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Machiavel - Virtual Sun
Review by Gary Hill
Virtual Sun is the latest by Belgian band Machiavel. It is definitely prog, but is also highly influenced by Zeppelin, and the dark side of music, somewhat in the vein of Marilyn Manson.
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Machiavel - Live
Review by Gary Hill
This one is hard to place in a category. Much of the album fits into metal, but other music here is prog, and some of it is neither prog nor metal.
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Machine Mass - Inti
Review by Gary Hill
This is quite an interesting album, but it’s not for everyone.

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Machine Mass - Machine Mass Plays Hendrix
Review by Gary Hill
Those coming here expecting to hear faithful versions of Jimi Hendrix songs probably don't know much about Machine Mass. These guys are a fusion turned avant-garde prog outfit.

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Dean Madonia - Shadow to Shadow Dean Madonia's Frankenstein
Review by Gary Hill
A concept album, this is mostly progressive rock, but there are some other things here, as well.

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Magellan - Symphony for a Misanthrope
Review by Steve Alspach
I've seen pictures of the Gardner brothers, the backbone of Magellan, and if I didn't know any better I'd have sworn that I opened up a 401k with them.
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Magellan - Impossible Figures
Review by Steve Alspach
Free of label problems, the fifth album by Magellan, Impossible Figures, is a welcome sight for fans of progressive rock's Bee Gees - Brothers Gardner.
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Magellan - Hundred Year Flood
Review by Gary Hill
Taking their name from the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, one should see this group as wanting to take us on a musical journey of exploration.
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Magellan - Hour of Restoration
Review by Gary Hill
Magellan really seem to have a knack here for rapid-fire changes. As some have described the weather in the Midwest, if you don't like it, just wait a little while, it will change.
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Magellan - Impending Ascension
Review by Gary Hill
Fans of classic prog rejoice, Magellan has foretold the Impending Ascension.
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Magenta (Norway) - Songs for the Dead
Review by Gary Hill
First, this is not the band from the UK. This Magenta is based in Norway.

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Magma - Zuhn Wol Unsai: Live 1974
Review by Gary Hill
Magma is an odd beast. They are also pretty amazing.

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Magnetic Ghost - Loss Molecules
Review by Gary Hill
I'm guessing some will argue with this landing under prog rock. It's certainly art rock, or perhaps post prog (whatever that means).

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Magnum - Brand New Morning
Review by John Pierpoint

After several years on hiatus, Birmingham rock band Magnum returned with their comeback album Breath of Life in 2002.


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Mahogany Head Grenade - Return to the Point of Departure
Review by Gary Hill
Each track here, taken by itself, is quite good.

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Yngwie Malmsteen - Fire & Ice
Review by Gary Hill
This is a reissue (with two bonus tracks) of Yngwie Malmsteen's 1992 release.

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Mama Sutra - 3
Review by Vivian Lee
Mama Sutra is an independent acoustic trio from Raleigh, North Carolina. Formed in 1998, the present lineup is Rick Frye (lead and backing vocals), Jeff Tinling (guitar and backing vocals), and Jason Schmidt (percussion, drums, keyboards, fretless bass, guitars, and backing vocals).
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Man - Be Good To Yourself at Least Once a Day
Review by Gary Hill
I have never heard this album before, even though it’s a remaster/reissue thing.

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Tesla Manaf - Tesla Manaf
Review by Gary Hill
This release lands in the area between progressive rock and jazz.

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Mandala - Midnight Twilight
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve heard this billed as folk prog.

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Harvey Mandel - Snake Attack
Review by Gary Hill
Harvey Mandel might be a world renowned guitarist, but that's not a definition in terms of limitations. Indeed, he plays everything on this instrumental album.

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The Mangoes - The Mangoes
Review by Gary Hill
This is filed under progressive rock because there is enough prog here to put it there.

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Mangoseed - Basquiat
Review by Gary Hill
I’m guessing plenty of people will argue with me putting this under the progressive rock heading.

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Ciro Manna - XY
Review by Gary Hill
This is an unusual set. Ciro Manna is an Italian guitarist known for his jazz styled sounds.

