The music of my year

An alphabetical list of the music I most enjoyed from this year’s releases (see lists from 2013 and 2012).

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  1. Anathema, Distant Satellites (KScope)
  2. Another Penny, Another Penny (Phoenix Folk) – a duo including my friend and one-time co-author, Adam Holden
  3. Antemasque, Antemasque (Nadie)
  4. Adrian Belew, Flux  – an app of ever-changing musical snippets and visuals
  5. Tim Bowness, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams (InsideOut)
  6. Demians, Mercury (Ambersen)
  7. Flying Colors, Second Nature (Provogue)
  8. Gazpacho, Demon (Kscope)
  9. Haken, Restoration EP (Century Media)
  10. Peter Hammill, …all that might have been… – 3 cd box (Fie!)
  11. IQ, The Road of Bones – 2 cd version (GEP)
  12. Lunatic Soul, Walking on a Flashlight Beam (KScope)
  13. North Atlantic Oscillation, The Third Day (KScope)
  14. Opeth, Pale Communion (Roadrunner)
  15. The Pineapple Thief, Magnolia (KScope)
  16. Steve Rothery, The Ghosts of Pripyat (SRM)
  17. Swans, To Be Kind (Mute)
  18. Transatlantic, Kaleidoscope (Century)
  19. Umphrey’s McGee, Similar Skin (Hanging Brains)
  20. Scott Walker + Sunn O))), Soused  (4AD)
  21. Steven Wilson, Cover Version (KScope)

Quite a few of the KScope bands are available on their free sampler.

I also liked the following reissues

  • Bass Communion box set (Tonefloat)
  • Miles Davis, Miles at the Fillmore 1970: Bootleg Series Volume 3 (Columbia/Legacy)
  • King Crimson, Starless box set (Panegyric)
  • Joe Satriani, The Complete Studio Recordings box set (Epic/Legacy)

Concert of my year was King Crimson in Boston, though also really enjoyed Transatlantic, Haken, Steve Rothery and Peter Gabriel.

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