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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by GillesUnchained, Aug 19, 2009.
ARK "Burn the Sun". Contemporary Melodic Progressive Metal
As a barely-closeted prog freak from back in the day when it was actually current, I could rattle off a ton of recommendations, but most of them have already been mentioned or alluded to in this thread.
One that hasn't however, is Shadowfax's debut album Watercourse Way, especially if you can find it on vinyl. (The CD version was allegedly remixed using some alternate tracks.) Imagine the combined members of the original Mahavishnu Orchestra and Oregon playing tunes written by Yes and Gentle Giant. Or maybe it's the other way around?
Yolk - the french band
Sleepy Time Gorilla Museum
Happy The Man
Group 87- Ex Zappa gang
Colosseum II - With Gary Moore
Ah Nektar....Tab in the Ocean is excellent too!
Kayak - Phantom of the Night
King Crimson: Red, Discipline, Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair, The Power To Believe, Thrak
Yes: anything, but best from "Going for the One" and before
Pink Floyd: Anything
Genesis: Anything before Wind and Wuthering
I haven't seen anyone mention "Kansas". Masque, Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Vinyl Confessions... I suggest you take them chronologically, as you can really hear their growth from album to album. One of the BEST live shows ever when they were at their peak.
Kansas, Asia & Foreigner were kind of "prog lite" and were the end of prog, trying to be more accessible and draw in female concert goers.
Kind of how smooth jazz & blues killed the real thing.
Nobody mentioning any Mike Oldfield.
He is probably more experimental than progressive, but I don't see why he couldn't be listed. It's mostly instrumental but the man can rock.
Five Miles Out
Nuclear Apathy....love it
My favorite old school "Prog" albums, 70s and 80s:
King Crimson - Discipline
Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail
Yes - Close To The Edge
Kansas - Leftoverture
Ouch. That kinda hurts to see Kansas lumped in with Foreigner--though I agree about F and Asia, and I'll agree that as FM radio and the whole prog market changed, so did Kansas, and not all for the better. But go back and listen again to Magnum Opus. Ain't nuttin' "lite" about it. And it wasn't Steve Walsh's fault he was so durn cute...
Great bass on that one!
Also +1 on Porcupine Tree. "In Absentia" started to get a little "heavier" than their earlier stuff, and is probably my favorite album of their's. Try their album "The Sky Moves Sideways" for a more trippy "Floyd-like" sound. But you really can't go wrong with any of their stuff. Going to see them in Toronto next month.
Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta is a must
Some albums I'd like to recommend..
Scale The Summit - Carving Desert Canyons
King Crimson - Crimson In The Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson - Red
King Crimson - Larks Tongues in Aspic I & II
Yes - The Yes Album
Yes - Fragile (duh!)
Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
Dream Theater - Change of Seasons
Dream Theater - Awake
Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity
Cynic - Traced in Air
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Porcupine Tree - Nil Recurring
Genesis - Foxtrot
No need to cover Rush albums heheh, hope that helps.
Regarding these fellows:
Sort of a yugoslavian version of the headhunters with prog leanings.
Just who are those guys? I don't recall the ex-Yugoslav music scene being that populated with prog-rock to begin with, and of those I know only Leb i Sol and SMAK spring to mind - who are these?
Edit: From the bandmember's names, that sounds like an Italian band, not quite Yugoslavian.
Kind of like how Phil Collin's killed Genesis. He made them a joke to younger kids-"You mean Phil Collins the Bald little Disney kids singer ?"
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