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First and foremost I am a long time music fan with Rush having been my favorite band for almost 20 years now, followed closely by Yes.  Progressive rock tends to be the dominant style of music that I listen to, however, I am a fan of much classic rock and more straightforward rock bands and artists as well.  I suppose that I am a prog fan trapped in a pop fan's mind.  I am also a long time fan of metal but I have my limits and I am quite adverse to extreme metal and extreme metal vocals.  My musical achilles heel seems to be the heavy metal pop ballad, which I have always had a soft spot in my ear for, no matter how cheesy.  My ability to rate music is quite limited, however, I do give it the old college try and hopefully there is some sort of pattern or consistency that can be found amongst my reviews.
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Comment by rushfan4 8 years ago
The Who - Then and Now 2004, Best Of
6.5
Non-Prog Hard Rock
Good greatest hits album, but only 2 new songs, so not really much Now in the Then And Now.
Comment by rushfan4 8 years ago
Paul M. Kollar - Subtle Matter 1999
5.0
Prog Soundscape/Electronic
This kind of soundscape music should really appeal to fans of Fripp and Eno's No Pussyfooting and Fripp's latter year soundscapes. Personally I find it too boring to listen to.
Comment by rushfan4 9 years ago
Iced Earth - Tribute to the Gods 2002
8.0
Non-Prog Power Metal
Iced Earth add their mark to the music of their influence with covers of bands like Kiss, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, and Blue Oyster Cult.
Comment by rushfan4 9 years ago
Toto - Through The Looking Glass 2002
7.7
Prog-Related Album Oriented Rock
An album of cover songs given the Toto treatment.
Comment by rushfan4 9 years ago
Foo Fighters - Hyde Park 2008, DVD
7.5
Non-Prog Rock
I have bootleg copy of DVD on CD. The sound quality is kind of poor as it was recorded off of the internet, but otherwise this is a good show.
Comment by rushfan4 9 years ago
Lifer - Lifer 2001
6.0
Non-Prog Nu-Metal
Best reason for having this album is that it was produced by Alex Lifeson from Rush.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Derek & the Dominos - The Layla Sessions 1990, Compilation
7.8
Non-Prog Rock
I've only got Disc 2: The Jams, from this set, but there is some excellent guitar work on these jams.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Empire (Peter Banks) - Mark I 1975
7.3
Prog Rock
Peter Banks' band following Yes and Flash. At times sounds very much like Yes and Flash. Bluesy female vocals add a nice touch.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Jason Bonham Band - When You See The Sun 1997
6.0
Non-Prog Rock
Led Zeppelin meets Soundgarden but not as good as it might sound on paper.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Henry Cow - In Praise Of Learning 1975
6.0
Prog Rock in Opposition
At least for me Dagmar Krause has a voice that reminds me of fingernails on the chalkboard. The third track reminded me of individual orchestra members warming up their instruments prior to a performance, except that I think that I'd rather listen to the orchestra warming up.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Various Artists - What's That Noise in the Basement! 2008, Sampler
4.0
Non-Prog Extreme Metal
Century Media sampler with 18 songs from 18 different growlers. Blech.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Various Artists - Thunderbolt: A Tribute to AC/DC 1997, Tribute
6.0
Non-Prog Metal
A tribute to AC/DC from performers such as Quiet Riot's Kevin Dubrow, Skid Row's Sebastian Bach, Rainbow's Joe Lynn Turner, Great White's Jack Russell, Motorhead's Lenny Kilmister, Ratt's Stephen Pearcy, and Twisted Sister's Dee Snider.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Dave Hamilton - Millenium Meltdown 2007
8.4
Prog-Related Hard Rock
Vocalist Dave Hamilton sounds like King's X's Dug Pinnick's vocal doppelganger. The vocal resemblance is uncanny.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Opeth - Blackwater Park 2001
7.2
Prog Extreme Metal
Decent music, but the vocals suck and are too distracting to make listening to this enjoyable.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Art Bears - Hopes and Fears 1978
7.9
Prog Rock in Opposition
At points some interesting music, but I find the vocals to be quite atrocious.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Saga - Steel Umbrellas 1994
3.0
Prog-Related Rock
I've become a pretty big Saga fan in recent years since discovering them. They aren't the most progressive of bands, but usually they at least show some progressive tendencies. I was disappointed that there were none to be found on this album.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Primus - Miscellaneous Debris 1992, EP
7.8
Prog-Related Hard Rock
This EP from Primus contains 5 cover songs. Their cover of Pink Floyd's Have A Cigar is absolutely stunning.
