Top 10 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums

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81 The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) - Stephen Wilson

A modern prog classic full f strange concepts and progressive time changes will feature in best of lists in times to come.

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82 Leviathan - Mastodon Leviathan - Mastodon
83 Apostrophe - Frank Zappa Apostrophe - Frank Zappa V 1 Comment
84 Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree

Fear of a Blank Planet, the name itself has a arcane and mystical feeling to it while the compositions add to the feel. Guests like Alex Lifeson(Rush) and Robert Fripp(King Crimson) have graced the album with their spine chilling solo performance. Steven Wilson with his compositions accompanied by the ambience mastermind Richard Barbieri, jazz infused bass playing elements incorporated by Colon Edwin and of course, the man from a blank planet, Gavin Harrison showcasing his drumming prowess and seems a bit too much to take for us, the resident of Earth.

85 There, There - Radiohead There, There - Radiohead
86 Absolution - Muse Absolution - Muse
87 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater
88 Undertow - Tool Undertow - Tool
89 Wind & Wuthering - Genesis Wind & Wuthering - Genesis

Masterpiece. The last breath of prog rock by Genesis.

90 A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd

The second best Floyd record. Piper is the first

91 Flex-Able - Steve Vai Flex-Able - Steve Vai
92 Sex & Religion - Steve Vai Sex & Religion - Steve Vai

This album is NOT prog. While his first 2 were, this one was just heavy metal. Don't take my word for it, check it out on Wikipedia.

93 I Robot - Alan Parsons Project I Robot - Alan Parsons Project
94 Tall Ships - It Bites Tall Ships - It Bites

It bites came back in 2008 with John Mitchell taking over from Francis Dunnery. And what an album. Modern prog rock, one great melody/arrangement after the other. Check it put.

95 Horizons - Anubis Gate Horizons - Anubis Gate
96 The Raven That Refused to Sing - Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing - Steven Wilson

Best progressive rock album of the 2000s (21st century). Not EXTREMELY good, but deserves being at top 20, because it brought back progressive rock, not like Dream Theater, things like that are Prog Metal (also Tool and stuff). Very good album, never get tired. 7.5/10 - patrickfloyd

A masterpiece that will make you want more!

97 Blackwater Park - Opeth Blackwater Park - Opeth

Yes, into death metal. But drawn with progressive elements. A great album.

98 The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X

This is the culmination of what "prog" and "rock" really mean. Symphony X brings mastery of every instrument and mastery of complex compositions to the table.

99 The Joy of Motion - Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion - Animals As Leaders

Understandably low as AAL is fairly new to the scene, however it should be MUCH higher. Some awesome harmonic and rhythmic complexity with amazing songwriting. Not one weak band member. If you've never heard of them I highly recommend you give them a shot.

100 Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson

What the crap this isn't prog. This is well... literally crap!

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