia Fordham
93. Trespass—Genesis
94. Omphalos—Kotebel
95. Discipline—King Crimson
96. Foxtrot—Genesis
97. If_then_else—The Gathering
98. Close to The Edge—Yes
99. The Court of The Crimson King—King Crimson
100. Remain in Light—Talking Heads

101. Playing The Piano--Ryuichi Sakamoto
102. The Dark Third—Pure Reason Revolution
103. Mourning Sun--Fields of the Nephilim
104. Demons and Wizards—Uriah Heep
105. Romantic Warrior—Return to Forever
106. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid soundtrack--Burt Bacharach
107. Nursery Cryme—Genesis
108. Long Distance—Ivy
109. Déjà Vu—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
110. Harvest Moon--Votum
111. Shake It Up--Boney James & Rick Braun
112. Blue Bell Knoll--Cocteau Twins
113. Sound Mirrors--Syd Arthur
114. Days of Future Passed---Moody Blues
115. The Rite of Strings—Jean-Luc Ponty, Al DiMeola, Stanley Clarke
116. Dark Side of The Moon—Pink Floyd
117. October—U2
118. The Following Morning—Eberhard Weber
119. As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls—Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
120. Jam on Revenge—Newcleus
121. ~ --iamthemorning
122. Eden--Faun
123. At The Village Vanguard—Bill Evans Trio
124. Falling Deeper--Anathema
125. Constellations—Karda Estra
126. Postaeolian Train Robbery--Cos
127. Chicago Transit Authority—Chicago
128. Innervisions—Stevie Wonder
129. Blade Runner soundtrack—Vangelis
130. A Gift of Love—Deepak Chopra & Friends
131. Vimana—Nova
132. December—George Winston
133. The Love Connection—Freddie Hubbard
134New Wave--Soul Family Sensation
135. Relayer—Yes
136. Interior City--The Gabriel Construct
137. Interstellar Original Soundtrack--Hans Zimmer
138. Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia—Ryuichi Sakamoto
139. Ghost in the Machine—The Police
140. Metamorphosis--Axon-Neuron
141. Stealing Fire—Bruce Cockburn
142. Moving Waves—Focus
143. Tales of Mystery & Imagination—Alan Parsons Project
144. Even in The Quietest Moments—Supertramp
145. The Sensual World—Kate Bush
146. Café Bleu--The Style Council
147. Trance Tara--Jonathan Goldman
148. No Borders Here—Jane Siberry
149. Music for 18 Musicians—Steve Reich
150. Winter Dreams--R. Carlos Nakai & William Eaton

151. Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90—Johannes Brahms
152. Initiation—Todd Rundgren
153. Over the Sea/Under The Water—Cicada
154. Everyone into Position—Oceansize
155. Mais on ne peut pas rêver tout le temps--Laurent Thibault
156. Fiori, frutti, farfalle--Humana Prog
157. The Polite Force--Egg
158. Storm at Sunup—Gino Vanelli
159. Vespertine—Björk
160. Lighthouse--iamthemorning
161. Off The Wall—Michael Jackson
162. Steve McQueen—Prefab Sprout
163. I Robot—Alan Parsons Project
164. Peaceful Evening--Steve & David Gordon
165. Preda—Mad Crayon
166. Venusian Summer--Lenny White
167. Unsound—Funin
168. Metamorphosis--Axon-Neuron
169. Guérison--Setna
170. Time Control—Hiromi’s Sonicbloom
171. The Year of The Cat—Al Stewart
172. Aerial--Kate Bush
173. Antiphon--Midlake
174. Hex--Bark Psychosis
175. One World--John Martyn
176. Ur—Steve Tibbetts
177. Leaving Your Bodymap—maudlin of The Well
178. Mummer--XTC
179. Boston—Boston
180. Janet.--Janet Jackson
181. High Land, Hard Rain—Aztec Camera
182. In The Wee Small Hours—Frank Sinatra
183. Le quattro stagioni—Vivaldi
184. Talsette di Marsantino--L'Estate di San Martino
185. Moonshine—Collage
186. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots—The Flaming Lips
187West Indian Girl—West Indian Girl
188. Houses of The Holy—Led Zeppelin
189. Change We Must—Jon Anderson
191. Nil novo sub sole--Nil
192. One Man Tells Another--Landberk
193. Emerson Lake & Palmer—Emerson Lake & Palmer
194. The Moon and The Melodies—Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd
195. A Distant Shore--Tracy Thorn
196. Per un amico—PFM
197. Mother Focus--Focus
198. Amplified Heart—Everything But The Girl
199. Le Horla—The Box
200. Sound-Dust—Stereolab

