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.”