Prog Report Top 10 Albums of 2013

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

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.”

 

  • Robert Walton

    Haken and Steven Wilson deserve to be here. Sky Architect, Karnivool, and Riverside would have made my list.

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  • Jeff Smith

    I had the good fortune of seeing Thank You Scientist live twice this year. They are unbelievable in concert.

    “Maps of Non-Existent Places” is an extremely strong album from such a young band. I (almost literally) can’t stop listening to it. You’ve got to check it out…

  • Leo

    Sound of Contact is the band.

  • Dorax

    I really miss the Riverside. They deserved to be in this list (near to the top 3) .



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