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 Post subject: Top 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs (ACTIVE LIST)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:58 am 
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For those who don't know, progressive rock is a rock music subgenre which originated in the United Kingdom, with further developments in Germany, Italy and France, throughout the mid to late 1960s and 1970s. Developing from psychedelic rock, progressive rock originated, similarly to art rock, as a "British attempt" to give greater artistic weight and credibility to rock music.

Criteria: The songs are ranked on their influence on progressive rock, not on rock in general, technical uniqueness, and musical impact. The reason popularity isn't included is that prog is not really a genre that was successful in popularity. Most the songs weren't even charted.

We can look at the old thread to get ideas: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=895

1. In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
2. Close to the Edge - Yes
3. Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull
4. 2112 - Rush
5. Supper's Ready - Genesis
6. Echoes - Pink Floyd
7. Epitaph/March For No Reason - King Crimson
8. 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson
9. Karn Evil 9 (Impressions 1-3) - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
10. Yours is No Disgrace - Yes
11. Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
12. Lark's Tongue in Aspic - King Crimson
13. Firth of Fifth - Genesis
14. A Quick One, While He's Away - The Who
15. Peaches En Regalia - Frank Zappa
16. Tarkus - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
17. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-IV) - Pink Floyd
18. YYZ - Rush
19. Metropolis Part I - Dream Theater
20. Dancing With the Moonlit Knight - Genesis
21. Meeting of Spirits - Mahavishnu Orchestra
22. Gates of Delirium - Yes
23. Carry on My Wayward Son - Kansas
24. I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles
25. Starless - King Crimson
26. I Talk To the Wind - King Crimson
27. A Passion Play - Jethro Tull
28. Any Colour You Like/Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
29. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
30. Inca Roads - Frank Zappa
31. Starship Trooper - Yes
32. Red - King Crimson
33. Moon Child - King Crimson
34. Time - Pink Floyd
35. One More Red Nightmare - King Crimson
36. Gentle Giant - Knots
37. Dogs - Pink Floyd
38. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers - Van Der Graaf Generator
39. Autobahn - Kraftwerk
40. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
41. Aqualung - Jethro Tull
42. Pull Me Under - Dream Theater
43. Awaken - Yes
44. Kayleigh - Marillion
45. Lizard - King Crimson
46. Pictures at an Exhibition - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
47. You Enjoy Myself - Phish
48. The Way Up - Pat Matheny Group
49. Sheep - Pink Floyd
50. Octavarium - Dream Theater
51. Musical Box - Genesis
52. Us and Them - Pink Floyd
53. Stratus - Billy Cobham
54. Roundabout - Yes
55. La Villa Strangiato - Rush
56. Pigs (Three Different Ones) - Pink Floyd
57. Toccata - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
58. Elephant Talk - King Crimson
59. One of Those Days in England - Roy Harper
60. Heart of the Sunrise - Yes
61. Tom Sawyer - Rush
62. Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd
63. Return To Forever (Parts I & II) - Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant
64. The Divided Sky - Phish
65. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? - Frank Zappa
66. Nine Feet Underground - Caravan
67. In a Glass House - Gentle Giant
68. The Battle of Epping Forest - Genesis
69. Lucky Man - Emerson Lake Palmer
70. Hocus Pocus - Focus
71. Lemmings - Van Der Graaf Generator
72. Magnum Opus - Kansas
73. Cygnus X-1, Book II: Hemispheres - Rush
74. Question - Moody Blues
75. Xanadu - Rush
76. Watcher of the Skies - Genesis
77. Have a Cigar - Pink Floyd
78. Script For a Jester's Tear - Marillion
79. Heavy Horses - Jethro Tull
80. Natural Science - Rush
81. Epitaph - Judas Priest
82. Return of the Giant Hogweed - Genesis
83. Lady Fantasy - Camel
84. Song of Scheherazade - Renaissance
85. And You and I - Yes
86. One of These Days - Pink Floyd
87. Pictures of a City - King Crimson
88. From the Beginning - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
89. Man-Erg - Van Der Graaf Generator
90. The Fountain of Lamneth - Rush
91. I Am the Sun - Flower Kings
92. C'est La Vie - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
93. Cat Food - King Crimson
94. Still... You Turn Me On - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
95. Welcome to the Machine - Pink Floyd
96. The Undercover Man - Van Der Graaf Generator
97. Ten Thousand Days - Tool
98. Foreplay/Longtime - Boston
99. July Morning - Uriah Heep
100. I've Seen All Good People - Yes


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Progressive Rock Songs (ACTIVE LIST)
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Like Forgotten Son had mentioned in the other topic, though on the most revolutionary prog album out there, "21st Century Schizoid Man" did not have so much influence on prog's more symphonic sound as tracks such as "Epitaph" may have. "Carry On Wayward Son" is one of the most respected prog songs.. in general rock. Not so much in prog. Plus, not much on technical uniqueness. Also lack of technical uniqueness on Kayleigh. If cultural impact was your reason for "Kayleigh"s placement, then "Comfortably Numb" should be higher. The mood has more fluctuation, so I'd even dare to say "Comfortably Numb" is more technically unique.

An otherwise great start! Here's some suggestions:
"Lady Fantasy" Camel
"Nine Feet Underground" Caravan
"Poseidon's Creation" Eloy
"Kobaïa" Magma
"MacArthur Park" Richard Harris (I'm serious..)
"The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" Traffic
Possibly Renaissance, some Gong.. maybe "Flying Teapot?"

