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Xtreme Measures: Xtreme Measures

Read "Xtreme Measures" reviewed by Tom MacMillan

What is it about prog rock that puts people off?

One thing is certain: many artists who identify with the “progressive" pretenses of Dream Theater and Yes are concerned about the technicality and complexity of their music. Toward this end, they employ advanced musical theory to make their songs more difficult to play, more “virtuosic." This is a very pompous means by which to create art, but it can be quite engaging to the right listener.

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