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DECLARE @avg_num_votes int DECLARE @avg_ratings float SET @avg_num_votes = 0 SET @avg_ratings = 0 SELECT @avg_num_votes = AVG(n_ratings), @avg_ratings = AVG(CONVERT(FLOAT,avg_ratings)) FROM CD INNER JOIN v_BandAndAlbumName ON CD.CD_ID = v_BandAndAlbumName.CD_ID WHERE (n_ratings is not null) AND n_ratings > 0 AND (v_BandAndAlbumName.style_id <> 37) and (v_BandAndAlbumName.style_id <> 38) AND (CD.album_type IN (1)) AND 1=1 AND 1=1 SELECT TOP 100 *, new_wr = ((@avg_num_votes * @avg_ratings) + (n_ratings * avg_ratings))/(@avg_num_votes+n_ratings) , COALESCE((SELECT CurrentUserRating.Rate FROM Rating as CurrentUserRating WHERE CurrentUserRating.CD_ID = CD.CD_ID AND CurrentUserRating.Forum_ID = (SELECT COALESCE(tblAuthor2.author_id, -1) FROM tblAuthor as tblAuthor2 WHERE tblAuthor2.Username = '-1')), 0) AS QuickRating FROM CD INNER JOIN v_BandAndAlbumName ON CD.cd_id = v_BandAndAlbumName.cd_id WHERE (n_ratings is not null) AND n_ratings BETWEEN @avg_ratings AND 99999999 AND avg_ratings >= @avg_ratings AND (v_BandAndAlbumName.style_id <> 37) and (v_BandAndAlbumName.style_id <> 38) AND (CD.album_type IN (1)) AND 1=1 AND 1=1 ORDER BY new_wr DESC

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Rank Cover Ratings Title
Artist
Genre
(Record Type)
BUY
1
4.67 | 4596 ratings
QWR = 4.6571
Close to the Edge
Yes
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1972
Shop
2
4.64 | 4275 ratings
QWR = 4.6310
Selling England by the Pound
Genesis
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1973
Shop
3
4.63 | 4203 ratings
QWR = 4.6218
Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
Psychedelic/Space Rock
Studio, 1975
Shop
4
4.63 | 4318 ratings
QWR = 4.6189
In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1969
Shop
5
4.63 | 3413 ratings
QWR = 4.6161
Thick as a Brick
Jethro Tull
Prog Folk
Studio, 1972
Shop
6
4.61 | 4394 ratings
QWR = 4.5960
The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd
Psychedelic/Space Rock
Studio, 1973
Shop
7
4.61 | 3705 ratings
QWR = 4.5931
Foxtrot
Genesis
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1972
Shop
8
4.56 | 3433 ratings
QWR = 4.5432
Red
King Crimson
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1974
Shop
9
4.52 | 3779 ratings
QWR = 4.5116
Animals
Pink Floyd
Psychedelic/Space Rock
Studio, 1977
Shop
10
4.48 | 2123 ratings
QWR = 4.4585
Godbluff
Van Der Graaf Generator
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1975
Shop
11
4.45 | 3661 ratings
QWR = 4.4436
Fragile
Yes
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1971
Shop
12
4.43 | 2248 ratings
QWR = 4.4111
Pawn Hearts
Van Der Graaf Generator
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1971
Shop
13
4.42 | 3250 ratings
QWR = 4.4058
Nursery Cryme
Genesis
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1971
Shop
14
4.42 | 2960 ratings
QWR = 4.4026
Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Crimson
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1973
Shop
15
4.40 | 2792 ratings
QWR = 4.3900
Mirage
Camel
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1974
Shop
16
4.40 | 1749 ratings
QWR = 4.3808
Per Un Amico
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
Rock Progressivo Italiano
Studio, 1972
Shop
17
4.39 | 2921 ratings
QWR = 4.3765
Moving Pictures
Rush
Heavy Prog
Studio, 1981
Shop
18
4.39 | 2384 ratings
QWR = 4.3737
Moonmadness
Camel
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1976
Shop
19
4.37 | 3159 ratings
QWR = 4.3602
Relayer
Yes
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1974
Shop
20
4.37 | 2483 ratings
QWR = 4.3569
Hemispheres
Rush
Heavy Prog
Studio, 1978
Shop
21
4.38 | 1208 ratings
QWR = 4.3498
Darwin!
