THE SECOND ANNUAL "LURKY AWARDS" SHOW
The very best of 2005! In addition to naming award winners in several categories, we counted down the annual Top 10 list and looked back at how the Top 10 in 2004 held up a year later. I want to thank everyone who has helped make my first two years at the DLBN so much fun. I have met a lot of great people and also discovered tons of excellent music. I hope you all have a very special 2006. Stay shiny and keep flying. Here's the Playlist:
1. Rush - R30 Overture (Live) (6:42)
2. Magenta - King of the Skies (Live) (4:40)
3. Epic Prog Intro (0:30)
Tour of the Year: Porcupine Tree
Disappointment of the Year: Visa problems for Riverside, Mostly Autumn and the More Drama Tour
Prog Story of the Year: Prog Community efforts for Tsunami and Hurricane relief
Live Album of the Year: RPWL - Start the Fire
4. RPWL - Wasted Land (5:42)
Male Vocal Performance of the Year: Ray Wilson - "Roses"
5. RPWL - Roses (6:36)
Female Vocal Performance of the Year: Heather Findlay - "Carpe Diem"
6. Mostly Autumn - Carpe Diem (8:05)
Best Instrumental: Pallas - "Northern Star"
7. Pallas - Northern Star (4:00)
Newcomer of the Year: Magic Pie
8. Magic Pie - Change (20:05)
Cover Song(s) of the Year: Cryptic Vision - "Progledy"
9. Cryptic Vision - Progledy (13:55)
Epic of the Year: IZZ - "Deafening Silence"
10. IZZ - Deafening Silence (21:36)
TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2005
#10: Little Atlas - Wanderlust
11. Little Atlas - The Ballad of Eddie Wanderlust (7:33)
#9: Salem Hill - Mimi's Magic Moment
12. Salem Hill - All Fall Down (7:14)
#8: Satellite - Evening Games
13. Satellite - Beautiful World (9:05)
#7: Dream Theater - Octavarium
14. Dream Theater - The Root of All Evil (8:25)
#6: RPWL - World Through My Eyes
15. RPWL - Sea-Nature (8:21)
#5: Arena - Pepper's Ghost
16. Arena - Bedlam Fayre (6:06)
#4: Neal Morse - ?
17. Neal Morse - 12 (6:46)
#3: Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
18. Riverside - Artificial Smile (5:27)
#2: Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
19. Porcupine Tree - Open Car (3:47)
#1: Kino - Picture
20. Kino - Loser's Day Parade (9:03)