Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Best Log-Playing Epics of the 2000s (over 14 minutes)

The 2000s' Best
Long-Playing Prog Epics (14 + mins.)
These are my top-rated long-playing prog epics from the decade of the 2000s, songs longer than 14 minutes. I haven't heard them all but I'm working on it--which means I'll be adding to the list as I discover new masterpieces!



PROG PERFECTION:

1. "At the Court of Alkinoos"
(21:33)
by GLASS HAMMER
from the 2005 album Odyssey: The Greatest Tale



2. "K.A. (Part III)"
(21:45)
by MAGMA
from the 2004 album K.A.



3. "Chapter IX"
(21:32)
by AETHER
from the 2005 album Odyssey: The Greatest Tale



4. "Sequencer (from 70 to 07)"
(24:54)
by KLAUS SCHULZE
from the 2007 album Kontinuum



5. "Perfect Cosmic Storm"
(14:41)
by BIG BIG TRAIN
from the 2008 album The Difference Machine



6. "Vapour Trail"
(14:30)
by SYLVAN
from the 2009 album Force of Gravity



7. "En Las Manos de Dios"
(14:46)
by NEXUS
from the 2001 album Metanoia



8. "Second Life Syndrome"
(15:40)
by RIVERSIDE
from the 2005 album Second Life Syndrome



9. "The Manifold Curiosity"
(14:30)
by KAYO DOT
from the 2003 album Choirs of The Eye



10. "Chonyi Bardo - A Path of The Lights"
(28:53)
by OÖPHOI
from the 2002 album Bardo




NEAR PERFECTION:
11. "Gradus ad Parnassum"
(13:55)
 by PÄR LINDH PROJECT
(29.5/30) = 9.833
 from the 2001 album PLP III Veni Vedi Vici


12. "Sulle ali del sogno Odissea"
(28:16)
by C.A.P.
(59/60) = 9.83
from the 2005 album Odyssey: The Greatest Tale



13. "Falling Stardrops"
(15:46)
by ØRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE
(29.5/30) = 9.83
from the 2006 album Øresund Space Collective



14. "The Way Up: Part Two"
(20:30)
by PAT METHENY
(39/40) = 9.75
from the 2005 album The Way Up



15. "Indigo"
(14:41)
by PENDRAGON
(29/30) = 9.67
from the 2004 album Pure


16. "From Silence to Noise"
(15:36)
by NOSOUND
(29/30) = 9.67
from the 2008 album LightDark 



17. "Zilezi"
(15:14)
by ARANIS
(29/30) = 9.67
from the 2005 album Aranis


18. "Sovrano dell-illusione" (Parts 1 & 2)"
(17:12)
by MAD CRAYON
(33.5/35) = 9.57
from the 2009 album Preda


19. "Tick Tock"
(22:24)
by GAZPACHO
(43/45) = 9.56
from the 2009 album Tick Tock


20. "Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré II"
(22:24)
by MAGMA
(52.5/55) = 9.54
from the 2009 album Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré


21. "Cassandra Gemini"
(32:27)
by THE MARS VOLTA
(62/65) = 9.548
from the 2004 album Frances The Mute


22. "Pentacle's Suite"
(30:11)
by KOTEBEL
(57/60) = 9.51
from the 2006 album Omphalos




Other LP Prog Epic Masterpieces:

23. "El Regresso (the Return)" (27:50)
by NEXUS (57/60) = 9.5
from the 2005 album Odyssey: The Greatest Tale



24. "Le Gardien" (20:11)
by NIL (38/40) = 9.5
from the 2005 album Nil Novo Sub Sole



25. "On the Run" (14:51)
by SATELLITE (28.5/30) = 9.5
from the 2003 album A Street Between Sunrise and Sunset


26. "Jacob van Vennepkade II" (18:40)
by OMAR RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ (38/40) = 9.5
from the album The Apocalypse Inside of An Orange


27. "Elsewhere" (24:55)
by YVES POTIN (47.5/50) = 9.5
from the 2007 album Elsewhere




28. Il Viaggio Nell' Oceano Capovolto (parte 2)" (22:35)
by LA MASCHERA DI CERA (42.5/45) = 94.44
from the 2003 album Il Grande Labirinto



29. "Skin" (29:26)
by BONDAGE FRUIT (56.5/60) = 94.167
from the 2002 album V - Skin



30. "The Everlastering Hills" (Parts 1-5) (19:36) 
by DAVE BAINBRIDGE (37.5/40) = 9.375
from the 2004 album Veil of Gossamer



31. “Ato piradime” (15:51)
by UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA (28/30) = 9.33
from the 2008 album The Magus



32. "The Garden" (22:33)
by UNITOPIA (42/45) = 9.33
from the 2008 album The Garden



33. "Silent Inferno" (14:25)
by THE FLOWER KINGS (28/30) = 9.33
from the 2002 album Unfold The Future


34. "Quits" (14:49)
by PAATOS (28/30) = 9.33
from the 2003 album Timeloss



35. “De Astrologia” (19:30)
by UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA (37/40) =  9.25
from the 2008 album The Magus



36. "Milliontown" (26:35)
by FROST* (46.5/50) = 9.25
from the 2006 album Milliontown




Other GREAT LP Prog Epics:

"Storm" (22:26)
by GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR (41.5/45) = 9.22
from the 2000 album Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven



"Metamorphosis" (23:51)
by MAGENTA (46/50) = 9.2
from the 2008 album Metamorphosis



"Stranger in Your Soul" (26:05)
by TRANSATLANTIC (50.5/55) = 9.182
from the 2001 album Bridge Across Forever


"Dérégénération" (14:32)
by NIL (27.5/30) = 9.167
from the album Nil Novo Sol



"In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion" (14:45)
by AGALLOCH (27.5/30) = 9.167
from the 2002 album The Mantle


"Light of Day, Day of Darkness - Part 2" (27:20)
by GREEN CARNATION (50/55) = 9.091
from the 2001 album Light of Day, Day of Darkness




"The Black Tomato" (Parts I-III) (32:14)
by ØRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE (59/65) = 9.08
from the 2007 album The Black Tomato



"Vessiko" suite (23:08)
by UZVA (40.75/45) = 9.06
from the 2006 album Uoma





Honorable Mentions:
"Imperial Winter Wine" (15:02) by WOBBLER (27/30) = 9.0
"Rumble" (Parts I-V) (38:50) by ØRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE (72/80) = 9.0
"Comatose" (Parts 1-III) (17:38) by PENDRAGON (31.5/35) = 9.0
"Call of the Black Equus" GA'AN (36/40) = 9.0
"Still Remains" (16:11) by FATES WARNING (27/30) = 9.0
"The Count of Tuscany" (19:17) by DREAM THEATER (36/40) = 9.0
"On the Run" (14:51) by SATELLITE (27/30) = 9.0 
from the 2009 album Black Clouds & Silver Linings
"The Seventh House" (14:23) by IQ (26/30) = 8.667 


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