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. Pelican West—Haircut One Hundred
26. Not This City––Five-Storey Ensemble
27. Gone to Earth—David Sylvian
28. Eli—Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux
29. A Charlie Brown Christmas—Vince Guaraldi Trio
30. It's Better to Travel––Swing Out Sister
31. Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror—Harold Budd & Brian Eno
32. America—America
33. Animals—Pink Floyd
34. Puccini: Great Arias—London Records
35. Nina Hagen Band—Nina Hagen Band
36. Hergest Ridge—Mike Oldfield
37. What’s Goin’ On—Marvin Gaye
38. Gregorian Chant—Choralschola der Wiener Hofburgkapelle
39. Indian Summer––Landberk
40. The Mad Hatter––Chick Corea
41. Shadows of The Sun—Ulver
42. The Last Broadcast—doves
43. The Hurting—Tears for Fears
44. Open Sky––Iona
45. The Difference Machine—Big Big Train
46. Natural Elements—Shakti
47. Odyssey: The Greatest Tale––Colossus Magazine/Musea Records
48. UK—UK
49. The Geese and The Ghost—Anthony Phillips
50. A Trick of The Tail—Genesis

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

101. Dark Side of The Moon—Pink Floyd
102. Close to The Edge—Yes
103. Ga'an––Ga'an
104. The Court of The Crimson King—King Crimson
105. Unsound—Funin
106. Playing The Piano––Ryuichi Sakamoto
107. The Following Morning—Eberhard Weber
108. As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls—Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
109. Jam on Revenge—Newcleus
110. The Dark Third—Pure Reason Revolution
111. Mourning Sun––Fields of the Nephilim
112. Demons and Wizards—Uriah Heep
113. Romantic Warrior—Return to Forever
114. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid soundtrack––Burt Bacharach
115. Nursery Cryme—Genesis
116. Long Distance—Ivy
117. Déjà Vu—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
118. Aerial––Kate Bush
119. Vixit - Battlestations
120. ~ – iamthemorning
121. Shake It Up––Boney James & Rick Braun
122. Blue Bell Knoll––Cocteau Twins
123. Sound Mirrors––Syd Arthur
124. Days of Future Passed––Moody Blues
125. The Rite of Strings—Jean-Luc Ponty, Al DiMeola, Stanley Clarke
126. October—U2
127. At The Village Vanguard—Bill Evans Trio
128. Falling Deeper––Anathema
129. The Love Connection—Freddie Hubbard
130. Constellations—Karda Estra
131. Postaeolian Train Robbery––Cos
132. Chicago Transit Authority—Chicago
133. Innervisions—Stevie Wonder
134. Blade Runner soundtrack—Vangelis
135. A Gift of Love—Deepak Chopra & Friends
136. Vimana—Nova
137. Venusian Summer––Lenny White
138. December—George Winston
139New Wave––Soul Family Sensation
140. Relayer—Yes
141. Interior City––The Gabriel Construct
142. Interstellar Original Soundtrack––Hans Zimmer
143. Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia—Ryuichi Sakamoto
144. Over the Sea/Under The Water—Cicada
140. Everyone into Position—Oceansize
145. Vespertine—Björk
146. Mais on ne peut pas rêver tout le temps––Laurent Thibault
147. Ghost in the Machine—The Police
148. Metamorphosis––Axon-Neuron
149. Off The Wall—Michael Jackson
150. Stealing Fire—Bruce Cockburn

151. Moving Waves—Focus
152. Tales of Mystery & Imagination—Alan Parsons Project
153. Even in The Quietest Moments—Supertramp
154. The Sensual World—Kate Bush
155. Café Bleu––The Style Council
156. The Polite Force––Egg
157. Trance Tara––Jonathan Goldman
158. No Borders Here—Jane Siberry
159. Music for 18 Musicians—Steve Reich
160. Winter Dreams––R. Carlos Nakai & William Eaton
161. Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90—Johannes Brahms
162. Initiation—Todd Rundgren
163. Lighthouse––iamthemorning
164. Steve McQueen—Prefab Sprout
165. I Robot—Alan Parsons Project
166. Peaceful Evening––Steve & David Gordon
167. Preda—Mad Crayon
168. Ghosts Don't Dance with Shoes––Tree Tops
169. Guérison––Setna
170. Time Control—Hiromi’s Sonicbloom
171. The Year of The Cat—Al Stewart
172. Antiphon––Midlake
173. Hex––Bark Psychosis
174. One World––John Martyn
175. Ur—Steve Tibbetts
176. Leaving Your Bodymap—maudlin of The Well
177. Mummer––XTC
178. Boston—Boston
179. High Land, Hard Rain—Aztec Camera
180. In The Wee Small Hours—Frank Sinatra
181. Le quattro stagioni—Vivaldi
182. Talsette di Marsantino––L'Estate di San Martino
183. Moonshine—Collage
184. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots—The Flaming Lips
185West Indian Girl—West Indian Girl
186. Houses of The Holy—Led Zeppelin
187. Change We Must—Jon Anderson
188. Oscillons from the Anti-Sun - Stereolab
189. Nil novo sub sole––Nil
190. One Man Tells Another––Landberk
191. Emerson Lake & Palmer—Emerson Lake & Palmer
192. The Moon and The Melodies—Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd
193. A Distant Shore––Tracy Thorn
194. Per un amico—PFM
195. Mother Focus––Focus
196. Amplified Heart—Everything But The Girl
197. Le Horla—The Box
198. Sound-Dust—Stereolab
199. Kaleidoscope World––Swing Out Sister
200. III—Focus

