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Rolling Stone Top 10 Prog Albums

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by Sox, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Sox

    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    Prog rock albums ...

    1. Dream Theater: Metropolos Part 2: Scenes From a Memory (1999)
    2. Rush: 2112 (1976)
    3. Yes: Close to the Edge (1972)
    4. Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
    5. Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
    6. King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
    7. Genesis: Selling England by the Pound (1973)
    8. Rush: Hemispheres (1978)
    9. King Crimson: Red (1974)
    10. Rush: Moving Pictures (1981)

    Far be it from me to say but ... It's not for me, so I wonder what you guys think ? Just for fun cos we all think different. :cheers2
     
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    Re: Rolling Stone Top Ten

    That's not a bad list all things considered, some glaring omissions of course not surprising.

    I really like that DT album and it's almost refreshing to see a 90's band at the top of a poll like this even though it would never surpass DSOTM for me.
     
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    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    Re: Rolling Stone Top Ten

    Yeah there are some cracking albums on there LG but the No 1 isn't even my fave DT album. Still each to their own. After long ponderation I reckon that No 1 spot would go to either Tull's "TAAB" or King Crimson "In The Court Of The Crimson King" but that's just me. In fact it would be good to get a few personal top tens going I will ponder on LG and write mine up.:D
     
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    I have no argument with TAAB being near the top.

    I have always enjoyed that DT album more than any of their other's, from the first time I played it I thought it was top shelf and it's on my vinyl list too I can get an audiophile pressing from the US and it's not that expensive.:D

    I would add ELP's debut to my list and take out Close to the Edge and put Fragile in there...come to think of it my personal list would be a lot different too.:grinthumb
     
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    Re: Rolling Stone Top Ten

    I adore the Octavarium album from DT and you well know how many Rush albums I would love to cram into a top ten. I am guessing it will be harder than first thought to come up with just ten ???
     
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    Yes it would be really hard to come up with just ten, then fret about the ones you omitted...all in good fun though.
     
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    Re: Rolling Stone Top Ten

    Exactly. I will give it some thought .. play a few with maybe an ale or two and get them down. Til' then.:pullhair:
     
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    Re: Rolling Stone Top Ten

    I never think of the great Rush as Prog Rock...though I'm not exactly sure what they are in a genre-specific sense, they are impossible to categorise and have sort of invented their own exclusive sound world, where they are the only member of the club, but I certainly wouldn't myself mention them in the same sentence as King Crimson or Pink Floyd.
     
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    ^^ But they did push their music forward and bands like Yes were a massive influence. I think Rush can sit well under many labels, As stated it's just for fun but they would be on my list for sure.
     
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    Re: Rolling Stone Top Ten

    That list SUCKS. Only one Yes album and no ELP albums at all. Also I would consider DT to be prog metal, not prog rock. Here's my list:

    1. Mike Oldfield - Incantations
    2. Yes - Close to the Edge
    3. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
    4. Yes - The Yes Album
    5. Emerson Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
    6. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
    7. Emerson Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
    8. Yes - Relayer
    9. Yes - Fragile
    10. Rush - A Farewell to Kings

    Honorable mentions: Pink Floyd - Animals, Emerson Lake & palmer debut, Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All, King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King, Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans, Rush - 2112, ELP - Tarkus, Pink Floyd - Meddle
     

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