Top 10 Prog Albums of 2014

The Prog Report list of the Top 10 Prog Albums of 2014

Check out our Top 10 Songs of 2014 as well.

 

1 Transatlantic -Kaleidoscope– Perfect album by the Prog masters. Features all-time Prog epics including “Into the Blue” and great shorter songs as well.

 

2 Flying Colors -Second Nature – Their second album features more Prog moments combining the best of their debut and of what these stellar musicians do best, while covering a lot of musical ground.

 

3 Haken -Restoration EP – Haken build of their epic “The Mountain” and have us all anticipating their next album.  For a 3 song EP to be this high must say something.  It’s that good.

 

4 Opeth – Pale Communion – Opeth continue down the path of their last album but take the songwriting up a notch.

 

5 Anathema -Distant Satellites – Cinematic and epic at every turn while still accessible.

 

6 Enchant -The Great Divide – The band return after 10 years with one of their best albums to date.

 

7 Umphrey’s McGee – Similiar Skin – The band make a full on Prog album with some older songs previously only played live, along with some newer ones.

 

8 Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion – Instrumental guitar shred taken to another level with great catchy songs too.

 

9 The Mercury Tree – Countenance – Relatively unknown but amazing Prog chops with alternative influences.

 

10 Gazpacho – Demon – Brilliant and dark concept album.  Hard to stop listening once you start.

 

  • Fabrizio

    You have missed ‘THE CIRCLE’ by NEVERDREAM.
    trust me.

    • progreport

      Will check it out. Thanks.

  • Mark Monforti

    No Upf? Or is that next year for you?

    • progreport

      UPF was great and almost made the top 10.

  • Nuranthrim

    i did not know al of these bands/albums, but I’m checking them out now! Restoration was the absolute number one for me this year, I did not like the latest releases from Opeth, Flying Colors and Anathema actually.

    • progreport

      Cool. Thanks for checking it out.

  • Richard James

    The Anathema track really reminds me of the last Karnivool album which can only be a good thing!

  • Fabian

    Threshold’s For The Journey is sadly omitted lol! :p



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