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



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

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

351. 1000 autunni—SKE
352. The Lone Rhino—Adrian Belew
353. All Is Violent, All Is Bright–God Is An Astronaut
354. Zenyattà Mondatta--The Police
355. Overlook—From.UZ
356. Iridule--Yugen
357. Don’t Get Weird on Me, Babe—Lloyd Cole
358. Huascaran--Fermáta
359. The Underfall Yard—Big Big Train
360. The Seer--Swans
361. Il chiarore sorge due volte—Dunwich
362. Of Things and Beings--Lost World Band
363Renaissance--Faun
364. RoqueForte--Aranis
365. Cherry Five--Cherry Five
366. Not A Good Sign--Not A Good Sign
367. Loveless--My Bloody Valentine
368. Faith--George Michael
369. New Moon Daughter--Cassandra Wilson
370. Morning Sun--Gadi Caplan
371. Technicians of the Sacred--Ozric Tentacles
372. Going for The One—Yes
373. Seven Secrets—Fruupp
374. K.A.—Magma
375. Permutations--The Mercury Tree
376. Belo Horizonte--John McLaughlin
377. Fiori, frutti, farfalle––Humana Prog
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. Art Official Age - Prince
402. Margerine Eclipse - Stereolab
403. Sign o' the Times - Prince
404. Memento z banalnym triptykiem--SBB
405. Stronger than Pride--Sade
406. Eye on The Sunset--Nine Stones Close
407. The Sirens Sound—Collapse Under The Empire
408. Meet Danny Wilson--Meet Danny Wilson
409. Before and After Science--Brian Eno
410. Heavy Weather—Weather Report
411. Strinkadenn Ys--Seven Reizh
412. Kid A--Radiohead
413. De Profundis--After Crying
414. Ahora Mazda--Ahora Mazda
415. Peter Gabriel (3)—Peter Gabriel
416. The Third Frontier--Utopianisti
417. Um Himinjǫður--Tirill
418. Lost and Found--KBB
419. Holographic Codex--Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà
420. The extent of damage--Battlestations
421. Ego, Georgius--Jerzy Antczak
422. Work in Progress--Signal to Noise Ratio
423. Inmazes--Vola
424. Il Giardino delle consuetudini--FEM
425. Life to Come--Redshift
426. Deconsecrated and Pure--Alio Die
427. Heads--Bob James
428. Disclosure--The Gathering
429. The Winstons--The Winstons
430. Les Porches--Maneige
431. Haul Ar Yr Eira--Pererin
432. The Black Tomato--Øresund Space Collective
433. The Sun and The Moon Getting It On--Perplexa
434. The Red Violin soundtrack--Joshua Bell & The Philharmonia Orchestra (John Corigliano, composer)
435. The Seeds of Love--Tears for Fears
436. The Finest of Miracles--Ciccada
437. Hysteria--Def Leppard
438. Transmission from Sogmore's Garden--Magic Bus
439. Ancestor's Tale--Ut Gret
440. Gaucho--Steely Dan
441. A Wizard/A True Star--Todd Rundgren
442. Allas Sak--Dungen
443. Skellig--Mr. Gil
444. Untamed--Ill Wicker
445. Rotvälta--The Spacious Mind
446. The Fall of Bliss--Methexis
447. Clivages--Univers Zero
448. The World Is A Game--Mystery
449. Purple Rain - Prince
450. Blue Dogs--Manna/Mirage

451. ATGCLVLSSCAP--Ulver
452. AKT: II (Binario) - AKT
453. Encore (Live 1977)—Tangerine Dream
454. Elegant Gypsy—Al DiMeola
455. The Stones of Naples--Corde Oblique
456. Diagonal—Diagonal
457. II--Lunatic Soul
458. Les mortes vont vites--Shub-Niggurath
459. The Fountain Soundtrack--Clint Mansell
460. Quickly, Quickly, Quickly--The Tea Club
461. Filaments--Robert Rich
462. Blue Dream--Sequentia Legenda
463. Republikflucht!...Facing East--Proteo
464. Licht--Faun
465. Chasing After Shadows... Living with The Ghosts--Hammock
466. Quidam—Quidam
467. Never Forever--Kate Bush
468. Home--Sylvan
469. Coma--Nemo
470. The Clockwork Universe--Thieves' Kitchen
471. Om--Negura Bunget
472. Belighted--Iamthemorning
473. Stranger Inside--Richard Barbieri
474. The Death Defying Unicorn--Motorpsycho
475. Life's Hard and Then You Die--It’s Immaterial
476. Coffins on Io-Kayo Dot
477. Breaking the Circle--Nomads of Hope
478. Veil of Gossamer--Dave Bainbridge
479. Weird Tales--Karda Estra
480. Oranges & Lemons--XTC
481. Legendes--Hécénia
482. Streetlife Serenade—Billy Joel
483. Speak--I And Thou
484. Pieces--Cicada
485. The Epic--Kamasi Washington
486. Essenes--Gotic
487. Three--Bob James
488. A Moon Shaped Pool--Radiohead
489. Discontinuance--Ghost Medicine
490. Blow by Blow--Jeff Beck
491. IV--Led Zeppelin
492. Random Avenger--Magyar Posse
493. Here Comes the Sun--Klone
494. --EYOT
495. Scintilla--NoSound
496. Il misantropo felice--Breznev Fun Club
497. Abel Ganz--Abel Ganz
498. New Worlds--Karda Estra
499. Hermandad--Cabezas de Cera
500. Body and Soul--Joe Jackson


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
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