Top 10 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums

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161 Monster Movie - Can Monster Movie - Can

One of the key protogynists in what became Krautrock and what a brilliant debut to start the ball rolling

162 Phantasmagoria - Curved Air Phantasmagoria - Curved Air

The song Marie Antoinette is a classic progressive rock song. The story is of the French Revolution, and their female vocalist is a rare treat in progressive.

Criminally underrated band and deserve the same accolades that are afforded tot the likes of yes,genesis and all the rest

163 Moving Waves - Focus Moving Waves - Focus

The song Hocus Pocus is probably the only progressive rock song in history that includes yodeling. It is a classic.

164 Magician's Birthday - Uriah Heep Magician's Birthday - Uriah Heep

Has many great songs - Sunrise, Spider Woman, Sweet Lorraine, and The Magician's Birthday.

165 Warrior on the Edge of Time - Hawkwind Warrior on the Edge of Time - Hawkwind

The low rating figures, since they aren't real popular and crossed the lines from space rock, but this album has "Assault and Battery", "Opa Loka", and "Kings of Speed". Their light shows are awesome, too! - roncohp

This is one of Hawkwind's best albums.

166 Birds of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra

A fabulous jazz fusion album that crossed the line into progressive rock (see genre on Wikipedia). John McLaughlin is a guitar virtuoso, and Billy Cobham cannot be beaten on drums. Besides bass and keyboards, they even have violin! - roncohp

I would rate this as Mahavishnu Orchestra's best album.

167 Romantic Warrior - Return to Forever Romantic Warrior - Return to Forever

Chick Corea's band was known for jazz fusion (progressive jazz), however at least this album crossed the boundary into progressive rock. See the genre for the album on Wikipedia if you don't believe me. - roncohp

168 Islands - King Crimson Islands - King Crimson

The title track alone, is one of the greatest accomplishments in musical history. It's a shame how unknown it is. This is a great king crimson album that is highly underrated. Definitely a keeper. Wondering why this wasnt already on the list.

169 Clockwork Angels - Rush Clockwork Angels - Rush

The fact that I had to add this album to the list just proves how overlooked Rush is. It's their twentieth album and they're still at the top of their game. It's no moving pictures or 2112, but it can still stomp anything by Pink Floyd into the ground.

170 Bitches Brew - Miles Davis Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
171 Smile - The Beach Boys Smile - The Beach Boys
172 Love Over Gold - Dire Straits Love Over Gold - Dire Straits

This progressive album is a great one. None of the tracks are bad and they are all masterpieces. - Powerfultekin

173 Crack the Skye - Mastodon Crack the Skye - Mastodon
174 On the Sunday of Life - Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life - Porcupine Tree
175 Up the Downstair - Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair - Porcupine Tree
176 The Sky Moves Sideways - Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways - Porcupine Tree
177 Signify - Porcupine Tree Signify - Porcupine Tree
178 Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree
179 Lightbulb Sun - Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun - Porcupine Tree
180 Abducting the Unicorn - The Pineapple Thief Abducting the Unicorn - The Pineapple Thief
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