Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. These are the 100 best progressive rock songs from English-speaking bands released from 1969 to 1979.
Only invigorating, blood-pumping, sledgehammer slabs of rock need to apply. So if time travel is ever invented, here are ten shows to hit first out of the gate.
If Chicago’s Born For This Moment is the last album of new material from the group, they exit with a welcome collection that imparts their worthy reputation.
In Bodies: Life and Death in Music, critic Ian Winwood chronicles the wreckage of a reckless industry and wonders if there is another way.
Neil Young’s latest set resonates as fervently composed and heartfeltly topical, and the band are as committed as ever to authentic and vigorous performance.
Monuments sets a new benchmark not just for the Vintage Caravan, but for the entirety of today’s retro rock movement. Hear the full album here before release.
Greta Van Fleet seem to lack even a passing familiarity with the last four decades of recorded music on The Battle at Garden’s Gate.
The Vintage Caravan’s Monuments is a pristine example of how to do retro rock right. It’s an essential listen with an invigorating take on those older styles.
Between the Grooves celebrates Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy by examining how the band were at their best on the underrated post-Zoso masterwork.
A high-kicking guitarist in female-fronted Heart with her sister Ann for decades, Nancy Wilson still rocks, but she's taking a home-alone approach for the April release of You and Me.
Between the Grooves examines Led Zeppelin's awe-inspiring fourth LP. Nowhere is the band's carefully balanced blend of eardrum-bursting heavy rock and delicate folk strains better realized than on Led Zeppelin IV.