With a song like "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" on here, I'd want to bring up "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)" as a suggestion..


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Rischay Dersonanay wrote:
Like Forgotten Son had mentioned in the other topic, though on the most revolutionary prog album out there, "21st Century Schizoid Man" did not have so much influence on prog's more symphonic sound as tracks such as "Epitaph" may have.

I agree with this.
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"Carry On Wayward Son" is one of the most respected prog songs.. in general rock. Not so much in prog.

True but it did have a big influence on prog metal.

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Also lack of technical uniqueness on Kayleigh. If cultural impact was your reason for "Kayleigh"s placement, then "Comfortably Numb" should be higher. The mood has more fluctuation, so I'd even dare to say "Comfortably Numb" is more technically unique.


I agree with this too.

An otherwise great start! Here's some suggestions:
"Lady Fantasy" Camel
"Nine Feet Underground" Caravan
"Poseidon's Creation" Eloy
"Kobaïa" Magma
"MacArthur Park" Richard Harris (I'm serious..)
"The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" Traffic
Possibly Renaissance, some Gong.. maybe "Flying Teapot?"

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With a song like "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" on here, I'd want to bring up "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)" as a suggestion..

Definitely agree with this.


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 Post subject: Re: Top 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs (ACTIVE LIST)
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Well here's the first 100. What do you guys think?


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 Post subject: Re: Top 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs (ACTIVE LIST)
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I think this list is looking great so far! Excellent work!! I'd love to see others put some insight on this.


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Rischay Dersonanay wrote:
I think this list is looking great so far! Excellent work!! I'd love to see others put some insight on this.


Same here. There was a lot of discussion going on in the old thread but for some reason everybody just stopped talking lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Top 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs (ACTIVE LIST)
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Give this one time... It should get minor notoriety soon enough. I want this list to happen. Haha.


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Rischay Dersonanay wrote:
Give this one time... It should get minor notoriety soon enough. I want this list to happen. Haha.


Lets hope it does my friend. Do you see any mistakes anywhere?


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Hmm... Well, maybe consider technical uniqueness or emphasize the common qualities of prog more (asymmetric time, odd keys, transitions, magical/science fiction lyrics, etc.). The only "fault" (which isn't too huge of one) I'd point out is the balance of the list. King Crimson takes a spot every five ranks (10 songs in the top 50 alone). This is due to either the emphasis of influence/impact or just a lack of suggestions. Like, maybe we just skipped over some artists or songs. Also was Phish highly influencial or something? I've seen multiple songs on this list by them, yet they don't hold a spot on the Top 100 best prog bands list.


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Rischay Dersonanay wrote:
Hmm... Well, maybe consider technical uniqueness or emphasize the common qualities of prog more (asymmetric time, odd keys, transitions, magical/science fiction lyrics, etc.).

Are you asking me to include that in the criteria?

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The only "fault" (which isn't too huge of one) I'd point out is the balance of the list. King Crimson takes a spot every five ranks (10 songs in the top 50 alone). This is due to either the emphasis of influence/impact or just a lack of suggestions. Like, maybe we just skipped over some artists or songs.

Well on the rock songs list, you happen to see the same thing with The Beatles. They just happen to have huge influence on prog.

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Also was Phish highly influencial or something? I've seen multiple songs on this list by them, yet they don't hold a spot on the Top 100 best prog bands list.

I originally only listed three Phish songs. One of them was removed. "You Enjoy Myself" is definitely one of the most important prog tunes because it had a big influence on bringing jazzy rhythms into prog.


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Rock N Herbs wrote:
Are you asking me to include that in the criteria?

Not necessarily. I can live with that many KC songs on the list. It's just the first half of the list is flooded with them.

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Well on the rock songs list, you happen to see the same thing with The Beatles. They just happen to have huge influence on prog.

The Beatles have 6 songs in that Top 100. King Crimson has 10 in this top 50. Definitely highly influencial, but it's just a little quirk to it I don't like. If the criteria either emphasized the basic prog qualities more or technical uniqueness so that some not-so-influencial but technical songs could make the list, then it'd look better. Even with these as heavier criteria points, King Crimson would still bear the most tracks on this list. It'll just be more spread out, which would just look better. (in my opinion)

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I originally only listed three Phish songs. One of them was removed. "You Enjoy Myself" is definitely one of the most important prog tunes because it had a big influence on bringing jazzy rhythms into prog.

That album came out in 1989, and prog has been jazzy since far, far before that.


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Rischay Dersonanay wrote:
I originally only listed three Phish songs. One of them was removed. "You Enjoy Myself" is definitely one of the most important prog tunes because it had a big influence on bringing jazzy rhythms into prog.

That album came out in 1989, and prog has been jazzy since far, far before that.[/quote]

Yeah but Phish brought in more of a neo-jazz fussion style to prog.


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That influenced enough major 90's-til now artists to deserve #16? Higher than a song by a more influencial neo-prog band of the time such as Marillion?


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Rischay Dersonanay wrote:
That influenced enough major 90's-til now artists to deserve #16? Higher than a song by a more influencial neo-prog band of the time such as Marillion?


No, it isn't at #16 for its influence. Its there for its uniqueness. I was just answering your question about Phish being influential.


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 Post subject: Re: Top 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs (ACTIVE LIST)
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You know what I actually agree. They aren't influential enough to be that high. How do you guys like the new update?


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