Rock N Herbs wrote:
Pink Floyd's music can't really be matched to a genre. It's the kind of art no other artists compose. Prog is close to what Pink Floyd's music is which is why they are considered prog. Early in their career they were even Psychedelic.
Yes yes, you really like Pink Floyd. We get it. Your argument here is asinine. What does "Prog is close to what Pink Floyd's music is" even mean? How is them being Psychedelic got to do with their greatness as a Progressive Rock band, or a band in general?
Negative Creep wrote:
Crimson and Floyd would be the ONLY bands that could challenge Yes for the title of "Greatest prog rock band". Imo.
People need to stop forgetting that Genesis were a Prog band.
I'm not sure about qualifying Roxy Music as prog, even though they definitely have connections to the genre (Ferry auditioning for King Crimson, Manzanera playing for Canterbury band The Quiet Sun, Jobson playing with Curved Air, Jethro Tull and UK, Eno's early albums featuring many prog musicians, etc) they're hardly seen as a prog band, they're strongly identified as glam rock and art rock, which are seen as the "cool" alternatives to prog rock. If you include them then why not David Bowie or Kate Bush?
Don't really think Gabriel belongs here either.
A lot of the acts in the previous list won't be making it into my revised list. Roxy Music, Traffic, The Dixie Dregs etc won't appear.
The top 25 so far:
1. King Crimson
4. Pink Floyd
7. Soft Machine
8. Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention
9. Jethro Tull
11. Dream Theater
12. Van Der Graaf Generator
13. Premiata Forneria Marconi
15. Mike Oldfield
16. Gentle Giant
20. The Moody Blues
23. Tangerine Dream
24. Henry Cow