The Real Best Progressive Rock Albums Ever

A Listmania! list by Kevin Mcclure "kevin21549"
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Starless and Bible Black, 30th Anniversary Edition
1.  Starless and Bible Black, 30th Anniversary Edition by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "When I heard this in 1980s I felt like I knew it already, they sneaked up on me and I have been hooked ever since"
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Three Friends
2.  Three Friends by Gentle Giant
The list author says:
  "A favourite although I hate that this American version has the wrong sleeve art (replication of the debut album cover) You can download and print the real cover art. though"
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Lark's Tongues in Aspic: 30th Anniversary Edition
3.  Lark's Tongues in Aspic: 30th Anniversary Edition by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "A classic"
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Thick As A Brick
4.  Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "The live show of this was fantastic, I saw them in Dundee, brilliant!"
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Fragile [Expanded & Remastered]
5.  Fragile [Expanded & Remastered] by Yes
The list author says:
  "This is the best Yes album, don't listen to anybody else"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Nursery Cryme
6.  Nursery Cryme by Genesis
The list author says:
  "Gabriel and the band on perfect form"
17.95   Used & New from: 3.14
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Nice
7.  Nice by The Nice
The list author says:
  "I wore the grooves out on my LP of this although the intro to She Belongs To Me has been trucated here it is still a perfect album."
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Greenslade
8.  Greenslade by Greenslade
The list author says:
  "A great live band but wonderful on this album too"
8.36   Used & New from: 3.85
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Pictures At An Exhibition
9.  Pictures At An Exhibition by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The list author says:
  "A brilliant cliche, I still love this"
26.75   Used & New from: 3.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Octopus
10.  Octopus by Gentle Giant
The list author says:
  "Dog's Life and Knots, wonderful."
7.53   Used & New from: 4.61
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In The Wake Of Poseidon - 30th Anniversary Edition
11.  In The Wake Of Poseidon - 30th Anniversary Edition by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "Obviously their debut should be here too but this one deserves a mention, fantastic in every sense of the word"
9.01   Used & New from: 6.40
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Snow Goose
12.  The Snow Goose by Camel
The list author says:
  "I hated the cover, hated the tag-line "Music inspired by.." but now love this album"
6.71   Used & New from: 2.91
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Caravan & The New Symphonia: The Complete Concert
13.  Caravan & The New Symphonia: The Complete Concert by Caravan
The list author says:
  "Clearly a genuine member of the Canterbury Scene if that indeed existed but how much more Progressive can you get than this!"
9.06   Used & New from: 4.54
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Days Of Future Passed
14.  Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
The list author says:
  "I always used to hate this band then just recently pick this album up cheap and it is actually fantastic! I guess I have lost my reservations about the orchestra and rock band mix"
14.66   Used & New from: 1.67
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Spyglass Guest
15.  Spyglass Guest by Greenslade
The list author says:
  "Another great Greenslade momest"
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The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
16.  The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Psychedelic! Predates Progressive really but remains one of the cornerstone of the genre"
24.98   Used & New from: 2.96
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Saucerful Of Secrets
17.  Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Still brilliant!"
17.06   Used & New from: 4.30
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Momentary Lapse of Reason
18.  A Momentary Lapse of Reason by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Even though I would still like to see the whole band back making music together this was an a mazing acheivement, Sorry Roger"
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Volumes One And Two
19.  Volumes One And Two by Soft Machine
The list author says:
  "Appears this far down my list not because it is not better than the one above but it is really Caterbury/Avant Garde. One of the best bands of all time"
10.16   Used & New from: 6.43
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Third
20.  Third by Soft Machine
The list author says:
  "Since I've moved into this terratory this is the utlimate Softs album"
8.20   Used & New from: 2.32
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Little Red Record
21.  Little Red Record by Matching Mole
The list author says:
  "Brilliant though Robert Wyatt has been in his solo career it is tantalising to think what he could have gone on to in this band set up. Wonderful, in a difficult sort of way."
10.64   Used & New from: 6.50
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Matching Mole
22.  Matching Mole by Matching Mole
The list author says:
  "The debut slightly more accessible Matching Mole album"
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Thrak
23.  Thrak by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "The entire history of the band is distilled into this album. I listened to little else for weeks when this came out. There are precious few albums that have done that for me for many years,"
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Stand Up/This Was
24.  Stand Up/This Was by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "I included this version to get both these in my list, the blueiser Tull then the drift towards their Progressive Rock heights, long before they became a bit too safe"
36.33   Used & New from: 9.90

Trespass
25.  Trespass by Genesis
The list author says:
  "I love early Genesis, I can almost push it as far as Duke but after that they lost their souls to the marketing men. Try this on for size and see why this band are syill so highly thought of by many"
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