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Prog Sphere lists

Post by Pierre » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:54 pm

Another collateral damage of looking for the Classic Rock concept albums list. Apparently a somewhat major profile Serbian-based (but written in English) website in prog rock, it's been very active since 2010. Anyway, I'm posting all the lists I've found potentially eligible, except for a shitload of "every albums ranked by dude/band". There were many of these in the Team Rock archives too, by the way.

My honesty forces me to say that although many of these lists use the mighty "we", I have a gut feeling they're largely the œuvre of the webmaster, Nikola Savić. It was some work transcribing all of this so I can't say I'd be happy if the lists weren't eligible, but I respect the rules. At the very least, it'll make an interesting resource for post-1970s prog fans.

Top 50 progressive metal albums of 2000s (2014)
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/top ... og-sphere/

Opeth | Blackwater Park | 2001
Symphony X | V: The New Mythology Suite | 2000
Pain of Salvation | Remedy Lane | 2002
Between the Buried and Me | The Great Misdirect | 2009
Ayreon | The Human Equation | 2004
Cynic | Traced in Air | 2008
Shadow Gallery | Room V | 2005
Sikth | The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild | 2003
Blotted Science | The Machinations of Dementia | 2007
Unexpect | In a Flesh Aquarium | 2006
Tool | Lateralus | 2001
Gordian Knot | Emergent | 2003
Andromeda | Extension of the Wish: The Final Extension | 2004
Dreamscape | 5th Season | 2007
Fates Warning | Disconnected | 2000
maudlin of the Well | Part the Second | 2009
Mastodon | Crack the Skye | 2009
Devin Townsend | Terria | 2001
Subterranean Masquerade | Suspended Animation Dreams | 2005
Adagio | Underworld | 2003
Anubis Gate | Andromeda Unchained | 2007
Planet X | Quantum | 2007
Kamelot | Karma | 2001
Zero Hour | The Towers of Avarice | 2001
Riverside | Second Life Syndrome | 2005
Spastic Ink | Ink Compatible | 2004
Seventh Wonder | Mercy Falls | 2008
Deadsoul Tribe | A Murder of Crows | 2003
Enslaved | Isa | 2004
Indukti | S.U.S.A.R. | 2005
Redemption | The Fullness of Time | 2005
Beyond Twilight | Section X | 2005
Spiral Architect | A Sceptic's Universe | 2000
Angra | Temple of Shadows | 2004
Evergrey | The Inner Circle | 2004
Dream Theater | Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence | 2002
Orphaned Land | Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven | 2004
Meshuggah | obZen | 2008
Arcturus | The Sham Mirrors | 2002
Ephel Duath | The Painter's Palette | 2003
Circus Maximus | The 1st Chapter | 2005
Voyager | I Am the Revolution | 2009
Canvas Solaris | Cortical Tectonics | 2007
Ihsahn | The Adversary | 2006
Vanden Plas | Christ 0 | 2006
Obscura | Cosmogenesis | 2009
Textures | Drawing Circles | 2006
To-Mera | Delusions | 2008
Votum | Time Must Have a Stop | 2008
Karnivool | Sound Awake | 2009


Top 30 Progressive Metal Albums of 2010s So Far (June 2014)
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/top ... og-sphere/

