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The Who brought the synthesizer to the rock world in the one of the greatest rock albums of all time - Who's Next? Pete Townshend is a music writing genius.
One of the best band of all times but they can't be in this list. Pure rockers like them have nothing to do with prog's epicness. They are epic in their own way
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... "
Caravan at 85?! - BrideiMacBella
Although short lived, UK should be nearer the top of the list, in my opinion. Seems like few people are familiar with the band, although John Wetton and Bill Bruford are sure to ring a bell with prog rock fans. Good stuff, check 'em out.
The best progrock band ever.
Love em,love em,love em.
Queen may not have been a prog band, but they loved growing some prog flair into their music. Queen II, A Night at the Opera, and Innuendo can all be considered prog albums. They don't deserve top 10, but they're certainly more progressive than The Smashing Pumpkins.
Frank Zappa and the Mothers produced some of the most far-out and intricate records of the 60s and 70s. The wide scope of Frank Zappa's work cannot be denied as impressive. By 1975, Zappa had taken progressive rock to new heights (unmatched by most English prog bands, except for Gentle Giant and maybe King Crimson). Even though Zappa was never traditional prog, coming at his music from a different way than, say, Yes or Genesis, Zappa definitely contributed to the medium in a very significant and very American way.
You know why you never see the velvets weighed against proggressive rockers? Because with one album they had already progressed into a level of creation that no other band or musician will touch.
I think they're so low due to lack of a long successful career but the music stands up and should be top 20.
To be honest they should be in the top 5.
House of the king, Moving waves, Sylvia... etc how is Focus so low in this chart?
Great mostly-instrumental band. Very unique sound. desserves top 20
Catchy, mystical, magical. Eloy is the soundtrack to the nights of big cities.
Ocean and Silent Cries are both classics of the genre, this band should be way higher. Their instrumentation is simply breathtaking. - Doom
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Truly awesome band... A mix of prog pop and rock. Fantastic song writers that always have a tendency to put a prog edge on their stuff. Extremely talented musicians... A must listen.. Title track.. ONCE AROUND THE WORLD (15 mins long)... It'll blow ya socks off.
Drifted between Rock and Jazz but I would have thought they counted as progressive rock and should be included among the top prog rock groups (certainly high up my list) - AndyBasic
Combining a signature sound with BFI films to help bring it to life PSB have certainly progressed the modern rock world
One of those greatest Progressive Rock band in Bangladesh, no, in the whole world!
Try their song, it will blow your mind!
Artcell is the best progressive rock band in bengali language.
Huh artcell not in top ten? :S... listen there song Oniket Prantor.
Artcell is a mixture of prog rock and metal. And they play good songs - zxmV 6 Comments
I like Tool, King Crimson, Primus, and Pink Floyd more, but these guys were revolutionary. I've never heard a sound like theirs before.
The Mars Volta is one of the best modern progressive bands out there.
"Frances the Mute" is easily a classic.
One of the best bands I have ever heard. I would personally put them much closer to the top ten
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Very imaginative music over a long period of time - check out his Guilt Machine too.V 3 Comments
Even though they shouldn't be in the top ten, this band has produced several strong albums throughout the years. And with Alan Reed (who now has left) they had a wonderful voice.
All at once the most symphonic and song-oriented of the 80s cadre of Neo-Prog. A varied collection of styles that sort of cross between Vangelis, Rush and Saga, but with lyrics about grand themes that justify the bombast and personal journeys. Underlying all these are some of the greatest vocal talents in prog rock history with Euan, Alan and to some extent Paul. A rich and lush catalog of music that stands high with Marillion and Porcupine Tree forming the triumvirate of post-1980s prog rock.
Simply the best of the 80s prog bands - better and more original than Marillion, more approachable than Twelfth Night and more successful than Pendragon et al.
These guys are the best prog jazz band ever
The ability to take an acoustic guitar in conjunction with metal and use it to bring ones ears to musical euphoria deserves to be near the top.
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