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About Rob

I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music...progressive music!

RIP Alan White

This morning I decided to wear my Yes “90124” t-shirt. It’s one of my favorites as I love the band and of course the album. Then I find out that Alan White passed away today. Now I am honoring one … Continue reading

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The Pineapple Thief – “Give it Back”

Normally when a band re-records their music, it’s a last ditch effort to salvage what’s left of their career. They paint it as how the current lineup interprets their classics. “Give it Back” by The Pineapple Thief is not that … Continue reading

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Porcupine Tree – “Closure/Continuation”

For years now, fans of Porcupine Tree have been begging for a new album. After the release of 2009’s “The Incident,” band leader Steven Wilson embarked on a very successful solo career. It seemed he no longer needed Porcupine Tree, … Continue reading

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Leave Your Preconceived Notions at the Door

It’s probably the hardest thing to do when it comes to any art form. Not having any sort of expectation. The only time that I can actually listen to an album without any sort of preconceived notion is if I … Continue reading

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Where did they go?

I was having a conversation in the comments with a friend on here about a one man project that apparently no longer exists on Bandcamp or anywhere else for that matter. I am not surprised. Of course it’s hard as … Continue reading

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10 Years of PMP

On March 25th 2012, I decided I would try creating a Facebook page. I had been posted music related stuff on my personal page but no one really cared (other than my amazing wife). So why not throw all of … Continue reading

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RIP Ian McDonald

King Crimson founder Ian McDonald has passed away from cancer at the age of 75. He was a legend who helped create the progressive rock genre as we know it. He went on to found the rock band Foreigner and … Continue reading

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Cynic – “Ascension Codes”

Since the last Cynic album, both Sean Reinhart and Sean Malone passed away suddenly. Reinhart was 48 and Malone was 50. They died 11 months apart. This leaves Paul Masvidal and one could argue that the new album “Ascension Codes” … Continue reading

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Yes – “The Quest”

I’ve already pondered the “validity” of the current Yes lineup calling themselves “Yes,” but they are the only Yes we have. And just when we thought the mess that was “Heaven & Earth” would be the final Yes album, we … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

The question of when is a band no longer “authentically” that band is one you see constantly raised in music. Rarely do you have a band like Rush that kept the same members for years and then disbanded upon the … Continue reading

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