3 thoughts on “Top 50 Prog Albums of 2019, Part 2: 25-1

  1. Earmarking for future study (I burned out on rock in 1973, but there were gems. If you are curious, my top five are King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King (1969), Led Zeppelin I (1969), Trilogy (Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1972), My Yes Compilation (first several albums), and Early Pink Floyd (’69-’73). Second five would be Jethro Tull (mainly Benefit and Aqualung), The Rolling Stones (’68-’71), The Beatles (Mature Years), The Moody Blues (inspired King Crimson), and one more… let’s see… the Guitar Gods (lumped) – Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. Honorable mention to Traffic, Chicago, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Doors, Early Elton John (Madman Across the Water), and I would throw The Police in there (though they were 10 years later) and Radiohead (20-30). If I added another dozen, Frank Zappa would be in there, then early 1968 efforts (prog didn’t mature until 1969). When Jazz Fusion hit I moved away from rock. As an artist, I just went my own way, working with basic building blocks, which is great for my artistic outlet, but fatal for my commercial prospects (people like copycats). I’m (as Mr. Numi Who) covering the gods of my formative years (up until ’73, and a few beyond)… come to think of it, I’ve made selections from the 1980’s (what I call synth pop) and the 1990’s (from what I call Male Band Alternative Pop, and a selection of the female artists). A little from the 2000’s (hipster fare based on my daughter’s suggestions – Regina Spektor and the like). 2010’s? I went to the television series Reign for material. The 2020’s? I can’t reach that far, my plate is full. Maybe the day after tomorrow, or (as in my finally covering my formative years), maybe in another 50 years…

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