Comment by rushfan4 11 years ago
Sebastian Bach - Bring 'Em Bach Alive 1999
6.0
Non-Prog Hair Metal
First solo album from ex-Skid Row vocalist. Some new studio songs and some solo performances of Skid Row songs. Fans of Skid Row should probably have this; other will probably have no interest.
Comment by rushfan4 11 years ago
Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts 1971
7.6
Eclectic Prog Rock
I have to admit that I really don't like this album all that much, YET. I fully expect that it will eventually grow on me, but I am new to VDGG and I find this hard to enjoy at the moment. I am a bit better with Peter Hammill's voice than when I started with VDGG, but I still don't really care for David Jackson's saxophone playing. At times the sax playing is decent, but mostly it just sounds like he is strangling a cat.
Comment by rushfan4 11 years ago
Robert Plant - Pictures at Eleven 1982
8.4
Non-Prog Hard Rock
Debut solo album from Led Zeppelin front man. I think that this is the most Zeppelin-esque of his solo albums and should appeal to Led Zeppelin fans.
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Subsignal - La Muerta
 #1
9.3
Prog Rock
Frequency Drift - Letters To Maro
 #2
9.3
Prog Rock
W.E.T. - Earthrage
 #4
9.2
Non-Prog Album Oriented Rock
Phideaux - Infernal
 #5
9.1
Symphonic Prog Rock
Auri - Auri
 #6
9.0
Prog-Related Metal
Galasphere 347 - Galasphere 347
 #7
8.9
Symphonic Prog Rock
Gazpacho - Soyuz
 #8
8.9
Neo Prog Rock
Bubu - El eco del sol
 #9
8.8
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Judas Priest - Firepower
 #10
8.8
Non-Prog NWoBHM
Neal Morse - Life & Times
 #11
8.8
Non-Prog Si/So
Pineapple Thief - Dissolution
 #12
8.7
Prog Rock
Gleb Kolyadin - Gleb Kolyadin
 #13
8.7
Prog Rock
Joe Satriani - What Happens Next
 #14
8.7
Instrumental Prog Metal
Elephant9 - Greatest Show On Earth
 #15
8.7
Instrumental Prog Rock/Jazz
Cheer Accident - Fades
 #16
8.6
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Path Of Ilya - Path Of Ilya
 #17
8.6
Instrumental Prog Rock
Alice in Chains - Rainier Fog
 #18
8.5
Non-Prog Rock/Metal
The Sea Within - The Sea Within
 #19
8.5
Symphonic Prog Rock
Ty Tabor - Alien Beans
 #20
8.5
Non-Prog Hard Rock
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Phideaux - Infernal 2018
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9.1
Symphonic Prog Rock
Praying Mantis - Gravity 2018
 10 hours ago
7.8
Non-Prog NWoBHM
Doro - Forever Warriors 2018
 11 hours ago
6.5
Non-Prog Metal
Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day 2018
 12 hours ago
8.4
Prog Metal
Michael Romeo - War of the Worlds, Pt. 1 2018
 14 hours ago
7.7
Prog Metal
Joe Satriani - What Happens Next 2018
 14 hours ago
8.7
Instrumental Prog Metal
Dukes Of The Orient - Dukes Of The Orient 2018
 16 hours ago
7.8
Prog-Related Album Oriented Rock
Paul McCartney - Egypt Station 2018
 16 hours ago
7.3
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Saxon - Thunderbolt 2018
 16 hours ago
8.0
Non-Prog NWoBHM
Michael Schenker - Ressurection 2018
 one day ago
6.0
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The Sea Within - The Sea Within 2018
 2 days ago
8.5
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Magnum - Lost On The Road To Eternity 2018
 2 days ago
7.9
Prog-Related Rock
One Desire - One Desire 2017
 2 days ago
7.7
Non-Prog Album Oriented Rock
Mike Lepond's Silent Assassins - Pawn and Prophecy 2018
 2 days ago
8.2
Prog Power Metal
Dee Snider - For The Love Of Metal 2018
 2 days ago
7.6
Non-Prog Metal
Sonar - Vortex 2018
 2 days ago
8.4
Instrumental Prog Rock
Pineapple Thief - Dissolution 2018
 2 days ago
8.7
Prog Rock
Spiral Key - An Error Of Judgement 2018
 3 days ago
8.2
Prog Rock
Spock's Beard - Noise Floor 2018
 3 days ago
7.8
Symphonic Prog Rock
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