Top 10 Progressive Rock SingersSure you have your Michael Jacksons and your Mariah Careys, but what about those Prog singers that never get any love?
Who else could top the list? he's like the Elvin King of Prog! Its funny, because Yes had two superb singers, Chris Squire had a beautiful angelic sounding voice as well, but Jon has something else, something extra, a mercurial joyful playfulness, he makes people happy, he makes me smile, for instance on Walls, its just one of those songs that makes me dance round the room, its just delightful, he's obviously having fun, and its infectious. I can't think of any other singer who sings about beautiful positives in such a playful and joyous way, I love him to bits, thanks Jon!
Beautiful and most distinguishable voice, that never disappoints consistently for the last 50+ years. This man's voice has been a part of my life since I was a boy.
This guy is the best prog singer ever. Queen isn't even prog, so I've no idea why freddie mercury is even on the list, let alone #1.
Yup. Also really badly wanted to rate up Greg Lake, Peter Gabriel, and Phil Colins. All great singers, but not as good as ol' Jonny boy.
Best voice ever! Even today now that he's 72, he still has th3 best voice, and still makes the best solo albums. Can't wait till his next.
If he's not number one, he's second only to Greg Lake. His Genesis work (and his solo work, though that's not as "proggy") shows his immense skill. The things he does with his voice, sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious, are showcases of incredible talent.
His vocal inflection trumps just about anything from anybody else at his time, and although his flute wasn't incredibly skilled, it added quite a bit to the music.
I don't understand why he's below David Gilmour. David is not a bad singer by any means, but overall, Peter is way more accomplished.
He's the greatest
Probably the greatest progressive rock vocalist of all time. His impressive range and vocal skill are amazing. Combine that with King Crimson or ELP, and you have beautiful art.
Greg Lake's voice was really like a hand of steel in a velvet glove, as he was capable of delivering explosive performances like in "21st Century Schitzoid Man" as well as delicate and beautiful moments as he proved with "I Talk to the Wind" and "Still...You Turn Me On".
While I agree when somebody says that Gabriel's flamboyant performances are more peculiar, the beauty and the smoothness in Greg's voice are still unmatched.
Greg Lake has the most amazing male voice I have ever heard. It is a form of art within itself.
The best when he was in his prime. A true baritone, he had range, power, melody, and a bit of an edge.
Justin is not really the lead singer of the Moody Blues, since most of the band members sang leads on the songs that they individually wrote. Justin did sing lead on more songs than any other member did, though. He has a beautiful voice.
Lead singer of the Moody Blues, who with their 1967 song Nights in White Satin literally "invented" prog rock.
Annie sings artistically in the elegant songs of Renaissance.
Her voice is just incredible.
Though he was never really as much of a prog singer, he is still a great vocalist. Probably deserves top ten. He would be higher, but, like I mentioned, his work isn't usually very proggy.
Deserves top ten for sure. Despite the claims that he is simply "screechy," he uses that vocal style very well, and eventually fades it out in the early 80s anyway. Even on Clockwork Angels he is still almost as good as he was at his height in the 70s-80s.
This guy should be at least Number Two! People hate his voice for no reason!
Phenomenal Bassist, not so much lead singer.
His voice is essential for progressive rock.
Again, not truly a prog singer, which is why he probably only deserves numbers 8-10, but his vocal style is definitely pretty proggy on the early queen albums.
Not really prog singer. But hold on. We're talking about Freddie Mercury. He can sing almost all rock genres.
First 2 Queen albums were progressive, but he doesn't deserve the top 10
Though not the best King Crimson vocalist, John Wetton is still very talented.
This position seems so underrated.
Not even prog
Not the best, but too low on this list; his voice fit his vitriolic polemics quite well.
Yeah, no. He's a good singer but nothing like Gilmour. But he can scream.
Again, only deserves 7-10 because Labrie isn't a true prog rock singer, but a third wave modern neo-progressive symphonic metal vocalist. Still, he is extremely talented.
No one like him. Versatile voice and range. No one else could front Dream Theater with more confidence and ability
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He is the best!
The singer of singers!
A very good vocalist. Deserves top ten for sure.
Listen to Thick as a Brick. Amazing voice.