Progressive Rock thread

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  1. Joe_Pesci

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    I need a new place to talk to myself. No jam bands please.

    I've been listening to Beardfish lately. They're pretty cool and not too weird.
     
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  2. DUCKMOUTH

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    Going to see Yes in October. Should be interesting
     
  3. Joe_Pesci

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    I love Yes, but it's a band that's had about 20 people in it over its lifetime.
     
  4. Iron Mickey

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    i saw them a few years back and it was fucking incredible

    they played the entirety of the close to the edge (the album, not the track or any of its constituent movements) and my face melted

    in other news, hey joe
     
  5. Odin

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    posted this in the metal thread. i think it fits here more.




    this however, only belongs here

     
  6. DUCKMOUTH

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    I'm going to get drunk as shit this weekend and jam band the hell out of this thread.
     
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    I would kind of like to identify the origins of this somewhat recent (imo) hollywood beta-male Rush fandom thing.

    (He said having just watched the Tom Sawyer air-drumming scene in HBO's "Togetherness")
     
  10. Clown Baby

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    I'm a huge fan of Mike Milligan and the Kitchen Brothers
     
  11. Shiggityshwo

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    heard this for the first time the other night, can't stop playing it now

     
  12. h.e.pennypacker

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  13. Shiggityshwo

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    I remember someone telling me like 12 years ago to check out Porcupine Tree and I've finally acquiesced

    Good call dorm janitor guy
     
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  14. Odin

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    Steven Wilson's solo stuff is really good too.
     
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  15. Prospector

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    Most of the stuff Kansas did that wasn't on the radio was top shelf, do they count?
     
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    Came into the thread looking for a rock solid car insurance quote...leaving disheartened.
     
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  17. Shiggityshwo

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    It appears I've got an ocean of stuff to check out. What I've instantly fallen in love with is their "Fear of a Blanket Planet" album, which apparently came out 3 years or so after this recommendation, and I know they've got a massive library that predates that. Point me in a direction, if you will.
     
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  18. jltperson

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    I just want to talk about how great the new radiohead cd is because I know joe presci hates them

    By joe precie I mean Joe_Pesci

    But I do like prog Rock
     
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  19. Joe_Pesci

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  20. John McGuirk

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    First off, I'm jealous. I wish I could go back and discover this band all over again. Every album is different and good in its own way.

    If you're looking for something similar to FOABP, I would recommend you listen to Deadwing or In Absentia. They're closest to that sound. I played In Absentia completely into the ground when I discovered it. Might be my favorite Porcupine Tree album overall. I personally love The Incident (their most recent), but I think it takes several listens all the way through to be able to appreciate the album. Probably want to start with the aforementioned two.

    If you're looking for something a little more psychedelic, move towards their earlier stuff: Up the Downstair, The Sky Moves Sideways, Signify. This was the time period that resulted in them being dubbed "the Pink Floyd of the 90s." And you can tell why. It's cool to listen to the contrast between Steven Wilson's songwriting then and now.

    It's hard for me to name a favorite out of this time period because of their rapidly changing sound....but all of them are great. If I had to, I guess its probably TSMS. The album tracks basically run together as one long song.

    And then there there are what I consider The "in between" albums: Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun. Shorter, more structured songs...kind of a transition period before Steven Wilson turned to a more metal sound. Stupid Dream is probably their "poppiest" sounding album, but definitely worth a listen. Lightbulb Sun was actually the album that got me into the band and I still highly recommend it. It's a mix of heavy and light


    I would also recommend checking out the live albums...i think there are 6
     
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  21. Shiggityshwo

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    About 5 songs deep into In Absentia, but I'm feeling a strong yes so far. I remember hearing about this album back when Volta made a song by the same name on their last album.
     
  22. Shiggityshwo

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    big fan of this motif in my albums, going with this next
     
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  23. John McGuirk

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    The incident is the same way. All the songs relate to each other and run together. And they played it the same way live

    (Not to be a big pussy in the progressive rock thread, but...) The incident is an album about a breakup that I just so happened to start listening to during a breakup so it hit home for me at the time. It doesn't get as good of reviews as some of the previous albums, but I personally think it's an amazing album that I will always have on rotation
     
  24. Shiggityshwo

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    The Sky Moves Sideways is probably my favorite so far, tough to say after one listen though
     
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  25. burnttatertot

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    None of you mouth breathers deserve this.

