Prog - - Interview -

How was your 2018? Proggy enough? We think so. True, there weren’t any new stu­dio al­bums from big hit­ters like Steven Wil­son, Opeth, Yes, Anath­ema or Mar­il­lion, but have a look at the Crit­ics’ Choice on page 90 and you’ll see that there was plenty of fine pro­gres­sive mu­sic re­leased. A re­minder that Prog Per­son Of The Year is a cat­e­gory for the artist that you be­lieve has gone above and be­yond in their cho­sen field: not sim­ply your favourite artist who may not have done that much this year (there are other cat­e­gories for that). And Un­sung Hero is there to hon­our those work­ing be­hind the scenes but who still play a ma­jor role in help­ing the prog cause: they just do it away from the spot­light.

Fi­nally, please don’t vote for the pass­ing of an artist in the Dis­ap­point­ment cat­e­gory. There are more re­spect­ful ways of pay­ing tribute to the mu­si­cians who have passed and these votes won’t be counted.

To vote you can fill in the form to the right and post it to us by Jan­uary 7 to Prog, Fu­ture Pub­lish­ing, The Emer­son Build­ing, 4-8 Emer­son Street, Lon­don, SE1 9DU. Or you can e-mail us your choices us­ing the sub­ject line ‘Read­ers’ Poll 2018’ to [email protected]­

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