Top 10 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums

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81 Octopus - Gentle Giant
82 Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues

The moody blues has been the most influential band in my life. The first time I heard this album, I was hooked. From there it only got better. However, I wouldn't classify them as prog rock, more symphonic than anything. The poetry in the opening and close of the album is haunting, and sets the scene better than any other intro I can think of. Coupling with Peter Knight was amazing, as the interludes between songs were masterful. This album was the first of it's kind, and will never be forgotten. A+ work. Moodies Forever!

One of the earliest and best works of the genre. Listen and enjoy.

83 The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) - Stephen Wilson

A modern prog classic full f strange concepts and progressive time changes will feature in best of lists in times to come.

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84 Demons and Wizards - Uriah Heep

Has many great songs - Wizard, Rainbow Demon, Traveler in Time, Easy Livin'

85 Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
86 Origin of Symmetry - Muse

All the best things about progressive rock without the time-wasting.

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87 Sound Awake - Karnivool

This is seriously underrated.
Just give this band another couple of years. It has the potential to be up there with the greats: Pink Floyd, rush, yes, dt. Porcupine tree and tool are also great.

88 Resistance - Muse
89 And Then There Were Three - Genesis
90 Wind & Wuthering - Genesis

Masterpiece. The last breath of prog rock by Genesis.

91 Pictures at an Exhibition - Emerson Lake and Palmer

This is the greatest progressive live album of all time! - FariamixD

Without doubt the best piece of music by the best musicians ever.

In my opinion, that is.

92 Ommadawn - Mike Oldfield

I've listened to thousands of rock and jazz albums since I was 11 and this is by far the best and still listen to it after 40 years. The amazing thing is that I never got tired of it and even enjoy every listen still. This is such a emotionally moving album.

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93 Tales of Mystery and Imagination - The Alan Parsons Project

The ultimate in literary concept albums.

94 Tubular Bells III - Mike Oldfield

Underrated because of the shadow cast by the first one.

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95 Leviathan - Mastodon
96 Apostrophe - Frank Zappa V 1 Comment
97 Camel - Camel
98 666 - Aphrodite's Child
99 There, There - Radiohead
100 Absolution - Muse
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