Top 10 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums

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81 Trespass - Genesis

Fantastic album, you can hear the Genesis of Genesis on this album!

82 In the Wake of Poseidon - King Crimson

This continues the greatness of their debut album. Great melodies, instrumentation, and variation with the use of mellotron. The title track is particularly moving.

83 666 - Aphrodite's Child
84 A Night at the Opera - Queen
85 Seconds Out - Genesis

Production and feeling just so good. A warmth like no other live album. Listen to Hackett's guitar work on The Carpet Crawlers

86 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.

87 Tales of Mystery and Imagination - The Alan Parsons Project

The ultimate in literary concept albums.

88 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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89 Demons and Wizards - Uriah Heep

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

90 Camel - Camel

An overlooked masterpiece by an overlooked band

91 Origin of Symmetry - Muse

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

I'm so mad seeing my favorite album at 56!

92 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.

93 Resistance - Muse
94 And Then There Were Three - Genesis
95 Wind & Wuthering - Genesis

Masterpiece. The last breath of prog rock by Genesis.

96 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.

97 Per Un Amico - Premiata Forneria Marconi

Some of the other entries are fantastic, but not including this masterpiece at all would be a crime. Symphonic prog at its best! Don't be discouraged by the Italian lyrics; the album is mostly instrumental and rivals the sound of Genesis.

This and Storie di legendo are their best works

Don't be afraid about this Italian Group!
This is one of the best progressive rock album of ever...
Think about the "delicate songs" of King Crimson and immerge yourself into this sweet Floyd of WONDERFUL MUSIC.

98 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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99 Tubular Bells III - Mike Oldfield

Underrated because of the shadow cast by the first one.

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100 Leviathan - Mastodon
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