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Rolling Stone Top 10 Prog Albums

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  1. LG

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    ^^I like 90125 Vehicle, I like classic Yes as well and never did get onboard with the uproar about a commercially successful album that pretty much saved them from extinction.
     
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    Re: Rolling Stone Top Ten

    I would add these for now:

    Brain Salad Surgery by ELP
    Nursery Cryme by Genesis
    In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson
    Atomic Rooster by Atomic Rooster
    Space Ritual by Hawkwind
    Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
    Fragile by Yes
    Bedside Manners Are Extra by Greenslade
    Fish Rising by Steve Hillage
    Meddle by Pink Floyd

    I've never thought of Rush as progressive.
     
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    Opposite for me I've always considered RUSH progressive hard rock.

    I am really surprised to see that Steve Hillage album on your list, I don't mind his work in Gong, but that Fish album is in my top 5 worst I ever bought. I'm not sure even all these decades later I could manage to listen to it again.:peek

    :)
     
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    ^ Listen to Salmon Song on Fish Rising, Bruce. It has one of the greatest riffs ever. I got into Hillage via Gong and he was fantastic live - prepared to play small clubs.
     
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    I know the song you mean, but can`t remember the name but even with that in it`s favor the rest of the album left no impression on me at all. I do have about 6 or more Gong albums though.:)
     
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    It's Salmon Song, I was writing gibberish there for a moment.

    Gong are good too. I always liked space rock. Ozrick Tentacles are the modern equivalent.

    Steve Hillage has some new stuff out and I don't like it at all:

     
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    Salmon Song:

     
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    ^^That's not bad Martin, I'm not sure I was thinking of the right Hillage album...:hm:

    I forgot to post my top ten so I'll do that first thing tomorrow morning, my memory is not getting any better with age.;)
     
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    Mine is definitely getting worse. I can never remember where I put the keys.
     
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    Without further ado, here are ten of my all time favorite prog albums. Been thinking about this and it is always difficult to rank them in any kind of permanent order, with the exception of my all time favorite. I don't think any album will surpass it when it comes to my prog collection.

    1. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
    2. Fragile - Yes
    3. Leftoverture - Kansas
    4. ELP(Their debut) - ELP
    5. Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Alan Parsons Project
    6. On The Threshold Of A Dream - The Moody Blues
    7. Selling England By The Pound - Genesis
    8. Eldorado - Electric Light Orchestra
    9. Act One - Beggar's Opera
    10. War Of The Worlds - Jeff Wayne

    There are so many others I could have chosen but I wanted to list some bands that had been left out.
     

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