I’ve read Classic Rock Presents Prog’s new issue and their choice of 2010. It’s very hard to pick a favorite album that the magazine has done. Music is very important and there’s something in the limelight that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve always been a music person when I buy Prog or Symphonic Metal through various websites and online like: iTunes, Kinesis, Doug Larson Imports, Cargo Music, and The Laser’s Edge. I've always been an avid reader of Classic Rock Magazine and the Prog issues and I thought to myself, "Let me pay tribute for the top 20 choices for 2010." These guys know the music and the score of up-and-coming prog bands that are coming out of the woodwork.
There’s some people who argue, bitch, and bicker and would say, “No that album should be number one of 2010!” Since hearing music when I was a young kid in the 1980s and throughout the 1990s while getting away from the shit of Nu-Metal, Boy Bands, Country Music, and godforsaken Rap music, I was always the outsider at school. But enough of my bullshit let’s get down to business.
So to start things off, as a tribute and an homage to Classic Rock Presents Prog, here are the top 20 choices for new bands, DVDs, and reissues.
1. King Crimson – In The Wake of Poseidon/Islands [Panegyric]
2. Supertramp – Breakfast in America [Deluxe Edition] [A&M]
3. Pure Reason Revolution – Hammer & Anvil [Superball]
4. District 97 – Hybrid Child [The Laser’s Edge]
5. Tarja – What Lies Beneath [Spinefarm]
6. PFM – Reissues [Esoteric]
7. Rush – Beyond The Lighted Stage [Banger Films]
8. Entropia – Sirenia [Self-Released]
9. Matt Stevens – Ghost [Self-Released]
10. Panic Room – Satellite [Firefly]
11. Machiavel – Jester/Mechanical Moonbeams [Esoteric]
12. Mandalaband I & II – Resurrection [Legend]
13. Aphrodite’s Child – End of the World/It’s Five O’Clock [Esoteric]
14. BunChakeze – Whose Dream? [Self-Released]
15. Magenta – Home [The Complete 2-CD Edition] [Tigermoth]
16. Magenta – Seven [Special Edition] [Tigermoth]
17. Wigwam – The Lucky Golden Stripes and Starpose [Esoteric]
18. Touchstone – Live in the USA East Coast West Coast [Heavy Right Foot]
19. Fields – Fields [Esoteric]
20. Necromandaus – Orexis of Death & Live [Rise Above Relics]