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List your 10 favourite prog-rock albums!

YnkryggenYnkryggen Posts: 8
edited April 2006 in Other Music
Are you on the progressive side? List you 10 favourite prog-rock/art-rock albums here and discuss them.

My 10 favourite are (in no particular order):

1. YES - "Close to the edge"
2. YES - "Fragile"
3. Genesis - "Selling England By the Pound"
4. Santana - "Abraxas"
5. Santana - "Santana III"
6. Marillion - "Script for a Jesters tears"
7. Marillion - Misplaced Childhood"
8. RUSH - "2112"
9. King Crimson - "In the Court of the Crimson King"
10. Genesis - "The lamb lies down on Broadway"

Hmmm... now I wished that I named the list "40 favourite prog-rock albums" instead of "10 favourite....". I want to include more Genesis, RUSH, Yes, Santana, King Crimson and some early Pink Floyd ....

PEACE
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  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    1) King Crimson-"Red"
    2) Genesis-"The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"
    3) ELP-"Brain Salad Surgery"
    4) Yes-"Close to The Edge"
    5) King Crimson-"Lark's Tongue in Aspic"
    6) Rush-"Moving Pictures"
    7) Genesis-"Selling England by The Pound"
    8) King Crimson-"Three of a Perfect Pair"
    9) Rush-"Hemispheres"
    10) Yes-"The Yes Album"
    All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a thousand enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.
  • tybird wrote:
    1) King Crimson-"Red"
    2) Genesis-"The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"
    3) ELP-"Brain Salad Surgery"
    4) Yes-"Close to The Edge"
    5) King Crimson-"Lark's Tongue in Aspic"
    6) Rush-"Moving Pictures"
    7) Genesis-"Selling England by The Pound"
    8) King Crimson-"Three of a Perfect Pair"
    9) Rush-"Hemispheres"
    10) Yes-"The Yes Album"

    Cool list - great albums! How did I manage to forget "Red" and "Brain Salad Surgery"? What masterpieces!
  • enharmonicenharmonic Posts: 1,926
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
    Yes - Fragile
    King Crimson - Red
    Tool - Aenima
    Gong - You
    Pink Floyd - DSOTM
    Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
    Oceansize - Effloresce
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    Ynkryggen wrote:
    Cool list - great albums! How did I manage to forget "Red" and "Brain Salad Surgery"? What masterpieces!
    "Brain Salad Surgery" can be overlooked......it fits better in a specific period of time......"Red" transcends its original time period. It almost has a timeless quality about its sound. I think that "Red" has probably had a greater influence on new music over the years. (I own both a vinyl copy and the nice re-mastered/soft packaged CD editon of "Red." I suspect that I have had the vinyl copy around 20 years.)

    I was really tempted to throw all the live releases from King Crimson that document the 1972-74 version of the band. Collections such as "The Great Deceiver" and "The Nightwatch-Live at Amsterdam." The first Genesis box set with the live version of "The Lamb" is also to die for........:)
    All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a thousand enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.
  • EchoesEchoes Posts: 1,279
    ummm I don't listen to a lot, but my favourites that I have would probably be:

    ELP - ELP
    King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
    Rush - 2112
    Yes - Fragile
    Ram - Where? (In conclusion)

    But yeah, don't listen to a huge amount of it, really
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  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    enharmonic wrote:
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
    Yes - Fragile
    King Crimson - Red
    Tool - Aenima
    Gong - You
    Pink Floyd - DSOTM
    Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
    Oceansize - Effloresce
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
    No way are mahavishnu orchestra prog rock. Pure jazz-fusion dude! Also is birds of fire good? I have Inner mounting flame and it is stunning.
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  • AlessianaAlessiana Posts: 329
    i was a head music freak in the 70s (i hate the term prog rock. we called it head music and later, art rock)

    The way I see the genre, you can't really remove anything by Yes through Relayer or by Genesis Tresspass through Trick of the Tale (one of the most underrated art rock albums ever) and have a good list. So I'll just leave those alone and concentrate on the others

    in no order

    elp - Brain Salad Surgery
    jethro tull - Thick As a Brick, Passion Play and personally, I'd kill to own this again as I did as a child. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000IW5/qid=1145229977/sr=1-105/ref=sr_1_2_105/203-7353144-9755918
    and if fucking pisses me off that i missed the reissue.
    the who - Tommy and Quadrophenia. Back then, we considered these two as part of the genre
    pink floyd - wish you were here, dark side of the moon, animals

    crap i hit send too soon.

    the wall etc

    King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King

    I was thinking about others but that would mean going over 10.

    Outside the 10 I'd include albums by Kansas, Alan Parsons Project and some others.

    Anyway, I enjoyed Marillion a lot, but I wanted Genesis and I liked Rush, but wanted Yes.

    In newer music, I have to include Tool Aenima & Lateralus, NIN - the Fragile, and for Porcupine Tree, I favor Deadwing over In Abstensia (although I really enjoy that one too)

    edited cos god knows why but i forgot about yes' relayer.
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  • bucket1988bucket1988 Posts: 212
    Tool - Lateralus
    The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
    Tool - Aenima
    The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
    King Crimson - Thrak
    Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
    Liquid Tension Experiment - either album
    and I need to listen to more earlier King Crimson
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  • bucket1988 wrote:
    Tool - Lateralus
    The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
    Tool - Aenima
    The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
    King Crimson - Thrak
    Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
    Liquid Tension Experiment - either album
    and I need to listen to more earlier King Crimson

    Finally someone who listed Jethro Tull - I couldnt sleep last night because I forgot "Heavy Horses" on my list ....
    I saw Tull and Yes live on a festival here in Sweden two years ago .. believe me, they still perform fantastic live acts.
  • i'm not REALLY into prog (i guess being a child of the 90's has something to do with that) but some of the best IMO are dream theater's "images and words" and tool's "aenima" alongside pink floyd's "dark side of the moon".
    The wind is blowing cold
    Have we lost our way tonight?
    Have we lost our hope to sorrow?

