Fav's of the year
Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element Pt. I.
One of my fav. albums of all time. It has a splendorous combination of sounds with Pain of Salvation's style.
Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane.
Another great PoS release, though not as impressive as The Perfect Element. However, it's very (denote the VERY) jazzy.
Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain.
Though it is a Doom Metal album, it has very progressive elements in the music. Very cool for the evenings.
Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin - Friday Night In San Francisco.
A concert masterpiece for classic guitar listeners. Just astonishing.
Lost Horizon - A Flame to the Ground Beneath.
Melody, harmony & feeling. An album searching for balance.
Control Denied - The Fragile Art of Existence.
Last Chuck's album, that's enough. Highly technical.
Communic - Waves of Visual Decay.