Agitation Free - Fragments Review by G. W. Hill
This album brings more psychedelia and even some jazz to the table. It's still got a lot of space rock, though.
Agitation Free - Last Review by G. W. Hill
I really dig the trippy space sounds on this set. It's perhaps closer to something like Hawkwind than any of their other sets I've heard are.
Agitation Free - Last, Fragments and Live '74 Review by G. W. Hill
This new box set includes three CDs that have been reissued.
Agitation Free - Live 74 Review by G. W. Hill
This live set is strong.
Autumnal Blossom - Spellbound Review by G. W. Hill
This is an intriguing set. It's related to folk prog. It's related to classical music.
Carved Souls - Whispers Review by G. W. Hill
I know these guys get billed as prog in some circles. They are probably better described as dark electronic music. .
Colosseum - Colosseum Live Review by G. W. Hill
This new release is a deluxe reissue of an old album from Colosseum. There is a second CD with bonus tracks and to some degree, I think I like that disc better. .
Marcus Corbett - Every Little Spirit Review by G. W. Hill
The music here lands in the neighborhood of world music based folk prog. I like this set quite a bit.
Cure for Gravity - Cure for Gravity Review by G. W. Hill Those looking for traditional prog rock will not find it here.
Dwiki Dharmawan - Pasar Klewer Review by G. W. Hill
I have landed this under prog rock, but it's definitely more fusion oriented.
Drop.Kick.Pop - Plastic Hallway Review by G. W. Hill
This might not land under progressive rock in the traditional usage of that term. However, this is very proggy stuff.
George Duke - Shine On: Anthology - Epic Years 1977-1984 Review by G. W. Hill
This double CD compilation has some great music built into it. It focuses more on the soul side of George Duke's solo career.
DVR - California Review by G. W. Hill This is an unusual album. The songs here don't always seem to mesh together all that well.
Pablo Embon - Funky Side of the Road Review by G. W. Hill
I love the mellow jazz on display here. You'll note that I've included this in the progressive rock section of Music Street Journal.
Gong - Rejoice! I'm Dead! Review by G. W. Hill
Daevid Allen was the heart and soul of this band. After his passing it might seem odd that a new Gong album would be released that captures the spirit of Gong.
Gravy Train - Second Birth Review by G. W. Hill
This is a new reissue of an album from 1973. It might not be full on progressive rock.
Half Past Four - Land of the Blind Review by G. W. Hill
I really like this band. I've reviewed them in the past and always find them to be refreshing.
Herbie Hancock - Sunlight & Feets Don't Fail Me Now Review by G. W. Hill
The discussion of progressive rock or not on this one is rather obvious.
Hawklords - Fusion Review by G. W. Hill
Hawklords is essentially a Hawkwind spin off band.
Hawkwind - Hawklords - 25 Years On Review by G. W. Hill
This album was released under the moniker of "Hawklords." Apparently there were some legal issues tying up the Hawkwind name, so the change was made.
Hawkwind - Quark Strangeness and Charm Review by G. W. Hill
The production on this is a bit unusual. There are also some punky elements.
Hawkwind - The Charisma Years 1976-1979 Review by G. W. Hill
This brand new set includes remastered versions of four Hawkwind albums.
Hawkwind - The RCA Active Years - 1981-1982 Review by G. W. Hill
This new three CD set assembles three Hawkwind albums released from 1981-1982. I'm a huge fan of the third of those discs,
Choose Your Masques, but I actually like all three.
Izz - Ampersand, Volume 2 Review by G. W. Hill
This new album is very intriguing. The music changes a lot from song to song.
Mike Keneally - Scambot 2 Review by G. W. Hill
I have been impressed with Mike Keneally since the first time I heard him. Like King's X, Keneally can take music that's decidedly left of center and make it catchy.
Von Konow - Cosmic (digital single) Review by G. W. Hill
This is a brand new single from a Finnish art rocker.
Luna 13 - Dark Side of the Sun Review by G. W. Hill
I really can see someone arguing with this landing in prog rock. The dark electronic vibe here, though, lands near a lot of modern prog stuff.
Magnetic Ghost - Loss Molecules Review by G. W. 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).
Lee “Scratch” Perry - Must Be Free Review by G. W. Hill
This is certainly progressive music. Is it progressive rock?
Anthony Phillips - Private Parts & Pieces V-VIII Review by G. W. Hill
Perhaps Anthony Phillips is best known as the original guitarist for Genesis. He really wasn't in that gig for all that long, though.
