After King’s X parted ways with their manager/producer, Sam Taylor, after their eponymous fourth album in 1992, it was only a matter of time before their Lennon/McCartney-esque pair – bassist Doug Pinnick and guitarist Ty Tabor – found additional creative outlets in solo and side projects.
The Tangent - Not as Good as the Book Review by Bill Knispel The Tangent grew out of a series of pieces written by Parallel or 90 Degrees front man Andy Tillison that he put off to the side for a solo project, feeling that their more retro-prog sound was not in keeping with the more contemporary areas he was exploring with Po90.
The Tangent - A Place In The Queue Review by Steve Alspach Andy Tillison's side project is getting so successful that his "original" band, Parallel or 90 Degrees, may be his side project these days. The Tangent's third album, A Place in the Queue pays homage to Yes' Tales... album (at least Tillison does in the liner notes in a delightful way), but the Tangent mix shorter songs with two bookend epics.
The Tangent - Stars and Pyramids Review by Josh Turner If you missed them at ROSfest 2005, you missed the best thing they've done so far. If you haven't even seen them live at all, it is essential you hear this disc. More
The Tangent - COMM Review by Alison Henderson The Tangent is one of the current cornerstones in British prog rock whose roots can be traced back to 1999 when Parallel or 90 Degrees supported The Flower Kings at a Classic Rock Society gig. More
Tangerine Dream - Madcap’s Flaming Duty Review by Gary Hill Tangerine Dream have released a new album for 2007. It’s one of their few releases to feature vocals, and is arguably the best of the “voice oriented” discs. More
Tangerine Dream - Paradiso Review by Gary Hill Those who follow Tangerine Dream have come to expect one thing consistently from them – a sense of experimentation and change. This disc is certainly one of those experimental moments. More
Tangerine Dream - Rockoon Review by Steve Alspach Tangerine Dream started in the early 1970s as a keyboard-based trio. Their early efforts were quite exploratory, examining the range of sounds and effects of the then-new electronic technology. More
John Tapella - Guitar Knights Review by Gary Hill Fans of guitar based instrumental music should like this one a lot. Tapella is a great guitarist and he has created a CD that showcases his talent through a number of intriguing tracks. More
Robin Taylor - Isle of Black Review by Gary Hill Robin Taylor has given us quite a cool album here. At times on other releases his music has moved too far towards freeform weirdness for the tastes of this reviewer. More
When I got this disc I was told that it was progressive rock. I have to say that when I first put it in I didn’t think that was true. As I listened to more of the album, though, I’d have to agree for the most part.
Tea For Two - Twisted Review by Rick Damigella Tea for Two is not a newcomer on the music scene, having been together in their earliest incarnations since 1984, but with this, their third studio effort, the trio comprised of Michael Schumpelt (keys, recorders, drums) Oliver Sörup (acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, quint guitar) and Stephan Weber (vocals) have crafted a unique blend of progressive rock that ranges from Tull-ian folk arrangements to Floyd-ian keyboard flourishes.
The latest disc from Celtic proggers Tempest is Double Cross and it's a very strong addition to the band's catalog. While I personally don't find it as potent as their last one Shapeshifter, that's more a matter of personal taste than anything.
This box set shows just how much integrity and talent Tempest has. The Celtic based prog rock outfit could have simply put out a collection of their best known pieces and added in a few unreleased gems here and there.
Tempest - 10th Anniversary Compilation Review by Gary Hill The latest release from Celtic prog band Tempest, this CD is a compilation, but in an unusual way. Although these are all older Tempest songs, they are new performances of those songs.
Tempest - Shapeshifter Review by Gary Hill As someone who has followed Tempest for quite a while it is very rewarding to see them release a disc as good as this one. They have nothing in their catalog to compare really.
10 cc - Sheet Music Review by Gary Hill I have to admit, I haven’t listened to 10 cc in years and even when I owned their albums (yes, this was in the days of vinyl) this isn’t one I had. I remember really enjoying the hits the group produced, but didn’t remember much else about them.
