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Sunday, May 22 2011

The 25 Best Progressive Rock Songs of All Time

Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.


Columns

Wednesday, May 7 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.


Reviews

Thursday, November 17 2011

Zechs Marquise: Getting Paid

Prog that doesn't actually progress anywhere.


Wednesday, July 13 2011

Yes: Fly From Here

Yes is now without Jon Anderson again, and they manage to not fall flat on their faces with Fly From Here.


Tuesday, April 21 2009

Yes: Symphonic Live

It's a solid concert from 2001, but it won't be converting a new generation of fans.


Wednesday, April 6 2005

Yes: House of Yes: Live from the House of Blues [DVD]

If you can ignore Yes's somewhat ridiculous stage habits, and the confetti, you'll find that this semi-recent live DVD shows that progressive rock, at its best, can atone for its sins.


Sunday, August 29 2004

Yes: YESSPEAK DVD

How can anyone but the most hard-hearted cynic hate Yes?"


Blogs

Wednesday, August 18 2010

Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...


News

Monday, January 25 2010

Once thought of as the future of music, the Birotron attempts to make a return

Paul McCartney wanted one, the story goes; so did Led Zeppelin. Promoted in the 1970s as the "orchestra at your fingertips," it was an unlikely


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