Leprous | Bilateral | 2011
Haken | The Mountain | 2013
Between the Buried and Me | The Parallax II: Future Sequence | 2012
Enslaved | Axioma Ethica Odini | 2010
Kayo Dot | Hubardo | 2013
Mastodon | The Hunter | 2011
Intronaut | Valley of Smoke | 2010
Arch/Matheos | Sympathetic Resonance | 2011
Anathema | Weather Systems | 2012
Omb | SwineSong | 2013
David Maxim Micic | Bilo 3.0 | 2013
Unexpect | Fables of the Sleepless Empire | 2011
Scale the Summit | The Collective | 2011
Devin Townsend Project | Deconstruction | 2011
Gru | Cosmogenesis | 2010
Myrath | Tales of the Sands | 2011
Relocator | Relocator | 2010
Distorted Harmony | Utopia | 2012
Cynic | Kindly Bent to Free us | 2014
Caligula's Horse | Moments from Ephemeral City | 2011
Special Providence | Soul Alert | 2012
Anubis Gate | Horizons | 2014
To-Mera | Exile | 2012
Animals as Leaders | The Joy of Motion | 2014
Ihsahn | After | 2010
Aeon Zen | Enigma | 2013
Counter-World Experience | Music for Kings | 2012
Ayreon | The Theory of Everything | 2013
Cloudkicker | Beacons | 2010
Hemina | Synthetic | 2012


Top 30 Progressive Rock Concept Albums (2014)
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1 | The Moody Blues | Days of Future Passed | 1967
2 | Genesis | The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway | 1974
3 | Aphrodite's Child | 666 | 1972
4 | Jethro Tull | Thick as a Brick | 1972
5 | Pink Floyd | The Wall | 1979
6 | Frank Zappa | Joe's Garage | 1979
7 | Yes | Tales from Topographic Oceans | 1973
8 | Gentle Giant | The Power and the Glory | 1974
9 | Camel | The Snow Goose | 1975
10 | Rush | 2112 | 1976
11 | Roger Waters | Amused to Death | 1992
12 | Gryphon | Red Queen to Gryphon Tree | 1974
13 | Magma | K.A. | 2004
14 | Triumvirat | Spartacus | 1975
15 | The Alan Parsons Project | Tales of Mystery and Imagination | 1976
16 | Pain of Salvation | BE | 2004
17 | Mike Oldfield | Songs of Distant Earth | 1994
18 | The Mars Volta | De-Loused in the Comatorium | 2003
19 | Marillion | Misplaced Childhood | 1985
20 | Banco del Muttuo Soccorso | Darwin! | 1972
21 | Beardfish | Sleeping in Traffic Part 1 & 2 | 2007-2008
22 | Rick Wakeman | Journey to the Centre of the Earth | 1974
23 | Haken | Visions | 2011
24 | Kayak | Merlin - Bard Of The Unseen | 2003
25 | Electric Light Orchestra | Eldorado | 1974
26 | Spock's Beard | Snow | 2002
27 | Porcupine Tree | Fear of a Blank Planet | 2007
28 | Le Orme | Felona e Sorona | 1973
29 | Neal Morse | Sola Scriptura | 2007
30 | Sylvan | Posthumous Silence | 2006


Top 20 Progressive Metal Concept Albums (2014)
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1 | Dream Theater | Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory | 1999
2 | Queensrÿche | Operation: Mindcrime | 1988
3 | Orphaned Land | Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven | 2004
4 | Opeth | Still Life | 1999
5 | Ayreon | The Human Equation | 2004
6 | Symphony X | V: The New Mythology Suite | 2000
7 | Devin Townsend | Ziltoid the Omniscient | 2007
8 | Fates Warning | A Pleasant Shade of Grey | 1997
9 | Evergrey | The Inner Circle | 2004
10 | Riverside | Second Life Syndrome | 2005
11 | Mastodon | Blood Mountain | 2006
12 | Tool | Lateralus | 2001
13 | Threshold | Clone | 1998
14 | Kayo Dot | Coyote | 2010
15 | Nevermore | Dreaming Neon Black | 1999
16 | Beyond Twilight | Section X | 2005
17 | Edge of Sanity | Crimson | 1996
18 | King's X | Gretchen Goes to Nebraska | 1989
19 | Dark Suns | Existence | 2005
20 | Eternity X | The Edge | 1997


