New Music Excess

Top 10 Futurepop Albums

Posted in Futurepop, Synthpop, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on March 22, 2010

VNV Nation - Empires

I was listening to a bit of VNV Nation today, and so was inspired to put together a list of 10 popular albums by similar futurepop artists. Here’s the list:

  • VNV Nation – Empires
  • Assemblage 23 – Failure
  • Covenant – Sequencer7
  • Rotersand – Truth Is Fanatic
  • Apoptygma Berzerk – Welcome To Earth
  • Seabound – No Sleep Demon
  • Bruderschaft – Forever
  • Neuroticfish – Les Chansons Neurotiques
  • Icon Of Coil – Serenity Is The Devil
  • Pride & Fall – Nephesh

Bookmark and Share


Top 10 Crushing Metal Albums

Posted in Doom Metal, Metal, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on March 21, 2010

Sleep - Dopesmoker

Today I was thinking about the heaviness of Electric Wizard’s Dopethrone and was then so minded to construct a list of albums by bands that are similarly crushing in their heaviness. Here is my list of albums:

  • Sleep – Dopesmoker
  • Acid King – Zoroaster
  • Ramesses – Misanthropic Alchemy
  • Weedeater – God Luck and Good Speed
  • Bongzilla – Gateway
  • Ufomammut – Snailking
  • Goatsnake – Goatsnake 1
  • Church Of Misery – Master Of Brutality
  • OM – Earth Awakening
  • Reverend Bizarre – Harbinger Of Metal


Bookmark and Share

Terrorizer’s 20 Essential ‘70s Prog Albums

Posted in Progressive Rock, Terrorizer, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on March 3, 2010

The Nice - The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack

After posting Classic Rock’s – 10 Essential 00s Prog Albums a few days ago, I was trying to remember where I had seen a 70s prog list other than one I had posted a couple of months ago. I finally found it in my little black book of music lists which I have close to me at all times, well there are a lot of lists in there. This list came from a Prog Special that Terrorizer did some years ago and it only focuses on ‘70s prog. Here’s the list:

  • The Nice – The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack
  • King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King
  • Soft Machine – Third
  • Amon Duul II – Yeti
  • Pink Floyd – Meddle
  • Van der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts
  • Can – Tago Mago
  • Curved Air – Second Album
  • Genesis – Foxtrot
  • Yes – Close To The Edge
  • Neu! – Neu!
  • Aphrodite’s Child – 666
  • Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick
  • Gentle Giant – Octopus
  • ELP – Brain Salad Surgery
  • King Crimson – Red
  • Hawkwind – Warrior On The Edge Of Time
  • Faust – The Faust Tapes
  • Camel – Moonmadness
  • Rush – A Farewell To Kings

Bookmark and Share

Music Lists: Progressive Rock Albums

Posted in Progressive Rock, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on February 16, 2010

Death Walks Behind You

I was looking through my little black book of lists and found an interesting Prog Rock list that I wrote down several years ago. I am not too sure where the list came from, but, I think it was from a UK extreme music magazine. I think it works quite well as a broad introduction as there are a wide range of styles included in the list. Although, it is definitely focused on 70’s albums. Here is the list:

  • King Crimson – Red (1974)
  • Yes – Close To The Edge (1972)
  • Rush – A Farewell To Kings (1977)
  • Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick (1972)
  • Van Der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts (1971)
  • Soft Machine – Third (1970)
  • Genesis – Foxtrot (1972)
  • Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You (1970)
  • Pink Floyd – Meddle (1971)
  • Hawkwind – Space Ritual (1973)

Bookmark and Share

My Favourite Albums from January 2010

Posted in Top Albums by newmusicexcess on February 7, 2010

Looking back over the last month I found that there were a number of albums that I was playing again and again. Here are my favourite albums released in January 2010, in no particular order:

  • Shining – Blackjazz
  • Dark Fortress – Ylem
  • Orphaned Land – The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
  • Acolyte – Delphic
  • We Are The Ocean – Cutting Our Teeth
  • Annotations Of An Autopsy – The Realm Of Darkness
  • In Vain – Mantra
  • You Me At Six – Hold Me Down

Bookmark and Share