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Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire Christmas
Review by Gary Hill
Featuring a sound that is well based in classical and traditional music, this album is rather progish at times. In fact, there are moments that call to mind such people as Rick Wakeman and Mike Oldfield.
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Guy Manning - One Small Step...
Review by Josh Turner
Guy Manning makes intriguing music every time and this won't be the one to let you down. At this pace, he may never slip or fall.
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Guy Manning - A Matter of Life And Death (The Journal Of Abel Mann)
Review by Josh Turner
Guy Manning is quickly climbing the ladder of progressive rock, and he is close to the edge of some real stardom. He was a featured guest on both Tangent albums.
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Marbin - The Third Set
Review by Gary Hill
This live album is pretty impressive.

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Marbin - Aggressive Hippies
Review by Gary Hill
These guys always deliver exceptional albums.

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Marillion - Marbles
Review by Steve Alspach
Aylesbury's finest come back with Marbles, their first studio 2-CD. Marbles is prog at its finest - the band knows how to write and play in a more conventional structure, but they haven't lost their knack to construct longer pieces that never meander.
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Marillion - Anoraknophobia
Review by Steve Alspach
Marillion continues its path towards solid, rock-based music with Anoraknophibia, their most recent release. The band has its feet planted firmly in 2001 with its music that never gets too adventurous or exploratory.
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Marillion - Radiation
Review by Gary Hill
Radiation is an album that shows a band stretching so far from their origins that they are essentially redefining themselves
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Marillion - Marillion.com
Review by Gary Hill
Seeming to maintain some of the style of Radiation, this album also hearkens back to an older Marillion era while still reaching into the future.
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Marillion - Fugazi
Review by Josh Turner
While Marillion is by no means a favorite among radio jockeys, it is an elite group to many progressive rock fans.
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Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Review by Gary Hill
This album was my first exposure to Marillion, and the first thoughts that I had were that they sounded a lot like Genesis, and the real Genesis, not the pop stuff that the band was putting out by that time.
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Marillion - A Sunday Night Above the Rain
Review by Gary Hill
You know, Marillion post Fish is a very different beast than Marillion of the Fish era.

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Marillion - This Strange Engine
Review by Gary Hill
In our quest to start filling some of the holes in our archives, I decided to review this Marillion disc.

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Rhys Marsh - Sentiment
Review by Gary Hill
With world music, jazz and more in the mix, this is a great modern prog album.

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Dave Martone - Nacimiento
Review by Gary Hill
Well, this might not be progressive rock. I’d argue that it’s progressive music, though.

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Mastermind - Angels of the Apocalypse
Review by Vivian Lee
On a friend's recommendation I gave Mastermind's newest a listen. Though Mastermind is relatively new to my ears, I recognized familiar elements of prog metal - crunchy, waily guitars, throbbing bass guitar and pounding drum section and keys and vocals delivering rhythmic beats, amazing melodies and virtuoso compositions with cerebral themes.
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Mater Thallium - Abandoned by the Sun
Review by Gary Hill
I really love this album. The mix of sounds here is extreme.

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Mavara - Consciousness
Review by Gary Hill
I'm going to open this review by stating one of our tenets at Music Street Journal. We don't do negative reviews,

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William Maxwell - Cardinal Points
Review by Gary Hill
 A solo album from Tempest bassist William Maxwell, this disc covers quite a bit of musical range. The material here ranges from solid prog to fusion.
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Brian May and Kerry Ellis - Acoustic by Candlelight
Review by Gary Hill
Brian May is, of course, best known for his work as the guitarist in Queen.

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Scott McGill / Michael Manring / Vic Stevens - Addition By Subtraction
Review by Gary Hill
Formed by Scott McGill (guitar) and Vic Stevens (drums), this is almost a band, but really a project. The duo, having played together in McGill's Hand Farm, recruited bassist Michael Manring (Attention Deficit) and keyboardist Jordan Rudess (Dregs, Dream Theater) to complete the outfit and record this album.
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McLaughlin, Surman, Berger, Martin & Holland - Where Fortune Smiles: Remastered Edition
Review by Gary Hill
This album was really a supergroup meeting of the fusion minds. I have to say that it lands too far into the freeform, Rock In Opposition type territory for my tastes.

