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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 04-05-2010, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which is the best of the progarchives top 50 prog albums from the 60s/70s?

The poll above contains the current top 50 albums from the 1960s and 1970s in progarchives list of the best prog albums ever. Which of the ones listed is your favourite?

Vote away!

The current progarchives rankings, excluding albums made later than the 60s/70s, looks like this :
  1. Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
  2. Yes - Close To The Edge
  3. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  4. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
  5. Genesis - Foxtrot
  6. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
  7. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
  8. Pink Floyd - Animals
  9. King Crimson - Red
  10. Premiata Forneria Marconi - Per Un Amico
  11. Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin D'Une Cinquième Saison
  12. Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff
  13. Genesis - Nursery Cryme
  14. Rush - Moving Pictures
  15. Yes - Fragile
  16. Bacamarte - Depois Do Fim
  17. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
  18. Yes - Relayer
  19. Rush - A Farewell To Kings
  20. Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Io Sono Nato Libero
  21. Camel - Mirage
  22. Gentle Giant - In A Glass House
  23. Rush - Hemispheres
  24. Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Darwin!
  25. Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
  26. Premiata Forneria Marconi - Storia Di Un Minuto
  27. Camel - Moonmadness
  28. Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
  29. King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic
  30. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
  31. Gentle Giant - Free Hand
  32. Pink Floyd - Meddle
  33. Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink
  34. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
  35. Supertramp - Crime of the Century
  36. Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life
  37. Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail
  38. Van Der Graaf Generator - H to He, Who Am the Only One
  39. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
  40. Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories
  41. Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
  42. Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
  43. Camel - The Snow Goose
  44. Le Orme - Felona E Sorona
  45. Gong - You
  46. Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory
  47. Yes - The Yes Album
  48. Focus - Hamburger Concerto
  49. Gentle Giant - Octopus
  50. Tangerine Dream - Phaedra

Try to not let it influence your own voting though Let's find out how mucisbanter would rank them!
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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rush- Farewell to Kings is my favourite out of these.
Although, my favourite ever is Pink Floyd- Pulse.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Birds of Fire takes it for me, closely followed by ITCOTKC, In the land of pink and grey and Octopus.

Suprised to not see Eloy on there.
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Suprised to not see Eloy on there.
The ratings are not generated from popularity, but rather the average rating per vote I think although there might be some requirement on the amount of votes an album needs to have before it can be up there. Still, I don't think Eloy even made the top 100 with any album .. well, at least not at the present. The only possible reason is that their albums are not as universally liked by those who listen to them.
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Hmm well I have 42 out of the 50 so I'd say it'll be a bit hard to decide! It's practically trying to decide what my favorite album is from an entire genre.

Too bad Eloy isn't present, indeed.
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I should have changed my last post to say that the reason they're not on the list is that they're not as universally liked by the progarchives users (instead of people) who listen to them I'm not a member there, but from what I hear, there may be trends coming and going there like anyplace else.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't understand why so many progsters dump all over Emerson, Lake and Palmer? Pretentious, self-indulgent, amazingly talented...they possessed all the benchmarks of a great prog band. IMO, Keith Emerson was the greatest talent to ever play an instrument in a rock band. According to this compiled list, ELP is the most under-rated band, ever. I voted for their contempories', KC - Larks Tongue.
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I don't understand why so many progsters dump all over Emerson, Lake and Palmer? Pretentious, self-indulgent, amazingly talented...they possessed all the benchmarks of a great prog band. IMO, Keith Emerson was the greatest talent to ever play an instrument in a rock band. According to this compiled list, ELP is the most under-rated band, ever. I voted for their contempories', KC - Larks Tongue.
I agree. The reason I like ELP is basically because Tarkus isthe first prog epic I really fell in love with. I think the reason the album by the same name is not in the list may be because the rest of the album is not that good. Songs like "Jeremy Bender" or "Are You Ready Eddie?" really decrease the overall quality of that one. Still, I find it weird they don't have anything in the top 50. What about their debut f.ex?

I see a lot of ELP hate around and people like to bring up stuff like Love Beach a lot. It's not like they're the only rock act to have some crap at the end of their discography, though. It's not like they're the only rock act out there to be pompous and pretentious. I think much of the ELP dislike stems from their sound being just less timeless than that of many of their contemporaries .. and perhaps a little hard to get into?
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I think much of the ELP dislike stems from their sound being just less timeless than that of many of their contemporaries .. and perhaps a little hard to get into?
That's a fair observation, but I tend to agree more with the later. ELP's albums, with the exception of their debut, are not stylistically cohesive so it's understandable that some progsters may like a song but have a hard time getting into the album. "Brain Salad Surgery" has english folk, lush balladry, classical music, bawdy honky-tonk, and epic prog., all done impressively well. But as a listener, it's a tough transition to go from an amazing rock adaptation of a classical compostion, to a honky-tonk piano riff and distorted vocal. But isn't that what prog's all about...to challenge the listener?
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Oh man. This is tough.
Gonna have to go with Animals though.
The things they do on that album, both in terms of the lyrics and the playing, it's just amazing. So many great moments in those songs.
It's one of the only albums with 20 minute songs that I can seriously listen to any time I want.
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