Here’s the complete list of our top 100 chart, as voted by you, our faithful listeners:

1 Big Big Train East Coast Racer
2 Frost* Milliontown
3 Big Big Train The Underfall Yard
4 Frost* Black Light Machine
5 The Flower Kings The Truth Will Set You Free
6 Marillion Neverland
7 Big Big Train Victorian Brickwork
8 Transatlantic The Whirlwind
9 Porcupine Tree Anaesthetize
10 Pink Floyd High Hopes
11 The Tangent In Earnest
12 The Enid The One And The Many
13 Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
14 Transatlantic Stranger In Your Soul
15 Transatlantic All Of The Above
16 Porcupine Tree Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
17 Spock’s Beard At The End Of The Day
18 Flower Kings Garden Of Dreams
19 Frost* Hyperventilate
20 Pendragon Indigo
21 Marillion Invisible Man
22 Yes Mind Drive
23 Karmakanic Send A Message From The Heart
24 Flower Kings Stardust We Are
25 IQ Seventh House
26 Arena Butterfly Man
27 Discipline Canto IV
28 Lifesigns Carousel
29 Big Big Train Curator Of Butterflies
30 Steven Wilson Drive Home
31 Spock’s Beard Great Nothing
32 IQ Harvest of Souls
33 Big Big Train Hedgerow
34 Echolyn Mei
35 Dream Theater Octavarium
36 IQ Road of Bones
37 Riverside Second Life Syndrome
38 Marillion This Strange Engine
39 Cosmograf White Car
40 Galahad Guardian Angel
41 Echolyn Island
42 Porcupine Tree Lazarus
43 Frost* Dividing Line
44 Mike Keneally Pretty Enough for Girls
45 Moon Safari Lovers End Part 3
46 Transatlantic Duel With The Devil
47 Pallas Ghostdancers
48 Big Big Train First Rebreather
49 IQ Darkest Hour
50 Steven Wilson Holy Drinker
51 Cardiacs Dirty Boy
52 Anglagard Kung Bore
53 Pallas Falling Down
54 Big Big Train Judas Unrepentant
55 Spock’s Beard The Light
56 Kevin Gilbert Long Day’s Life
57 Moon Safari Other Half Of The Sky
58 Trojan Horse Paper Bells
59 Dream Theater Spirit Carries On
60 Pendragon This Green And Pleasant Land
61 Steven Wilson Home Invasion/Regret #9
62 IQ Narrow Margin
63 Radiohead Paranoid Android
64 The Tangent Place In The Queue
65 Lifesigns Telephone
66 Pendragon Voyager
67 The Gift Willows
68 Haken Cockroach King
69 Cosmograf Man Left In Space
70 Von Hertzen Brothers Always Been Right
71 Pink Floyd Anisina
72 Cosmograf Aspire, Achieve
73 Erik Norlander Astrology Prelude
74 Galahad Battle Scars
75 Porcupine Tree Blackest Eyes
76 Manning Charlestown
77 Kaipa Complex Work of Art
78 Riverside Conceiving You
79 Cardiacs Fiery Gun Hand
80 IQ Frequency
81 The Flower Kings I Am The Sun
82 Dream Theater Pull Me Under
83 Genesis Driving The Last Spike
84 Lifesigns Lighthouse
85 Kino Loser’s Day Parade
86 Nemo Reflets
87 Steven Wilson Luminol
88 Moon Safari Mega Moon
89 Tangent The Music That Died Alone
90 IQ Ryker Skies
91 Ritual Seasong For The Moominpappa
92 Galahad Seize The Day
93 Mostly Autumn Shrinking Violet
94 Credo Staring At The Sun
95 Steven Wilson Watchmaker
96 Tim Bowness Smiler At 50
97 Public Service Broadcasting Spitfire
98 Fierce And The Dead Spooky Action
99 Tiger Moth Tales Don’t Let Go, Feels Alright
100 Beardfish Sleeping In Traffic

One of our regular listeners, John Simms, has posted his analysis of the results of our recent poll on his blog, Flight Of The Skypilot


In the week leading up to Monday 25th May 2015 Progzilla Radio broadcast the Top 100 Modern Prog Classics, as voted for by their listeners. The results can be found here.

Since the poll was published, I’ve been doing some analysis of the results (because I’m on holiday and it’s raining):

The 100 songs come from 64 albums (assuming the studio version of the track was chosen)

There are 48 acts represented:
27 have 1 song in the list;
5 have 2 songs
9 have 3 songs
4 have 4 songs
1 has 6 songs (Steven Wilson)
2 have 7 songs (IQ & Big Big Train)

The most songs from one album is 5 (The Raven That Refused To Sing)
The most different albums represented by a single act is 6 (IQ)

Of the 48 acts, 30 are from the UK; 8 from USA (including Transatlantic, who are 50% American); 8 from Scandinavia; and 2 from the rest of Europe (France & Poland)

There are 7 tracks under 5:00; 11 between 5:01 & 7:30; 23 between 7:31 & 10:00; 28 between 10:01 & 15:00; 12 between 15:01 & 20:00; 11 between 20:00 & 30:00; and 8 over 30:00.

The shortest tracks were 3:16 (Spooky Action & Anisina), and the longest was 77:54 (The Whirlwind)

17 of the tracks were originally released in the 1990s; 42 from 2000-2009; and 41 since 2010
The five most popular years were 2013 (16); 2012 (9); 2014 (8); 2000 (7) & 2006 (7)

Which perhaps goes to show that, in terms of modern Progressive music, the best years appear to be now; the UK seems to be a strong force on the prog scene; and we still like an epic!