201. Kaleidoscope World--Swing Out Sister
202. III—Focus
203. Equations of Meaning--Tony Patterson
204. Skylarking—XTC
205. Fear of A Blank Planet—Porcupine Tree
206. Overground Music--After Crying
207. Kind of Blue—Miles Davis
208. Magical Mystery Tour—The Beatles
209. Big Circumstance—Bruce Cockburn
210. Infernal Machina—Jannick Top
211. Mozart's Clarinet & Bassoon Concertos--Jack Brymer/Gwydion Brooke, Thomas Beecham and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; EMI.
212. City of the Sun--Seven Impale
213. Incantations--Mike Oldfield
214. The Stranger—Billy Joel
215. Jurassic Shift—Ozric Tentacles
216. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme—Simon & Garfunkle
217. Spectral Mornings—Steve Hackett
218. Extra Virgin—Olive
219. Tingri—Jonn Serrie
220. Pamiec--SBB
221. Temperamental—Everything But The Girl
222. 4—Dungen
223. Bonfires on The Heath--The Clientele
224. In The Land of Grey and Pink—Caravan
225. The Pavillion of Dreams--Harold Budd
226. Waking The Dead, Live in Japan 2005--Anekdoten
227. Seven—Magenta
228. Empty Days--Empty Days
229. Viva Boma—Cos
230. Peter Gabriel (1)—Peter Gabriel
231. La notte anche di giorno--La Coscienza di Zeno
232. Songs in The Key of Life—Stevie Wonder
233. Wind and Wuthering—Genesis
234. Get in Touch with Yourself--Swing Out Sister
235. ( ) -- Sigur Rós
236. Ghosts Don't Dance With Shoes--Tree Tops
237. Gifts from Enola--Gifts from Enola
238. Before and After Science--Brian Eno
239. Moonmadness—Camel
240. BJ4—Bob James
241. Seal II--Seal
242. Keep on Doing—The Roches
243. Llyr--Ataraxia
244. Ikaro--Aalto
245. Solar Music (Live)--Grobschnitt
246. Original Soundtrack—Godspell
247. Songs for The Inner Child—Shaina Noll
248. Songs from The Big Chair—Tears for Fears
249. Winds of Devotion--R. Carlos Nakai, Nawang Khechog & Peter Kater
250. Avalon—Roxy Music

251. Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches--Happy Mondays
252. Rites at Dawn--Wobbler
253. Antimemory--Vaneta
254. Waters of Tomorrow—Vespero
255. Identity—Airbag
256. My Favorite Things--John Coltrane
257. Particelle—Lagartija
258. Behind the Sun--Motorpsycho
259Blemmebeya—AKT
260. Margot-- Unaka Prong
261. In Sudden Walks—Aisles
262. Babylon—Babylon
263. Talking Book—Stevie Wonder
264. Something/Anything—Todd Rundgren
265…and so we destroyed everything—sleepmakeswaves
266. Welcome to The Pleasure Dome--Frankie Goes to Hollywood
267. Purple Rain—Prince
268. Loloismo--ZA!
269. The Greatest Show on Earth--Airbag
270. Halflights--Starsabout
271. Night and Day—Joe Jackson
272. Ghosts—Frequency Drift
273. Secret Treaties—Blue Öyster Cult
274. Blue Cello—David Darling
275. Lighttown Closure—Fourteen Twenty-six
276. A Secret Wish--Propaganda
277. Falling Forward—Julia Fordham
278. "Orange"—Jeff Beck Group
279. Ágætis Byrjun—Sigur Rós
280. Pretzel Logic--Steely Dan
281. 1984—Anthony Phillips
282. Moth Vellum—Moth Vellum
283. Prelude—Deodato
284. Free Hand—Gentle Giant
285. Power of Love—Luther Vandross
286. Formica Blues—Mono
287. Parachutes—Coldplay
288. Fish Out of Water--Chris Squire
289. Shukuru—Pharoah Sanders
290. Remember The Future—Nektar
291. The Hounds of Love—Kate Bush
292. Kontinuum—Klaus Schulze
293. Recycled—Nektar
294. Quadrophenia—The Who 
295. L’isola di niente—Premiata Forneria Marconi
296. Reverie—Daturah
297. Ragnarök--Ragnarök
298. Suiciety--Methexis
299. Concerto for Piano and Electric Ensemble—Kotebel
300. This Clear Divide--Stare At The Clouds

