Category Archives: pop rock

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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RIAN ADKINSON ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM ‘HEATHENS’

One album that I am really looking forward to is by my buddy Rian Adkinson. People have said that Steven Wilson is embracing his pop side, well Rian has that down and hasn’t lost his prog sensibilities like others. Here’s … Continue reading

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Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius – “Guilty of Innocence”

Violinist and vocalist Joe Deninzon has serious talent at both playing and singing. His band Stratospheerius has that same level of talent. On paper this seemed like a no brainer for me. But I should know better than to make … Continue reading

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Steven Wilson – “To the Bone”

Short version: I really don’t like this album. It’s a poorly written, poorly arranged, disjointed collection of substandard songs. It’s not prog but that’s not why I don’t like it. For a very long explanation, read on. Long version: Reviewing … Continue reading

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Steven Wilson announces “To the Bone” album and tour

  Here’s the official press release: Steven Wilson has announced details of To The Bone – his expansive, brilliant fifth album – and a major 2018 UK tour including a return to one of the country’s most iconic venues, the Royal Albert Hall. Pre-order … Continue reading

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Tom Slatter – “Happy People”

When last I checked in with my buddy Tom Slatter, he was having problems with alien creatures and other oddities on “Fit the Fourth.” It was a confusing album for a basic American idiot such as myself. But undaunted by … Continue reading

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Turning Virtue – “A Temporary Human Experience”

There are times when an album doesn’t line up with my brain at the time I am listening to it. I’ll set it aside and hopefully I remember to revisit it. Such was the case of Turning Virtue’s “A Temporary … Continue reading

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