Best Progressive Rock Bands


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61 Anathema

These guys are so awesome everyone would love if they heard it. You have to listen to them a few times to really get it as you do with many bands. They are brilliant musicians with wonderful voices they evoke such emotion into their music it's beautiful. My kids know all the words.

This band is so underrated as I see it in #93. People please give this band a try. They have everything. Lineup, music, lyrics. Songs like untouchable, The storm before the calm, Are you there? , etc are unbelievable.

These guys need to be a lot higher, if for "We're Here Because We're Here" alone.

Really great band and it's so underrated it should be somewhere with Pink Floyd but I guess it's because they're not old as those guys my favorat song for them is flying

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62 Mike Oldfield

Definitely listen to Tubular Bells. One of the best tracks I've ever heard.

A real inspiration and perfect style...

63 Hawk Wind

Britain's Grateful Dead- not in terms of style: Hawkwind have their own imitable style, soaked in homemade westcountry scrumpy, but in terms of their ongoing commitment to the ideals of the 60's and 70's, and their massive army of committed space cadet fans. "Hurry on sundown" says it all.

64 Spock's Beard

"What makes a dream so many different from the other dreams? " Maybe Spock's Beard! Starting a career with a 16 minutes long song ("The Light" in an album where all the tracks are as long easy, but Neal and Alan Morse (the beautiful voice and the killing guitar), Dave Meros (the virtuosic bass) and Nick D'Virgillo (the drummer everyone dream of) succeed. And later joined by the fantastic keyboardist Ryo Okumoto they followed a bright career!

65 Haken

Unique sound, huge amount of talent and new ideas all wrapped up in complex refreshing songs covered by a sweet layer of a humoristic attitude.

These guys are absolutely amazing. Best prog coming from the 21st century in my opinion. Aquarius and Visions are masterpieces...

Amazing sound, wonder why bands like these do not become as popular as Dream Theater etc.

Probably the best progressing rock group operating today

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67 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, more.

The reason they are down low is because they aren't PROGRESSIVE. Love them anyway, but are just no where near progressive music. Some people...

A different style to progressive rock, extremely different from anything else. Alsk an alternative rock band, that is what they are commonly recognized as. You may not think they are progressive, but listen to their songs (I recommend "Knights of Cydonia" be one of them). These guys aren't the best progressive rock band, not even close, but I'm voting for them because I think they should be recognized in the prog world. Also sagnificant space rock band.

To make this simple, they're alternative, but fuse many genres, giving them a progressive sound,

They're not technically a prog rock and, but songs like Knights of Cydonia and The Globalist definitely shows that they at least deserve a spot in the top 20.

They are:
Alternative rock
Progressive rock
Hard rock
Art rock
Space rock
Prog rock is only one of their many genres

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68 Symphony X Symphony X Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from Middletown, New Jersey. Founded in 1994, the band consists of guitarist Michael Romeo, keyboardist Michael Pinnella, drummer Jason Rullo, lead vocalist Russell Allen and bassist Michael Lepond.

This should be way on top of the list. One of the most incredibly mind blowing bands ever to happen to humanity.

43 you must be kidding me, this band are Number one best ever! What happen to your taste in music!

Outstanding band! At the top with Dream Theater! They just needed more marketing to get out there!

How is this not one of the first?

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69 Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me is an American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr.

Majority of the bands I front of this are not prog...

70 Big Big Train

Agreed, English Electric part one and two are stunning. They carry you back to industrial revolution England- and there is a musical beauty that runs through this that owes a lot to Tull and XTC, but there's so much more. the sort of albums you copy and press on every friend you have because "you need to hear this".

They have a perfect blend of folk and jazz sounds incorporated into their sound, and their lyricism is some of the most amazing I've ever heard. One of the best modern prog bands. - naFrovivuS

English Retro-Prog band which gets better with each new album. They carry forward the 70's prog of Genesis and Yes. Their sound is melodic and very atmospheric.

Great band!

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71 PFM - Premiata Forneria Marconi

Perfect Formula Magical a sound for ever I could not understand Heavy Rock 2 Rush and 3 M. theater could not compete with such music

Stars from Italy - land of Ferrari, Masarati, Armani, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana - but who'd have thought such an excellent prog rock act. Try the music from mid-'70s, King Crimson, Genesis, ELP have very stylish company in PFM.

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72 Glass Hammer

Just a bunch of Yes-copycats, not that special

73 Le Orme

One of the best Italian prog rock band

74 Styx

Unless you've taken the time to listen to something other than their Best Of collections, you may not even be aware of what a kick-ass hard rocking' prog band Styx was in their heyday. I've recently revisited their earlier work, and am duly impressed still.

Thought this is a prog rocxk chart?! How is this not adult contemporary material, I dunno.

75 Kingcrow

The best progressive band coming out from Italy in recent times, Kingcrow is in between prog Metal and Rock with tons of other influences.

76 New Monsoon
77 Colosseum Colosseum

It's a shame this band is so down in the rankings. Just listen to their album, Daughter of Time. It's a prog rock masterpiece.

78 Magma

This band deserves more points than any band here.

Totally original and excellent musicians

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79 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 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

easy livin - PanagosBoi17

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80 Mahavishnu Orchestra

These guys are the best prog jazz band ever

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