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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 Magma

This band deserves more points than any band here.

Totally original and excellent musicians

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83 Mahavishnu Orchestra

These guys are the best prog jazz band ever

84 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.
85 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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86 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.

87 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!

88 American English
89 Magnum
90 If

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

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91 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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92 Fragil

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

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93 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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94 Harmonium

The greatest band that ever lived. They sing in French but its still universal!

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95 Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso

This is Top 5 material, particularly the first three albums. Symphonic, dual keyboards, operatic singing - doesn't get much better than this.

One of the very best prog bands of all time.

BMS is one of the best Italian prog rock band. I cannot belive that they are in this rank at the 121th place

BMS 121th rank? come on that�'s a Joke

96 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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97 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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98 Nektar
99 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.

100 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.

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