     
  26. Popovio

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    Damn I wish I could listen to all of their stuff for the first time again.

    Check out the Fear of a Blank Planet EP, almost as good as the actual album. "Nil Recurring" and "What Happens Now?" are such awesome tracks.

    The whole Signify album is great albeit weird, "Dark Matter" has one of my favorite guitar solos of all time. Basically there are great songs on every album, some just have more than others.
     
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  27. Shiggityshwo

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    diving into Deadwing and Signify this weekend

    after some time to marinate, Fear of a Blank Planet is definitely leader of the pack

    just cracked up at his British pronunciation of "privacy" on Deadwing

    this has been your shiggityshwo musical adventures update, stay tuned for any future installments, God bless
     
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  28. Shiggityshwo

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    Deadwing was just ok, glad it's one of the later albums I listened to
     
  29. John McGuirk

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    Did you listen to In Absentia?
     
  30. Heesu

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    The. Yes. Album.
     
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  31. Shiggityshwo

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    yes, big fan

    gone through that, FoaBP, The Sky Moves Sideways, and Up the Downstair, including the Staircase Infinites, feel like I'm talking about Final Fantasy or something

    Deadwing was the first meh, although it had its moments, and I wasn't giving my full attention
     
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  32. Joe_Pesci

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  33. Joe_Pesci

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    rick wakeman has a dope keyboard part at 8:50
     
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  34. Shiggityshwo

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    been addicted to this album for a while, I guess it fits in here, if it fits anywhere

     
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  35. Joe_Pesci

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    mr. bungle is weird, in a good way
     
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  36. Shiggityshwo

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    that's basically the best way to describe them

    haven't been able to get into their earlier albums yet though, not sure if I have that kind of madness in me
     
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  37. Shiggityshwo

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    Think I'm switching my allegiance to Up the Downstair, especially if you include the bonus tracks

    I'm sorry I just get excited about this stuff

    Also Omar of Mars Volta fame has decided to open the flood gates of his unreleased material and will be releasing a new solo album every other week starting next Friday through the end of the year. The albums supposedly range from his '08 jazz fusion days through the '13 electronic stuff. His solo material has always been hit or miss for me, but tidal wave of new music fuck yeah and all that stuff.
     
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  39. Shiggityshwo

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    My apologies, Ryan, I really should've explained this better

    The first album comes out in slightly less than one week from right now. It is called Sworn Virgins... what a name

    Then, only two weeks later: let newAlbum = "we get a whole new album!";

    aaaaaaaaand then two weeks later `${newAlbum}`;

    and you can just loop the shit out of that for weeks on weeks on weeks

    stay tuned man, we're really gonna have a lot of fun :injun:
     
  40. John McGuirk

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    Sweet

    Got a free ticket to go see mike portnoy and winery dogs tonight. I am excite
     
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  41. Prospector

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    That blending of the old with the new built a loyal following of die hard prog rock fans since the 1970s.

    David Weigel is one of those fans. He's a national reporter for The Washington Post, but for the past several years he's been moonlighting and expanding his encyclopedic knowledge of prog rock. The result is his new book, released this week, "The Show that Never Ends: the Rise and Fall of Progressive Rock." He joins The Takeaway to discuss his new work, and the evolving history of prog rock.

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  42. Joe_Pesci

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    the new Elder album is dope, btw
     
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  43. Popovio

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    I need some new bands to listen to, suggestions?
     
  44. Popovio

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    New Steven Wilson album came out yesterday, it is really poppy. Pretty different change of pace for him, one of the songs sounded like some straight up Disco pop lol. "Detonation" is a really cool track, and more like his other material. I'm not really sure if I like it right now, but I think the album'll grow on me.
     
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  46. Shiggityshwo

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    Most of these albums were pretty awful fwiw

    I apologize for my optimism, and all that stuff
     
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  47. Popovio

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    I think this is still the best prog song I've heard in the past 5 years. Love the ending.

     
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    There's a new Kingcrow out.

     
  49. electronic

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    This is a magnificent band called "GEM" featuring (in my opinion) the drummer with the best chops in the world, Matt Garstka.

     
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