Anthony Phillips - Private Parts and Piece V: Twelve Review by G. W. Hill
A set of musical tapestries woven with acoustic guitar this is all instrumental. It makes its way through the months of the year in fine fashion.
Anthony Phillips - Private Parts and Piece VI: Ivory Moon Review by G. W. Hill
I think most people think of Anthony Phillips as a guitar player. With this album he turned his attention to solo piano.
Anthony Phillips - Private Parts and Piece VII: Slow Waves, Soft Stars Review by G. W. Hill
This set from the
Private Parts and Pieces series is a bit less cohesive than some of the others.
Anthony Phillips - Private Parts and Pieces VIII: New England Review by G. W. Hill
This entry in the
Private Parts and Pieces series is perhaps a bit better rounded than some of the rest are.
Poor Genetic Material - Absence Review by G. W. Hill
This is cool stuff. It's more modern prog, but there are definitely strong leanings toward old school folk prog.
Quiet World - The Road Review by G. W. Hill
This is a reissue of a 1970 release with a number of bonus tracks. This is not truly prog rock, but it is proto-prog.
Rogue Valley - Radiate Dissolve Review by G. W. Hill I really like this album. The sound has a cool mix of elements.
Son of Man - Son of Man Review by G. W. Hill
This band is essentially a spin off of the group
Steamhammer - Mountains Review by G. W. Hill
This album is quite cool. It's definitely a product of its time. It's not pure prog rock, either.
3rd Ear Experience - Stones Of A Feather Review by G. W. Hill
With this act you can always be sure that you'll get a lot of exceptional space rock. This disc is no exception.
Van der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb Review by G. W. Hill
This new disc from Van Der Graaf Generator is sure to please long time fans of the band. Personally, I don't think I'm the target audience for this.
La YnE - La Grande Illusion Review by G. W. Hill
I'm willing to bet that you've not heard anything quite like this. It's a cool disc that lands generally in the realm of progressive rock.
Adoration Destroyed - Ritual Damage Review by G. W. Hill
This album has a lot of good stuff. It's influenced to a large degree by things like Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, but also Gary Numan.
Gregg Kofi Brown - Rock N Roll and UFOs; The Gregg Kofi Brown Anthology Review by G. W. Hill
This compilation is tasty. Personally, I wish there had been a bit more range from song to song, but everything here is effective.
The Cavalry - Build Your Own Empire Review by G. W. Hill
With a sound that's based in modern pop, there is a healthy dosage of alternative rock, country and more here. This is a solid set.
Alex Di Leo - So We Go Review by G. W. Hill
This an effective and accessible collection of songs. There are a number of pieces that land in modern pop territory.
Katie Ferrara - Dream Catcher Review by G. W. Hill
This is a cool set of music. I suppose the most obvious comparison would be to Jewel, but Katie Ferrara has her own sound.
Gunhill - Nightheat / One Over the Eight Review by G. W. Hill
Gunhill was a band that featured John Lawton as the lead singer. They released two albums in the 1990s.
John Lee Hooker - The Modern, Chess & Veejay Singles Collection 1949-62 Review by G. W. Hill
This four disc set is packed full of great music. There is a tendency of the blues to be a bit samey
Matt Hurray - Unnecessary Commentary Review by G. W. Hill
This rocking album lands in the surf guitar territory.
Stefanie Keys - Open Road Review by G. W. Hill
I like this album quite a bit. Stefanie Kyes has a great classic voice. She's also got a good range in terms of moods conveyed.
Max Fite - Shake It On Down Review by G. W. Hill
This EP is an intriguing release. It has a lot of alternative rock along with roots music and more.
Mazz XT - At the Brink of Eternity Review by G. W. Hill
I dig this hard rocking set. The mix of sounds lands in the vicinity of alternative rock, but there is metal, punk and more here.
Kenny Neal - I'll Be Home for Christmas Review by G. W. Hill
This blues holiday album is great stuff. I have to say that it was actually released last year.
Neon Alley - Neon Alley Review by G. W. Hill If you like your rock with a classic sound, you'll be interested in this. It you enjoy music that's not particularly challenging or original, but just plain catchy, you'll like this.
Phantom Phunk - Arboles Ossific Review by G. W. Hill
This set is an intriguing one. There is a lot of alternative rock along with punk and much more.
RedBelt - Beautiful Surround Review by G. W. Hill
The musical concept here is nothing unique or overly original. This is hard rocking, punk based stuff that just works pretty darned well.
