Tag Archives: Progressive rock

Q&A: Porcupine Tree stands as prog rock’s hope for crossover, mainstream appeal

You’ve got to love when the public latches onto a “new band” that has been around for ages. Such is the case with superior progressive rock outfit Porcupine Tree.While their excellent new album Fear Of A Blank Planet is the band’s third global release through Atlantic Records, it is actually its ninth studio album since 1992, not including various remix and rare track compilations that have emerged over the years.

Progessive Ideas: Marillion breaks new ground in file sharing

Some music fans argue that progressive rock remains mired in the dark ages. They point to the genre’s reliance on concept albums, vintage analog instruments and overlong songs as proof. Then there’s Marillion, a British group that enjoyed mainstream success during the 1980s with such albums as Script for a Jester’s Tear and Misplaced Childhood.