Echolyn - The End is Beautiful Review by Josh Turner After Echolyn steamrolled fans with a shockingly long and surprisingly well-written song, they are back at it again. This time, however, they opt for a more song-oriented approach. More
Echolyn - Cowboy Poems Free Review by Gary Hill With this album Echolyn have truly created a unique work that should stand the test of time. The true strength of this band is not in musical virtuosity, although there is plenty of that on display. More
Echolyn - Mei Review by Gary Hill To this writer, Echolyn's greatest strength has always been their uncanny ability to craft music that, although quite progressive in nature, still manages to maintain a mainstream, almost pop sensibility. More
Eclat - En Concert Review by Gary Hill Hailing from France, this prog rock outfit does music a bit in the styles of UK, Genesis and others with a definite fusion tilt to it. The guitar on this album really steals the show in many places.
Edensong - The Fruit Fallen Review by Gary Hill Let’s start this off by saying that this CD will pretty certainly make my “best albums of 2008” list. It will definitely be near the top of the “best progressive rock albums…” group. More
Randy Ellefson - The Firebard Review by Lisa Palmeno A one-man band, Randy Ellefson wrote, performed and produced everything about The Firebard. The 10-track mythical metal journey features Ellefson on all guitars, bass and drum programming.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - King Biscuit Review by Gary Hill A compilation of tracks from two ELP performances are presented here in a double disc set. These performances are from the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio show. More
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Then And Now Review by Gary Hill This two disc set is a live album featuring performances from two different ELP eras, "then" and "now". The "then" material is from Cal Jam `74, and the "now" is from shows on the most recent tour.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery Review by Josh Turner I would not be the first to say that their music has not held up over the years, because it obviously hasn't. Before we count them out completely, it is important to point out that Emerson demonstrated many innovations in music long before the digital age. More
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - The Birth of a Band: Isle of Wight Festival Review by Steve Alspach Since the two products are essentially the same, this overall review is taken pretty much intact from the accompanying DVD review. Check out that one for more specific details on the video content as the DVD is essentially the same as the video side of this DualDisc - ed. More
Keith Emerson - Off the Shelf Review by Steve Alspach I read a review on Amazon – I don’t remember precisely where – that said that just because someone is talented that doesn’t make him good, and the reviewer named ELP as an example. Ergo, Keith Emerson is talented but not good. More
Keith Emerson and the Nice - Vivacitas - Live at Glasgow 2002 Review by Gary Hill Billed as Keith Emerson and the Nice, this recent release is accurate with that name from a technical standpoint, but in some ways it is a little deceptive. While all of the music on the disc does feature Keith Emerson, only the first CD is actually with The Nice, and even then, it's only two of the members of the band (plus the keyboard wizard).
Enchant - Tug Of War Review by Greg Olma I just recently discovered Enchant. How they have been able to fly under my prog radar for so many years, I'll never know. More
Enchant - A Blueprint of the World Review by Gary Hill Although, perhaps more progressive than metal, this album still seems to fit fairly well into this category. The musicianship and song writing on this disc are quite accomplished.
Enchant - Juggling 9 or Dropping 10 Review by Steve Alspach You know when you're in Europe when even the little record shop at the airport has a Prog section. Duly impressed, I took a chance on this band based on the interesting album title alone. More
Enchant - Break Review by Gary Hill With Break Enchant have created a concept album that is both personal and universal. Such a dichotomy is appropriate for this band, as they seem to be experts at dual natured concepts. More
Engineers - Three Fact Fader Review by Gary Hill People can talk all they want about modern music versus old sounds. They can also talk about the evils of the big corporate record labels in the day versus the whole do it yourself approach. More
Enigma - Seven Lives Many Faces Review by Gary Hill It seems pretty likely that anyone reading Music Street Journal has heard Enigma at one time or another. You probably think of them as a new age type act. More
Ensoph - Project X Katon Review by Gary Hill Italy's Ensoph has produced one heck of an ambitious disc with Project X Katon. It is so creative and unusual that I really didn't know where to put it. In the end, although a lot of this would fit into metal and some into techno, the adventurous (and this is one of the most adventurous pieces of music you will ever experience) led me to put it into prog. More
ES Posthumus - Featuring Luna Sans – Cartographer Review by Gary Hill This CD should appeal to fans of artists like Enigma and Enya, but I’ve put it into the progressive rock classification. For my money there is a ton of classical music, some serious artistry and other elements that make the argument. More
Estradasphere - Palace of Mirrors Review by Gary Hill I’ve read reviews of this CD that say that lineup changes have hit the band hard and as a result this is the weakest disc they’ve released. If that’s the case, these guys must be one of the best progressive rock bands ever. More
Expedition: Delta - Expedition: Delta Review by Gary Hill You would think that with a label called “Prog Rock Records,” pretty much everything would fall into the progressive rock category and be prime material for Music Street Journal. Well, I would think so, anyway. More
Explorer's Club - Age of Impact Review by Gary Hill This album could well be the most important progressive disc of the decade for two reasons. Firstly, by the sheer magnitude of performers on this CD. More
Explorer's Club - Raising the Mammoth Review by Gary Hill Explorer's Club is in session once again. This time Trent Gardner has assembled a different group of musicians that includes drummer Terry Bozzio (UK, Frank Zappa, Bozzio Levin Stevens), bassist John Myung (Liquid Tension Experiment, Platypus, Dream Theater), Kerry Livgren (guitarist for Kansas), Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) and keyboardist Mark Robertson (Cairo). More
Eyestrings - Burdened Hands Review by Gary Hill If you like quirky modern progressive rock that draws upon old school prog (and at times more modern sounds) this disc is for you. More