Top 10 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums

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101 Tubular Bells III - Mike Oldfield

Underrated because of the shadow cast by the first one.

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102 Leviathan - Mastodon
103 Apostrophe - Frank Zappa V 1 Comment
104 Deadwing - Porcupine Tree

Not as 'in your face' proggy as many albums on this list, but far more enjoyable and melodic. I'm glad to see some good (sensible) modern suggestions on this list as I feel there is often a strong bias towards 70's music when discussing progressive rock. This album many not have had the same impact that Dark side of the moon or Close to the edge had (for example), but I certainly play it far more frequently. I feel that this band was on the verge of a (long overdue) commercial breakthrough before they split, but I'm glad to see Steven Wilson's solo career doing so well!

Can't believe this wasnt on the list, better than In Absentia if you ask me. Definitely deserves top 20

105 There, There - Radiohead
106 Absolution - Muse
107 Everyone Is Everybody Else - Barclay James Harvest

Although their earlier album, "Gone to Earth", wears the laurels as the third most popular album of all time in Europe's biggest music market (Germany), this album probably marks the high water mark of this excellent band's studio album output.

108 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater
109 Undertow - Tool
110 A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd

The second best Floyd record. Piper is the first

111 Styx - Styx

It's really difficult between this one and King Crimson's debut, so I'll vote back and forth between the two until I make a solid decision.

112 Flex-Able - Steve Vai
113 Sex & Religion - Steve Vai

This album is NOT prog. While his first 2 were, this one was just heavy metal. Don't take my word for it, check it out on Wikipedia.

114 I Robot - Alan Parsons Project
115 Tall Ships - It Bites

It bites came back in 2008 with John Mitchell taking over from Francis Dunnery. And what an album. Modern prog rock, one great melody/arrangement after the other. Check it put.

116 Horizons - Anubis Gate
117 The Raven That Refused to Sing - Steven Wilson

Best progressive rock album of the 2000s (21st century). Not EXTREMELY good, but deserves being at top 20, because it brought back progressive rock, not like Dream Theater, things like that are Prog Metal (also Tool and stuff). Very good album, never get tired. 7.5/10 - patrickfloyd

A masterpiece that will make you want more!

118 The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X

This is the culmination of what "prog" and "rock" really mean. Symphony X brings mastery of every instrument and mastery of complex compositions to the table.

119 The Odyssey - Symphony X

One of the best albums of all time. These guys are the Kansas of Progressive metal.

Wow, outside of top 100, really? It's one album I keep coming back after many years of listening

120 The Joy of Motion - Animals As Leaders

Understandably low as AAL is fairly new to the scene, however it should be MUCH higher. Some awesome harmonic and rhythmic complexity with amazing songwriting. Not one weak band member. If you've never heard of them I highly recommend you give them a shot.

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