Progwinds Top 10 of 2019

It’s been another good year for new Prog releases; not a great year, but a good year! That said, there have been a few great releases from what I like to term as ‘not the usual suspects’ as in Chasing the Monsoon and Pattern Seeking Animals, however, both of those bands feature members from ‘the usual suspects’.

Before I get on to the nitty gritty I think it would be prudent to pay tribute to a few albums that although didn’t make it into the top 10 are worthy of a mention in dispatches:

Ed Wynne – Shimmer into Nature
Opeth –  In Cauda Venenum
Bruce Soord – All This Will Be Yours
Blackheart Orchestra – Mesmeranto
Warm Rain – Back Above the Clouds

Once again this year (or last year) I have not included any live albums or reissues, so, without further ado, here goes:

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1
Chasing the Monsoon – No Ordinary World

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2
Big Big Train – Grand Tour

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3
Rosalie Cunningham – S/T

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4
Gong – The Universe Also Collapses

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5
iamthemorning – The Bell

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6
IQ – Resistance

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7
25 Yard Screamer – Natural Satellite

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8
Pattern Seeking Animals – S/T

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9
Hawkwind – All Aboard the Skylark

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10
Kaprekar’s Constant – Depth of Field