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
Rock Progressivo Italiano
Studio, 1972
Shop
22
4.38 | 1105 ratings
QWR = 4.3472
Io Sono Nato Libero
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
Rock Progressivo Italiano
Studio, 1973
Shop
23
4.37 | 1757 ratings
QWR = 4.3456
Hybris
Änglagård
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1992
Shop
24
4.36 | 2707 ratings
QWR = 4.3452
Aqualung
Jethro Tull
Prog Folk
Studio, 1971
Shop
25
4.35 | 1351 ratings
QWR = 4.3277
Si on avait besoin d'une cinquičme saison
Harmonium
Prog Folk
Studio, 1975
Shop
26
4.37 | 725 ratings
QWR = 4.3271
From Silence to Somewhere
Wobbler
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 2017
Shop
27
4.35 | 1720 ratings
QWR = 4.3266
In a Glass House
Gentle Giant
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1973
Shop
28
4.35 | 1105 ratings
QWR = 4.3238
Kind of Blue
Miles Davis
Jazz Rock/Fusion
Studio, 1959
Shop
29
4.34 | 1683 ratings
QWR = 4.3217
Hot Rats
Frank Zappa
RIO/Avant-Prog
Studio, 1969
Shop
30
4.34 | 1390 ratings
QWR = 4.3165
Storia Di Un Minuto
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)
Rock Progressivo Italiano
Studio, 1972
Shop
31
4.34 | 1343 ratings
QWR = 4.3129
Birds Of Fire
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Jazz Rock/Fusion
Studio, 1973
Shop
32
4.33 | 2296 ratings
QWR = 4.3108
A Farewell to Kings
Rush
Heavy Prog
Studio, 1977
Shop
33
4.32 | 1702 ratings
QWR = 4.2987
H To He, Who Am The Only One
Van Der Graaf Generator
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1970
Shop
34
4.31 | 3055 ratings
QWR = 4.2947
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Genesis
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1974
Shop
35
4.32 | 1263 ratings
QWR = 4.2926
Scheherazade and Other Stories
Renaissance
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1975
Shop
36
4.30 | 2982 ratings
QWR = 4.2909
The Yes Album
Yes
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1971
Shop
37
4.32 | 1008 ratings
QWR = 4.2902
The Grand Wazoo
Frank Zappa
RIO/Avant-Prog
Studio, 1972
Shop
38
4.31 | 1679 ratings
QWR = 4.2902
Crime of the Century
Supertramp
Crossover Prog
Studio, 1974
Shop
39
4.30 | 3195 ratings
QWR = 4.2885
Meddle
Pink Floyd
Psychedelic/Space Rock
Studio, 1971
Shop
40
4.30 | 2013 ratings
QWR = 4.2884
Octopus
Gentle Giant
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1972
Shop
41
4.30 | 1818 ratings
QWR = 4.2861
In the Land of Grey and Pink
Caravan
Canterbury Scene
Studio, 1971
Shop
42
4.30 | 2379 ratings
QWR = 4.2847
The Snow Goose
Camel
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1975
Shop
43
4.29 | 3024 ratings
QWR = 4.2841
Metropolis Part 2 - Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater
Progressive Metal
Studio, 1999
Shop
44
4.30 | 1605 ratings
QWR = 4.2816
Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Steven Wilson
Crossover Prog
Studio, 2015
Shop
45
4.30 | 1400 ratings
QWR = 4.2811
Ommadawn
Mike Oldfield
Crossover Prog
Studio, 1975
Shop
46
4.30 | 1642 ratings
QWR = 4.2811
The Power And The Glory
Gentle Giant
