No Pop Punk as every good list should be.....
This list is a non-votable list and the content of the list reflects the opinion of its author.
Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band's final lineup is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their other members of that lineup: Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.
Top 6 Albums
10. Power Windows
8. Grace Under Pressure
6. Permanent Waves
5. A Farewell to Kings
3. Moving Pictures
1. Clockwork Angels
2 King Crimson
Prog Rock at it’s... NO music at it’s best. Top 6 album
5. In the Wake of Poseidon
4. Starless and Bible Black
3. Larks‘ Tongues in Aspic
1. In The Court of The Crimson King
Mostly The Peter Gabriel years. There’s not enough time in my life to explain the absolute greatness of this band. So I’ll just let the music do the talking.
Top 6 albums
6. A Trick of The Tail
4. Nursery Cryme
2. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
1. Selling England By the Pound
4 Frank Zappa
Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
The Mothers and Solo.
Top Ten Albums
10. Burnt weenie sandwich
9. Bongo Fury
8. Waka Jawaka
7. Roxy & Elsewhere
6. The Grand Wazoo
4. Over-Nite Sensation
3. One size fits All
2. Joe’s garage
1. Hot Rats
5 Van Der Graaf Generator
The most musicaly ambitious band i’ve ever heard.
Peter Hammills out of this world vocals mixed with the bands proficiency makes in my opinion the coolest group in the world.
Top 6 albums
6. World Record
5. The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other
4. Still Life
3. H to He, Who Am the Only One
2. Pawn Hearts
6 Porcupine Tree
Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.
Top 10 Albums
10. On the Sunday of Life...
9. Stupid Dream
8. The Incident
7. Up the Downstair
5. Lightbulb Sun
4. The Sky Moves Sideways
3. In Absentia
1. Fear of a Blank Planet
Camel is the most underrated band In the world to have such beautiful and complex albums right from the beginning takes my breath away. They truly cared about the music.
Top 6 albums
4. Rain Dances
1. The Snow Goose
He closest thing to angels making music.
Top 6 albums
6. Going for the One
5. Tales from Topographic Oceans
3. The Yes Album
1. Close to the Edge
9 Pink Floyd
What is there to say that hasn’t been said.
Top 6 albums
6. Adam Heart Mother
3. The Wall
2. The Dark Side of the Moon
1. Wish You Were Here -
10 Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members.
11 The Beatles
A very important band for a lot of people Including me.
Top 6 albums
6. Rubber Soul
4. Magical Mystery Tour
3. The White Album
2. Sgt. Pepper
1. Abbey Road
12 Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.
This band makes music that sounds familiar yet at the same time different. Very impressive.
Top Ten 6 albums
6. Too old To Rock ‘N’ Roll too young to Die
5. Heavy Horses
4. Minstrel in the Gallery
3. Songs from the Woods
2. Thick as a brick
13 The Who
The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
14 David Bowie
David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
15 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.
16 Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.
My guilty pleasure band.
17 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.
18 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
20 Electric Light Orchestra
The Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.
21 Ozric Tentacles
22 Moody Blues
The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.
23 In The Land Of Grey And Pink - Caravan
Caravan is extremely overlooked.
24 The Alan Parsons Project
The Alan Parsons Project were a British progressive rock band, active between 1975 and 1990, consisting of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson surrounded by a varying number of session musicians and some relatively consistent band members such as guitarist Ian Bairnson, bassist and vocalist David Paton, ...read more.
25 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.
Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
One of the first bands I’ve ever gotten into.
27 Mike Oldfield
29 Premiata Forneria Marconi
31 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
I used to be a Prog Snob Elitist. However I have calmed down a bit.
33 Spock's Beard
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.
Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
37 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
38 Talking Heads
Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison.
39 Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
40 King Diamond
42 The Cars
43 Blue Oyster Cult
44 Steve Vai
Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.
Would be a lot higher but I can’t stand the death growling.
Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany in 1968 by the core quartet of Holger Czukay (bass), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Michael Karoli (guitar), and Jaki Liebezeit (drums). The group cycled through several vocalists, including Malcolm Mooney ('68–70) and Damo Suzuki ...read more.
49 Birth control
50 The Mars Volta
The Mars Volta was an American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001. The band's final lineup consisted of Omar Rodríguez-López, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Juan Alderete, Marcel Rodríguez-López and Deantoni Parks.