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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by essexboyinwales essexboyinwales wrote:

Definitely an interesting list for me - I have never tried any of the Italian stuff, and the Harmonium album sounds interesting.  Also Grobschnitt is another I've not tried.

CTTE top though?  Hmmmmm Disapprove Confused Ouch LOL
so they agree with us then?

Yes!!!  It's all so damn confusingLOL
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not a bad list at all, I was expecting much worse. LOL
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^ Yep I'd say it's pretty fair - I wonder how long it would take us to come up with a definitive top 50 prog albums on this forum!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2021 at 09:22
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by essexboyinwales essexboyinwales wrote:

Definitely an interesting list for me - I have never tried any of the Italian stuff, and the Harmonium album sounds interesting.  Also Grobschnitt is another I've not tried.

CTTE top though?  Hmmmmm Disapprove Confused Ouch LOL
so they agree with us then?

Exactly.....and with Prog Magazine.
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Originally posted by Progishness Progishness wrote:

^ Yep I'd say it's pretty fair - I wonder how long it would take us to come up with a definitive top 50 prog albums on this forum!

I suggest we ask PPaul to start a thread where everyone votes for their favourite 100 albums in order and then he does some mathsLOL
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Yes for me no CAN on the list is sacrilegious......they should all be stoned, tar and feathered (in any order).
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Originally posted by Progishness Progishness wrote:

^ Yep I'd say it's pretty fair - I wonder how long it would take us to come up with a definitive top 50 prog albums on this forum!

I Think it's been done a few times LOL
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I can see some very *ahem* frank discussions.
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Originally posted by essexboyinwales essexboyinwales wrote:

Originally posted by Progishness Progishness wrote:

^ Yep I'd say it's pretty fair - I wonder how long it would take us to come up with a definitive top 50 prog albums on this forum!

I suggest we ask PPaul to start a thread where everyone votes for their favourite 100 albums in order and then he does some mathsLOL
That could take awhile, although I'm up for the challenge, having just finished listing every British prog album from 1967 thru' to 1980. Smile
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^ *Grabs the popcorn*
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2021 at 10:55
not kraut, but also Tangerine Dream is missing. Good to see Area listed.
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But where's the list? When I click on the site all I get this:
 

"We were only talking the other day about the possibility of rock music — in the next 10 years — really developing into a higher art form," Jon Anderson told Sounds in 1971, the year Yes released two prog-rock classics, The Yes Album and Fragile. "Rock musicians will make music that will last a hell of a lot longer in the future."

He was right on two levels. As bands like Yes, Genesis and King Crimson flourished in the late '60s and early '70s, adding classical structure and jazz chops to their amplified rock, their compositions began to swell in the literal sense: Epic pieces like "Supper's Ready" and "Close to the Edge" were long enough to warrant bathroom breaks.

But that period remains the genre's golden age for a reason: Before go-to prog moves bred tropes, before imitators ran amok and watered everything down, these artists experimented without a rule book.

That messiness and wildness makes prog a tricky genre to pin down. Symphonic prog, heavy prog, prog-pop, avant-prog, the Canterbury Scene, RIO, Zeuhl, progressive electronic, folk-prog, jazz-fusion— at a certain point, it's almost easier to say what doesn't qualify. And even as the genre's more traditional sounds have fallen out of fashion, others have emerged from the indie and metal worlds, giving the mutating movement new life.

All of this to say: In some ways, it's easy to pick the Top 50 Progressive Rock Albums. Many of the entries toward the top of our list are unimpeachable. But also: It's almost impossible. There's so much, in such varied styles, that you automatically exclude hundreds of essential titles by imposing an arbitrary numerical limit. Even if you disagree with some of these choices — and let's face it, you're gonna — we hope you'll approach our list as a platform for discovery. And isn't "discovery" the point of prog anyway?

Top 50 Progressive Rock Albums

From 'The Lamb' to 'Octopus' to 'The Snow Goose' — the best LPs that dream beyond 4/4.
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^ For me the list shows up just below the text you quote... Maybe this link works better?
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^ It depends on the browser.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2021 at 13:23
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

But where's the list? When I click on the site all I get this:
 

"We were only talking the other day about the possibility of rock music — in the next 10 years — really developing into a higher art form," Jon Anderson told Sounds in 1971, the year Yes released two prog-rock classics, The Yes Album and Fragile. "Rock musicians will make music that will last a hell of a lot longer in the future."

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But that period remains the genre's golden age for a reason: Before go-to prog moves bred tropes, before imitators ran amok and watered everything down, these artists experimented without a rule book.