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1974
Shop
47
4.29 | 2963 ratings
QWR = 4.2784
Images and Words
Dream Theater
Progressive Metal
Studio, 1992
Shop
48
4.30 | 1552 ratings
QWR = 4.2758
Still Life
Van Der Graaf Generator
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1976
Shop
49
4.29 | 1699 ratings
QWR = 4.2749
Still Life
Opeth
Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
Studio, 1999
Shop
50
4.31 | 894 ratings
QWR = 4.2747
The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage
Peter Hammill
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1974
Shop
51
4.31 | 914 ratings
QWR = 4.2741
Zarathustra
Museo Rosenbach
Rock Progressivo Italiano
Studio, 1973
Shop
52
4.28 | 2666 ratings
QWR = 4.2710
A Trick of the Tail
Genesis
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1976
Shop
53
4.28 | 2123 ratings
QWR = 4.2684
Permanent Waves
Rush
Heavy Prog
Studio, 1980
Shop
54
4.30 | 1007 ratings
QWR = 4.2662
The Mothers of Invention: One Size Fits All
Frank Zappa
RIO/Avant-Prog
Studio, 1975
Shop
55
4.28 | 2172 ratings
QWR = 4.2650
The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)
Steven Wilson
Crossover Prog
Studio, 2013
Shop
56
4.38 | 283 ratings
QWR = 4.2648
Dwellers of the Deep
Wobbler
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 2020
Shop
57
4.28 | 1539 ratings
QWR = 4.2622
Free Hand
Gentle Giant
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1975
Shop
58
4.29 | 923 ratings
QWR = 4.2545
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
Rock Progressivo Italiano
Studio, 1972
Shop
59
4.29 | 872 ratings
QWR = 4.2542
Depois do Fim
Bacamarte
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1983
Shop
60
4.27 | 1569 ratings
QWR = 4.2529
Acquiring The Taste
Gentle Giant
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1971
Shop
61
4.31 | 498 ratings
QWR = 4.2513
A Drop of Light
All Traps On Earth
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 2018
Shop
62
4.28 | 1017 ratings
QWR = 4.2512
The Inner Mounting Flame
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Jazz Rock/Fusion
Studio, 1971
Shop
63
4.28 | 919 ratings
QWR = 4.2494
Rock Bottom
Robert Wyatt
Canterbury Scene
Studio, 1974
Shop
64
4.26 | 2605 ratings
QWR = 4.2488
Fear Of A Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree
Heavy Prog
Studio, 2007
Shop
65
4.28 | 1038 ratings
QWR = 4.2468
Mekanīk Destruktīw Kommandöh
Magma
Zeuhl
Studio, 1973
Shop
66
4.26 | 2568 ratings
QWR = 4.2437
In Absentia
Porcupine Tree
Heavy Prog
Studio, 2002
Shop
67
4.28 | 824 ratings
QWR = 4.2416
Hatfield and the North
Hatfield And The North
Canterbury Scene
Studio, 1974
Shop
68
4.26 | 1654 ratings
QWR = 4.2393
Ghost Reveries
Opeth
Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
Studio, 2005
Shop
69
4.26 | 1771 ratings
QWR = 4.2390
Blackwater Park
Opeth
Tech/Extreme Prog Metal
Studio, 2001
Shop
70
4.28 | 773 ratings
QWR = 4.2380
In A Silent Way
Miles Davis
Jazz Rock/Fusion
Studio, 1969
Shop
71
4.28 | 744 ratings
QWR = 4.2371
Romantic Warrior
Return To Forever
Jazz Rock/Fusion
Studio, 1976
Shop
