Poll

Fate Outsmarts Desire, the debut album by UK based progressive rock outfit Kaprekar’s Constant, has been voted best album of 2017 by listeners to The Prog Mill. Kaprekars take the title from Big Big Train, who won last years poll with Folklore.

THE PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2017

1 KAPREKARS CONSTANT – FATE OUTSMARTS DESIRE
2 Big Big Train – Grimspound
3 Tiger Moth Tales – The Depths of Winter
4 Barock Project – Detachment
5 Monarch Trail – Sand
6 Lifesigns – Cardington
7 Steven Wilson – To The Bone
8 Projekt Gemineye – An Ordinary Day
9 This Winter Machine – The Man Who Never Was
10 Cosmograf – The Hay Man Dreams
11 IT – We’re all in This Together
12 Comedy of Errors – House of the Mind
13 Magenta – We Are Legend
14 Projekt Gemineye – A Brand New Day
15 Drifting Sun – Twilight
16 Machines Dream – Black Science
17 Yes – Topographic Drama – Live Across America
18 Big Big Train – The Second Brightest Star
19 Sons of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony
20 Anathema – The Optimist
21 Looking Glass Lantern – Candlelight and Empire
22 Lonely Robot – The Big Dream
23 Nad Sylvan – The Bride Said No
24 Mike Oldfield – Return to Ommadawn
25 Roger Waters – Is this the Life We Really Want

Big Big Train’s FOLKLORE has been voted the PROG MILL listeners album of 2016, beating off strong competition from Marillion’s FEAR, Gandalf Fist’s epic The Clockwork Fable and Freedom to Glide’s album Fall.

Previous winners have been:   2012 It Bites – Map of the Past, 2013 Freedom to Glide – Rain, 2014 – IQ The Road of Bones and 2015 Steven Wilson’s Hand Cannot Erase.

2017 promises to be another fruitful year for new prog rock releases, so lets see who wins out this time next year!

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Here is how the top 20 shaped up:

 

THE PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF 2016

 

  • 1 Big Big Train – Folklore
  • 2 Marillion – FEAR
  • 3 Gandalfs Fist – The Clockwork Fable
  • 4 Freedom to Glide – Fall
  • 5 Multi Story – Crimson Stone
  • 6 The Neal Morse Band – The Similitude of a Dream
  • 7 Red Bazar – Tales from the Book Case
  • 8 Anderson Stolt – Invention of Knowledge
  • 9 Kyros – Vox Humana
  • 10 The Gift – Why The Sea Is Salt
  • 11 Riverside – Eye of the Soundscape
  • 12 Cosmograf – The Unreasonable Silence
  • 13 Aperco – The Battle
  • 14 The Neal Morse Band – Alive Again
  • 15 Different Light – The Burden of Paradise
  • 16 Jonas Lindberg & The Other Side – Pathfinder
  • 17 I Am The Manic Whale – Everything Beautiful in Time
  • 18 Steven Wilson 4 ½
  • 19 Jadis – No Fear of Looking Down
  • 20 Karibow – Holophinium

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1 Porcupine Tree Fear Of A Blank Planet
2 Marillion F.e.a.r.
3 Big Big Train English Electric: Full Power
4 Opeth Watershed
5 Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.
6 Big Big Train The Underfall Yard
7 Tinyfish The Big Red Spark
8 Iq The Road Of Bones
9 3 The End Is Begun
10 Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused To Sing
11 Pallas Xxv
12 Opeth Sorceress
13 Tiger Moth Tales Cocoon
14 Evership Evership
15 3 The Ghost You Gave To Me
16 Dream Theater Black Clouds And Silver Linings
17 Kyros Vox Humana
18 Abel Ganz Abel Ganz
19 Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
20 Ne Obliviscaris Portal Of I
21 Opeth Pale Communion
22 Big Big Train Folklore
23 Between The Buried And Me Coma Ecliptic
24 Comedy Of Errors Spirit
25 The Gift Why The Sea Is Salt
26 Pallas We Are Who We Are
27 Coheed And Cambria In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth 3
28 Gazpacho Missa Atropos
29 The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing
30 Archive Controlling Crowds
31 Frost* Experiments In Mass Appeal
32 Galahad Empires Never Last
33 Opeth Heritage
34 Unto Us The Human Landscape
35 Spock’s Beard Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep
36 Teramaze Her Halo
37 Porcupine Tree The Incident
38 Headspace I Am Anonymous
39 Pendragon Pure
40 Amplifier Echo Street
1 Porcupine Tree Deadwing
2 Pallas Dreams Of Men
3 Marillion Marbles
4 Iq Subterranea
5 Porcupine Tree In Absentia
6 Opeth Ghost Reveries
7 Opeth Blackwater Park
8 Dream Theater Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory
9 Tool Lateralus
10 Frost* Milliontown
11 Tinyfish Tinyfish
12 Arena The Visitor
13 The Tangent A Place In The Queue
14 The Tangent The Music That Died Alone
15 The Flower Kings Unfold The Future
16 Pendragon Not Of This World
17 Meshuggah Chaosphere
18 Dream Theater Octavarium
19 Iq Dark Matter
20 The Pineapple Thief 10 Stories Down
21 Big Big Train Gathering Speed
22 Devin Townsend Infinity
23 Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade Of Grey
24 Opeth Still Life
25 Riverside Second Life Syndrome
26 Marillion Anoraknophobia
27 Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
28 Arena Contagion
29 Dream Theater Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
30 Blackfield Blackfield
31 Big Big Train Bard
32 Transatlantic Bridge Across Forever
33 Voivod Dimension Hatross
34 Echolyn Mei
35 Discipline Unfolded Like Staircase
36 Pain Of Salvation Perfect Element
37 The Tangent Pyramids And Stars
38 Galahad Year Zero
39 Rpwl God Has Failed
40 The Flower Kings Stardust We Are