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What have you been listening to?
What are your favorites?

Go to http://www.random.org/
Choose a number from 0 to 99
Tell me your number and I'll try to give you a sample and a DL link of the corresponding album.

Remember to share and listen to other's people stuff too!

>What is Prog?
Prog is a genre of music characterized by multi-sectional songs with complex instrumentals and odd time signatures/harmonies. Feel free to post anything that fits with the description!

Feel free to post Non-Prog stuff too if you want, from Tibetan Throat Singing to Madonna's latest single. Just remember that these threads are Prog focused (but not restricted).
This chart is full of shit.
Wishbone Ash? Punk? What the fuck?
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Babia - Oriente/Occidente (1981)
>Progressive Jazz Folk with Traditional Indian instrumentation.
>Perfect for those comfy summer days here in the Southern Hemisphere.
>Album cover should be orange
(At 2:30 is where it gets better)
Sorry, should be Hard instead of Punk
This. That chart is starting to look alright. Krautrock stuff is finally on there, there's a bit less emphasis on modern bands but there's no need for the genre thing.
>less emphasis on modern bands
Really? Half of the stuff there is Post-70s

>but there's no need for the genre thing
Why not?
By modern I more meant released within the last 10 years. It's hard to call anything released so recently essential because it's not had time to have an impact or possibly fade into obscurity.

>Why not?
It's not really adding much to the chart. As >>51261622
said some of the labels aren't really accurate. Describing something as "experiemtnal" doesn't really mean much, Labeling somethign like 7 idiots as fusion implies jazz fusion a la herbie hancock or Miles Davis, describing something like 2112 as "heavy imples metal which it isn't, Tubular Bells as minimalism implies Philip Glass/ Steve Reichesque stuff.
It's just a mess to get it right and it's gonna cause contention.
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I've just listened to new Lunatic Soul album, fucking amazing, easily my new AOTY

Well, as I see it, modern essentials would be more like having a unique style or something like that.

What should Larks Tongues be labeled instead?

>Labeling somethign like 7 idiots as fusion implies jazz fusion
Yeah, I know. But I couldn't find a better word.

You are right about 2112, it should probably be Hard.
And I labeled Tubular Bells as minimalism because it sort of fits, and there where to many albums labeled as Symphonic.

Also, the idea of the labels is not to be exact, but work to get yourself and idea on how the album is going to be.
Has there ever been a better Progressive Pop/New Wave song as Jordan Rudess' Listen to the Voice?

Starts as a pretty cacthy song, but turns into an Epic in less than 3 minutes!
Gonna download
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Not really Prog, but I want to share it anyways.

Storm & Stress - Storm & Stress
>Experimental Rock, Free Improvisation, Post-Rock. The band would try to forget what they were playing during the recording.
It's strangely very comfy

What's some modern prog (let's say, 1990-presnet) with lots of guitar solos?
Pechiku!! by Sajjanu has three (amazing) solos through the album, but I can't think of anything else.
I'm actually nearly okay with this. The balance of weird shit to accessible shit is levelling out now.

But definitely, definitely switch Misplaced Childhood with Clutching at Straws. I don't care if Misplaced is more "prog" because of the 40-minute song nature of it, Clutching is a better album in literally every way.

I agree to a certain extent but you can definitely hear some classics-to-be in the modern section, and even if they turn out to be forgotten in time, we can always change it.

All the styles are implied as forms of progressive rock though, so "fusion" implies a mix of prog and jazz fusion. "heavy" is basically only there because that's what PA calls it, and I kinda like it, because "hard" implies hard rock, which bands like PT or Sylvan have none of.

I actually thought it was really, really slow and actually kind of boring :/ I've liked pretty much everything else he's done so it was a bit disappointing
Favorite Yes album, /prog/?
yes a shit
But having said that, I've managed to grab a free ticket to see them tomorrow and I'm hyped as fuck. Don't care how average they are seeing them live should be great.
>Clutching is a better album in literally every way
Are you sure? Literally everywhere I look I see people voting Childhood as the best one.

>even if they turn out to be forgotten in time, we can always change it.

We can use Heavy and Hard at the same time though.

Do you have any other suggestions? I really want to make it as good as possible.

Also, everybody who likes CttE should listen to Per un Amico by Premiata Forneria Marconi.

Close to the Edge.
It's the only one that takes me to a higher level of emotion and even made me cry. Every other album I have heard so far is just very good Rock (with the exception of the first two songs from Yes' self titled, which are amazing).
RYM has Clutching higher but Misplaced has more ratings to it gets higher in the chart. I suppose it doesn't really matter since Misplaced was the first I heard and it hooked me well enough, but Clutching at Straws is prog's emotional and lyrical masterpiece, and for me is the best album in the "classic" prog style by a bit of a margin
Yeah, but I'm not talking about PA only. There's also Gnosis2000 and RYM, and they both rate it higher. I guess I should listen to both first though.

But do you think I should add something else?
Hm, neat idea for a thread.

Btw, number was 37,
You don't like Gates of Delirium from Relayer?
Henry Cow & Slapp Happy - Desperate Straights
>RIO, Avant-Prog Pop
I hope you like it!

Listened to it yesterday, but it did nothing for me :/
Eh that's cool. What are your favorite prog bands overall?
How funny for this thread to pop up while I'm in a prog mood.
Got 41.
Sounds interesting I can't think of much prog that could be called Singer-songwriter.
I'll listen to it after I'm done Moving Pictures
I'm a bit ashamed to say I don't listen to almost any other progressive rock aside from Rush.
Ok so I got 29 aka magma - mekanïk destruktïw kommandöh

what am i in for
1. Cardiacs
You Slut!
Premiata Forneria Marconi
Henry Cow

It's pretty weird, but let's see if you like it.

Albert Marcoeur - Album a Colorier
>Progressive Singer/Songwriter, Avant-Prog, Zappa-esque

Not even ELP or Dream Theater?

Militar Progressive Rock sung in an invented language

Magma - Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh
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glad to see the moody blues on there, probably one of my more fave prog bands.
In Search of the Lost Chord and Seventh Sojourn are also great albums by them.
Ok magma guy here, pretty excited. is zeuhl characterized by made up language? anything else crazy to get ready for?
>is zeuhl characterized by made up language?
>anything else crazy to get ready for?
I guess not.
digging some good ol' van der graaf at the moment
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