Progressive rock

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson – Thick as a Brick: Live in Iceland (2014)

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson – Thick as a Brick: Live in Iceland (2014)

Whatever the cover says, the star here will always be Gerald Bostock.

Neal Morse – Songs from November (2014)

Neal Morse – Songs from November (2014)

Morse blends every element of his muse into one all-encompassing solo triumph.

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.

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: ‘Very much a turning point for Yes’

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.