10 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

10 Best Albums of 2014 So Far
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Since the beginning, this year seemed to be an interesting one when it comes to all the announcements and planned releases. In the first five months we saw tons of good albums, but also lots of disappointing releases.

In the next few paragraphs (and pages), you can find out what 10 albums Prog Sphere extracted as the highlights of the first five months of 2014.

Feel free to name your favorites of the year so far and tell us about your expectations by the end of 2014.

Sonar – Static Motion

To the uninitiated, minimalism may seem like an intimidating concept, but in reality it’s just the embodiment of the common axiom “less is more.” And in the case of Sonar, less happens to be a lot more, especially on their second album, Static Motion. You don’t even realize how much extraneous material exists in most of the music you hear every day until you listen to something like Static Motion and get your senses realigned. By hewing to a cunningly crafted set of constrictions on this album of nine ultra-streamlined instrumentals, the Swiss quartet somehow manages to wring the maximum amount of music out of a minimalist agenda. [taken from the album's press release]

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Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

5 Comments

  1. headovmetal

    May 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I really dig the new D’AccorD and Brimstone from Norway!

    • Nikola Savić

      May 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks for your comment, will be checking out these :)

  2. Ian Blackwell

    May 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Saw Ian Anderson on the Homo Erraticus tour last week, First half of the show was a run through the new album and it was absolutely wonderful, if any of you get a chance to see the tour I really really recommend you do,.

  3. jphebert

    May 19, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Maybe it’s me or it will be a weak year?

  4. C.McFadden

    May 21, 2014 at 4:52 am

    I think that A Voice Within by Intervals should definitely be on here…am I the only one?

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