It's time for another prog rock general! Prog February edition.
I want to listen to 20 prog albums in this month (one for each day except weekends). I used to think I was done with prog once I found King Crimson, but there seems to be a whole section of Zeuhl, Avant-Prog, RIO and basically all other things that are still worthwhile, even if they are not your typical Anglo-Prog (KC, Yes, Genesis, etc). Which albums should I get to expand my knowledge on /prog/? Posting library below
Bacamarte - Depois do Fim
Camel - Camel, Mirage, Breathless
Dream Theater - SDOIT, Octavarium, Change of Seasons BC&SL
Dün - Eros
Eivind Aarset - Sonic Codex
EL&P - Brain Salad Surgery
Focus - Moving Waves, Focus III, Hamburguer Concerto, Mother Focus, Focus, Hocus Pocus
Frank Zappa - Cruising With..., Hot Rats, Waka Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Apostrophe, Overnite Sensation
Genesis - Trespass, Nursery Crime, Foxtrot, Selling England(...), The Lamb Lies Down(...)
I Signori Della Gallassia - Iceman
Jethro Tull - Stand Up, A Passion Play, Thick as A Brick, Aqualung, Heavy Horses, Songs From The Wood
Kansas - Leftoverture, Point of Know Return
King Crimson - All of it
Magma - Magma, MDK
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire, The Inner Mounting Flame
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Pink Floyd - All worthwhile albuns
Rick Wakeman - The six wives(...)
Robert Fripp - Exposure
Rush - 2112, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures
Tha Alan Parsons Project - I Robot
The Mothers of Invention - Weasels Ripped my Flash
Tool - Anima
Yes - TYAlbum, Close to the Edge, Fragile, Drama, Fly From Here
So, what am I lacking in /prog/?
>So, what am I lacking in /prog/?
Modern stuff, good prog metal, and avant-prog that isn't zeuhl or Zappa
Get your hands on:
Samla Mammas Manna - Maltid
Area - Arbeit Macht Frei
Peter Hammill - The Silent Corner & the Empty Stage
Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
Leprous - Bilateral
Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
Phideaux - Snowtorch
Mice on Stilts - An Ocean Held Me
Blindead - Affliction
>But Rick Wakeman actually makes something different.
Aimlessly slapping an organ until all the notes overlap and make a rather disgusting mess of tones may be different, but it ain't good.
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Soft Machine - third
Caravan - ItLoGP
Gong - flying teapot
Hatfield and the North - s/t
National health - s/t
Soft machine - volume two
and report back
(or two I guess it's a double album)
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Old Money
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Doatimashite (live)
Unicorn Porn - The White Stag
Closure In Moscow - Pink Lemonade
There's a lot of great contemporary Prog-rock actually. OP should listen to more new stuff!
>Closure In Moscow - Pink Lemonade
Counter-recommending this. No one should sit through such shit
Not really typical, they're like Genesis but with a bit more outside influence. Touch of avant-prog, a bit of canterbury. Famous for really interesting a cappella segments
Khan-space shanty, Gentle Giant-three friends,Dragon-Universal Radio,Triumvirat- illusions on a Double Dimple,Gracious- Gracious!
it should still be free on their website;
If not I'm sure there's a link somewhere in the archive.
eh, I didn't think it was bad. maybe not 5 stars, but it was about a 3/5.
I don't know why they don't get any love around here. They're a really interesting blend of psych folk and prog rock.
dude, Comus is not good. I can't believe you assholes talked me into listening to that.
And, yeah it get's talked about and praised here constantly. I think it's just because it uses folk instrumentation primarily.