Abel Ganz top Prog Mill listeners poll for 2020

Scottish progressive rock band ABEL GANZ have topped the annual Prog Mill Listeners Album of the Year poll for 2020 with their superb album ‘The Life of the Honeybee and Other Moments of Clarity’.

The show’s listeners were asked during December to submit their top 5 albums of the year lists, with each number 1 receiving 5 points, number 2 getting 4pts etc..

Show presenter Shaun Geraghty said “It became a two horse race between Abel Ganz and Pendragon (who came second with their album ‘Love Over Fear’), it was neck and neck for much of December with Abel Ganz pulling away in the last few days”. These two albums both received more than twice as many votes as any other album. This is the ninth Prog Mill listeners Album of the year, with Kaprekars Constant taking the title last year with ‘Depth of Field’.

This year, 117 listeners voted, nominating 109 albums.

Here is the top 30


1 Abel Ganz – The Life of the Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity

2 Pendragon – Love Over Fear

3 Wobbler – Dwellers of the Deep

4 John Holden – Rise and Fall

5 Lunatic Soul – Through Shaded Woods

6 Gazpacho – Fireworker

7 Magenta – Masters of Illusion

8 Fish – Weltschmerz

9 Chimpan A – The Empathy Machine

10 Pure Reason Revolution – Eupnea

11 Amanda Kim Sanderson – Time and Tide
12 Motorpsycho – The All Is One
13 Verulium – Herald The New Age
14 The KAOS Collective – Distant Shimmering Light
15 Tiger Moth Tales – The Whispering of the World
16 Rick Wakeman – The Red Planet
17 The Flower Kings – Islands
18 I Am The Manic Whale Things Unseen
19 The Tangent – Auto Reconnaissance
20 Millenium – The Sin
21 Pattern Seeking Animals – Prehensile Tales
22 Fish on Friday – Black Rain
23 Kansas – The Absence of Presence
24 Long Earth – Once Around the Sun
25 Dyble Longdon – Between a Breath and a Breath
26 Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – Nostalgia for Infinity
27 Jargon – The Fading Thought
28 Airbag – A Day at the Beach
29 Lazuli – Le Fantastique Envol de Dieter Bohm
30 JPL – Sapiens