Progressive rock

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

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

An inventive and frenzied drum part from Bill Bruford helps propel Jon Anderson’s “Then” into the upper echelon of early Yes songs.

Marco Minnemann, “Thoughts Take Shape” (2015): Exclusive Something Else! stream

Marco Minnemann, “Thoughts Take Shape” (2015): Exclusive Something Else! stream

This exclusive Something Else! stream from ‘Celebration’ offers new insights into one of Marco Minnemann’s very best solo projects.

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Trilogy: Deluxe Edition (1972, 2015 reissue)

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Trilogy: Deluxe Edition (1972, 2015 reissue)

Here is a review of the 3-CD remastered version of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s classic 1972 release, ‘Trilogy.’ Jakko Jakszyk’s remix does the music justice.

In defense of Roger Waters’ oft-derided, over-the-top Radio K.A.O.S.

In defense of Roger Waters’ oft-derided, over-the-top Radio K.A.O.S.

Roger Waters’ ‘Radio K.A.O.S,’ released on June 15, 1987, was defined by a tangled narrative and plasticine production. Here’s why we like it, anyway.

Yes, “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

‘Time and a Word’ opens with “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed,” a Yes song which doesn’t quite sound like Yes.

Jethro Tull’s Mick Abrahams – Revived! (2015)

Jethro Tull’s Mick Abrahams – Revived! (2015)

Founding Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams is back after a health scare with an endlessly diverse album featuring many of his famous friends.

Yes, “Survival” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Survival” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes knows a thing of two about survival. As such, it seems only fitting that the last song on their debut is so titled.

Often-forgotten David Gilmour was the Pink Floyd leader’s most varied solo effort

Often-forgotten David Gilmour was the Pink Floyd leader’s most varied solo effort

Released on May 25, 1978, ‘David Gilmour’ is a complete solo statement, refreshing in that it’s not trying too hard to sound like Pink Floyd.

The Aristocrats, “Culture Clash” (2013): One Track Mind

The Aristocrats, “Culture Clash” (2013): One Track Mind

The Aristocrats’ versatility, power and instrumental prowess may be best heard on the title track from 2013’s ‘Culture Clash.’

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Like It Is (2015): One Track Mind

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Like It Is (2015): One Track Mind

As the bracing news of Yes bassist Chris Squire’s serious illness continues to reverberate, we dig into a new take on one of his most brilliant performances.