Progarchy Album Review 10-point Rating Scale

Progarchy uses eighth notes to visually represent its ten-point album review rating scale:

♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫  = 10 Progarchy points = 5 Rolling Stone (Red) Stars

♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♪  = 9 Progarchy points = 4.5 Rolling Stone (Red) Stars

♫ ♫ ♫ ♫  = 8 Progarchy points = 4 Rolling Stone (Red) Stars

♫ ♫ ♫ ♪  = 7 Progarchy points = 3.5 Rolling Stone (Red) Stars

♫ ♫ ♫  = 6 Progarchy points = 3 Rolling Stone (Red) Stars

♫ ♫ ♪  = 5 Progarchy points = 2.5 Rolling Stone (Red) Stars

♫ ♫  = 4 Progarchy points = 2.0 Rolling Stone (Red) Stars

♫ ♪  = 3 Progarchy points = 1.5 Rolling Stone (Red) Stars

♫  = 2 Progarchy points = 1.0 Rolling Stone (Red) Stars

♪  = 1 Progarchy points = 0.5 Rolling Stone (Red) Stars

 

Prog Rock

Definition of prog rock by Cracked

Definition of prog rock by ProgArchives.com (with sub-genres)

Jim DeRogatis, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Prog-Rock Underground (But Were Afraid to Ask) ", Guitar World (1998).

Jim DeRogatis, "Suite success on 4th by Rush" (January 27, 2002).

Plumbing the Sacramental Depths of Prog Rock

Bradley J. Birzer, "A Different Kind of Progressive ", National Review Online (May 9, 2012).

Bradley J. Birzer, "Rock as Mythos: Rush's Clockwork Angels", The Imaginative Conservative (June 12, 2012).

Bradley J. Birzer, "English Autumnal Bliss: The Progressive Rock of Big Big Train", The Imaginative Conservative (June 27, 2012).

Bradley J. Birzer, "Purgatorial Eddas: The Soulful Utterances of Gazpacho", Stormfields (July 2, 2012).

Buy all of Steven Wilson's prog rock remixes:

Crimson Poseidon Lizard Islands Starless Red Discipline ELP Tarkus Caravan Aqualung Thick 2

Listening To The Future: The Time Of Progressive Rock, 1968-1978 Music of Yes: Structure and Vision in Progressive Rock Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture Progressive Rock Reconsidered The Music's All That Matters

Big Big Train

BBT: A Beginner's Guide by Greg Spawton (July 16, 2011)

Going to Ground: Big Big Train as the Band of Our Age (May 31, 2011)

The American Culture on BBT (May 14, 2011)

BBT: Interview with David Longdon (Nov 2010)

BBT: Greg Spawton's blog

BBT: David Longdon's blog

BBT

"When the music stopped", Wall Street Journal (July 23, 2011).
Innovation in pop music has been decelerating for years; in its place is an increasing preoccupation with the past.

Yes - Fly From Here (July 3, 2011)

Brad Birzer: Music and Me (May 3, 2011)

Talk Talk (April 5, 2011)

Spock's Beard X (Sept 20, 2010)

Top 15 (Sept 3, 2010)

The 2009 Prog List (Jan 14, 2010)

A Canticle for Leibowitz