Top Ten Reasons Why Progressive Rock Is the Best Music Genre
Sometimes I just lie on my bed and close my eyes, and let the music take me... To the court of the crimson king. - IronSabbathPriest
Nothing more relaxing than some Procol Harum or '70s Floyd. - PetSounds
This doesn't matter at all...
Popularity should not have anything to do with why one listens to a genre of music
Yeah, this may be the thing that sets prog rock apart from other music more than anything else. The wide variety of instruments and long instrumental parts of songs are amazing in this genre as well, but listen to basically any modern song, especially anything popular, and then listen to a progressive rock song. The difference in musical talent is astounding, and instead of some super basic song with an incredibly stupid premise, progressive rock more often than not has deeper meanings and much more varying lyrics. Isn't it nice to see some actual thought go into music? One of the best parts of listening to progressive rock is understanding the abstract lyrics, which are often used to make a point through symbolism and analogies or take you on an incredible journey. Long sections without singing, strange time signatures, and many awesome instruments are all fantastic aspects of progressive rock too, but they aren't necessarily "good things," they just always end up sounding ...more
It is a genre that really pushes the boundaries of music forward.
The most creative bands of all time are all progressive
Creativity is what provides the fuel for any prog. Song? So how come this one not be first?
One of the word that can describe prog rock - zxm
Well, prog rock songs are long, so surely it will take a lot of talent to make good prog rock songs - zxm
That's a good thing. Seriously.
But it has a number of album arts that show naked butts though...
It would be interesting if there was one... - Raa396
Other genres provide drum solos too, but prog rock/metal are best for it. - zxm
But experimental rock? - JoLeKosovo