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View Poll Results: Which of these albums is your favourite?
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy 0 0%
Bacamarte - Depois Do Fim 0 0%
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Darwin! 0 0%
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Io Sono Nato Libero 0 0%
Camel - Mirage 1 1.67%
Camel - Moonmadness 0 0%
Camel - The Snow Goose 0 0%
Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink 1 1.67%
Focus - Hamburger Concerto 0 0%
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats 4 6.67%
Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail 0 0%
Genesis - Foxtrot 0 0%
Genesis - Nursery Cryme 1 1.67%
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound 3 5.00%
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 2 3.33%
Gentle Giant - Free Hand 0 0%
Gentle Giant - In A Glass House 1 1.67%
Gentle Giant - Octopus 0 0%
Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory 1 1.67%
Gong - You 1 1.67%
Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin D'Une Cinquième Saison 1 1.67%
Jethro Tull - Aqualung 3 5.00%
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick 2 3.33%
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King 1 1.67%
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic 2 3.33%
King Crimson - Red 1 1.67%
Le Orme - Felona E Sorona 0 0%
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire 1 1.67%
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn 0 0%
Pink Floyd - Animals 2 3.33%
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon 8 13.33%
Pink Floyd - Meddle 1 1.67%
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here 2 3.33%
Premiata Forneria Marconi - Per Un Amico 0 0%
Premiata Forneria Marconi - Storia Di Un Minuto 0 0%
Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories 1 1.67%
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom 0 0%
Rush - A Farewell To Kings 1 1.67%
Rush - Hemispheres 1 1.67%
Rush - Moving Pictures 2 3.33%
Supertramp - Crime of the Century 0 0%
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra 1 1.67%
Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff 1 1.67%
Van Der Graaf Generator - H to He, Who Am the Only One 1 1.67%
Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts 1 1.67%
Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life 0 0%
Yes - Close To The Edge 10 16.67%
Yes - Fragile 1 1.67%
Yes - Relayer 0 0%
Yes - The Yes Album 1 1.67%
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:17 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I find it odd that Trick of the Tail is mentioned but Wind and Wuthering is not, nor indeed is Trespass, two of which I consider Genesis's best albums, certainly from that period. I know TotT and W&W came out in the same year, so that might account for it, with people choosing the one over the other, but no Trespass? I mean, don't get me wrong: I love Foxtrot but I think Trespass is a better album to be honest. And why no 2112, eh? Answer me that!

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Old 06-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I've just listened to some Harmonium (the band) on Youtube and they are definitely not better than ELP.

I've never thought of Rush as progressive, but 2112 is far better than Moving Pictures.

Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa and Al DiMeola are all jazz rock to me.

The constant slagging off of ELP is one of the things that has put me off posting regularly on PA, although I have found the archive useful.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:52 PM   #33 (permalink)
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When it comes to King Crimson on this list, I'd take Starless and Bible Black over Lark's Tongues in Aspic. As much as I like Lark's parts 1 & 2 and Talking Drum, I'll take The Great Deceiver, Lament and especially Fracture over them.

That being said, I believe Close to the Edge is what progressive rock is and that's why I voted for it. And, as much as I like King Crimson, I see Close to the Edge as the only time they've been out-progged by any other band/album. As for other album I would consider... I'd say Foxtrot, Pawn Hearts and Crime of the Century.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Top 5 would probs be something likeee

1. Close to the Edge
2. Wish You Were Here
3. In the Land of Grey and Pink
4. Phaedra
5. Si On Avait Besoin D'Une Cinquième Sais

sad to see a lack of krautrock here though (except phaedra i suppose)...
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:03 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Pawn Hearts is a great album, I love the voice of Peter Hamill he's a great performer
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:49 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I went with "Moving Pictures", by Rush... that album's been blowing me away since I was a little lad. One of the best ones of all time.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:53 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Damn, this is tough. I'm gonna be taking awhile to think about it.
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:33 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Very hard to pick but I chose Aqualung
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:37 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Eww...Prog Archives...

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