An amazing year for Prog music.  It wasn’t easy to put this list together.

 

1    Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing

“Classic album that will hold up for a long time.  Brilliant title track.”

 

2    Dream Theater – Dream Theater

“Return to form for the Prog icons.  Incredible songwriting and playing as always.”

 

3    Big Big Train – English Electric P.2

“70’s influenced prog with incredible songs, vocal harmonies and production.”

 

4    Haken – The Mountain

“The band keeps showing growth and maturity with songwriting and playing.”

 

5    Jolly – The Audio Guide to Happiness P.2

“One of the most interesting and exciting albums of the year.  Heavy and melodic.”

 

6    Sound of Contact – Dimensionaut

“New band with interesting prog meets pop songwriting by Simon Collins and Dave Kerzner.”

 

7    The Flower Kings – Desolation Rose

“Prog veterans put out one of their best albums of their career.”

 

8    Queensryche – Queensryche

“Finally a Queensryche album fans have been waiting for. Should have been the follow up to Promised Land.”

 

9    Spock’s Beard – Brief Nocturnes & Dreamless Sleep

“New singer Ted Leonard helps the band produce another great prog rock album.”

 

10    Thank You Scientist – Maps of Non-Existent Places

“New relatively unknown band that mixes Prog with horns and incredible playing.  Get to know this band.”