All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Yes – The Ladder

    If The Ladder had a voice and could literally speak to its listeners, here’s what I think it would say: “…well, hey everybody! So, I know that...

  • Live report: KING CRIMSON at Moore Theater, Seattle USA – October 6, 2014

    On the cover of a recent issue of PROG Magazine I came across this morning (issue 47, to be precise), Yes were quoted as declaring...

  • Sigur Rós – Ágætis Byrjun

    I think I’ve come a long way in my appreciation for Sigur Rós. Sometime during high school, I came across a copy of Takk… available for loan in...

  • Yes – Keys to Ascension 2

    Even if it fell short of its promise to bring back Yes as they were in their golden age, the Keys to Ascension duology made for a thankful respite,...

  • Yes – Keys to Ascension 1

    As well-intentioned as some of their reinventions may have been over the course of their career, Yes have been notoriously bad at handling lineup changes since their...

  • Dean Watson – Fantasizer!

    Upon occasion, I’ll open up a review of an album by commenting on its artwork, and this is one such case wherein I’ll indulge my...

  • Yes – Yesshows

    There seems to be a general consensus that Yes‘ first live album Yessongs is something of a masterpiece. At two hours and six sides long, it takes the...

  • Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere

    Agalloch is the uncommon result of an uncompromising vision and style. Though they’ve never let themselves be bound to one sound, their identity is strong and...

  • Delivery – Fools Meeting

    As was often the case for progressive albums released on the cusp of 1970, Delivery‘s one and only LP Fools Meeting sounds torn between prog innovations and the...

  • Opeth – Pale Communion

    Admittedly, I had avoided listening to the new Opeth record for a while before finally caving in and checking it out. It’s certainly not been for a...