Friday, September 6 2013
Excellent writing from Rick Moody, Peter Case, Jim DeRogatis, and the man formerly known as John Wesley Harding. All on the subject of prog.
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.
Monday, June 3 2013
There's a lot of expectations surrounding Echo Street, the new album from highly regarded UK progressive rock act Amplifier. However, fans anticipating anything particularly venturesome are set for a surprise.
Friday, May 31 2013
The purple piper plays his tune, the choir softly sing. Three lullabies in an ancient tongue, for the court of the crimson king. A 1969 progressive rock milestone is the 131st most acclaimed album of all time.
Tuesday, May 7 2013
Although they became hugely successful, Pink Floyd championed a type of integrity that seems uniquely associated with progressive rock: they never imitated anyone else or copied their own previous efforts.
Monday, April 8 2013
Rush, as much as any rock band, represents the eternal present tense: they adapted and evolved in real time, reflecting the issues, sounds and styles of their day.
Wednesday, February 6 2013
Somewhere between the first hit of acid and the last ray of light from the disco ball, rock music got ambitious. What we would come to know as prog rock would go on to launch a million air guitars.
Tuesday, October 23 2012
A fantastic first chapter that is far more catchy, emotional, grand, and thematically rich than you might expect.
Tuesday, July 17 2012
Typically, when a band releases a video for their new single, they release a video for their new single. That video is often a series of spiffy, moving images that relate visually and/or thematically to the song that accompanies it, for the purpose of selling said song. Pepe Deluxé is not a typical band.
Monday, July 16 2012
With double album Yellow & Green, Baroness finally surface from the suffocating Georgian sludge-swamps to sit amongst the upper echelon of progressive rock royalty.