301. Choirs of The Eye—Kayo Dot
302. Journey to The Centre of The Eye—Nektar
303. Tango Hour—Astor Piazzolo
304. Megalálzottak és Megszomorítottak--After Crying
305. The Dream of The Magic Jongleur—The Psychedelic Ensemble
306. Celebrate Me Home--Kenny Loggins
307. Fourth World Possible Musics, Vol. 2: Dream Theory in Malaya—Jon Hassell & Brian Eno
308. Close to You--The Carpenters
309. The Trouble with Normal—Bruce Cockburn
310. 4 + 4--The Isley Brothers
311. H to He, Who Am The Only One--Van Der Graaf Generator
312. No tengas miedo--Kant Freud Kafka
313. Luna - Faun
314. Häxan -- Dungen
315. Bath—maudlin of The Well
316. Hats--Blue Nile
317. The Age of Plastic--The Buggles
318. Moonflower—Santana
319. Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez--Julian Bream, John Eliot Gardiner and The Monteverdi Orchestra; RCA Gold Seal, 1986.
320. Tapestry—Carole King
321. Thriller—Michael Jackson
322. Carpenters--The Carpenters
323. Rust Never Sleeps—Neil Young
324. Songs from The Breastbone Drum--Domina Catrina Lee
325. Begin Again Original Soundtrack--Gregg Alexander et al.
326. II -- Mother Turtle
327. I Cry, I Smile--Narada Michael Walden
328. You Can't Tune a Fish, But You Can Tune a Piano--REO Speedwagon
329. Sagarmatha—The Appleseed Cast
330. In A Cold Embrace--Battlestations
331. One of These Nights—The Eagles
332. Ad Perpetuum--Antoine Fafard
333. Lightbulb Sun—Porcupine Tree
334. Down to Earth—Nektar
335. Felicité Thosz--Magma
336. Turn of the Cards—Renaissance
337. Octopus—Gentle Giant
338. Voyage of the Acolyte—Steve Hackett
339. Until the Ghosts Are All Gone--Anekdoten
340. I Wash My Soul in The Stream of Infinity—My Brother The Wind
341. I A Moon—North Sea Radio Orchestra 
342. The True Colors of Mars Pt. 2--The Jensen Code
343. Starfire--Jaga Jazzist
344. No Frontiers--Mary Black
345. Whisper Me--Wim Mertens
346. The Magus—Universal Totem Orchestra
347. Awaiting The Sun--Fauns
348. English Electric, Part 1--Big Big Train
349. Innerspeaker--Tame Impala
350. Terminal Twilight—White Willow

351. The Illusion's Reckoning--Mantra Vega
352. 1000 autunni—SKE
353. The Lone Rhino—Adrian Belew
354. All Is Violent, All Is Bright–God Is An Astronaut
355. Zenyattà Mondatta--The Police
356. Overlook—From.UZ
357. Iridule--Yugen
358. Don’t Get Weird on Me, Babe—Lloyd Cole
359. Huascaran--Fermáta
360. The Underfall Yard—Big Big Train
361. The Seer--Swans
362. Il chiarore sorge due volte—Dunwich
363. Of Things and Beings--Lost World Band
364Renaissance--Faun
365. RoqueForte--Aranis
366. Cherry Five--Cherry Five
367. Not A Good Sign--Not A Good Sign
368. Loveless--My Bloody Valentine
369. Faith--George Michael
370. New Moon Daughter--Cassandra Wilson
371. Morning Sun--Gadi Caplan
372. Technicians of the Sacred--Ozric Tentacles
373. Going for The One—Yes
374. Seven Secrets—Fruupp
375. K.A.—Magma
376. Permutations--The Mercury Tree
377. Belo Horizonte--John McLaughlin
378. Fictions--The Nerve Institute
379. Marsbéli Krónikák--Solaris
380. Bound by the Beauty--Jane Siberry
381. Can't Buy a Thrill--Steely Dan
382. Private Parts & Pieces III: Antiques--Anthony Phillips
383. Flame--Ronnie Laws
384. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band--The Beatles
385. Waiting for Dawn--Robin Guthrie
386. Second Life Syndrome--Riverside
387. The Way Up--Pat Metheny
388. Silk Degrees--Boz Scaggs
389. Hoelderlin's Traum--Hoelderlin
390. Crisis? What Crisis?--Supertramp
391. Posthumous Silence--Sylvan
392. Careless--Stephen Bishop
393. Discontinuance--Ghost Medicine
394. Spectrum of the Green Morning--Retrospective
395. Sunrise—My Education
396. Rabbit--The Tea Club
397. Under a New Sign—Knight Area
398. Disconcerto Grosso—Khatsaturjan
399. LegEnd--Henry Cow
400. In No Sense? Nonsense!--Art of Noise

