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Trollheart 01-19-2015 01:11 PM

1001 Prog Albums you must hear before you die
 
Thought it might be an idea to narrow the scope a little. Sure, we're probably never going to come close to 1001 albums, but let's see how many we know of, can recommend or think should be in the list. Try not to post discographies: if you like a particular artiste try to think of their best one, two or three albums, and again, don't post them simultaeneously.

Also, please only post if you want to contribute. If you don't like prog head somewhere else. No posts of the nature "Prog sucks"; they're just a waste of time, yours and ours. If you're into metal, I'm doing one on that too.

Usual mini-rules apply: no order but please number each album as it goes in, post a picture if you can and a year, and if possible write a few short lines about why this album should be included.

I'll start off with one of my favourites.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Trespass70.jpg
1. Trespass (Genesis) 1970
Although their second album, I consider this Genesis's first proper prog album and feel this is the one where they began to really flex their prog muscles, Gabriel made himself a stronger voice in the band and of course it was the swansong for stage-shy Anthony Phillips. Great tracks like "Visions of angels", "White mountain" and "Stagnation" make this an album all true prog fans, or those wishing to get into prog, should hear.

Unknown Soldier 01-19-2015 01:25 PM

Jeez a double whammy by you.

Chula Vista 01-19-2015 02:59 PM

3. The Yes Album (Yes) - 1971

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._yes_album.jpg

Yes finally finds their true voice with the addition of Steve Howe.

grindy 01-19-2015 03:04 PM

4. Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Darwin! (1972)

http://www.metallized.it/public/recensioni/darwin.jpg

In my opinion probably the most melodically beautiful prog album ever.
Although a classic of the italoprog scene, a scene that spawned many exceptional bands and albums, it sadly seems not to be particularly widely known.
This has to change. It's worth it.

Unknown Soldier 01-19-2015 03:21 PM

I've never heard of that album and that's why this type of thread is so good.

Moss 01-19-2015 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Chula Vista (Post 1540570)
3. Yes - The Yes Album

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._yes_album.jpg

Yes finally finds their true voice with the addition of Steve Howe.

I actually just got this on CD for $5. Right up there with close and fragile.

Trollheart 01-19-2015 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ~*~dreamer~*~ (Post 1540565)
2. Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime (1988)

Operation Mindcrime is considered to be one of the greatest concept albums of all time.

Thanks dreamer, if you could just a) bold the title, artiste and year and b) pop up a picture of the album cover. I can't edit someone else's posts.

I should point out too, in case there was any confusion, prog metal albums are fine also.
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Originally Posted by grindy (Post 1540572)
4. Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Darwin! (1972)

http://www.metallized.it/public/recensioni/darwin.jpg

In my opinion probably the most melodically beautiful prog album ever.
Although a classic of the italoprog scene, a scene that spawned many exceptional bands and albums, it sadly seems not to be particularly widely known.
This has to change. It's worth it.

Melody eh? That's my middle name. Must check this out. :thumb:

ladyislingering 01-19-2015 06:35 PM

5. Alan Parsons Project - "I Robot"



Just. Listen.

Pet_Sounds 01-19-2015 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ladyislingering (Post 1540651)
5. Alan Parsons Project - "I Robot"



Just. Listen.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination is great too.

6. Supertramp - Crime of the Century


Everyone here knows how much I love Supertramp. Enough's been said about this album by others more knowledgable than I--it's nearly perfect. As LiL said, just listen.

Trollheart 01-20-2015 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ladyislingering (Post 1540651)
5. Alan Parsons Project - "I Robot"



Just. Listen.

One of my least favourite APP albums. I much prefer "Eve" or "Gaudi". Has some good tracks but suffers from some poor ones I think.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pet_Sounds (Post 1540761)
Tales of Mystery and Imagination is great too.

6. Supertramp - Crime of the Century


Everyone here knows how much I love Supertramp. Enough's been said about this album by others more knowledgable than I--it's nearly perfect. As LiL said, just listen.

Excellent pick.


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