Jordan Blum holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is the founder/Editor-in-Chief of an online literary/multimedia journal called The Bookends Review. He specializes in progressive rock and also writes for Delusions of Adequacy, Examiner, and Sea of Tranquility. Finally, he records his own crazy ideas under the pseudonym of Neglected Spoon. When he’s not focused on any of that, he teaches English courses at various colleges. Feel free to contact him.
Sunday, June 9 2013
You'll kick yourself for not blasting these prog masterpieces sooner. These pieces represent their creators' highest level of artistic ambition and self-indulgence, and they're often declared the group's best composition.
Tuesday, May 28 2013
Nosound mastermind Giancarlo Erra discusses his music, inspirations, and method of melancholic creation and direction.
Tuesday, March 12 2013
Groundbreaking in its form, length, packaging, lyrics, and concept, the work remains one of the most significant and beloved albums of its genre 40 years onward.
Monday, November 11 2013
Except for a few cool production techniques and some interesting mid-song changes, it's just a collection of shallow, uninvolving tracks with plenty of distortion and eccentric singing.
Tuesday, October 29 2013
A mind-blowing celebration of Townsend's career packed with stunning recreations and humorous theatrics.
Monday, October 21 2013
An extremely disappointing effort that replaces the creative substance and varied timbres of previous releases with overbearing, repetitious style.
Thursday, September 26 2013
A wonderful tribute to the most influential and ambitious American pop group of all time.
Sunday, August 11 2013
A brilliant synthesis of colorful timbres, complex ideas, and catchy hooks. A gem in the genre.