Favorite Progressive Rock Albums

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by page, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Progressive rock, is rock that combines other styles of music, or so says the mighty google search. Its a broad genre and Its among my favorites. I am a Prog nerd and play it everyday with my band. So , name your 7 favorite Prog Albums. If you question if something is prog or not , then post it anyway and im sure it will be discussed. So , go ahead , if you cant name 7 , then name as many as you can. So lets hear em TBers!

    Heres mine, in no order:

    1.Yes- Close to the Edge
    2. Yes - Tales of Topographic Oceans
    3. King Crimson - Lizard
    4. Procol Harum- Salty Dog
    5. Kansas-Leftoverture
    6. Emerson, Lake , and Palmer - Tarkus
    7.God Speed You!Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists like Antennes to Heaven.
  2. mnadelin


    Apr 6, 2003
    Kalamazoo, MI
    King Crimson - Lizard
    Yes- Close to the Edge
    Genesis - Foxtrot
    Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    Yes - Fragile
    King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
    Rush - Moving Pictures

    All are landmark albums, I think.
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia or The Sky Moves Sideways
    ELP - self titled
    King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black
    GSY!BE - F#AOO
    Rush - Permanent Waves
    The Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium
    Opeth - Blackwater Park

    Honorable Mention (though people who over-categorize genres might not agree with calling them Prog)

    Candiria - 300 Percent Density, mixes metal, hip hop, jazz, and ambient soundscapes; sounds like prog to me. :D
  4. pdusen


    Aug 18, 2004
    My two absolute favorites are both Rush, Hemispheres and Vapor Trails.
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I really like the one where they play all fast and showy.

  6. Whaaaa, dont hate em cause they can play more than a power chord.
  7. I'm not familiar w/ "they," are "they" like hawkwind?
  8. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Every CD I have is played by guys with capes. I refuse to love any one of them more than the others.
  9. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Do capes make Prog? Can I name Screamin' Jay Hawkins?

  10. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Coming from him, Wrong Robot that is, I would say that statement was totally in jest. I remember more than a few "Chops-buster" videos/songs that he has posted here (Classical Thump, Chromatic Fantasy, etc.) :D
  11. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    brad cook
  12. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Seriously though mine would be something by King Crimson but it's hard to say which...it changes day to day.

    I really like Absent Lovers - Live in Montreal 1984 but I've also been really digging Heavy ConstruKction as well. I've always been a fan of the 1980's era Crimso and I really like Three of a Perfect Pair too. It's pretty surprising that two people in a row listed Lizard as their favorite Crimso.

    I also really like:
    Genesis - Lamb Lies Down and Selling England by the Pound
    Magma - Live, Kohntarkoz <sp>

    brad cook
  13. Spock's Beard- Snow
    Transatlantic- A Bridge Across Forever
    Genesis- Foxtrot
    Opeth- Deliverence
    Ayreon- The Human Equation
    Dream Theater- Scenes from a Memory
    The Mars Volta- Deloused in the Cremetorium
    Rush- Moving Pictures
    King Crimson- Red
    Marillion- Misplaced Childhood
  14. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    A few of my favorites are:
    Rush - Hemispheres
    Opeth - Blackwater Park
    Dream Theater - Scenes From a Memory
  15. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory
    Rush - 2112

  16. I.................havent bought my cape yet. :(
  17. Dream Theatre - A Change of Seasons

    Pink Floyd - The Wall / Animals / etc... not sure if this falls into the prog category or if it's more just concept albums
  18. :sigh: One doesn't buy one's own cape. It is awarded based on merit (street cred), ability (chops), and the demonstrated ability to properly punctuate contractions (havent [sic]).

  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Rush - Hemispheres
    Yes - Fragile
    Rush - Moving Pictures
  20. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member

    KC, mostly:

    Lark's Tongue

    For something modern, Dillenger Escape Plan: Calculating Infinity.

    Oh, I need one more? Zappa: Apostrophe.