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The Meads of Asphodel - The Mill Hill Sessions
Review by Mike Korn
Every once in a while, a vague, undefined thing comes shambling out of the darkness and into the sterile, pre-packaged music scene. Yes, even in the world of extreme metal, where cookie-cutter bands are a lot more prevalent than hardcore headbangers would like to admit.
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Meat Loaf - Bad Attitude: 30th Anniversary Edition
Review by Gary Hill
This is a brand new 30th anniversary edition of this classic Meat Loaf album.

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Nicolas Meier - Infinity
Review by Gary Hill
Let's make one thing clear at the start: this is really not progressive rock. It's very much progressive music, though.

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The Mercury Tree - Countenance
Review by Gary Hill
I can see people arguing with this landing under progressive rock.

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The Merlin Bird - Chapter and Verse
Review by Gary Hill
The most dramatic thing about this set is the vocal presence.

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Lucia Micarelli - Music From A Farther Room
Review by Gary Hill
You often hear people describing the violin as a passionate or emotional instrument. Certainly it can create stirrings of passion in the hands of the right musician.
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Kurt Michaels - Inner Worlds - Part One
Review by Gary Hill
Kurt Michaels has created an ambient piece of music here that fits loosely into the progressive rock heading. Understandably music of this type is not the most dynamic or powerful sound structures one will find - such goes against the grain.
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Might Could - All Intertwined
Review by Gary Hill
It would be quite simple to do this review in one sentence by saying "if you like California Guitar Trio you will like this CD." The disc does sound that much like CGT.
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Might Could - Relics from the Wasteland
Review by Gary Hill
The acoustic music here might not be the most obvious choice for progressive rock inclusion.

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Mind the Journey - Color in the Gray Machine
Review by Gary Hill
I’m not sure if this really fits under “progressive rock.”

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Mind's Eye - Waiting for the Tide
Review by Steve Alspach
Five things that are done very well in Sweden:
1) Meatballs
2) Women

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Marco Minnemann - EEPS
Review by Gary Hill
Marco Minnemann is a unique artist. His music is always creative and innovative.

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Marco Minnemann - Celebration
Review by Gary Hill
I always enjoy Marco Minnemann’s work.

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Miriodor - Jungleries Elastiques
Review by Gary Hill
Fans of King Crimson should really find this album to be their cup of tea. Indeed, much of the disc feels like a take on the music of that band.
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Miriodor - Mekano
Review by Gary Hill
This is the latest release by Miriodor. The album carries on the sound of their previous album while moving a bit further away from the sounds of King Crimson and more into their own realm.
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Fabio Mittino and Bert Lams - Long Ago
Review by Gary Hill
This instrumental album is a strictly guitar duet kind of thing.

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MJ12 - MJ12
Review by Gary Hill
MJ12 gets their name from a supposed organization called “Majestik 12” which was supposedly convened in the 1940s to investigate UFOs.

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Mleo - Ridiculous (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
I can see people arguing with this landing under progressive rock.

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Mleo - Sunken City
Review by Gary Hill
This is such an intriguing set. Not everything here is progressive rock.

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Mobius Strip - Mobius Strip
Review by Gary Hill
This is an intriguing set of instrumental music. Perhaps it fits better under the non-prog heading as pure jazz.

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Mobtown Moon - Mobtown Moon
Review by Gary Hill
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album is one of the most iconic discs in history.

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Modest Midget - Crysis
Review by Gary Hill
I’m a big fan of Modest Midget, so I was looking forward to this CD.

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MoeTar - Entropy of the Century
Review by Gary Hill
It’s getting to be a pretty full crowd, but this album is a contender for my best of 2014 list.

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Mohodisco - Kaloomith
Review by Josh Turner
If wacky had a middle name, it would be Mohodisco. However, unlike other odd incarnations, this band keeps its goofiness in check.
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Ry Mohon - Not Like the Bread
Review by Gary Hill
Although I’ve landed this under progressive rock, I can see some people arguing about that. Let me say that I’ll stand by that label.

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Mollmaskin - Heartbreak In ((Stereo))
Review by Gary Hill
The packaging on this is a little gimmicky.

