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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2017 at 22:41
What about Zappa's legendary run from Freak Out to One Size Fits All? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2017 at 02:02
Originally posted by Prog Snob Prog Snob wrote:

I like some of the other suggestions people mentioned. There are even a few I need to explore more myself. I figured Yes, Genesis, and Queen would get mentioned.

Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

Yes:

The Yes Album
Fragile
Close To The Edge
Tales From Topographic Oceans
Relayer

Depending on who you ask, you could even extend that to Going For The One. I also feel that the first 5 King Crimson studio albums are all masterpieces, though I'm sure many would disagree.


I'm a big KC fan. It really is hard to ignore any of their earlier work, especially the first album which really does make me weep with how good it is.


Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Pink Floyd has got 5 in a row Piper, Saucerful, More, Ummagumma and Atom Heart Mother.
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Originally posted by Cambus741 Cambus741 wrote:

This is where I'm going to disagree with the original author of this thread because I think that all the Pink Floyd albums from Dark Side of the Moon to The Division Bell are great.


Don't get me wrong guys. PF are my second favorite band and just about everything they've done is gold to me. I guess I was looking more for quintessential albums from a band and not just great releases.


Originally posted by Cambus741 Cambus741 wrote:

I disagree about Rush because I'm not keen on Hemispheres


I don't know how to process that.



Regarding the quintessential albums: it is all down to taste. I would never consider either of the mentioned Rush albums as quintessential. 2112 fx has one great track and a whole side of filler.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2017 at 02:37
Pink Floyd: From Ummagumma to Animals
Genesis: From Trespass to Wind and Wuthering
Rush: From A Farewell to Kings to Signals

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2017 at 05:04
Al Stewart :
Russians & Americans
Last Days of the Century
Famous Last Words
Between the Wars
Down in the Cellar
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2017 at 05:07
more prog-tinged than prog;

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Masque
Roaring Boys
Strychnine
Sarabande
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2017 at 08:12
I would agree, that 2112 - Moving Pictures (but MP is on the way out I reckon, nowhere near as good as the four previous releases).
Genesis - Trespass to Wind & Wuthering
Yes - The Yes Album to Going for the one (Blacksword - how can you not rate Tales from topographic oceans?)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2017 at 13:12
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

Who?


Tommy, Who's Next, Quadrophenia, The Who By Numbers, Who Are You is probably their best five album run, but Who By Numbers is no where near the other four.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2017 at 13:37
Can - Monster Movie to Soon Over Babaluma (nuff said....)
Iron Maiden - s/t to Powerslave (brilliance!!)
Scorpions - Lonesome Crow to Taken By Force (krautrock, psych, metal)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2017 at 19:40
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:


Regarding the quintessential albums: it is all down to taste. I would never consider either of the mentioned Rush albums as quintessential. 2112 fx has one great track and a whole side of filler.


I think it's more than taste. Are you able to understand why something is viewed upon as great without feeling that way about it yourself? For example, I really can't stand Led Zeppelin and I think they're overrated. However, I can understand why they appeal to some people.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2017 at 01:45
Originally posted by Cambus741 Cambus741 wrote:

Al Stewart :
Russians & Americans
Last Days of the Century
Famous Last Words
Between the Wars
Down in the Cellar
 
The first two would actually be the last 2 if I posted an Al Stewart listSmile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2017 at 01:46
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tarkus
Pictures At An Exhibition
Trilogy
Brain Salad Surgery
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2017 at 02:49
Originally posted by Cambus741 Cambus741 wrote:

I disagree about Rush because I'm not keen on Hemispheres


Finally, someone who agrees with me. I enjoy La Villa and trees, but the title track is pretty weak. And that's half your album right there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2017 at 03:38
Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:


I would agree, that 2112 - Moving Pictures (but MP is on the way out I reckon, nowhere near as good as the four previous releases).
Genesis - Trespass to Wind & Wuthering
Yes - The Yes Album to Going for the one (Blacksword - how can you not rate Tales from topographic oceans?)


Because for me, TFTO is a far from perfect album which could have been condensed into a single album of very high quality. It appears they just wanted to make a 'big' epic work for the sake of it and for sections of that work the quality suffered as a result. Wakeman agreed and left the band over it. It could have been the best album in their entire catalogue, but they blew it by putting atmosphere and 'spaceyness' over song writing. IMO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2017 at 04:13
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:


I would agree, that 2112 - Moving Pictures (but MP is on the way out I reckon, nowhere near as good as the four previous releases).
Genesis - Trespass to Wind & Wuthering
Yes - The Yes Album to Going for the one (Blacksword - how can you not rate Tales from topographic oceans?)


Because for me, TFTO is a far from perfect album which could have been condensed into a single album of very high quality. It appears they just wanted to make a 'big' epic work for the sake of it and for sections of that work the quality suffered as a result. Wakeman agreed and left the band over it. It could have been the best album in their entire catalogue, but they blew it by putting atmosphere and 'spaceyness' over song writing. IMO.


I absolutely agree. There are some great musical moments on TFTO but the whole thing is far too indulgent and overblown and it probably did more to cement  prog's poor reputation than any other album. 
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