© 2018 by Jeff Fitzgerald

December 30, 2017

This year proved particularly difficult to narrow down a Top 25 because there were just so many great albums that came out in 2017. I started with a shortlist of 58! Ultimately, this list represents the albums I enjoyed the most this year; the albums that thrilled me, moved me and inspired me. There are always some albums that might have made the list, but that I just missed or haven't had the chance to listen to yet. But as of the end of this year, based on what I've been listening to through the year, these were my favourite releases for 2017.

25. Mark McDowell And Friends - Dark Weave
Groovy, psych/folk tunes from this UK artist. Very trippy at times.

24. Moonwagon - Devil's Labyrinth
These Finnish expl...

January 2, 2017

There were so many great albums released this year, that this was a really tough list to make. I started with a list of over 100 and pared it down from there. If you don't see your album on this list, it doesn't mean that I didn't love it! A happy psychedelic new year to you all! Here's looking forward to lots of great music in 2017!

25. Tarot - Reflections

Solid 1970's proto prog/psych vibes from this Australian band.
24. Farflung - 5

The legendary US space rockers return with another stellar album of heavy duty tunes.
23. Cirrus Bay - Places Unseen

Influenced by 1970's prog band Renaissance, but forging ahead with their own sound.
22. Mondo Drag - The Occultation of Light

Yet another great album from these US stoner/...

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Jeff Fitzgerald

is a writer, musician and broadcaster. He formerly hosted the radio shows

Electronic Realizations on CKMS-FM and Prog World and  River Gibbs FM. He wrote for 15 years for the webzine Aural Innovations. He is also one half of the space prog duo The Star Diaries, one half of the electronic music duo Systems of Wonder, and is part of the Arcturus Strange collective.

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