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Mombasa - Shango Over Devil's Moor: Live At Stagge's Hotel 1976
Review by Gary Hill
This is a cool live album. It's not progressive rock, but it is definitely fusion, and we generally land that under prog.

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Monks of Mellonwah - Never Been Good (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
This is the new single from Monks of Melonwah.

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Mooch - Stations of the Sun
Review by Gary Hill
I usually like Mooch albums a lot. I like this one, but not as much as I expected to like it.

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The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance
Review by Steve Alspach
The fourth album released by the Moody Blues between 1967 and 1972, A Question of Balance was the first album by the Moodies that didn't have any sort of coherent theme to it. It was still an influential album.
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The Moody Blues - Blue World 12 inch single (Vinyl)
Review by Gary Hill
This twelve inch single from the Moody Blues is out of print, but you can certainly find it online and most likely at a decent price.

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The Moody Blues - On the Threshold of a Dream
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve always liked this album a lot.

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The Moody Blues - The Magnificent Moodies
Review by Gary Hill
For the fiftieth anniversary of the release of this album, it’s been reissued with a lot of bonus tracks.

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The Moon & Pollution - The Box Borealis
Review by Gary Hill
I don’t know if this is progressive rock.

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Moonlapse - Conscious
Review by Gary Hill
This instrumental album is cool. There is a range to it, but a lot of if it lands in the vicinity of Tangerine Dream, really.

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Moonlapse - Reversal
Review by Gary Hill

This is quite an intriguing set. The nearest comparison is to Nox Arcana, and that's actually pretty close.


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Moraine - Groundswell
Review by Gary Hill
The mix of sounds here is pretty amazing.

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Moraz Alban Project - MAP
Review by Gary Hill
Patrick Moraz is probably best known for his stints as the keyboard player for Yes and The Moody Blues.

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Neal Morse - One
Review by Josh Turner
While Testimony is spoken in the first person, One is in the third. Neal has the knack for relaying meaning through song. He tells a smooth flowing story, yet it's nowhere near a monologue.
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Neal Morse - ?
Review by Josh Turner
He did everything I would have asked of him and a whole lot more. This is his best album out of his most recent batches and one that rivals all the best from the year.
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Neal Morse - Testimony
Review by Steve Alspach
Neal Morse's first post-Spock's Beard album is a big pill to swallow - over two hours' worth of music that document Morse's conversion to Christianity.
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Neal Morse - Neal Morse
Review by Steve Alspach
On "Day for Night," Spock's Beard songwriter, frontman, and head whisker Neal Morse said that he wanted to put emphasis on the songs rather than the long suites so prevalent on their first few albums.
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Neal Morse - It's Not Too Late
Review by Steve Alspach
Neal Morse is showing that there are two sides to his musical persona - one as the leader of Spock's Beard, but another that shows that he is at home writing well-crafted rock numbers.
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Neal Morse - Songs from November
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve liked Neal Morse’s music from all the way back in the Spock’s Beard days.

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Neal Morse - Neal Morse Band: Alive Again
Review by Gary Hill
This new live set from Neal Morse includes the double disc CD set and a bonus DVD. The performances are powerful.

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Neal Morse - Morsefest 2015: ? and Solo Scriptura LIVE
Review by Gary Hill
In 2015 Neal Morse put together Morsefest. It was a two night event. On one night of the show, he performed his ? album, while the second night they did Solo Scriptura.

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Steve Morse - Prime Cuts
Review by Gary Hill
Joining Magna Carta's Prime Cuts series is this release of music by Steve Morse. The majority of the material comes from three solo albums of his, Split Decision, Major Impacts 1, and Major Impacts 2.
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Steve Morse - Split Decision
Review by Gary Hill
According to the liner notes, this album is named "Split Decision" because Morse had in mind two different albums, one a hard rocking collection and the other a sedate set of pieces.
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Steve Morse - Major Impacts
Review by Gary Hill
Steve Morse has come up with a very intriguing concept for an album in this release. The disc is an all instrumental excursion through his varied influences.
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Steve Morse - Major Impacts 2
Review by Steve Alspach

I suppose it makes sense that if Steve Morse can't really be pegged to any one style, it's because his influences can't be pegged either. On Major Impacts 2 Morse continues to pay respect to the musicians who caught his ear.


