Wednesday, January 10, 2018

GFreedom's 2017 Top-10 (+5) album list. The last part...

Hello again!
  This is the last part of my Top-10 album list of 2017. In this post I will write the 5 albums that reached up to the final draft but didn't enter the Top-10 list, for just a few details. Once more, this list will be in alphabetical order.
                                   AYREON: The Source
  During the first quarter of 2017, the Dutch project Ayreon returned with one more Rock opera, as usual. Once more, Arjen Lucarssen, the mastermind behind Ayreon, gathered around him an impressive number of musicians and singers for the needs of the album. The outcome of this collaboration is very interesting and enjoyable to say the least. If you want to learn more details about this album, take a look at the review I wrote on April 2017, here: http://gfreedomathina.blogspot.gr/2017/04/ayreon-source-2017-sci-fi-rock-opera.html
Also, click on the following YT links, if you want to listen to a couple of songs:
AYREON: The day the world breaks down
AYREON: Sea of machines
                    DAVID GILMOUR: Live at Pompeii
  On September 2017, David Gilmour released the double live album Live at Pompeii, including songs from his days with Pink Floyd mixed with songs from his solo works. Yes, there is nothing new here, but it is a very well produced live album, including some legendary songs that we all loved. Here you can read a post I wrote about this album: http://gfreedomathina.blogspot.gr/search?q=david+gilmour
Click on the following YT lniks in order to listen (and watch) a couple of songs from the album:
DAVID GILMOUR: High hopes
DAVID GILMOUR: Comfortably Numb
                      INNERSPACE: Rise
  Rise was on of the surprises of 2017 for me. I had no idea about this band, until  found out about this album. Rise is a dark and melancholic, but wonderful concept album about a dystopian future. In my opinion, it needs a few listenings before you will be able to fully appreciate it. Last month, I wrote a - rather detailed - review about it, so if you are interested, just click here: http://gfreedomathina.blogspot.gr/2017/12/innerspace-rise-2017.html
Here are a couple of songs, in case you want to have an idea:
INNERSPACE: Tree of life
INNERSPACE: Fill the void
           PROCOL HARUM: Novum
  After 14 years of "silence", last year Procol Harum released their 13th studio album, named as Novum. I am a fan of Procol Harum since my youth, so I coundn't miss this release. I will not say that Novum is a modern masterpiece, because it isn't, but is a very decent, beautiful and melancholic album, exactly as it should be. Here you can read the review I wrote about it, many months ago: http://gfreedomathina.blogspot.gr/2017/05/procol-harum-novum-2017.html
In case you are wondering how Procol Harum sound like in Novum, click on the following links:
PROCOL HARUM: Sunday morning
PROCOL HARUM: The only one
                            SOEN: Lykaia
 During 2017, SOEN released their 3rd studio album, Lykaia. Because I had no idea about this band before, to be honest, I was pleasantly surprised with this album. When I first listend to it I wasn't so much thrilled with it. But after a few listenings, I got used to their style and sound and now I like it much more than before. On February 2017, almost a year ago, I wrote a short review about Lykaia in this blog. Here, you can take a look if you want: http://gfreedomathina.blogspot.gr/2017/02/soen-lykaia-2017.html
Here's a couple of YT links for you:
SOEN: Paragon
SOEN: Jinn

Here ends my Top-10 (+5) album list for 2017. I hope you enjoyed these series of posts.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Enjoy the music!