Ten Jinn - As On A Darkling Plain Review by Gary Hill Including an epic length number and influences ranging from Genesis to Tull and others, this album is definitely all progressive rock. The vocal arrangements on this release are one of its strongest points, but the music is not lacking in any way either.
Third Ending - Third Ending Review by Gary Hill This disc suffers from being quite uneven. If you were to listen to just the last half you might think that it's one of the strongest neo-prog discs to come out in a long time.
Steve Thorne is one of the great unsung British prog heroes, a veritable one man band who has released a series of consistently well-crafted and thought-provoking solo albums, Crimes & Reasons being his fourth.
Three - The End is Begun Review by Gary Hill Probably there are two things about this band’s music that impress me more than anything else. The first one is how they can take truly unusual and steadily altering compositions, complete with parts that go seamlessly together despite extreme contrast, and make the songs seem catchy and almost “pop oriented.”
Tiles - Fly Paper Review by Bill Knispel Detroit’s Tiles is back with a vengeance on Fly Paper, their fifth album (and first studio effort in four years).The album reunites the band’s “classic” line-up for a full-length collaboration for the first time since 1997’s Fence the Clear. More
With long time Rush producer Terry Brown manning the boards on this one, and a cover designed by Hugh Syme (also well known for his association with that band), the comparisons to that Canadian trio are to be expected. Truly, this group does have some common ground as far as sound with the band.
Tilt - Million Dollar Wound Review by Tim Jones Tilt pulls from various diverse influences in their debut EP, Million Dollar Wound; progressive rock, classic rock, and a bit of grunge (on one track). More
Tin Scribble - Children of Saturn Review by Gary Hill Tin Scribble's Children of the Saturn is a good CD that takes a bit of getting used to. The main element that causes there to be a steep learning curve are Michael Moore's vocals. More
Devin Townsend Project - Ki Review by Gary Hill Devin Townsend is best known for his work in Strapping Young Lad – and that might make you think this is a metal album.
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys Review by Steve Alspach Somewhere in Steve Winwood’s career, between the blue-eyed teen soul of “I’m a Man” and “Gimme Some Lovin’” to the made-for-the-80s albums of Arc of a Diver and Back in the High Life came a little bit of exploration.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Beethoven’s Last Night Review by Tim Jones Trans-Siberian Orchestra began as a side-project of Savatage, a progressive metal band led by Jon Oliva and Paul O’Neill.TSO’s first single, in fact, appeared first on the Savatage album Dead Winter Dead. More
Transatlantic - STMPE Review by Gary Hill and Steve Alspach When you talk progressive rock and the term "supergroup" comes up, this band will certainly come to mind. The band is made up of Roine Stolt of Flower Kings, Pete Trewavas of Marillion, Neal Morse of Spocks Beard and Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater. More
Transatlantic - The Bridge Across Forever Review by Steve Alspach Prog's premier supergroup (Neal Morse, Roine Stolt, Mike Portnoy, and Pete Trewavas) strike again with this 2001 release. This album sounds similar to their first effort, but there are many differences that set this album apart.
Triangle Exception - Cheesesteak Walleye Review by Tim Jones Cheesesteak Walleye is an eclectic collection of various sounds and songs. The sound quality isn't as strong as it could be, but the songs are fun and interesting.
Triangle Exception - Echo Papa Zero One Review by Tim Jones This EP, like their first album, Cheesesteak Walleye, came out in 2007. It's another eclectic collection of interesting songs, influenced by progressive rock and adult alternative rock.
Tuner - Pole Review by Gary Hill Wow, as strange as this CD is, I love it! A collaboration between Markus Reuter and King Crimson’s Pat Mastellotto, this thing conveys a dark sort of progressive rock that is very much focused on textures.
Tuner - Totem Review by Gary Hill This is the first disc that was released by Tuner – a collaboration of Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) and Markus Reuter (Centrozoon). More
Twilight Dementia - Twilight Dementia Review by Gary Hill Twilight Dementia might not be an obvious choice for progressive rock. They certainly don’t fit in terms of the old school 1970’s style of prog. More