Reid the Martian - Excuses Not To Sleep Review by G. W. Hill
This is a hip hop set that has a pretty decent range. There is quite a bit of electronic, house kind of sound built into the arrangements here.
Silverhead - 16 & Savaged Review by G. W. Hill
Silverhead was a band fronted by Michael Des Barres. Purple Music has just reissued three of their albums with a lot of bonus tracks.
Silverhead - Micheal Des Barres and Silverhead - Live at the Rainbow London Review by G. W. Hill
This is a new reissue from Sliverhead. The first tracks are the original live album.
Slaughter and the Dogs - Vicious Review by G. W. Hill
Punk rock and roots rock seem to meet here.
James Lee Stanley - Alive at Last: In Philadelphia Review by G. W. Hill
James Lee Stanley's music occupies a territory in the area where folk and singer/songwriter and rock all meet.
Telamor - Good Bad Love Review by G. W. Hill
There is a movement in music toward what is called "indie" or "DIY" music. This falls into that zone.
Dave Vargo - Burning Through Review by G. W. Hill
This is a very accessible release. It's music lands mostly in the range of singer/songwriter stuff.
Various Artists - Best of Rockpalast Review by G. W. Hill "Rockpalast" was a German television show that broadcast concerts from a wide range of musical artists.
Various Artists - Joey Stuckey Presents: Ladies of the South Review by G. W. Hill
The title pretty much describes this set. The mix of sounds here leans more often toward bluesy rock, but there really is quite a range.
Tammy Wynette - I Still Believe in Fairytales / Til I Can Make It On My Own Review by G. W. Hill
This is a new reissue of two classic Tammy Wynette albums on one CD.
Jesse Colin Young - Song for Juli (Vinyl) Review by G. W. Hill
I've heard of the Youngbloods, but I don't really remember hearing them. Jesse Colin Young got his start as the lead singer of that band.
Bryan Adams - Wembley Live 1996 DVD Review by G. W. Hill
Considering that this concert was twenty years ago, great audio and video quality are not a given. Fortunately, this is really quite good in both departments.
Joe Bonamassa - Live At The Greek Theatre DVD Review by G. W. Hill
I previously reviewed the audio set of this concert. As good as that was (and it was very good), this is so much better.
Drivin' N Cryin' - Scarred But Smarter (Life N Times of Drivin’ N Cryin’) DVD (2016 Edition) Review by G. W. Hill
This is a brand new release from Drivin' N Cryin' on the one hand. The other way to look at it, though, is that this is the same as a previously released DVD with a different cover.
The Everly Brothers - Harmonies from Heaven DVD Review by G. W. Hill
I was a bit underwhelmed by this documentary. A lot of that has to with the fact that Everly Brothers aren't really "my thing."
Eric Gales - Night on the Sunset Strip DVD/CD Set Review by G. W. Hill
I really wasn't sure if I should do this as a DVD review or CD one. Ultimately I chose to go with the video.
Journey - Live in Manilla DVD/CD Review by G. W. Hill I love DVDs that include the music on CD. This is one such set, with a two audio CD set along with the video.
Don McLean - Starry Starry Night DVD Review by G. W. Hill
This is a newly remastered edition of a 1999 Don McLean concert. The thing is, if you didn't know better, you'd probably think it was from the 1970s.
Mötley Crüe - The End BluRay Review by G. W. Hill
Mick Mars' health has become increasingly troublesome for him over the years. For that reason Mötley Crüe made the decision to call it quits.
Rainbow - Memories in Rock - Live in Germany DVD/CD Review by G. W. Hill
In 2016, Ritchie Blackmore pleased his more rock oriented fans by assembling a new version of Rainbow and making his return to hard rock music.
The Rolling Stones - Havana Moon BluRay/2CD Review by G. W. Hill
The Rolling Stones recently played their first concert ever in
. This BluRay is a record of that show.
Santana - Santana IV - Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas DVD/CD Set Review by G. W. Hill
The original version of Santana was a powerhouse band. They broke up several decades ago.
Dave Stewart and Spiritual Beggars - Live at Rock Palast DVD Review by G. W. Hill It's a safe bet that a lot of people only know about Dave Stewart from his time as one half of the Eurythmics. Don't expect this to sound like that.
The Tubes - Live At German Television: The Musikladen Concert 1981 DVD Review by G. W. Hill
Since this concert was done for TV, the sound and video are not bad. Mind you, it's not up to modern standards.
Various Artists - All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records DVD Review by G. W. Hill
First things first, this is not actually a "Various Artists" release. Other than some music playing and some interview clips, it really isn't about musicians.