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Thursday, May 8 2014

Never One for Striped Trousers: Talking Shop with Steve Howe

Steve Howe and his Yes bandmates are obviously driven by a desire, perhaps an obsession, to measure up favorably, and to improve upon what they’ve already achieved.


Thursday, March 6 2014

The Holy Trinity: Genesis

During this three album stretch, Genesis evinced as much growth and glory as any of their prog brethren, and the banner they raised still casts a huge and heavy shadow over everything that followed.


Tuesday, January 21 2014

Cherished Concepts in Current Prog Rock

Many diehard prog rock enthusiasts dismiss modern bands as inferior imitators. These three releases prove there are still a few visionaries out there.


Friday, January 10 2014

In Defense Of ... Both the Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel Eras of Genesis

With Collins' recent rumblings about returning to music, it's time to lay the "which era is better" question to rest.


Friday, September 6 2013

You Have Been Waiting for ‘Yes Is the Answer’ Your Whole Life

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

The 10 Progressive Rock Epics You Need to Hear Now

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

Amplifier: Echo Street

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

Counterbalance No. 131: King Crimson’s ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’

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

Pink Floyd: The Prog Rock Archetype

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

Time Stand Still: Why Rush Belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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.


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