Well, it’s that time of year again…when Prog-Watch teams with The Progressive Aspect to bring you our end of year round-up of some of the best albums released in the Progressive genre this year! Seven of the fine reviewers from TPA provided short lists of their favorites, and brief reviews. Your humble host has also selected one of his own. With contributions from Mel Allen, Shawn Dudley, Rob Fisher, Magnus Moar, Jez Rowden, Roger Trenwith, and Leo Trimming, and music from Robert Berry’s 3.2, Dukes of the Orient, Gazpacho, North Atlantic Oscillation, Phideaux, Pymlico, Regal Worm, and Voivod!
This week’s Prog-Watch is our semi-annual collaboration with some of the merry reviewers at The Progressive Aspect, bringing you some of the best Prog Rock releases this year! We’ll hear short reviews and sample music from ten of the best albums of 2017, as suggested by Mel Allen, Tony Colvill, Shawn Dudley, Rob Fisher, Jez Rowden, Roger Trenwith, and Leo Trimming. I’ll also pick a favorite of my own, and run down the whole list of albums which were nominated, but not represented on the show. (We do only have 90 minutes, and more than 30 albums were suggested!) So join me this week for a year-end round-up of some of the best new music released this year in our favorite genre!
If you missed this week’s Prog-Watch, you can still listen HERE
And you don’t want to miss this week’s program, as it is a Best Of 2017 (So Far) special, in cooperation with the fine reviewers of The Progressive Aspect! We’ll have commentary from Rob Fisher, Bob Mulvey, Jez Rowden, Mel Allen, Shawn Dudley, Roger Trenwith, Leo Trimming, and John Wenlock-Smith! Music will come from a dozen of the best releases of 2017 (so far) by All Them Witches, Richard Barbieri, The Barock Project, The Bob Lazar Story, Tim Bowness, Gordon Giltrap and Paul Ward, Steve Hackett, Kepler Ten, Lonely Robot, The Mute Gods, Alan Reed and White Willow!