Top 10 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums

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121 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

122 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.

123 Alturas de Machu Picchu - Los Jaivas
124 Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson

What the crap this isn't prog. This is well... literally crap!

125 Train of Thought - Dream Theater
126 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.

127 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!

128 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

129 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)

130 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

131 More - Pink Floyd
132 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

133 Face the Music - Electric Light Orchestra
134 The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
135 Ocean - Eloy
136 Vrooom Vrooom - King Crimson
137 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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138 Going for the One - Yes

It has the masterpiece Awaken.

139 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.

140 Pyromania - Def Leppard

How is this prog?

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