401. Encore (Live 1977)—Tangerine Dream
402. Memento z banalnym triptykiem--SBB
403. Stronger than Pride--Sade
404. Eye on The Sunset--Nine Stones Close
405. --EYOT
406. The Sirens Sound—Collapse Under The Empire
407. Meet Danny Wilson--Meet Danny Wilson
408. Before and After Science--Brian Eno
409. Heavy Weather—Weather Report
410. Strinkadenn Ys--Seven Reizh
411. Kid A--Radiohead
412. De Profundis--After Crying
413. Ahora Mazda--Ahora Mazda
414. Peter Gabriel (3)—Peter Gabriel
415. The Third Frontier--Utopianisti
416. Um Himinjǫður--Tirill
417. Lost and Found--KBB
418. Holographic Codex--Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà
419. The extent of damage--Battlestations
420. Ego, Georgius--Jerzy Antczak
421. Work in Progress--Signal to Noise Ratio
422. Inmazes--Vola
423. Il Giardino delle consuetudini--FEM
424. Life to Come--Redshift
425. Deconsecrated and Pure--Alio Die
426. Heads--Bob James
427. Disclosure--The Gathering
428. The Winstons--The Winstons
429. Les Porches--Maneige
430. Haul Ar Yr Eira--Pererin
431. The Black Tomato--Øresund Space Collective
432. The Sun and The Moon Getting It On--Perplexa
433. The Red Violin soundtrack--Joshua Bell & The Philharmonia Orchestra (John Corigliano, composer)
434. The Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
435. The Finest of Miracles--Ciccada
436. Hysteria--Def Leppard
437. Transmission from Sogmore's Garden--Magic Bus
438. Ancestor's Tale--Ut Gret
439. Gaucho--Steely Dan
440. A Wizard/A True Star--Todd Rundgren
441. Allas Sak--Dungen
442. Skellig--Mr. Gil
443. Untamed--Ill Wicker
444. Rotvälta--The Spacious Mind
445. The Fall of Bliss--Methexis
446. Clivages--Univers Zero
447. The World Is A Game--Mystery
448. Blue Dogs--Manna/Mirage
449. ATGCLVLSSCAP--Ulver
450. AKT: II (Binario)

451. Elegant Gypsy—Al DiMeola
452. The Stones of Naples--Corde Oblique
453. Diagonal—Diagonal
454. II--Lunatic Soul
455. Les mortes vont vites--Shub-Niggurath
456. The Fountain Soundtrack--Clint Mansell
457. I—Factor Burzaco
458. Quickly, Quickly, Quickly--The Tea Club
459. Filaments--Robert Rich
460. Blue Dream--Sequentia Legenda
461. Republikflucht!...Facing East--Proteo
462. Licht--Faun
463. Chasing After Shadows... Living with The Ghosts--Hammock
464. Quidam—Quidam
465. Never Forever--Kate Bush
466. Home--Sylvan
467. Coma--Nemo
468. The Clockwork Universe--Thieves' Kitchen
469. Om--Negura Bunget
470. Belighted--Iamthemorning
471. Stranger Inside--Richard Barbieri
472. The Death Defying Unicorn--Motorpsycho
473. Life's Hard and Then You Die--It’s Immaterial
474. Coffins on Io-Kayo Dot
475. Breaking the Circle--Nomads of Hope
476. Veil of Gossamer--Dave Bainbridge
477. Weird Tales--Karda Estra
478. Oranges & Lemons--XTC
479. A Passion Play--Jethro Tull
480. Legendes--Hécénia
481. Streetlife Serenade—Billy Joel
482. Speak--I And Thou
483. Pieces--Cicada
484. The Epic--Kamasi Washington
485. Essenes--Gotic
486. Three--Bob James
487. A Moon Shaped Pool--Radiohead
488. Discontinuance--Ghost Medicine
489. Blow by Blow--Jeff Beck
490. IV--Led Zeppelin
491. Random Avenger--Magyar Posse
492. Here Comes the Sun--Klone
493. Scintilla--NoSound
494. Il misantropo felice--Breznev Fun Club
495. Abel Ganz--Abel Ganz
496. New Worlds--Karda Estra
497. Hermandad--Cabezas de Cera
498. Body and Soul--Joe Jackson
499. Free For All--Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
500. Legacy--Hypnos 69

And there are so many more but I'm going to stop at 500. 

P.S. I guess I lean toward the Crossover, Symphonic, Jazz/Fusion and Ambient sides of “progressive music.” I love music.

1 comment:

  1. Drew, we're really very grateful for reminding us on your list! Please, check our Facebook Page and see my comments.

    http://www.facebook.com/VioletaDeOutono

    I was not able to find you at the FB, so I ask you to keep contact with me either. Thanks a lot!

    Fernando Cardoso
    keyboard player, Violeta de Outono
    http://www.facebook.com/fernando.cardoso.925602?fref=ts

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