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81 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.

82 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.

83 The Flower Kings

3rd generation progenitors, in the spirit of Genesis and Yes.

Incredible band. One of my all time favorites

One of my favourite bands, should be way higher in my opinion.

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84 Magma

This band deserves more points than any band here.

Totally original and excellent musicians

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85 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 ...read 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

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87 Dir En Grey Dir En Grey DIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.
88 Magnum
89 If

Great but unfortunately shortlived band, in my opinion their far best record is IF 4.

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90 Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment was an instrumental progressive metal band founded by Mike Portnoy, then Dream Theater's drummer, in 1997. The band has released two albums through Magna Carta Records.

The best compilation band of uniquely talented members. They completed their first album in 5 days... enough said.

Basicly Dream Theater with another name (portnoy, petrucci and rudess are in this band). They don't deserve a place in the top 10, but they're pretty cool. However, DT has way better albums than this guys.

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91 Fragil

If their lyrics were in English, Fragil could be considered in the top 30

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92 Oceansize

The fac that this band is currently only 91 this a crime, one of the most forward thinking prog rock bands of the decade that is sadly no more.

93 Pain of Salvation Pain of Salvation Pain of Salvation is a Swedish progressive rock band led by Daniel Gildenlöw, who is the band's main songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, and vocalist.

Can't believe nobody put Pain of salvation on this list... they're like, amazing!

94 Elio e le Storie Tese

There is no earthly way they can't be in this list but the fact they come from Italy...

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95 SBB

The only Polish rock band to have successfully broken the restraints of the iron curtain, SBB - an abbreviation for either Silesian Blues Band or Search Break-up Build has been mesmerising their fans with long spacious melodies created by Jozef Skrzek, a true master of Hammond organs, that can easily break into fast galloping songs and poetic lyrics. Musicians of the Mahavishnu Orchestra once called SBB the most influential band they had ever met. Truly a must for any prog rock fan!

Probably, Pink Floyd is most known and most influential progressive rock band, period. But they are already on the first place - and this is why I decided to vote for SBB (shortcut for Silesian Blues Band).
It's not very popular group, especially because they were formed in Poland, when this country was behind the iron courtain.
If you don't know them, I highly recommend you to give them a chance. You won't regret.
It's a real deal - ambicious and full of emotions. Personally, I listen to them along with King Crimson or Pink Floyd.

96 Animals as Leaders Animals as Leaders Animals as Leaders is an American progressive metal band from Washington, D.C. It is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka, having been formed by Abasi in 2007. Their musical style has also been described as djent.

They don't need a singer because their music speaks for itself. Abasi is probably the most technical guitarist in history. come on the guy plays and 8 string. His tapping ability is unmatched. How the drummer keeps up is better comprehension. Great band.

97 Tangerine Dream

Why isn't this band so far behind many others. I don't know, cause they are great.

Totally mind blowing

They are not pogressive rock but progressive electronic music based on Pink Floyd's, you should check it out

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98 Magic Pie

Very good prog rock in every time

YOU WILL BE AMAZED

My personal favorite prog band
just ahead of Haken!

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100 Neal Morse Band

The contemporary master of prog the man who has combined musicianship with sumptuous melody and heart felt anthems that make me glad to be alive again

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