2017-01-05 – Something Else! (Best of 2016)

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6. BEN CRAVEN – LAST CHANCE TO HEAR (PROG/ROCK): This Down Under progressive-rock master makes my Best Rock, Pop and Soul of 2016 list with one of the top prog offerings of the year. Craven, a one-man band, can do epics with the best of them. His orchestrated synthesizers and wall of guitar sound paint a haunting and engaging picture. Ben Craven’s voice is up to the task too, though Last Chance to Hear has a fair number of stellar instrumentals. Check of the Pink Floyd-like “Critical Mass Part 2.”