Progressive rock

Roger Waters created his masterwork with focused, trenchant Amused to Death

Roger Waters created his masterwork with focused, trenchant Amused to Death

‘Amused to Death,’ released on September 1, 1992, found Roger Waters returning to a tried-and-true formula. The result was his best solo album.

It’s time to give Genesis’ Calling All Stations, ex-frontman Ray Wilson a fair hearing

It’s time to give Genesis’ Calling All Stations, ex-frontman Ray Wilson a fair hearing

If ‘Calling All Stations,’ released on September 1, 1997, didn’t have the “Genesis” legacy to live up to, would you have enjoyed it anyway?

Yes, “Astral Traveller” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “Astral Traveller” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

In direct contrast to the prior Jon Anderson-penned track, “Astral Traveller” rocks as hard as anything on Yes’ ‘Time and a Word.’

Brian Eno made a triumphal return to rock with layered complexity of Nerve Net

Brian Eno made a triumphal return to rock with layered complexity of Nerve Net

‘Nerve Net,’ released on September 1, 1992, found the always-intriguing Brian Eno creating something both booty-wagging and intelligent.

Asia [with John Payne], “Ghost in the Mirror” from Silent Nation (2004): One Track Mind

Asia [with John Payne], “Ghost in the Mirror” from Silent Nation (2004): One Track Mind

Released on August 31, 2004, Asia’s ‘Silent Nation’ represented the final collaboration between longtime partners Geoff Downes and John Payne.

Alan Parsons Project, “Lucifer” from Eve (1979): One Track Mind

Alan Parsons Project, “Lucifer” from Eve (1979): One Track Mind

The Alan Parsons Project’s ‘Eve’ arrived on August 27, 1979 with a life-changing – or, at the very least, an ear drum-rearranging – instrumental.

The Keith Emerson Band featuring Marc Bonilla was a thrilling return to prog

The Keith Emerson Band featuring Marc Bonilla was a thrilling return to prog

‘The Keith Emerson Band featuring Marc Bonilla,’ released on August 20, 2008, found Emerson fully – and finally – embracing his storied past.

Yes, “Clear Days” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “Clear Days” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Jon Anderson has written a few classic Yes songs by himself. Sadly, “Clear Days” from the 1970 release ‘Time and a Word’ is not one of them.

Lucas Lee – Business Brunch Specials: Uranium Omelet [With GMO-Free Brown Sauce] (2015)

Lucas Lee – Business Brunch Specials: Uranium Omelet [With GMO-Free Brown Sauce] (2015)

Lucas Lee offers a fascinating instrumental tale of the corporate world on the impishly titled ‘Business Brunch Specials: Uranium Omelet [With GMO-Free Brown Sauce].’

Geoff Downes talks up Yes’ often-forgotten Drama: ‘It’s a quite astonishing piece of work’

Geoff Downes talks up Yes’ often-forgotten Drama: ‘It’s a quite astonishing piece of work’

When a reworked Yes issued ‘Drama’ on August 18, 1980, it divided the loyalties of a stunned fanbase. Geoff Downes saw things differently.