The list author says: "Progressive Rock made a comeback in the late '90s and continues to this day. Here I list my favorite Progressive Rock albums for the first decade of the new millenium. The list is in no particular order -- All are #1 in my book!
Other albums that are not listed on Amazon but have to be obtained as import are:
The Thomas Tracks (2009) by 5bridgeS (Symphonic Prog band from The Netherlands) Cinematograaf (2008) by Tomas Bodin (member of The Flower Kings) Moondrive Plus (2003) by Odyssice (a great blend of Rush and Camel) Stati Di Immaginazione (2006) by Premiata Forneria Marconi (Italian Progressive Rock)"
"Transatlantic first came together in 2000 as a supergroup with members of Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings and Marillion. Also check out the albums "Bridge Across Forever" (2001) and "The Whirlwind" (2009)"
"I picked up this album from 2007 after seeing David Benoit fill in for Jon Anderson as lead singer of Yes for the 2010 tour. Even though the group is listed as Neo-Prog, they firmly straddle the line between Neo-Prog and Symphonic Prog."
"2009 side project of Roine Stoldt of The Flower Kings and Nad Sylvan of Unifaun. Nad does the vocals and sounds like a cross between Peter Gabriel of Genesis and Fish from Marillion. Saw them live with Karmakanic for "The Power Of Two" tour. They are even better on "DramaRama" (2010)"
"Neal Morse left Spock's Beard and Transatlantic to pursue his faith more in music. The Symphonic Prog albums are "Testimony" (2003), "One" (2004), "?" (2005) and "Sola Scriptura" (2007). He has since rejoined Transatlantic for "The Whirlwind" (2009) as well as releasing the highly recommended "Testimony 2" (2011)."
"Ozric Tentacles plays a highly complex form for Psychedelic/Space Rock with a middle eastern flavor on this 2001 album. Don't expect any vocals. It is all instrumental. Also check out "Spirals In Hyperspace" (2004)"
"Magma from France is a very strange group. They were the creators of Zeuhl music as well as creators of their own language (kobaia) for the songs. Most of the other albums on the list lean toward Symphonic and are relatively more accessible. But, this is a great album from 2004 along with it's follow-up "Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré" (2009)."
"Cast is a Symphonic Prog band from Mexico who put out the wonderful albums "Al Bandaluz" (2003), "Pyramid Of The Rain" (2005) and "Mosaique" (2006). They elevated "Originallis" (2008) to a whole new level."
"Echolyn was the precursor to a lot of Swedish bands playing Symphonic Prog back in the '90s. They are still going strong with "Mei" (2002) as well as "Cowboy Poems Free" (2000) and "The End Is Beautiful" (2005)."
"I prefer the Progressive Metal band Dream Theater when they put out a concept album such as "Metropolic Part 2: Scenes from a Memory" (1999). "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence" (2002) surprised me with the range of Progressive Metal from Queensryche melodic to Radiohead to Metallica to Marilyn Manson."
"Another complex and difficult style of Progressive Rock is called RIO (for Rock-in-Opposition). If you like this album from 2009, then seek out their others from the decade. This is probably their most accessible album in their catalog!"
"Krautrock has not had the revival as other forms of Progressive Rock had since the '90s. It was great when '70s Krautrock band Ash Ra Tempel put out "Friendship" in 2000. It plays more like a Klaus Schulze solo album at times."