Progressive rock

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

A prog-leaning album that is noisy, experimental and brave.

Gimme Five: Garage Sailing Part II, with Traffic, Emerson Lake and Palmer, the Who and others

Gimme Five: Garage Sailing Part II, with Traffic, Emerson Lake and Palmer, the Who and others

Finding cool old CDs on sale is great. Just don’t get the greedy eye.

‘Very much a turning point for Yes’: Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980′s Drama

‘Very much a turning point for Yes’: Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980′s Drama

The first Jon Anderson-less Yes album has received a critical reevaluation of late.

One Track Mind: Justin Hayward, “One Day Someday” from Spirits … Live (2014)

One Track Mind: Justin Hayward, “One Day Someday” from Spirits … Live (2014)

Hayward has never sounded closer to the material, or closer to us.

‘I don’t mean to sound like everyone’s dull’: Jon Davison admits Yes’ new Heaven and Earth is ‘easy listening’

‘I don’t mean to sound like everyone’s dull’: Jon Davison admits Yes’ new Heaven and Earth is ‘easy listening’

The softer-edged current project from Yes made a respectable debut at No. 26.

Steven Wilson – Cover Version (2014)

Steven Wilson – Cover Version (2014)

This illustrates how Wilson matured at a dizzying pace over the 2003-10 era.

One Track Mind: Steve Rothery Band, “The Old Man of the Sea” from Live In Rome (2014)

One Track Mind: Steve Rothery Band, “The Old Man of the Sea” from Live In Rome (2014)

Despite a lengthy stint with Marillion, something clicks with these new faces.

One Track Mind: Simon Phillips, “Moments of Fortune” from Protocol II (2014)

One Track Mind: Simon Phillips, “Moments of Fortune” from Protocol II (2014)

This says a lot about what the ex-Toto drummer hopes to accomplish on his own.

Gimme Five: Overlooked Albums by Bad Company, Genesis, Husker Du, others

Gimme Five: Overlooked Albums by Bad Company, Genesis, Husker Du, others

Call this one: A Trip to St. Cecilia’s Orphanage for Homeless Albums.

Something Else! sneak peek: MoeTar, “Regression to the Mean” from Entropy of the Century (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: MoeTar, “Regression to the Mean” from Entropy of the Century (2014)

Does a song have to be repetitive and elementary to work? MoeTar says: No.