Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ROLLING STONE Magazine: 50 Greatest Progressive Albums of all time

 Sometime ago, the famous music magazine Rolling Stone made a list with the greatest Progressive albums of all times.
  I'll write the list here for you to take a look, and you can judge by yourselves. It is not a very good list in my opinion, but it could be worse by far, so I can say I'm kind of pleased with it.
 I'm sure that everybody will have something to add or removed from it, according to each one's personal taste. (I got many as well). For that reason, I would be very glad to see some comments in this post. I would really like to see your personal opinion, and recommendations. 
 Speaking for myself, I believe it is really unacceptable not to include at least one album from Eloy, and also not including any of Marillion's first 3 albums. (But including 'Clutching at Straws' instead).
Also, nothing from Procol Harum and The Moody Blues? Really? The people who made this list believe that bands like Meshuggah or The Mars Volta released more important albums?
 I could say many more things about this list, but there is no reason. I'll post it here, and let you decide instead.
So, according to Rolling Stone magazine these are the 50 greatest Progressive albums of all times:
1. PINK FLOYD: The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

  2. KING CRIMSON: In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)

  3. RUSH: Moving Pictures (1981)

  4. PINK FLOYD: Wish you Were Here (1975)

  5. YES: close to the Edge (1972)

  6. GENESIS: Selling England by the Pound (1973)

  7. JETHRO TULL: Thick as a Brick (1972)

  8. CAN: Future Days (1973)

  9. GENESIS: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974 )

  10. YES: Fragile (1971)
  11.  RUSH: Hemispheres (1978)

  12.  EMERSON LAKE & PALMER: Brain Salad Surgery (1973)

  13.  PINK FLOYD: Animals (1977)

  14.  GENESIS: Foxtrot (1972)

  15.  KING CRIMSON: Red (1974)

  16.  GENTLE GIANT: Octopus (1972)

  17.  MIKE OLDFIELD: Tubular Bells (1973)

  18.  FRANK ZAPPA: One Size Fits all (1975)

  19. PFM: Per Un Amico (1972)

  20. KING CRIMSON: Larks Tongues in Aspic (1973)
  21. CAMEL: Mirage (1974)

  22. RUSH: 2112 (1976)

  23. TANGERINE DREAM: Phaedra (1974)

  24. MAGMA: Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (1973)

  25. THE MARS VOLTA: De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003)

  26. VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR: Pawn Hearts (1971)

  27.  SUPERTRAMP: Crime of the Century (1974)

  28. OPETH: Blackwater Park (2001)

  29. DREAM THEATER: Metropolis 2: Scenes from a Memory (1999)

  30.   U.K: U.K (1978)
  31.  RENAISSANCE: Ashes are Burning (1973)

  32.   KANSAS: Leftoverture (1976)

  33.  TOOL: Lateralus (2001)

  34. CARAVAN: In the Land of Gray & Pink (1971)

  35. BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO: Io Sono Nato Libero (1973)

  36. HARMONIUM: Si On Avait Besoin D’une Cinquieme (1975)

  37. MARILLION: Clutching as Straws (1987)

  38. GONG: You (1974)

  39. PORCUPINE TREE: Fear of a Blank Planet (2007)

  40.  THE SOFT MACHINE: Third (1970)
  41.  AMON DUUL II: Yeti (1970)

  42. MESHUGGAH: Destroy Erase Improve (1995)

  43. ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA: Eldorado (1974)

  44. STRAWBS: Hero & Heroine (1974)

  45. TRIUMVIRAT: illusions on a Double dimple (1974)

  46. CARMEN: Fandangos in Space (1974)

  47. CRACK THE SKY: Crack the Sky (1975)

  48. FM: black Noise (1977)

  49. RUINS: Hyderomastgroningem (1995)

  50. HAPPY THE MAN: Happy the Man (1977)