Best Progressive Rock Bands

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The Contenders: Page 5

81 Magma

This band deserves more points than any band here.

Totally original and excellent musicians

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82 Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.

Why is this found only in the seven page? This band made such masterpieces such as "July Morning" and "The Magician's Birthday," that they deserve a spot in page 4 at least.

Mainly rock but lots of excellent Prog songs make Uriah Heep a band that needs to be much further up this list.

July morning is a progressive rock classic

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83 American English
84 Dir En Grey Dir En Grey DIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.
85 Magnum
86 If

Great but unfortunately shortlived band, in my opinion their far best record is IF 4.

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87 Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment was an instrumental progressive metal band founded by Mike Portnoy, then Dream Theater's drummer, in 1997. The band has released two albums through Magna Carta Records.

The best compilation band of uniquely talented members. They completed their first album in 5 days... enough said.

Basicly Dream Theater with another name (portnoy, petrucci and rudess are in this band). They don't deserve a place in the top 10, but they're pretty cool. However, DT has way better albums than this guys.

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88 Fragil

If their lyrics were in English, Fragil could be considered in the top 30

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89 Oceansize

The fac that this band is currently only 91 this a crime, one of the most forward thinking prog rock bands of the decade that is sadly no more.

90 Pain of Salvation

Can't believe nobody put Pain of salvation on this list... they're like, amazing!

91 Elio e le Storie Tese

There is no earthly way they can't be in this list but the fact they come from Italy...

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92 Caravan

From what I've seen when out and about on the web Caravan and Camel share a similar level of popularity within the genre. Little did I know I'd come on here and see 60 odd spaces between them!

In the Land Of Grey And Pink is in my opinion the beat Prog lp ever, and the band are still going strong

Early 70's Canterbury sound (along with Hatfield & the North and, of course, the mighty Soft Machine, who deserve a top-ten place as well. ) Highly influential. "If I could do it all over again... "

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93 SBB

The only Polish rock band to have successfully broken the restraints of the iron curtain, SBB - an abbreviation for either Silesian Blues Band or Search Break-up Build has been mesmerising their fans with long spacious melodies created by Jozef Skrzek, a true master of Hammond organs, that can easily break into fast galloping songs and poetic lyrics. Musicians of the Mahavishnu Orchestra once called SBB the most influential band they had ever met. Truly a must for any prog rock fan!

Probably, Pink Floyd is most known and most influential progressive rock band, period. But they are already on the first place - and this is why I decided to vote for SBB (shortcut for Silesian Blues Band).
It's not very popular group, especially because they were formed in Poland, when this country was behind the iron courtain.
If you don't know them, I highly recommend you to give them a chance. You won't regret.
It's a real deal - ambicious and full of emotions. Personally, I listen to them along with King Crimson or Pink Floyd.

94 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
95 Neal Morse Band

The contemporary master of prog the man who has combined musicianship with sumptuous melody and heart felt anthems that make me glad to be alive again

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96 Traffic Traffic
97 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

Their Sandinista and London Calling is a great progressive punk album

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98 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

Smile was kinda progressive in my opinion - RecklessGreed

99 Art Bears
100 Tides of Man
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