Top 10 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums

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181 Magician's Birthday - Uriah Heep

Has many great songs - Sunrise, Spider Woman, Sweet Lorraine, and The Magician's Birthday.

182 Warrior on the Edge of Time - Hawkwind

The low rating figures, since they aren't real popular and crossed the lines from space rock, but this album has "Assault and Battery", "Opa Loka", and "Kings of Speed". Their light shows are awesome, too! - roncohp

This is one of Hawkwind's best albums.

183 Birds of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra

A fabulous jazz fusion album that crossed the line into progressive rock (see genre on Wikipedia). John McLaughlin is a guitar virtuoso, and Billy Cobham cannot be beaten on drums. Besides bass and keyboards, they even have violin! - roncohp

I would rate this as Mahavishnu Orchestra's best album.

184 Romantic Warrior - Return to Forever

Chick Corea's band was known for jazz fusion (progressive jazz), however at least this album crossed the boundary into progressive rock. See the genre for the album on Wikipedia if you don't believe me. - roncohp

185 Islands - King Crimson

The title track alone, is one of the greatest accomplishments in musical history. It's a shame how unknown it is. This is a great king crimson album that is highly underrated. Definitely a keeper. Wondering why this wasnt already on the list.

186 Clockwork Angels - Rush

The fact that I had to add this album to the list just proves how overlooked Rush is. It's their twentieth album and they're still at the top of their game. It's no moving pictures or 2112, but it can still stomp anything by Pink Floyd into the ground.

187 Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
188 Smile - The Beach Boys
189 Love Over Gold - Dire Straits
190 Crack the Skye - Mastodon
191 On the Sunday of Life - Porcupine Tree
192 Up the Downstair - Porcupine Tree
193 The Sky Moves Sideways - Porcupine Tree
194 Signify - Porcupine Tree
195 Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree
196 Lightbulb Sun - Porcupine Tree
197 Abducting the Unicorn - The Pineapple Thief
198 137 - The Pineapple Thief
199 Variations on a Dream - The Pineapple Thief
200 10 Stories Down - The Pineapple Thief
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