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TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.89 | 2354 ratings

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theancient
5 stars Tales From Topographic Oceans is the gold standard of progressive rock.

This album is to progressive rock what Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is to jazz, and what Zeppelin IV is to classic rock.

At it's finest, Classic Progressive Rock is about impeccable virtuousity and out-of-control wreckless abandon all at the same time.

This band dared to fail. Instead of performing music that was comfortable. Music that was a logical next career move.... Yes upped the ante as artistes.... Here was a band that was on the cusp of financial greatness.... and what do they do? They release this album: The definitive progressive rock album. One of the most inaccessible albums of all time. It wasn't for another ten years that these musicians started making the music that the record companies wanted them to do.

I will say that Tales From Topographic Oceans takes a few hundred listens before you get into it and it becomes a part of you......

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