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100 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums

Criteria: These Albums were chosen for their additions to Progressive Music, for overall Musicianship and the quality of the music itself.

Newly added names are in Red

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Last Updated: 02-26-2005

100 Greatest Progressive Albums
  1. In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969) - King Crimson
  2. Close to the Edge (1972) - Yes
  3. Brain Salad Surgery (1973) - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  4. Selling England by the Pound (1973) - Genesis
  5. Dark Side of the Moon (1973) - Pink Floyd
  6. Fragile (1972) - Yes
  7. John Barleycorn Must Die (1970) - Traffic
  8. For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night (1973) - Caravan
  9. Thick as a Brick (1972) - Jethro Tull
10. 2112 (1976) - Rush
11. Days of Future Passed (1967) - Moody Blues
12. Images & Words (1992) - Dream Theater
13. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974) - Genesis
14. Leftoverture (1976) - Kansas
15. Octopus (1972) - Gentle Giant
16. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
17. Pawn Hearts (1971) - Van der Graaf Generator
18. Tales From Topographic Oceans (1974) - Yes
19. Animals (1977) - Pink Floyd
20. Scenes from a Memory (1999) - Dream Theater
21. Space Revolver (2000) - The Flower Kings
22. Lateralus (2001) - Tool
23. We're Only in it For the Money (1968) - The Mothers of Invention
24. The Wall (1979) - Pink Floyd
25. Red (1974) - King Crimson
26. Autobahn (1974) - Kraftwerk
27. A Farewell to Kings (1977) - Rush
28. Script for a Jester's Tear (1983) - Marillion
29. Angel's Egg [Radio Gnome Invisible, Pt. 2] (1973) - Gong
30. Phaedra (1974) - Tangerine Dream
31. What If (1978) - Dixie Dregs
32. Larks' in Tongues Aspic (1973) - King Crimson
33. The Six Wives of Henry the VIII (1973) - Rick Wakeman
34. Aqualung (1971) - Jethro Tull
35. Hemispheres (1978) - Rush
36. Foxtrot (1972) - Genesis
37. Darwin! (1972) - Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
38. Kobaïa (1970) - Magma
39. In the Land of Gray and Pink (1971) - Caravan
40. Aenima (1996) - Tool
41. You [Radio Gnome Invisible Pt. 3] - Gong
42. Operation: Mindcrime (1988) - Queensryche
43. The Divine Wings of Tragedy (1996) - Symphony X
44. Scheherazade and Other Stories (1975) - Renaissance
45. The Yes Album (1971) - Yes
46. Moving Pictures (1981) - Rush
47. Point of Know Return (1977) - Kansas
48. Awake (1994) - Dream Theater
49. Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (1971) - The Moody Blues
50. The Low Spark of the High Heeled Boys (1971) - Traffic
51. No Exit (1988) - Fate's Warning
52. Relayer (1974) - Yes
53. De-loused In the Comatorium (2003) - The Mars Volta
54. Quatermass (1970) - Quatermass
55. Bursting at The Seems (1973) - The Strawbs
56. In Absentia (2002) - Porcupine Tree
57. The Light (1994) - Spock's Beard
58. In Wake of Poseidon (1970) - King Crimson
59. The Wake (1985) - IQ
60. Ocean (1977) - Eloy
61. Electric Light Orchestra (1971) - Electric Light Orchestra
62. Starless and Bible Black (1974) - King Crimson
63. Freefall (1977) - Dixie Dregs
64. Peter Gabriel [3] (1980) - Peter Gabriel
65. Acquiring the Taste (1971) - Gentle Giant
66. The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer (2000) - Ayreon
67. Retropolis (2000) - The Flower Kings
68. Godbluff (1975) - Van der Graaf Generator
69. Songs for America (1974) - Kansas
70. The White Album (1968) - The Beatles
71. Misplaced Childhood (1985) - Marillion
72. Mirage (1973) - Camel
73. The Universal Migrator Part II: Flight of the Migrator (2000) - Ayreon
74. Theusz Hamtaahk (1976) - Magma
75. The Flying Teapot [Radio Gnome Invisible, Pt. 1] (1973) - Gong
76. Phallus Dei (1969) - Amon Duul
77. Sandy Denny & the Strawbs (1968) - The Strawbs
78. Minstrel in the Gallery (1975) - Jethro Tull
79. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002) - Dream Theater
80. Collage (1971) - Le Orme
81. Profondo Rosso O.S.T (1975) - Goblin
82. Wish You Were Here (1974) - Pink Floyd
83. Tarkus (1971) -Emerson, Lake & Palmer
84. Jurassic Shift (1993) - Ozric Tentacles
85. A Change of Seasons (1995) - Dream Theater
86. I Can See Your House From Here (1979) - Camel
87. Streets: A Rock Opera (1991) - Savatage
88. So (1986) - Peter Gabriel
89. Three Friends (1972) - Gentle Giant
90. Permanent Waves (1980) - Rush
91. Trans- Europe Express (1977) - Kraftwerk
92. On the Threshold of a Dream (1969) - The Moody Blues
93. Trilogy (1972) - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
94. Train of Thought (2003) - Dream Theater
95. ...And Justice for All (1988) - Metallica
96. The Sham Mirrors (2002) - Arcturus
97. Lightbulb Sun (2002) - Porcupine Tree
98. The Human Equation (2004) - Ayreon
99. The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome (1977) - Van der Graaf Generator
100. First Utterance (1971) - Comus

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In The Court Of The Crimson King album cover
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