Top 10 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums

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61 Tanz der Lemminge - Amon Duul II Tanz der Lemminge - Amon Duul II V 1 Comment
62 Crime of the Century - Supertramp Crime of the Century - Supertramp

piano-driven prog rock, simply magic - diegokatabian

The exchange between Hodgson and Davies was never better, with those two major talents firing off each other brilliantly, complemented fully by a crack band.

A truely masterpiece! And also one of the best produced albums in the 70's.

63 Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche

Where metal meets prog a classic of its era.

How is this not on here while Tokio Hotel is...

64 In the Wake of Poseidon - King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon - King Crimson

This continues the greatness of their debut album. Great melodies, instrumentation, and variation with the use of mellotron. The title track is particularly moving.

65 Voyage of the Acolyte - Steve Hackett Voyage of the Acolyte - Steve Hackett

This is an incredible album, Genesis aside. The guest vocalists and range of featured instruments is exquisite. Consisting mostly of sweeping gentle songs, punctuated by some remarkable rockier tracks that surprise and bewilder on first listening, the overall mood evoked is poignant and wistful.

66 La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros - Películas

The greatest adaptation of Symph-Prog to Latin/Spanish music. Echoes mostly from Genesis, and Yes, it is simply the genius of Charly Garcia at his most crafted music and brilliantly songwriting skills. LISTEN TO IT NOW!

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67 Trespass - Genesis Trespass - Genesis

Fantastic album, you can hear the Genesis of Genesis on this album!

68 Seconds Out - Genesis Seconds Out - Genesis

Production and feeling just so good. A warmth like no other live album. Listen to Hackett's guitar work on The Carpet Crawlers

69 Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues

The moody blues has been the most influential band in my life. The first time I heard this album, I was hooked. From there it only got better. However, I wouldn't classify them as prog rock, more symphonic than anything. The poetry in the opening and close of the album is haunting, and sets the scene better than any other intro I can think of. Coupling with Peter Knight was amazing, as the interludes between songs were masterful. This album was the first of it's kind, and will never be forgotten. A+ work. Moodies Forever!

One of the earliest and best works of the genre. Listen and enjoy.

70 Octavarium - Dream Theater Octavarium - Dream Theater V 1 Comment
71 Demons and Wizards - Uriah Heep Demons and Wizards - Uriah Heep

Has many great songs - Wizard, Rainbow Demon, Traveler in Time, Easy Livin'

72 Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd V 1 Comment
73 Origin of Symmetry - Muse Origin of Symmetry - Muse

All the best things about progressive rock without the time-wasting.

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74 Sound Awake - Karnivool Sound Awake - Karnivool

This is seriously underrated.
Just give this band another couple of years. It has the potential to be up there with the greats: Pink Floyd, rush, yes, dt. Porcupine tree and tool are also great.

75 Resistance - Muse Resistance - Muse
76 And Then There Were Three - Genesis And Then There Were Three - Genesis
77 Pictures at an Exhibition - Emerson Lake and Palmer Pictures at an Exhibition - Emerson Lake and Palmer

This is the greatest progressive live album of all time! - FariamixD

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78 Octopus - Gentle Giant Octopus - Gentle Giant
79 Ommadawn - Mike Oldfield Ommadawn - Mike Oldfield

I've listened to thousands of rock and jazz albums since I was 11 and this is by far the best and still listen to it after 40 years. The amazing thing is that I never got tired of it and even enjoy every listen still. This is such a emotionally moving album.

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80 Tubular Bells III - Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells III - Mike Oldfield

Underrated because of the shadow cast by the first one.

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