I've always assumed that Rush, King Crimson, and Yes were the holy trinity. Am I wrong? I don't feel wrong.
Which one is prog AOTY so far?
You mean new wave, right? Even in their prog days they kind of had a new wave sound, with chorused guitars and synths and whatnot. It always made them stand out from the crowd, and really helped them survive in the 80s when they pushed those elements into the forefront.
No two major prog band from the 70s sound the same. Even when you're going through the B-list, no one sounds the same. It's only when you start hitting the C-list that you encounter some copycats. I'm not sure how you managed to come up with this terrible blanket statement.
Not really sounding alike as much as they are directing towards different people. For example, Yes was more psychedelic while Rush was more intense. They were still in the prog spectrum, I just always favored Yes over Rush because Rush seemed douchier.
Don't talk shit about Marillion, this album legitimately made me cry, they really moved beyond the Genesis influence here
Yes doesn't sound edgy in any way while Rush can be and often is edgy as fuck and gives you the chuuni vibe the kid who listened to a lot of rush had.
that's because first prog bands were actually making something new and different, hence the name of the genre. Later the term became the association of the style of those bands. Now understand?
>pseudo philosopher vibe
That's it exactly It makes me think of teens who are slightly more well-read than their friends and become all edgy because of it. Knowledge can be edgy depending on how it's presented. Just look at where we are.
I'm not knocking it, it works sometimes, but it's one of those things I started noticing when I looked at he fans. Like how Dream Theater fans have never listened to any other music in their life and have the shittiest recs.