As many on this site have already covered, or are in the process of covering, their favorite albums of 2014, I will keep my post (very) brief. 2014 was, as many have observed, an excellent year for progressive rock music. Here, in no particular order, are my top three albums of the year:
Second Nature-Flying Colors: These five virtuosos did not disappoint in their sophomore effort, a complex yet accessible symphonic prog album.
The Endless River-Pink Floyd: A beautiful and touching tribute to deceased keyboardist Richard Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason proved to the world that they are still top-notch musicians.
lullaby… and the Ceaseless Roar-Robert Plant: the ex-Led Zeppelin frontman does not rock out like he used to, but his new album, a blend of folk and Americana, is nevertheless a delight to the ears. (You can read my full review of the album here).
I look forward to another great year of music in 2015. A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my fellow Progarchists and to all of our readers!