Peter Gabriel - Up Review by Steve Alspach Peter Gabriel has always been one to have a keen lookout on where music is, or where it's going. More
Peter Gabriel - Ovo Review by Steve Alspach Peter Gabriel was one of the masterminds of the Millennium Dome in the East Docklands of London. The Millennium Dome was to be a multimedia-based attraction to celebrate the Millennium. More
The Gak Omek - Alien Eye Review by Gary Hill While there are several artists listed as being responsible for this release, a careful eye will note that the names of all but one are a shill. This is a one-man project by Robert Burge More
Galahad Acoustic Quintet - Not All There Review by Gary Hill A spin-off of Galahad, Galahad Acoustic Quintet seems to be a group that have a few sides to their nature. Portions of the album feel like a modern take on minstrel music. More
David Galas - The Cataclysm Review by Gary Hill Prog purists – don't send the hate mail. I know this isn't what you'd call prog rock. Still, it's not far from some of the more modern Marillion or Blackfield.
Gargamel - Watch For Umbles Review by Gary Hill Formed in the new millennium in Norway, the band's sound would never give you that impression. Their sound would give you the impression that they were creating music in the Europe of the early 1970's. More
Genesis - Duke (SACD and DVD set) Review by Greg Olma A lot of people were crying “sell out” when Genesis released …And Then There Were Three. Although they basically shifted their sound away from progressive and moved it more in a commercial pop sound, they still kept some of the elements to keep a few prog fans happy (but not many). More
Genesis - And Then There Were Three Review by Gary Hill There are those out there who basically think that any Genesis album once they were a three piece is just plain pop tripe. Well, I have to tell you that I think you are wrong.
Genesis - Calling All Stations Review by Gary Hill This album has been causing as much controversy among Genesis fans as Open Your Eyes has among Yes fans. Again many really like the album, while others hate it.
Genesis - Wind and Wuthering Review by Gary Hill The second album from Genesis after Peter Gabriel left the fold, this one is rather maligned by a lot of prog fans. That's a shame because this one is really very good. More
Genesis - Live Review by Steve Alspach An import for a number of years, Genesis Live is a rather good document of the band during its heyday in the early 1970s. Recorded in some small town halls, the sound may not be all that great, but there's no denying the talent displayed by Messrs. Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, and Rutherford in their early days. More
Foxtrot might not get the attention that is afforded to Genesis works like The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, but it is really an incredible piece of work that should be in the collection of any Genesis fan or progressive rock fan in general.
Genre Peak - Ends of the Earth Review by Gary Hill I’ve always felt that a lot of the more moody new wave music of the 1980’s had a lot in common with progressive rock. It seems to me that Hogarth era Marillion turns to some of that sound for their inspiration.
Gentle Giant - Live in New York 1975 Review by Gary Hill This live album from Gentle Giant has been reissued into the modern era. As one might expect from a live disc from that time period, the recording isn’t quite up to modern standards. That said, it still sounds generally good.
Gentle Giant just recently celebrated their 35th anniversary with a series of reissues of their classic studio output.Alongside this series of reissues, a number of live albums and compilations have been released, of varying quality and varying interest to both the hardcore Gentle Giant fan and the nouveau audient.
Gentle Giant - Octopus Review by Bill Knispel Gentle Giant is perhaps one of the most difficult progressive bands to get into. Their mix of canon and baroque vocal parts, counterpoint and medieval musical arrangements kept them from being immediately accessible. More
Gentle Giant - Free Hand - 35th Anniversary Collection Review by Steve Alspach Capitol Records got hold of Gentle Giant in the mid-70s, and the band's first Capitol release, "The Power and the Glory," may not have been up to standards. Though a fine album, it may not have been up to the standards that the band had set for itself. More
Gentle Giant - In a Glass House - 35th Anniversary Edition Review by Steve Alspach Back in the early 1970s Columbia Records had Gentle Giant in their stable, but a problem of density kept Columbia (or anyone else in the states) from releasing "In a Glass House," the band's fifth album: density in the band's arrangements, and density on part of the A&R men who couldn't figure out the band or the music. More
Gentle Giant - Playing the Fool Review by Steve Alspach Gentle Giant, at the time that this record was released, had a legacy of albums that demonstrated that the band was able to combine flat-out rock with some of the more complicated counterpoint arrangements found in progressive music. More
Gentle Giant - Acquiring the Taste Review by Steve Alspach Few bands could throw a wider arsenal of musical styles then Gentle Giant in their early days. Acquiring the Taste, perhaps doomed by its gaudy album cover, may not have had the success it deserved, but musically it's second to none. More
Martin Gerschwitz & Friends - Bridge to Eternity Review by Sonya Kukcinovich Hill Martin Gerschwitz has played with many of the best. Among many other well known artists, his extended work with Meat Loaf, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and currently as keyboardist and vocalist for Iron Butterfly, this product of Germany has made the USA his home since the eighties.
