Articles tagged jethro tull, ian anderson, progressive rock

STATS - ‘Mercy’ (album stream) (premiere)

Sludge metal gets mighty weird awfully fast on this debut album. In the best way imaginable.

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God Is an Astronaut: Helios | Erebus

While Helios | Erebus may not be the best the group has to offer, it’s still a gorgeous yet heartrending opus as only they could provide.

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The Shills - “Oh, This Devilish Place” (video) (premiere)

Straddling multiple rock genres at the same time, the Boston band's shimmering new single is bolstered by a gorgeous video.

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Tim Bowness: Stupid Things That Mean the World

So few of Bowness’s peers show the same level of artistic integrity and fearlessness, not to mention boundless creativity and precise expressionism.

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Agent Fresco - “Wait for Me” (video) (premiere)

The Icelandic band gets personal on its latest video.

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Joe Satriani: Shockwave Supernova

Joe Satriani is joined by a crack band on this album, but it also features some of his most emotive and brilliant playing in 26 years.

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Roger Waters: Amused to Death (take 2)

Amused to Death, emerged as a dark, desultory look at the domination of the media as a brainless but powerful influence in the shaping of mankind’s political, religious and social ideals.

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Roger Waters: Amused to Death (take 1)

In 1992, Roger Waters released a mighty record that was given the bum's rush by pop history. Remixed, repackaged, and remastered, it's back to teach us a lesson.

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Fucked Up: Year of the Hare

Can a 23-minute long track with acoustic interludes be the best punk song of the decade?

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Robin Gibb: Saved By the Bell: Collected Works 1969-70

Ten years in the making, this anthology presents Robin’s first two solo albums with generous outtakes and demos, establishing him as a master of chamber pop.

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Venice Trip - ‘Look Forward’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The London band channels '60s psychedelia extraordinarily well on their new EP.

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Dreadnought - “Odyssey” (audio) (premiere)

Classic UK prog and modern US black metal coalesce beautifully on the Denver band's epic new track, "Odyssey".

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Rachel Mason - “The White Crow” (video) (Premiere)

The prolific performance artist Rachel Mason explores parallel lives in her ambitious rock opera, The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

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17 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

Arcturus: Arcturian

The veteran avant-prog band returns with a release that doesn't always live up to its potential but is still better than half of what you streamed this morning.

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Wonderbitch - “Josanna” (audio) (premiere)

Hear the Austin band Wonderbitch channel '70s jazz rock and '80s pop on their effervescent new track.

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Steven Wilson Brings Songs of Urban Isolation to Chicago - 5 June 2015

The American leg of Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour finds the prolific musician in top visual and instrumental form, and his Chicago gigs at Park West were no exception.

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9 Jun 2015 // 3:30 AM

Muse: Drones

Drones could have been a return to form for Muse, but its heavy-handed political paranoia drowns out the music in a sea of unsubtle Orwellian buzzwords.

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The Rhythmic Redesign of Porcupine Tree: An Interview with Gavin Harrison

Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison talks with PopMatters about the long and complex process that went into his creation of the big band album, Cheating the Polygraph.

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Tim Bowness - “Great Electric Teenage Dream” (video) (Premiere)

"Great Electric Teenage Dream" opens up No-Man wordsmith Tim Bowness' new studio album with gusto, powered by the booming drums of Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson).

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Counterbalance: Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’

Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar. You're gonna go far, just like the 207th most acclaimed album of all time, Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.

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Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

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"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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