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The Gabriel Construct - Interior City
Review by Gary Hill
This is a pretty diverse ride.

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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.
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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.
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Peter Gabriel - New Blood
Review by John Pierpoint
Peter Gabriel could be accused of resting on his laurels by producing an album of reworkings of some of his greatest hits – and with an orchestra, to boot!

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The Gak Omek - Return of the All-powerful Light Beings
Review by Josh Turner
They have an extremely weird name, but the band makes seriously good music. It's structured entirely around neo-progressive instrumentals.
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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
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The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra - Zombie Mouth
Review by Gary Hill
I love this band. They are just so cool. .

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The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra - Earth Lift
Review by Gary Hill
I have liked this band since the first time I heard them. Their blend of jazz, space music, prog and more is always compelling.

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Galahad - In A Moment of Complete Madness
Review by Gary Hill
Galahad originally released this album as a cassette to sell at their shows. As orders grew, it eventually became this CD, augmented with a few bonus tracks.
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Galahad - Seize the Day
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve pretty much enjoyed everything I’ve heard from Galahad over the years, so it’s no surprise I like this a lot.

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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.
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Gandalf - To Another Horizon
Review by Gary Hill
If you are looking for musical wizardry, look no further than this new reissue. This is a mellower, electronic based prog album.

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Gandalf - Magic Theatre
Review by Gary Hill
While this is not the wizard of Tolkein’s tales, there is a lot of musical magic going on here, making this a well-titled set.

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Gandalf - Journey to an Imaginary Land
Review by Gary Hill
This disc could be put under New Age. It's pretty and quite mellow.

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Gandalf's Fist - A Day in the Life of a Universal Wanderer
Review by Gary Hill
These guys have done it again.

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Gandalf's Fist - A Forest of Fey
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve loved Gandalf’s Fist since the first time I heard them several years ago.

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Nature Ganganbaigal - To Where Tengger Leads Me
Review by Gary Hill
Not everything here is progressive rock.

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Nature Ganganbaigal - Nature G - Stereotyping
Review by Gary Hill

This review will have to start with a statement about the artist's name. This has been released under the name "Nature G."


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Garden Music Project - Inspired by Syd Barrett’s Artwork
Review by Gary Hill
This is an unusual set. The title pretty much explains the impetus for this.

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Dominic Gaudious - Dominic Didgeridoo Express
Review by Gary Hill
The didgeridoo is an instrument developed by the native Aborigines of Australia.

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Gazpacho - When Earth Lets Go
Review by Josh Turner
The definition of elegance is something that's simple, but effective. Gazpacho meets this definition to a tee.
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GEA - Butterflies
Review by Gary Hill

I don't know if I would consider this to be art rock. I'd definitely consider it to be art music. That comes close enough in my book to land it under prog rock.


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Genesis - Calling All Stations
Review by G. W. 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.

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Genesis - A Trick of the Tail
Review by Josh Turner
There are substantial differences between the old and new Genesis. Some prefer one style to the other.
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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.
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Genesis - We Can’t Dance
Review by Gary Hill
There are certain albums by Genesis that I just think of as pop music, rather than prog.

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Genesis - The Platinum Collection
Review by Gary Hill
This year Genesis released a career spanning box set. I don’t have that one yet, but I figured that this would be a good time to take a look at this one that came out several years ago.

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Genre Peak - Your Sleekest Engine
Review by Gary Hill
I know this act is considered prog. Yes, the music does have a lot of ties to modern prog like Porcupine Tree.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant
Review by Gary Hill
The debut disc from prog rockers Gentle Giant, this is a great album that really does a lot at highlighting their distinctive sound. 

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Gentle Giant - Live at the Bicentennial 1776-1976
Review by Gary Hill
This new Gentle Giant recording was available before as an inferior bootleg.

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Gentle Giant - Civilian
Review by Gary Hill
Long time fans of Gentle Giant were definitely not happy with this set.

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Gentle Giant - Three Piece Suite
Review by Gary Hill

I've wrestled with how to handle this review. In theory the BluRay is the main part of this.


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Gentoo - Structures
Review by Gary Hill
Perhaps this doesn't fit under "prog rock." It's clearly not rock music.

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Elizabeth Geyer - The Bridge
Review by Gary Hill
I am pretty sure this isn’t progressive rock. It’s probably not even rock.

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Ghost Against Ghost - Still Love
Review by Gary Hill
This is quite an intriguing set. It is more electronic than anything else, but it manages to seriously rock at times.

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Ghostly Beard - Infinite
Review by Gary Hill
This new EP feels like something that would have been right at home in the 1970s. It's closely tied to the rock of that era, and particularly the AOR prog stuff. 

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Gianotti - The Great Unknown
Review by Gary Hill
There is no question this is progressive rock.

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Gideon King & City Blog - City Blog
Review by Gary Hill
So, maybe this isn’t progressive rock. It’s very much jazz influenced, though.