Ghost Circus - Across The Line Review by Gary Hill I like the folks at Prog Rock Records; I really do. With a label named “prog rock,” I really need to support these guys, too More
Giant Squid - Metridium Fields Review by Gary Hill It seems as though the boundaries of what is "progressive rock" are always a somewhat steadily changing and elusive border. Surely part of what the original progressive bands were doing was throwing away all boundaries in favor of simply creating. More
Giant Squid - The Ichthyologist Review by Gary Hill Let’s be perfectly clear here. I know that prog purists will shake their head at Giant Squid being included in the progressive rock section of Music Street Journal.
Kevin Gilbert - The Shaming of the True Review by Josh Turner I really love every aspect this album: the title, the artwork, and apparently, the melodies and verses. I would consider this the best album never truly finished by its creator.
This record takes a few words to describe what’s really going on with it, and being a fan of Ian Gillan it’s appropriate to explain a few things in the process of reviewing this with as much of an unbiased approach as possible.
Glass - Illuminations Review by Gary Hill Glass was a progressive rock band from the 1970's that many never heard about. For those who did, though, there was a wealth of talent to be had. C
Glass Hammer - Culture of Ascent Review by Gary Hill Let me just say that this is pretty much without question one of the best progressive rock releases of the year. It’s not perfect, but comes pretty close
Glass Hammer - The Inconsolable Secret Review by Steve Alspach I admired Glass Hammer's previous work, "Shadowlands" - heck, anyone who would do a prog reworking of Dan Fogelberg's "Longer" has my vote - well enough to check out their latest offering, and I'm glad I did. More
Glass Hammer - Shadowlands Review by Steve Alspach If you like your music with lots of keyboards and anywhere from 8 to twenty-some minutes long, Glass Hammer is the band for you. Led by multi-instrumentalists Fred Schendel and Steve Babb, Glass Hammer has released its eighth album. More
With a unique sound that is entirely his own, Mike Glendinning sets up the perfect face for “grunge jazz.” The inspirations for this disc are as numerous as the sounds portrayed, giving the listener an overall feeling of relaxation without worry.
Gosta Berlings Saga - Tid Ar Ljud Review by Gary Hill This disc should please fans of old school instrumental prog, but it also has definite RIO leanings. You might hear Yes or Genesis in the mix of one track, but then catch an echo of Pink Floyd or King Crimson on another. More
Guthrie Govan - Erotic Cakes Review by Mark Jordan There's a lot of guitarists that are heralded as "The Next Greatest" but there are relatively few that actually live up to the hype. I came across Govan whilst surfing the web about 12 months ago and the demo clips of him improvising to some taped backing tracks blew my mind.
Green Carnation - Acoustic Verses Review by Gary Hill Prog fans might not have heard of these guys. It seems that they are a spin off project of a thrash band, and often times move more into the prog metal vein. More
Green Milk From the Planet Orange - City Calls Revolution Review by Gary Hill Once upon a time there was only 1970's style progressive rock. The musical textures were based on folk, classical, electronic fusion jazz, psychedelia and other forms of hard rock - but never any real heavy metal influence. More
Grey Lady Down - Star-Crossed Review by Gary Hill Grey Lady Down seem to be a band that are trying to combine a more metallic approach with a very traditional progressive rock basis. More
Greylevel - Opus One Review by Josh Turner If Mr. Holland were to do progressive rock, this might be the source of his inspiration.
Tom Griesgraber - Whisper in the Thunder Review by Gary Hill Featuring guest appearances by Jerry Marotta, Pat Mastelotto and the California Guitar Trio, and with the fact that Griesgraber's instrument is the Chapman Stick, one might expect this disc to sound like Tony Levin's solo material. More
Gryphon - Glastonbury Carol Review by Gary Hill If you ever want to hear a band go "medieval on your @$$" - literally - this is a good place to start. While bands like Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant, or Fairport Convention would pay good homage to renaissance-era music, Gryphon immersed themselves in this kind of style. More
Guido's Hand - Ictus Review by Bill Knispel Guido’s Hand hails from Atlanta Georgia, though they were educated at Valdosta State University. With extensive musical schooling, one can be certain that the musicians (brothers Joe and Gabe Monicello and Kevin Williams) have the instrumental technique to play complex progressive rock and fusion.
Guitar Garden - China Rose Review by Gary Hill It's not uncommon these days to find Celtic or even Middle Eastern sounds incorporated into rock music. Traditionally Chinese music, though is a different story. More
Trey Gunn - The Joy of Molybdenum Review by Gary Hill A side project of King Crimson member Trey Gunn, this disc may well be an early contender for best CD of the year. The disc combines Crimsonesque tones in very listenable grooves that really work well. More
Pontus H.W. Gunve - Cavalry of Camels (Digital Single) Review by Jason Hillenburg Superbly produced and the product of advanced songwriting skills, Pontus Gunve's single "Calvary of Camels" has a progressive rock flavor, but there's a much subtler process working here than pouring old wine into new bottles. More