72
4.25 | 2214 ratings
QWR = 4.2355
Misplaced Childhood
Marillion
Neo-Prog
Studio, 1985
Shop
73
4.27 | 750 ratings
QWR = 4.2307
Space Shanty
Khan
Canterbury Scene
Studio, 1972
Shop
74
4.27 | 680 ratings
QWR = 4.2301
Arbeit Macht Frei
Area
Rock Progressivo Italiano
Studio, 1973
Shop
75
4.24 | 2064 ratings
QWR = 4.2293
Script for a Jester's Tear
Marillion
Neo-Prog
Studio, 1983
Shop
76
4.25 | 1457 ratings
QWR = 4.2265
Voyage of the Acolyte
Steve Hackett
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1975
Shop
77
4.24 | 1756 ratings
QWR = 4.2256
Second Life Syndrome
Riverside
Progressive Metal
Studio, 2005
Shop
78
4.25 | 1114 ratings
QWR = 4.2212
Viljans Öga
Änglagård
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 2012
Shop
79
4.25 | 1057 ratings
QWR = 4.2201
Radio Gnome Invisible Vol. 3 - You
Gong
Canterbury Scene
Studio, 1974
Shop
80
4.25 | 1076 ratings
QWR = 4.2200
If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You
Caravan
Canterbury Scene
Studio, 1970
Shop
81
4.27 | 618 ratings
QWR = 4.2183
Spectrum
Billy Cobham
Jazz Rock/Fusion
Studio, 1973
Shop
82
4.23 | 2164 ratings
QWR = 4.2183
Emerson Lake & Palmer
Emerson Lake & Palmer
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1970
Shop
83
4.26 | 763 ratings
QWR = 4.2170
Bitches Brew
Miles Davis
Jazz Rock/Fusion
Studio, 1970
Shop
84
4.27 | 508 ratings
QWR = 4.2143
Maxophone
Maxophone
Rock Progressivo Italiano
Studio, 1975
Shop
85
4.24 | 1056 ratings
QWR = 4.2138
Hamburger Concerto
Focus
Symphonic Prog
Studio, 1974
Shop
86
4.24 | 977 ratings
QWR = 4.2125
Felona E Sorona
Le Orme
Rock Progressivo Italiano
Studio, 1973
Shop
87
4.24 | 1205 ratings
QWR = 4.2114
Remedy Lane
Pain Of Salvation
Progressive Metal
Studio, 2002
Shop
88
4.24 | 960 ratings
QWR = 4.2082
Rubycon
Tangerine Dream
Progressive Electronic
Studio, 1975
Shop
89
4.23 | 1270 ratings
QWR = 4.2069
The Perfect Element - Part 1
Pain Of Salvation
Progressive Metal
Studio, 2000
Shop
90
4.23 | 1304 ratings
QWR = 4.2064
The Road Of Bones
IQ
Neo-Prog
Studio, 2014
Shop
91
4.25 | 702 ratings
QWR = 4.2052
K.A (Köhntarkösz Anteria)
Magma
Zeuhl
Studio, 2004
Shop
92
4.24 | 824 ratings
QWR = 4.2032
Elegant Gypsy
Al DiMeola
Jazz Rock/Fusion
Studio, 1977
Shop
93
4.26 | 466 ratings
QWR = 4.2014
Of Queues And Cures
National Health
Canterbury Scene
Studio, 1978
Shop
94
4.29 | 306 ratings
QWR = 4.2010
We'll Talk About It Later
Nucleus
Jazz Rock/Fusion
Studio, 1971
Shop
95
4.25 | 589 ratings
QWR = 4.1999
Anabelas
Bubu
Eclectic Prog
Studio, 1978
Shop
96
4.22 | 1128 ratings
QWR = 4.1979
Operation: Mindcrime
Queensr˙che
Progressive Metal
Studio, 1988
Shop
97
4.22 | 1594 ratings
QWR = 4.1977
Lateralus
Tool
Experimental/Post Metal
Studio, 2001
Shop
98
4.22 | 1014 ratings
QWR = 4.1955
Doomsday Afternoon
Phideaux
Crossover Prog
Studio, 2007
Shop
99
4.24 | 609 ratings
QWR = 4.1942
Ys
Il Balletto Di Bronzo
Rock Progressivo Italiano
Studio, 1972
Shop
100
4.21 | 1334 ratings
QWR = 4.1933
Anno Domini High Definition
Riverside
Progressive Metal
Studio, 2009
Shop

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