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Gordon Giltrap Band - Air Waves
Review by Gary Hill
This is quite a strong instrumental CD.

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Gordon Giltrap Band - Peacock Party: Remastered & Expanded Edition
Review by Gary Hill
I like this set a lot. It lands mostly in the progressive rock meets fusion territory, but there are some other things going on here.

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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.
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Glass Hammer - Ode to Echo
Review by Gary Hill
What an amazing set this is! It’s definitely thinking person’s prog.

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Evelyn Glennie - Drumming
Review by Steve Alspach
Never one to adhere to convention, Drumming is Evelyn Glennie in one of her frequent exploratory moods.
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Global Unified - Global Unified
Review by Gary Hill
Not everything here is progressive rock, but the majority of it is. It’s often similar to Rush or Pink Floyd. Hawkwind and other elements show up, too.

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Roger Glover - Mask
Review by Gary Hill
Mask has just gotten reissued.

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Goblin Rebirth - Goblin Rebirth
Review by Mike Korn
If you’re familiar with Italian horror cinema, there’s no way you’ve missed hearing the music of Goblin.

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Godsticks - Emergence
Review by Gary Hill
This is definitely not traditional progressive rock.

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Andrew Goldring - Cosmic Dance (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
This is a brand new single from Andrew Goldring. I'm always a bit skeptical of singles because a lot of pop music (particularly these days) has a tendency to be over-produced and shallow.

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Gong - Angel’s Egg
Review by Gary Hill
This is an unusual, but entertaining disc.

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Gong - I See You
Review by Gary Hill
Gong covers a lot of musical territory here.

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Gong - Rejoice! I'm Dead!
Review by Gary 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.

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Jerry Goodman - Violin Fantasy
Review by Gary Hill
This album is fully instrumental. It’s a great disc, too. Some of the music here has appeared elsewhere (although most of the time in different arrangements)

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Patrick Grant - A Sequence of Waves
Review by Gary Hill

With this music described as "weird," I came at this set with a bit of trepidation. I mean, given a lot of the music I hear, something advertised as weird seemed to hold a special level of difficulty.


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Gravy Train - Second Birth
Review by Gary Hill

This is a new reissue of an album from 1973. It might not be full on progressive rock. 


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The Great Depression - In a Starry State
Review by Gary Hill
I suppose the most obvious audience for this would be fans of modern alternative rock based prog like Radiohead.

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The Great Game - The Great Game
Review by Gary Hill
This is clearly not the kind of progressive rock prog purists will expect.

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Green Cathedral - Winter's Veil
Review by Gary Hill

The progressive rock presented here is modern. It's dark and moody in a lot of ways.


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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.
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Green Violinist - More Thrill & Never Ending Blessings
Review by Gary Hill
While the name may seem strange, this is a powerful album.

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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.
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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.
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Tom Griesgraber and Bert Lams - Unnamed Lands
Review by Gary Hill
What an interesting collaboration this is.

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Grit - Live at Kramus Deluxe Studio
Review by Gary Hill
It's a safe bet a lot of people will argue with this landing in prog. It's noisy. It's raw.

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Grobschnitt - Symphony Live 2012
Review by Gary Hill
This is more of an EP than it is an album.

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Todd Grubbs - As the Worm Turns
Review by Gary Hill
Clearly not everything here is progressive rock. Quite a bit of it is, though.

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Grumsling - A Church, On a Boat, In the Sea
Review by Gary Hill
The mix of sounds here is pretty crazy.

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Grumsling - Full Coverage
Review by Gary Hill
I have reviewed another EP from this act in this same issue of Music Street Journal.

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Gryphon - Glastonbury Carol
Review by Steve Alspach
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.
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GTR - GTR: 2CD Deluxe Expanded Edition
Review by Gary Hill
I remember when I got this album originally, I was unimpressed with it. I think part of that was expectations.

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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.
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Gumshen - Progtronica
Review by Gary Hill
This is progressive rock. It’s not the progressive rock of the 1970s, though.

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Gumshen - Digibites
Review by Gary Hill
This might not be a tight fit into progressive rock.

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Trey Gunn - The Joy of Molybdenum
Review by G. W. 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.
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Trey Gunn - The Waters, They Are Rising
Review by Gary Hill
This mostly instrumental set is not necessarily the kind of thing that’s well suited to a track by track review.

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Gunnelpumpers - Montana Fix
Review by Gary Hill
I really like the blend of sounds these guys have.

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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.

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Pontus H.W. Gunve - The Observer
Review by Jason Hillenburg
There are few musicians in the mold of Pontus Gunve.

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Pontus H.W. Gunve - Live in New York EP
Review by Jason Hillenburg
Pontus H.W. Gunve's new live EP challenges, invigorates, and inspires.

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Pontus H.W. Gunve - Pontus Gunve – IV
Review by Gary Hill
I think I’ve heard pretty much everything Pontus Gunve has ever released.

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Guru Freakout! - Mothership
Review by Gary Hill
There are a few things you can naturally assume about space rock.

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