An interesting analysis – many thanks, John! B->

The original article can be found here: http://flightoftheskypilot.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/modern-prog-classics-some-analysis.html

TalesFromTheTigerMoth
Edition 6 of Peter Jones’ ‘Tales From The Tiger Moth’ shows is now available as a podcast!

Playlist:

  1. Yes – Future Times Rejoice
  2. Turisas – To Holmgard And Beyond
  3. Steve Hackett – Deja Vu
  4. Matt Stevens – Drama In The Coals
  5. Sting – Saint Augustine In Hell
  6. Et Cetera – Éclaircie
  7. And The Native Hipsters – Tenderly Love Me
  8. Andy Edwards – The Lid
  9. Tony Banks – You
  10. Kevin Gilbert – Long Day’s Life
  11. Kansas – The Point Of No Return
  12. Sunchild – Follow Your Heart
  13. Christina – The Light
  14. Shineback – Here Come The Envoys
  15. Peter Gabriel – Family Snapshot
  16. Genesis – Driving The Last Spike
  17. Jordan Rudess – Ra
  18. It Bites – Calling All The Heroes (Live)

Edition 011 of Stacy Doller’s Prog Britannia is now available as a podcast.

Playlist:
01 Franck Carducci – Journey Through The Mind
02 Bill Bruford – Hell’s Bell’s
03 Big Big Train – Wassail
04 Esotherisst – How To Fly
05 Mike Thorne – Planetarium
06 Martin Orford – The Time And The Season
07 Big Big Train – Lost Rivers Of London
08 Tim Burness – Grass Is Greener

‘Six of the Best’ chosen by Geoff Banks

Side A
09 Genesis – The Musical Box
10 Pallas – The Hammer Falls
11 Caravan – The Show Of Our Lives

Side B
12 IQ – The Widow’s Peak
13 Yes – The Gates Of Delerium
14 Blue Oyster Cult – Then Came The Last Days Of May

15 Final Conflict – Hopes And Dreams
16 Iamthemorning – The Howler
17 Gnidrolog – Ship
18 Camel – Ice (Live Version)

Edition 010 of Stacy Doller’s Prog Britannia is now available as a podcast.

Playlist:
01 Silhouette – Beyond the Seventh Wave
02 Anubis – Crimson Stained Romance
03 Tom Slatter – Men of the World
04 Hackett Beggs Booth Reed Longdon D’Virgilio – Spectral Mornings 2015 (Progzilla Remix)
05 Comedy Of Errors – The Student Prince parts 1-4
06 Big Big Train – Least Peculiar Thing

‘Six of the Best’ as chosen by John Young

Side A
07 Caravan – Hoedown
08 Bill Bruford – Beelzebub
09 Gentle Giant – On Reflection

Side B
10 England – Poisoned Youth
11 Refugee – Papillion
12 King Crimson – Frame by Frame

13 Lifesigns – Carousel
14 Matt Berry – Solstice
15 Brian Pern – Onion Divorce parts 1-17
16 John Lodge – In My Mind
17 Galahad – Guardian Angel – Reprise 1 (Live)

Edition 12 of Emma Roebuck’s Northern Star is now available as a podcast.

Playlist:

  1. Pallas – Northern Star
  2. #34 – Big Big Train – Hedgerow
  3. #33 – IQ – Harvest of Souls
  4. #32 – Spock’s Beard – Great Nothing
  5. #31 – Steven Wilson – Drive Home
  6. #30 – Big Big Train – Curator Of Butterflies
  7. #29 – Lifesigns – Carousel
  8. #28 – Discipline – Canto IV
  9. #27 – Arena – Butterfly Man
  10. Spock’s Beard – Something Very Strange
  11. Peter Gabriel – Here Comes The Flood
  12. Genesis – Invisible Touch
  13. Kamelot – Liar Liar
  14. Blue Oyster Cult – Shooting Shark

Edition 11 of Emma Roebuck’s Northern Star is now available as a podcast.

Playlist:

  1. Pallas – Northern Star
  2. Asylum – Please Give Me Some Asylum
  3. Pallas – Northern Star
  4. Ozzzy Osbourne – Diary Of A Mad Man
  5. Credo – Insane
  6. Evanessence – Lithium
  7. Pink Floyd – Careful With That Axe Eugene
  8. Steve Hackett – Fundamentals Of Brainwashing
  9. Benji – I am Astronaut
  10. Michael Andrews – Mad World
  11. Marillion – Asylum Satellite #1
  12. Kate Bush – The Confrontation
  13. Rush – Neurotica
  14. Saul Blease – Where Is My Mind
  15. Magnum – Kingdom Of Madness
  16. Porcupine Tree – Fear Of A Blank Planet
  17. Pure Reason Revolution – Keep Me Sane/Insane
  18. Cosmograf – Fear Created
  19. Genesis – Musical Box
  20. Supertramp – Asylum
  21. Napiers Bones – Fear And Trembling
  22. Evanescence – Bring Me To Life (Bliss Mix)
  23. Twelfth Night – We Are Sane
  24. Iron Maiden – Can I Play With Madness
  25. Yes – New State Of Mind
  26. Twelfth Night – We Are Sane