That messiness and wildness makes prog a tricky genre to pin down. Symphonic prog, heavy prog, prog-pop, avant-prog, the Canterbury Scene, RIO, Zeuhl, progressive electronic, folk-prog, jazz-fusion— at a certain point, it's almost easier to say what doesn't qualify. And even as the genre's more traditional sounds have fallen out of fashion, others have emerged from the indie and metal worlds, giving the mutating movement new life.

All of this to say: In some ways, it's easy to pick the Top 50 Progressive Rock Albums. Many of the entries toward the top of our list are unimpeachable. But also: It's almost impossible. There's so much, in such varied styles, that you automatically exclude hundreds of essential titles by imposing an arbitrary numerical limit. Even if you disagree with some of these choices — and let's face it, you're gonna — we hope you'll approach our list as a platform for discovery. And isn't "discovery" the point of prog anyway?

Top 50 Progressive Rock Albums

From 'The Lamb' to 'Octopus' to 'The Snow Goose' — the best LPs that dream beyond 4/4.

It starts below all the text you pasted....
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Thumbs Up Albums I like and approve of in the Progressive Rock Top 50
Question  Albums I haven't yet heard in the Progressive Rock Top 50 
Ouch  Albums I dislike and disapprove of in the Progressive Rock Top 50

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Thumbs Up 01. Yes - Close to the Edge (1972)
Thumbs Up 02. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
Thumbs Up 03. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
Thumbs Up 04. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Thumbs Up 05. Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (1972)
Question  06. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
Thumbs Up 07. Genesis - Foxtrot (1972)
Thumbs Up 08. Yes - Fragile (1971)
Question  09. The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium  (2003)
Question  10. Premiata Forneria Marconi - Per Un Amico (1972)
Thumbs Up 11. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
Question  12. Harmonium - Si on avait besoin d'une cinquieme saison (1975)
Thumbs Up 13. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
Thumbs Up 14. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
Ouch  15. King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973)
Question  16. Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972)
Thumbs Up 17. King Crimson - Red (1974)
Question  18. Tool - Lateralus (2001)
Question  19. Rush - Hemispheres (1978)
Thumbs Up 20. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
Question  21. Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Io Sona Nato Libero (1973)
Question  22. Gong - You (1974)
Question  23. Ange - Au-dela du delire (1974)
Question  24. Le Orme - Felona e Sorona (1973)
Question  25. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - One Size Fits All (1975)
Question  26. The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute (2005)
Ouch  27. King Crimson - Discipline (1981)
Question  28. Grobschnitt - Solar Music: Live (1978)
Thumbs Up 29. Van der Graaf Generator - Godbluff (1975)
Thumbs Up 30. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
Question  31. Magma - Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (1973)
Question  32. Pulsar - Halloween (1977)
Question  33. Carmen - Fandangos in Space (1973)
Question  34. Il Balleto di Bronzo - Ys (1971)
Thumbs Up 35. Camel - The Snow Goose (1975)
Thumbs Up 36. Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night (1973)
Thumbs Up 37. Khan - Space Shanty (1972)
Thumbs Up 38. Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories (1975)
Thumbs Up 39. Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood (1977)
Thumbs Up 40. U.K. - Danger Money (1979)
Question  41. Area - Arbeit Macht Frei (1973)
Question  42. Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3 (2003)
Question  43. Ambrosia - Ambrosia (1975)
Question  44. Gentle Giant - Free Hand (1975)
Thumbs Up 45. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (2005)
Thumbs Up 46. Gnidrolog - Lady Lake (1972)
Question  47. Anyone's Daughter - Adonis (1979)
Question  48. Heldon - Stand By (1979)
Question  49. The Most Serene Republic - Population (2007)
Ouch  50. Hatfield and the North - Hatfield and the North (1974)

Paul, I recommend the bolded one for sure.  So great that they get some recognition
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Question  10. Premiata Forneria Marconi - Per Un Amico (1972)
 
As a person who only recently discovered the music on this album as a result of the recent "Hybris vs. Per Un Amico" poll, I highly recommend this album. Thumbs Up
 
 
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^ Danke Schoen. Anyone's Daughter sound like my kind of band, and the Prog-Rock Top 50 is a great way to discover new music. After all, I only know half the albums in the list. Embarrassed
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Thumbs Up Albums I like and approve of in the Progressive Rock Top 50
Question  Albums I haven't yet heard in the Progressive Rock Top 50 
Ouch  Albums I dislike and disapprove of in the Progressive Rock Top 50

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Thumbs Up 01. Yes - Close to the Edge (1972)
Thumbs Up 02. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
Thumbs Up 03. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
Thumbs Up 04. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Thumbs Up 05. Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (1972)
Question  06. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
 

 Paul, You don't know Moving Pictures? We're going to have to revoke your prog card! LOL
 Seriously, check it out. It's one of my favorite albums of all time. 


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Just listened to The Most Serene Republic album today thanks to this list.  It was lovely.  

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