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Tim Morse - Faithscience
Review by Gary Hill
This is a pretty impressive progressive rock album. 

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Scott Mosher - Inferno
Review by Gary Hill
With Inferno Scott Mosher has shown once again that he is an incredible talent to be reckoned with in the harder edged prog field.
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Scott Mosher - Virtuality
Review by Gary Hill
Scott Mosher is an artist of considerable talent and ideals. The liner notes to his CD list a very extensive list of environmental, social and other idealistic charities that Mosher supports.
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Mostly Autumn - The Story So Far
Review by Steve Alspach
Autumn, in its glory, is a magnificent palette of colors - reds, yellows, oranges, and browns.
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Mostly Autumn - Passengers
Review by Josh Turner
Mostly Autumn is billed as the new Pink Floyd. The new Pink Floyd might arguably be RPWL, but there is still some truth to this statement.
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Mother Gong - The Best of Mother Gong
Review by Gary Hill
A compilation of material from various discs by Mother Gong, this is an intriguing CD. The group performs a unique form of progressive rock that is thoroughly rooted in jazz traditions.
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The Move - Live at the Fillmore 1969
Review by Gary Hill
This is a cool live album. It’s got the Fillmore performance plus several songs from a different show and a short interview with Bev Bevan.

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The Move - Looking On – 2 CD Expanded Edition
Review by Gary Hill
The Move were the band that came before Electric Light Orchestra. Quite literally, they transitioned into ELO.

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The Move - The Move
Review by Gary Hill
Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat, this album itself is not prog rock.

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The Move - Shazam
Review by Gary Hill
This is a reissue of an album from The Move. This is pre-Jeff Lynne days.

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The Move - Something Else from The Move
Review by Gary Hill
The original of this was a mono EP released in 1968. That’s presented in its remastered entirety at the end.

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The Move - Magnetic Waves of Sound: The Best of
Review by Gary Hill
This is quite a cool release. Even if all you got was the CD, it would be worth having, but that's sort of just the beginning.

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Mr. Averell - Gridlock
Review by Gary Hill
The main man behind this project is René van Commenée.

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The Mugshots - Love, Lust and Revenge
Review by Gary Hill
I would argue that some of Alice Cooper’s music leaned towards progressive rock. I’d also argue that this outfit are prog rock.

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The Mugshots - Something Weird
Review by Gary Hill
I've reviewed these guys before, and liked them. Well, that hasn't changed.

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Rahul Mukerji - Ma De Re Sha
Review by Gary Hill
This is a particularly strong album. It can be tough to pull off an instrumental disc that never really falters or feels redundant, but that's just what we have here.

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Sacha Mullin - Duplex
Review by Gary Hill
Sacha Mullin is a Chicago based musician. In addition to other work, he's been part of the band Cheer-Accident.

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Mullmuzzler - Keep It To Yourself
Review by Gary Hill
Although bearing a band name, this album is actually the solo album of Dream Theater`s lead singer James LaBrie.
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Mullmuzzler - Mullmuzzler 2
Review by Gary Hill
James LaBrie's "solo" project Mullmuzzler has just released its newest, appropriately, if not imaginatively entitled "Mullmuzzler 2".
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My Education / Theta Naught Sound Mass - Sound Mass II: Spiritual Docking
Review by Gary Hill
This is instrumental space rock.

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Jourdan Myers - Ruin Me with Love
Review by Gary Hill
Not everything here is progressive rock, that’s for sure.

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Myloe - Empty out Your Mind
Review by Gary Hill
This might not be the most obvious choice for progressive rock, but really, I don’t see how it fits anywhere else.

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Mythos - Grand Prix
Review by Gary Hill
Fans of Kraftwerk will dig this album. It’s a reissue of the 1972 disc.

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Mythos - Jules Verne Forever
Review by Gary Hill
I always dig the electronic music of Mythos.

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Mythos - Jules Verne – Around the World in 80 Days
Review by Gary Hill
The previous album from Mythos was the first musical look into the works of Jules Verne.

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