SYD ARTHUR – SOUND MIRROR (ROCK)
Progressive rock by definition breaks the mold and Syd Arthur’s Sound Mirror does just that on this Best of 2014 honoree. The English band combines analog-sounding synth textures, rock guitar, distorted mandolin and violin playing to produce a sound that is all their own. Syd Arthur also demonstrates the ability to craft a good song. “Autograph” and “Sink Hole” are just two of the tracks bringing all these elements together on Sound Mirror.