The Prog Report Best of 2020 – Best Prog Rock Albums and Songs of the Year

The Prog Report team got together on our podcast to talk about our favorite albums from 2020.

It’s been a banner year for prog rock.  A ton of music and a lot surprise releases, reunions, and more.  So The Prog Report team (Roie, Geoff, Daniel, Victor, Nick, and Kyle) all got together on our podcast to talk about our favorite albums from the year.

Also, below we each listed our Top 10 Songs of the year.  Enjoy!

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The Prog Report Team’s Top 10 Songs of 2020


1.Messiah Complex – Haken – Virus
2.The Absence of Presence – Kansas -The Absence of Presence
3.Salt -Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant
4.Overflow -Neal Morse – Sola Gratia
5.Soon But Not Today – Pattern-Seeking Animals -Prehensile Tales
6.New World Today -Sons of Apollo -MMXX
7.Gemini- John Petrucci -Terminal Velocity
8.Into the Lo-Fi – Lonely Robot- Feelings Are Good
9.What is the World Coming To? – That Joe Payne -By Name By Nature
10.Black Swan – The Flower Kings- Islands


1.The Ascent -Caligula’s Horse -Rise Radiant
2.Carousel -Haken -Virus
3.Seemingly Sincere -Neal Morse- Sola Gratia
4.Soon But Not Today -Pattern-Seeking Animals -Prehensile Tales
5.KEEN TO A FAULT -Pain of Salvation -PANTHER
6.All I Need is Love -The Flower Kings- Islands
7.On the Shoulders of Giants -Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly -Alone Together
8.Jinxed in Jersey- The Tangent -Auto Reconnaissance
9.King of Delusion -Sons of Apollo- MMXX
10.The Pineapple Thief – Versions of the Truth-Versions of the Truth


1.Armour For My Heart -Lonely Robot -Feelings Are Good
2.Seemingly Sincere -Neal Morse -Sola Gratia
3.Broken- The Flower Kings -Islands
4.Lie Back & Think of England -The Tangent- Auto Reconnaissance
5.Masters of Illusion -Magenta -Masters of Illusion
6.Out of the Blue -John Petrucci- Terminal Velocity
7.New World Today -Sons of Apollo -MMXX
8.ICON -Pain of Salvation -PANTHER
9.Fathers -Frost* -Others
10.Throwing Mountains -Kansas -The Absence of Presence


1.Throwing Mountains- Kansas -The Absence of Presence
2.Seemingly Sincere- Neal Morse -Sola Gratia
3.Out of the Blue -John Petrucci -Terminal Velocity
4.Seize the Day- We Came From Space -Reasons in the Rhyme
5.Messiah Complex -Haken- Virus
6.Why Don’t We Run Pattern-Seeking Animals -Prehensile Tales
7.Salt -Caligula’s Horse- Rise Radiant
8.Broken- The Flower Kings -Islands
9.New World Today- Sons of Apollo -MMXX
10.ACCELERATOR -Pain of Salvation -PANTHER


1.Messiah Complex -Haken -Virus
2.Seemingly Sincere- Neal Morse- Sola Gratia
3.The Longest Shadow Of The Day -Fates Warning -Long Day Good Night
4.Corazon- Novena -Eleventh Hour
5.Propulsion 1 -Kansas -The Absence Of Presence
6.Temple of Circadia- John Petrucci -Terminal Velocity
7.New World Today -Sons Of Apollo- MMXX
8.Devils and Angels -Psychotic Waltz- God-Shaped Void
9.Behind The Blood -Katatonia -City Burials
10.Soon But Not Today -Pattern-Seeking Animals -Prehensile Tales


1.Never Change- Neal Morse -Sola Gratia
2.Still Alive -Tiger Moth Tales- Still Alive
3.Waverley Steps (End of the Line)- Fish -Weltschmerz
4.Jets Overhead- Kansas -The Absence of Presence
5.Uncertain Time -Jakko Jakszyk -Secrets & Lies
6.Lifeboat- Pattern-Seeking Animals- Prehensile Tales
7.Masters of Illusion -Magenta -Masters of Illusion
8.Racing with Blinders On -The Flower Kings- Islands
9.Seize The Day -We Came From Space -Reasons In The Rhyme
10.Mercy -Nick D’Virgilio -Invisible

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