    Feels like were all alone
    Running further from what’s right
    And there are no more heroes to follow

    So what are we becoming?
    Where did we go wrong?
  • brain of cbrain of c Posts: 5,213
    it's a trick question.

    there aren't any good prog rock albums.
  • brain of c wrote:
    it's a trick question.

    there aren't any good prog rock albums.

    stone the heathen.......
    The wind is blowing cold
    Have we lost our way tonight?
    Have we lost our hope to sorrow?

    Feels like were all alone
    Running further from what’s right
    And there are no more heroes to follow

    So what are we becoming?
    Where did we go wrong?
  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    brain of c wrote:
    it's a trick question.

    there aren't any good prog rock albums.
    More of your anti-noodling bias again, I see.......:)
    All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a thousand enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.
  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    bucket1988 wrote:
    and I need to listen to more earlier King Crimson
    I would reccommend "Larks' Tongue in Aspic" and "Red" from the third distinct version of the band.

    All three albums from the 1980s version of the band are excellant. ("Discipline," "Beat," and "Three of a Perfect Pair."

    Of course, the first album is a good listen.
    All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a thousand enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.
  • AlessianaAlessiana Posts: 329
    Ynkryggen wrote:
    Finally someone who listed Jethro Tull - I couldnt sleep last night because I forgot "Heavy Horses" on my list ....
    I saw Tull and Yes live on a festival here in Sweden two years ago .. believe me, they still perform fantastic live acts.

    ::waves::

    Me too!

    I adore them to this day.

    .
    ****

    Aless

    Tell them you love them. Never let the mundane, the unimportant, or worse, the misunderstood, be the final words of parting.

    Tell them.
  • Every PJ album....of course...

    STP - Core
    NIN- Pretty Hate Machine
    Hole - Live Through This
    Counting Crows - August & Everything After
    Blind Melon - Soup

    Soon To Be.....Self titled Pearl Jam!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    No need to be void,.. or save up on life,...
    Got to spend it all,.....

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  • Every PJ album....of course...

    STP - Core
    NIN- Pretty Hate Machine
    Hole - Live Through This
    Counting Crows - August & Everything After
    Blind Melon - Soup

    Soon To Be.....Self titled Pearl Jam!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    You think those are great prog-rock-albums?

    Just a tip from me: the other night I watched sunday night baseball (Dodgers-Giants) and listened to Jethro Tull during the whole game. It was a suprisingly good combination...
  • enharmonicenharmonic Posts: 1,926
    Jeremy1012 wrote:
    No way are mahavishnu orchestra prog rock. Pure jazz-fusion dude! Also is birds of fire good? I have Inner mounting flame and it is stunning.

    Jazz, Rock, Eastern...the fusion was absolutely progressive in the late 60's early 70's. They weren't comping Miles tunes. :)
  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 3,458
    Tool - Lateralus
    Tool - Aenima 
    Rush - 2112
    Rush - Moving Pictures 
    Opeth - Ghost Reveries
    Genesis - The Lamb Dies Down on Broadway
    Pink Floyd - DSOTM
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime 
    A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms 
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,651
    enharmonic wrote:
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
    Yes - Fragile
    King Crimson - Red
    Tool - Aenima
    Gong - You
    Pink Floyd - DSOTM
    Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
    Oceansize - Effloresce
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
    No way are mahavishnu orchestra prog rock. Pure jazz-fusion dude! Also is birds of fire good? I have Inner mounting flame and it is stunning.

    BOF is awesome. I saw those guys a looooooong time ago....john mclaughlin asked for a moment of silence before they began.....after about 10 seconds, some drunk yelled “LET’S ROCK!!!!”.....billy cobham was the drummer, if I remember.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,651
    years ago, I did a semester of college in jalapa, mexico....my irish roommate and I had a “record player” and three albums....commander cody, leo kottke and ELP Tarkus....I played tarkus nearly every day.....earlier today, I heard “take a pebble” by ELP......my wife would call that “drug music”....and she’d be right.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,946
    Ynkryggen said:
    Are you on the progressive side? List you 10 favourite prog-rock/art-rock albums here and discuss them.

    My 10 favourite are (in no particular order):

    1. YES - "Close to the edge"
    2. YES - "Fragile"
    3. Genesis - "Selling England By the Pound"
    4. Santana - "Abraxas"
    5. Santana - "Santana III"
    6. Marillion - "Script for a Jesters tears"
    7. Marillion - Misplaced Childhood"
    8. RUSH - "2112"
    9. King Crimson - "In the Court of the Crimson King"
    10. Genesis - "The lamb lies down on Broadway"

    Hmmm... now I wished that I named the list "40 favourite prog-rock albums" instead of "10 favourite....". I want to include more Genesis, RUSH, Yes, Santana, King Crimson and some early Pink Floyd ....

    PEACE

    marillion clutching at straws has remained top 3 prog masterpieces for me some 30+ years later after it was released
    it stills blows me away. especially being fish's final album   :(

  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,634
    It's not really my genre but from some other albums I've seen on here:
    -Operation Mindcrime !!!
    -Dark Side of the Moon
    -In Absentia (Porcupine Tree)
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    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16; Fenway Park 9/2/18

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    Temple of the Dog - Tower Theatre 11/5/16
  • I am a patriotI am a patriot Posts: 242
    Not sure about the whole top ten, but Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets & Good Apollo IV are definitely on it.  Probably a Maston album in there as well.
  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,443
    I'll take just about every Pink Floyd and Tool album
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