Top 20 Albums – May, 2017

May 15, 2017 by Admin

Below is our admittedly subjective list of the top 20 Contemporary Instrumental Music albums for May of 2017. Going forward, we will be updating this list monthly, on or around the fifteenth of each month.

Rank Artist Album Title
1 Jennifer DeFrayne Sisu
2 Tony Lauria Whispers of Spring
3 Shambhu Soothe
4 Michele McLaughlin Life
5 Nancy Shoop-Wu Rainbow Road
6 Timothy Wenzel What We Hold Dear
7 Steven Vitali Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
8 Kathryn Kaye Reflected In A Flowing Stream
9 Nigel Cameron & Julie Cameron-Hall Celtish
10 Terra Guitarra Of Sea and Stars
11 Jim Gabriel Into Eternity
12 Gina Lenee Red Diamonds
13 Various Artists The Gathering III
14 Adam Werner Deep
15 Tom Grant Sipping Beauty
16 Greg Maroney Quiet Piano Improvisations, Volume 2
17 Shastro Satsang
18 Elizabeth Naccarato Souvenir d’Italia
19 Jack Gates Bring The Flavors
20 Perpetual Motion Rear View

Top 25 Albums – 2016

April 27, 2017 by Admin

Below is our admittedly “subjective” ranking of the Top 25 Contemporary Instrumental Music albums released during 2016. If you enjoy the music we play on GAIA Prime Radio, you should especially enjoy each of these albums.

Rank Artist Album Title
1 Fiona Joy Signature: Synchronicity
2 David Arkenstone The Fairy Garden
3 Gandalf All Is One, One Is All
4 Various Artists Celtic Collection 1
5 Helen Jane Long Identity
6 Matthew Schildt This Little Light
7 Kelly Andrew Rendezvous
8 Al Conti Mystic
9 Philip Wesley Beyond Cloud Nine
10 Louis Colaiannia Four Days In My Life
11 Timothy Wenzel Distant Horseman
12 Sherry Finzer, Darin Mahoney, & Will Clipman Trialogue
13 Jill Haley National Park Soundscapes
14 Eamonn Karran Celtic Skies
15 Vicki Logan Sound Paintings
16 Myristica Star Filled Skies
17 Al Jewer & Andy Mitran Transmigration
18 Deuter Immortelle
19 Laura Sullivan The Modern Romantic
20 Heidi Osgood-Metcalf MontaƱas
21 Lynn Yew Evers Elysian
22 3rd Force Global Force
23 Emily Rowe Daydream
24 Richard Carr Matters of Balance
25 Ann Sweeten Where Butterflies Dance

There were many other great albums in 2016. Here are ten more albums (not in any particular order) that in any other year might have easily made the top 25 list, and so deserve mention: John Adorney, A World Awakens; Lawrence Blatt, Longitudes and Latitudes; Caratacus, The Celtic Sessions; John Fluker, 11:11; John Jamieson, Through The Centuries; Terry Lee Nichols, At Peace Beneath The Shade of My Father’s Tree; Lynn Trudeau, A New Dream; Peter Sterling, Sacred Visions; Bill Wren, Road To Chiang Mai; Various Artists, Forest Bathing. We also highly recommend each of these albums.

“Reach Out” by Terry Oldfield and Carlos Garo

April 21, 2017 by Admin

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