Category Archives: pop rock

Magic Pie – “Fragments of the 5th Element”

One of the most consistent bands in prog is Magic Pie. Sure the name is odd but they are prog, right? “Fragments of the 5th Element” continues their tradition of what I call edgy prog rock. Oft times, prog rock … Continue reading

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Pure Reason Revolution reunite; sign to InsideOutMusic for release of first new studio album in nearly 10 years

Pure Reason Revolution are BACK! Check out the press release below!   Jon Courtney & Chloë Alper have reunited the much-loved Pure Reason Revolution, playing their first show in close to 8 years at the recent Midsummer Prog Festival in … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 12

The title of this column could be “Unlikely Recommendations.” At least, this first one is very unlikely. Port Noir is a band that despite being signed by Inside Out Music, I had assumed they were just some alternative rock band. … Continue reading

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Tim Bowness – “Flowers At The Scene”

“Here’s an album for you to review. I know I didn’t even need to ask.” That’s what the boss said. Well, I do wear my fandoms on my sleeve. One of those fandoms is of no-man, Tim Bowness’ project with … Continue reading

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3.2 – “The Rules Have Changed”

Before you read this review, stop right here and go read my interview with Robert Berry first. You need proper context before you go any further. I’ll wait here. CLICK HERE: https://progressivemusicplanet.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/interview-with-robert-berry-about-3-3-2-and-his-dear-friend-keith-emerson/ Go read it… OK, did you finish? I’ll … Continue reading

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Plenty – “It Could Be Home”

Plenty is the band Tim Bowness left for no-man. This is a record of what could have been. The band released a couple of cassettes in the late 80s. The songs included in this album have been re-recorded and tweaked. … Continue reading

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Kayak – “Seventeen”

When comes to actual progressive pop, two bands come to mind for me: Supertramp (one of my favorite bands) and Kayak. Each band embrace the melodies and hooks of good pop music while maintaining the high standard of progressive rock. … Continue reading

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