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Symphonic Prog

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4 stars Listening diary 11th September, 2021: Discipline - Unfolded Like Staircase (progressive rock, 1997)

While I never personally bought the idea that progressive rock died after its heyday (if my favourite albums didn't make it very obvious) - I will concede that classic-style symphonic prog almost certainly did, which is what makes this album so remarkable. This is about as pure of a throwback album as you'd ever hear in 1997, but somehow the life and energy and passion that was around in the 70's has remained intact, unlike nearly every other artist that tried to do this. Perhaps it's because Discipline more than anyone emulate Van Der Graaf Generator, a band with a bit more modern staying power via their punk and post-punk loving frontman, and Discipline manage to tap into the creative muse of that edgier, more passionate style of symph. Still, this is an absolutely remarkable achievement given its context, and to this day I can't think of many genuine throwback albums that match it.

7.5 (5th listen)

Part of my listening diary from my facebook music blog -

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