The Prog Report Best Prog Songs of 2021

The Prog Report team pick their favorite songs of 2021.

The Prog Report Best Prog Albums of 2021 podcast had Roie Avin, Geoff Bailie, Dan Levy, Kyle Fagala, and Prog Nick discussing some of the year’s best releases. Now the team are ready to share each of our favorite songs of the this amazing year.

And here they are (in no particular order)…

Roie Avin’s 2021 Playlist
1 “Do It All Again” NMB – Innocence & Danger
2 “Sleeping Giant” Dream Theater – A View From the Top of The World
3 “Altitude” Lifesigns – Altitude
4 “Endnotes” BBT – Common Ground
5 “The World We Used To Know” Transatlantic – The Absolute Universe
6 “Straight Lines” VOLA – Witness
7 “Day and Age” Frost* – Day and Age
8 “Grounded” Ross Jennings – A Shadow of My Future Self
9 “Love Among the Ruins” DBA – Halcyon Hymns
10 “Sound the Alarm” Styx – Crash of the Crown
11 “Hypersonic” Liquid Tension Experiment – LTE3
12 “12 Things I Forgot” Steven Wilson – The Future Bites

Geoff Bailie’s 2021 Playlist
1 “Not Afraid Pt 2” NMB – Innocence & Danger
2 “Violet” Ross Jennings – A Shadow Of My Future Self
3 “Atlantic Cable” Big Big Train – Common Ground
4 “Reaching For The Sky” Transatlantic – The Absolute Universe
5 “To Those” Styx – Crash of the Crown
6 “Ghost Light” Dave Bainbridge – To The Far Away
7 “In Loving Memory” Novena – The Stopped Clock EP
8 “The Sorceror” Cyan – For King And Country
9 “The Ice Bridge” Yes – The Quest
10 “King of the Sunset” Downes Braide Association – Halcyon Hymns
11 “Day and Age” Frost* – Day and Age
12 “Anyone But Me” Steven Wilson – The Future Bites Deluxe

Daniel Levy’s 2021 Playlist
1 “Owl Howl” Transatlantic – The Absolute Universe
2 “The Shadow Side” Leprous – Aphelion
3 “Story of My Dream” Riverside – Riverside 20
4 “Nimbus” Kinglet – Tangerine
5 “Straight Lines” VOLA – Witness
6 “Not Afraid, Pt. 2” Neal Morse Band – Innocence & Danger
7 “Atlantic Cable” Big Big Train – Common Ground
8 “Day and Age Frost* – Day and Age
9 “Answering the Call” Dream Theater – A View From the Top of The World
10 “Son Rise” Teramaze – And the Beauty They Perceive
11 “Soul Diver” Thank You Scientist – Plague Accomodations
12 “12 Things I Forgot” Steven Wilson – The Future Bites

Prog Nick’s 2021 Playlist
1 “Altitude” Lifesigns – Altitude
2 “Day and Age” Frost* – Day and Age
3 “Do It All Again” NMB – Innocence and Danger
4 “Higher Than The Morning” Transatlantic – The Absolute Universe
5 “Apollo” Big Big Train – Common Ground
6 “Reveries” Styx – Crash of the Crown
7 “Answering the Call” Dream Theater – A View From the Top of the World
8 “The Sorcerer” Cyan – For King and Country
9 “Rocket Science” Ross Jennings – A Shadow of My Future Self
10 “Worlds Beyond” PFM – I Dreamed of Electric Sheep
11 “Hypersonic” Liquid Tension Experiment – LTE3
12 “Between These Shadows” Teramaze – Sorella Minore

Kyle Fagala’s 2021 Playlist
1 “Solitude” Transatlantic – The Absolute Universe
2 “Today” Downes Braide Association – Halcyon Hymns
3 “Gregarious” Lifesigns – Altitude
4 “Another Story to Tell” NMB – Innocence & Danger
5 “Running Low” Leprous – Aphelion
6 “Day and Age” Frost* – Day and Age
7 “The Strangest Times” Big Big Train – Common Ground
8 “Story of My Dream” Riverside – Riverside 20
9 “In Loving Memory” Novena – The Stopped Clock EP
10 “Blink of an Eye” Liquid Tension Experiment – LTE3
11 “The Fight Of Our Lives” Styx – Crash of the Crown
12 “24 Light” Years VOLA – Witness

Victor Giol’s 2021 Playlist
1 “A View From The Top Of The World” Dream Theater – A View From The Top Of The World
2 “Beyond The Years” NMB – Innocence & Danger
3 “Key To The Imagination” Liquid Tension Experiment – LTE3
4 “The Greatest Story Never Ends” Transatlantic – The Absolute Universe (The Breath Of Life)
5 “Human Is Hell (Another One With Love)” BTBAM – Colors II
6 “Mythical Serpents” Cynic – Ascension Codes
7 “Day And Age” Frost* Day And Age
8 “Nighttime Disguise” Leprous – Aphelion
9 “Altitude” Lifesigns – Altitude
10 “Lumerian” Soen – IMPERIAL
11 “Phoenix” Ross Jennings – A Shadow Of My Future Self
12 “Sickle and Peace” Mastodon – Hushed and Grim

Also, check out the results in the 2021 Prog Report Awards.

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