RODRIGO’s TOP 5 of 2013:

1. Haken – The Mountain

2. Ayreon – The Theory of Everything

3. Moon Safari – Himlabacken Vol. 1

4. Spock’s Beard – Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep

5. The Tangent – Le Sacre du Travail

RODRIGO’s OTHER TOP PICKS of 2013 (in no particular order):

– The Flower Kings – Desolation Rose
– Vienna Circle – Silhouette Moon
– Avantasia – The Mystery of Time
– Dream Theater –  Illumination Theory (just that one song. I was pretty let down by the album as a whole)
– La Coscienza di Zeno –  Sensitivita
– Not a Good Sign – Not a Good Sign
– TesseracT – Altered State
– Eric Gillette – Afterthought
– Neal Morse – Live Momentum
– Rhapsody of Fire. Dark Wings of Steel
– Fates Warning – Darkness in a Different Light
– Steven Wilson – The Raven that Refused to Sing
– The Winery Dogs – The Dying (song)
– Bad Salad – Puzzled