random albums you probably never bought because mainstream radio has it's hand up your ass like a puppet!
Well i got a nice list of albums and bands you may not give 2 shits about.... starting off the list (artist/"album name") Scale the Summit/ "Carving Desert canyons" a skillful mix of progressive and mainstream instrumental rock that shows serious skill on all fronts. Transatlantic/"The Whirlwind" A super group consisting of members of Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, marillion, and The Flower Kings. the album itself is recorded as one 72 minutes song, so, once you pop that CD in be prepared to sit down and listen to this wonderful album that pays tribute to the prog rock greats.... BE PREPARED to sit through the whole thing Julien-K/ "Death to Analog" consisting of former members of the band orgy, Julien-k is a electro rock group which completely abandons the mainstream so that it may be more about the great music, and less about some sweaty bald guy promoting them... Dream Theater/ "Black Clouds and Silver Linings" a powerhouse performance by dream theater, consisting of 6 songs that total in at around 70 minutes..... or if you are like me and got the 3 disc version the 2nd disc is 6 cover songs, and the 3rd disc is instrumental mixes of the first disc.....
The Jelly Jam/ "2" A perfect mix of progressive and mainstream with some major feeling behind it all. it doesnt hurt that it is also a supergroup composed of kings x, dixie dregs, and dream theater members
my reasoning behind this post is that so much great music goes unappreciated thanks to the likes of Lady GaGa and Ke$ha who worry about style over substance.... I'm a guy who want's his music to come from somewhere other than some rich bastard's "by the book" approach to music, which is why i enjoy these musical standouts, and why you should give them a chance!