The Neal Morse Band: The Great Adventure [Album Review]
Feb07

The Neal Morse Band: The Great Adventure [Album Review]

The Neal Morse Band The Great Adventure Radiant Records [2019] Fire Note Says: American Prog warriors unleash sequel to 2016’s The Similitude Of A Dream in convincing fashion. Album Review: Prog is a tough sell and, especially in the US, the market for it is extremely limited. There are, however, a few brave artists who still attempt to raise the musical IQ of their listeners – Steven Wilson and Opeth may be the most...

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Guided By Voices: Zeppelin Over China [Album Review]
Jan30

Guided By Voices: Zeppelin Over China [Album Review]

Guided By Voices Zeppelin Over China GBV, Inc.[2019] Fire Note Says: Guided By Voices’ latest effort is a 32 song, double album behemoth. But is it any good? Album Review: After dedicating all of last year to the release and support of one (just one) album, the late-career masterpiece Space Gun, Robert Pollard and his gang plan on upping the ante for 2019 with three LP’s and a slew of EP’s on tap. This is standard...

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Deerhunter: Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? [Album Review]
Jan17

Deerhunter: Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? [Album Review]

Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? 4AD [2019] Fire Note Says: Rock’s last great hope? Deerhunter makes a strong case on their eighth full-length. Album Review: Deerhunter saves the world! Wouldn’t that be nice? All the ragged dreams of a future in which guitar-driven rock music rules the airwaves rest on the shoulders of just a few daring artists. Bradford Cox and his gang are among them. They may...

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Prog 2018: The Year In Review
Dec20

Prog 2018: The Year In Review

As another calendar year comes to an end it seems like 2018 was full of yardmarkers – elections, mass shootings, North Korea, etc. But it will be remembered in the Prog community as the 50th Anniversary of some of the genre’s most beloved acts: Yes, King Crimson and Jethro Tull all turned fifty this year and celebrated by doing what most dinosaur rock acts do these days – tour their butts off. And in the case of Yes...

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Guided By Voices: Space Gun [Album Review]
Mar22

Guided By Voices: Space Gun [Album Review]

Guided By Voices Space Gun GBV, Inc. [2018] Fire Note Says: Robert Pollard and his band of merry men use every trick in the book and create a masterpiece. Album Review: I have been a fan of Guided By Voices since I first heard Bee Thousand way back in 1994. It seemed timeless yet still of its time, perfect pop tunes recorded as imperfectly as humanly possible. It also seemed like the well would never dry up as album after album of...

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