Top 10 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums

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121 Train of Thought - Dream Theater
122 Masque - Kansas

This album is all great, but it contains "Icarus: Borne on Wings of Steel." The song is based on the legendary flight of Icarus in Greek mythology but its in the first person and its application today is amazing.

123 U.K. - U.K.

I rate this, and their other studio album "Danger Money", very highly. For those of you who don't know them, U.K. sound like a cross between King Crimson, ELP and Yes, with some influences of Gong, Soft Machine and Mahavishnu Orchestra.

The debut album of this supergroup is powerful! Allan Holdsworth (from Soft Machine & Gong) plays lead guitar, John Wetton (from King Crimson & Uriah Heep) sings and plays bass, Eddie Jobson (from Curved Air & Frank Zappa & the Mothers) plays violin and keyboards, Bill Bruford (from Yes & King Crimson) is the drummer.

If you like Prog Rock DON'T MISS THIS ALBUM! For me is THE BEST EVER MADE! Listen to the powerful voice of John Wetton, his sharp and firm Bass, the excellent Drums by Bill Bruford, but expecially the exquisite Guitar of Allan Holdsworth and the wonderful keyboards and the "Magic" Electric Violin of Eddie Jobson...WONDERFUL!

124 Fly to the Rainbow - Scorpions

A mixture of psychedelic-, progressive-, and hardrock. They were all great musicans exspecially Klaus Meine on vocals and Uli Roth on lead guitar. The title track is a 10-minutes long masterpiece.

The first TRULY GREAT Scorpions LP. Some of you may say Lonesome Crow is and that's fine but this is where the ball really gets rolling with Uli Jon Roth on board and led to a succession of great LP's that after hr left,slowly started to deplete.The crowning of greatness in the scorpions cannon starts here

125 Death Walks Behind You - Atomic Rooster

Awesome record.They never did anything as good as this again and later releases same them leaning more towards R and B and not doing a good job of it. Guitarist John Du Cann and Drummer Paul Hammond went on to form Hard Stuff and put out one sonic debut LP "Bulletproof'(1972) and an OK second LP "Bolex Dementai"(1973)

126 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

127 More - Pink Floyd
128 Fireball - Deep Purple

I know, Deep Purple are no Prog rock band, but this album is prog. Just listen to Fools and The Mule. Pure progressive rock - DarkSideOfDragons

129 Face the Music - Electric Light Orchestra
130 The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
131 Ocean - Eloy
132 Vrooom Vrooom - King Crimson
133 30 Seconds to Mars - Thirty Seconds to Mars
134 Black Holes and Revelations - Muse

Not the best of muse albums but come on this is muse they are amazing absolution and origin of symmetry should at least be in the top 20 it is really hard to get far here from epic bands like Pink Floyd and rush

I love muse but never thought of them as Prog, I guess some songs are - DeadAsian

Not my favorite album, but it has Starlight, Take a Bow, Knights of Cydonia... amazing album.

Top 20s for sure.

135 Queen II - Queen

Queen's only Progressive Rock album and their best Album. Amazing making it 1974 an outstanding year for Prog Rock.

Not their only progressive, and one of the best albums in rock music!

This is a classic and rare style of album from queen, prog rock on. - allqueen

Queen is King!

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136 Going for the One - Yes

It has the masterpiece Awaken.

137 Humanoid - Tokio Hotel

Come on guys, it's not a dark side of the moon, but at all is a good album, it deserves to be on the top 50

Tokio hotel Humanoid top 10!

Tokio Hotel Humanoid top 1, sorry not sorry.

138 Pyromania - Def Leppard

How is this prog?

139 American Idiot - Green Day

This would definitely be higher up on the list if it was about the greatest punk or alternative albums. But this is about progressive rock, and punk is pretty much the opposite. So to all the people who think this album belongs on the list... You obviously have no idea what progressive rock is.

Green Day is NOT prog. Check out the genre of each album on Wikipedia. Having a concept album doesn't make the album prog. The Who had Tommy, a concept album, but it was hard rock -- NOT progressive. Zappa's 1st album Freak Out (1966) was a concept album, psychedelic - not prog. Zappa got progressive on his 8th album, Hot Rats (1969).

While Green Day is not really a progressive rock band, this is a concept album which I would call art rock. It tells the story of St. Jimmy, a suburban punk, and his quests. Listen to the whole album and follow the story, it will blow your mind. Some of the songs are progressive (St. Jimmy, Homecoming), but the album as a whole is art rock.

Not prog rock at all.

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140 Dookie - Green Day

What the hell is this album doing in this list?

Check out this album's genre on Wikipedia. It is NOT prog. It should NOT be listed.

I'm sorry, can you repeat that?

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