All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Yes – Magnification

    In so many ways, Magnification rides on the precedent set by The Ladder. As was the case on The Ladder, the strong epic tracks may not be quite enough...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mice on Stilts – An Ocean Held Me

    Call them Anathema at their most meditative, The Dear Hunter at their most elaborately orchestrated, or evenKayo Dot at their most intimate and accessible. Either way, you wouldn’t be far...