Category: Prog Rock

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Gryphon – Red Queen to Gryphon Three

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      Mike DeGagne: 'Red Queen to Gryphon Three is only available coupled with the Raindance album on the same disc, but it has stood the test of time as an excellent progressive rock piece. The album centers around a...

Uriah Heep – Look at yourself

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      Donald A. Guarisco: 'The third time proved to be the charm for Uriah Heep: on Look at Yourself, the group perfects its fusion of heavy metal power and prog rock majesty, and the result is one of the best albums ...

Paladin – Charge !

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Paladin - Charge !       Jo-Ann Greene: 'Having failed to ignite the populace with their eponymous debut, a set brimming with joie de vivre and creative crossovers, Paladin decided the only way to break into the main...

Jethro Tull – Aqualung

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Jethro Tull - Aqualung       Rovi Staff : 'The leap from 1970's Benefit to the following year's Aqualung is one of the most astonishing progressions in rock history. In the space of one album, Tull went from relative...

McDonald and Giles – McDonald and Giles

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McDonald and Giles - McDonald and Giles       McDonald and Giles is an album of music released by British musicians Ian McDonald and Michael Giles in 1971. The album was recorded at Island Studios between May and Jul...

Porcupine Tree – Lightbulb Sun

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Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun       Ned Raggett: 'Some older fans looked askance at Lightbulb Sun, feeling it was verging on overt commercialism (and admittedly, the near power ballad solo on "Where We Would Be" is ...

Focus – Moving Waves

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Focus - Moving Waves       Paul Collins: 'The album that boosted Focus into at least semi-fame outside of continental Europe, Moving Waves blasts off with their hit single, "Hocus Pocus." Built around a killer guitar...

Atomic Rooster – In Hearing Of Atomic Rooster

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Atomic Rooster - In Hearing Of Atomic Rooster Progarchives: 'Probably the best progressive album ever produced by a group that no one talks about. In Hearing of Atomic Rooster belts out a broad range of great songs f...

Yes – Close To The Edge

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Yes - Close To The Edge Dave Thompson: 'With 1971's Fragile having left Yes poised quivering on the brink of what friend and foe acknowledged was the peak of the band's achievement, Close to the Edge was never going ...

Frost* – Milliontown

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Frost* - Milliontown Prograrchives: 'Simply put, a marvelous release. I can help use only superlatives for this debut album. Excellent musicianship, originality and freshness in aboundance in both rythm, arrangements...

Ange – Au dela du delire

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Ange - Au dela du delire Philippe Margotin: 'Propulsé au sommet du rock symphonique français avec Le Cimetière des arlequins, Ange poursuivait sa route avec ce troisième album, sorti en 1974. Concept-album qui retrac...

Amplifier – The Octopus

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Amplifier - The Octopus     Progarchives: 'With a sound that is easily associated with fellow Brits Porcupine Tree or Oceansize, Amplifier do manage to take their roots in prog and merge it with a more accessible alt...

Pendragon – The Masquerade Overture

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Pendragon - The Masquerade Overture Prognut from Progarchives: 'Modern Symphonic Progressive Rock as it's best. This is the ONE to get if you are new to Pendragon. Their best to date. From the beautiful pastoral "Pai...

Steven Wilson – Hand Cannot Erase

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Steven Wilson Hand Cannot Erase Thom Jurek: 'In January of 2006, the remains of Joyce Carol Vincent, aged 38, were discovered in her London flat. She died in her apartment in late 2003, surrounded by undelivered Chri...

Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused to Sing

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Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing   Thom Jurek 'Over the past decade, Steven Wilson's relationship with prog rock over has grown increasingly intimate. He previewed a killer new band on the live ...

Genesis – Foxtrot

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Genesis - Foxtrot Stephen Thomas Erlewine: 'Foxtrot is where Genesis began to pull all of its varied inspirations into a cohesive sound -- which doesn't necessarily mean that the album is streamlined, for this is a g...

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer Bruce Eder  'Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals ("The Barbarian," "Three Fates") and romanti...

Genesis – Wind & Wuthering

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Genesis - Wind & Wuthering Stephen Thomas Erlewine 'Wind & Wuthering followed quickly on the heels of A Trick of the Tail and they're very much cut from the same cloth, working the same English eccentric grou...

Harmonium – Si On Avait Besoin D’une Cinquième Sainson

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Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin D'une Cinquième Sainson Folk prog masters from Canada HARMONIUM released several brilliant albums in the 70's with "Si on avait..." representing perhaps my favourite of all of thier rel...

Anekdoten – Until All the Ghosts Are Gone

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Anekdoten - Until All the Ghosts Are Gone After their first two albums, very much in the style of King Crimson with some heavy Progressive Rock sound, the band has drift away a bit, by bringing down their sound with ...

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