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Critics' Choice 2015 - Bruce Soord

Every day over the festive period we’ll be bringing you some music from the 2015 Critics’ Choice…

With the excellent body of Pineapple Thief work under his belt already, plus his Wisdom Of Crowds project with Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse, 2015 was the year Bruce Soord decided to add a solo album to his catalogue. Good thing too, as Rich Wilson eulogised in Prog 61: “A captivating album that truly engages the emotions.” “Over the years I’ve always wanted to do a really soft, personal record, different to what I could do with TPT,” Soord told us when the self-titled record was released.

A winner all round then, at No. 16 in the 2015 Critics’ Choice, here’s the wonderfully reflective Willow Tree.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.