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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations) - Best Prog Rock Album in the World... Ever  CD (album) cover


Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)


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2.89 | 19 ratings

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2 stars The guys who created this compilation feel they are the owners of the ultimate taste by naming this mixture "The Best Prog Rock Album Ever" (What a pompous name!!!), but even worst, they seem to feel they can decide which song is the best from each band, forcing us to listen a compilation made without any coherence.

Who can listen Locomotive breath followed by the frantic Hocus Pocus and Hoedown? Or place something ultra complex as Spectral Mornings by Steve Hackett followed by the poppy Be Bop Deluxe?

There's no use to comment the songs because 90% are masterpieces, but even masterpieces must follow an order and have a reason to be in a determined order, which I can't find here. I believe they just calculated the time required to fill 3 CD's and found songs that could fit the length without caring to place a Folk Prog' song after a weak Art Rock track and before a Symphonic masterpiece.

Not the best choice for prog' newbies because no person can get a clear idea of early Genesis by only listening "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" or imagine what Yes is by listening "Roundabout".

As I said before the tracks are mostly great but I recommend to buy the original albums and forget this mixture without head or feet. But if you like compilations, better take your albums, find which are your favorite songs and create your own selection, I'm sure you'll enjoy it much more.

Hard to rate this album because the music is very good, but the idea of making some kind of "The best of Prog'" is not right for me, so I'll give 2 stars.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 2/5 |


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