The top 10 most played songs in my iTunes library, probably dating back 10 years or maybe more:
- “River Out of Eden” by Frameshift, from Unweaving the Rainbow (2003)
- “Mandelbrot World” by Jack Foster III, from Jazzraptor’s Secret (2008)
- “Journey’s End/The Traveller’s Lament” by Magenta, from Home (2006)
- “The Seventh House” by IQ, from The Seventh House (2000)
- “A Crack in the Ice/Pins and Needles/Double Vision” by Arena, from The Visitor (1998)
- “End on a High Note” by The Flower Kings, from Paradox Hotel (2006)
- “There Was a Time” by Spock’s Beard, from Octane (2005)
- “Squonk” by Genesis, from A Trick of the Tail (1976)
- “If The Sun” by Glass Hammer, from If (2010)
- “Believe/No Place For the Innocent”, by Pendragon, from Believe (2005)
This is a pretty representative list of my musical tastes over the last 10 years, largely neo-prog rock with a smattering of other proggy stuff as well. These ten are tracks which I am more inclined to just pick and listen to because I really, really like them.
This list would have looked very different in years past. In 1991 it would have been dominated by Jethro Tull and The Who, while in 1999 you probably would have seen Sonia Dada and Collective Soul. I (re-)discovered progressive rock in 2001, stopped listening to commercial radio, and prog has dominated the list every since.
Weird that Home is the only one of the ten albums not available on the iTunes Store – Magenta seems to have only a couple of albums available there, and not their best ones.