10 Best Prog Albums of 1980 (2017)
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/10- ... bums-1980/

1 | Rush | Permanent Waves
2 | Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band | Doc at the Radar Station
3 | Kate Bush | Never for Ever
4 | Art Zoyd | Génération sans futur
5 | The Alan Parsons Project | The Turn of a Friendly Card
6 | Yes | Drama
7 | Genesis | Duke
8 | Richard Pinhas | Iceland
9 | Peter Hammill | A Black Box
10 | Asia Minor | Between Flesh and Divine


10 Best Prog Albums of 1981 (2017)
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/10- ... s-of-1981/

1 | King Crimson | Discipline
2 | Rush | Moving Pictures
3 | Univers Zéro | Ceux du dehors
4 | This Heat | Deceit
5 | Pat Metheny | Offramp
6 | Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous, Jack DeJohnette | To Be Continued
7 | Eskaton | 4 Vision
8 | Camel | Nude
9 | Brian Eno & David Byrne | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
10 | Eloy | Planets


10 Best Prog Albums of 1982 (2017)
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/10- ... s-of-1982/

1 | Rush | Signals
2 | Kate Bush | The Dreaming
3 | Art Zoyd | Phase IV
4 | Eloy | Time to Turn
5 | Adrian Belew | Lone Rhino
6 | Von Zamla | Zamlaranamma
7 | Twelfth Night | Fact and Fiction
8 | Peter Hammill | Enter K
9 | The Alan Parsons Project | Eye in the Sky
10 | Frank Zappa | Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch


10 Best Prog Albums of 1983 (2017)
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/10- ... s-of-1983/

1 | Swans | Filth
2 | Marillion | Script for a Jester's Tear
3 | Eskaton | Fiction
4 | Jean-Luc Ponty | Individual Choice
5 | Brian Eno | Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
6 | Allan Holdsworth | Road Games
7 | Art Zoyd | Les Espaces inquiets
8 | IQ | Tales from the Lush Attic
9 | Asia | Alpha
10 | Saga | Heads or Tales


10 Best Prog Albums of 1984 (2017)
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/10- ... s-of-1984/

1 | Rush | Grace Under Pressure
2 | David Sylvian | Brilliant Trees
3 | Cardiacs | The Seaside
4 | Roger Hodgson | In the Eye of the Storm
5 | XTC | The Big Express
6 | Scott Walker | Climate of Hunter
7 | Swans | Cop
8 | Diamanda Galas | Diamanda Galas
9 | Marillion | Fugazi
10 | Univers Zéro | Uzed


10 Best Prog Albums of 1985 (2017)
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/10- ... bums-1985/

1 | Marillion | Misplaced Childhood
2 | Rush | Power Windows
3 | Kate Bush | Hounds of Love
4 | David Sylvian | Alchemy: An Index of Possibility
5 | Kenso | Kenso III
6 | Present | Le poison qui rend fou
7 | Allan Holdsworth | Metal Fatigue
8 | IQ | The Wake
9 | Supertramp | Brother Where You Bound
10 | Robert Wyatt | Old Rottenhat


10 Best Prog Albums of 1986
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/10- ... s-of-1986/

1 | Univers Zéro | Heatwave
2 | Peter Hammill | And Close as This
3 | Talk Talk | The Colour of Spring
4 | Peter Gabriel | So
5 | Swans | Greed/Holy Money
6 | Frank Zappa | Jazz from Hell
7 | Steve Roach | Empetus
8 | Adrian Belew | Desire Caught by the Tail
9 | David Sylvian | Gone to Earth
10 | Miriodor | Miriodor


10 Best Prog Albums of 1987
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/10- ... s-of-1987/

1 | David Torn | Cloud About Mercury
2 | David Sylvian | Secrets of the Beehive
3 | Marillion | Clutching at Straws
4 | John Zorn | Spillane
5 | Swans | Children of God
6 | Tony MacAlpine | Maximum Security
7 | Voivod | Killing Technology
8 | Pip Pyle | Equipe Out
9 | Rush | Hold Your Fire
10 | Art Zoyd | Berlin

10 Best Prog Albums of 1988
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/10- ... s-of-1988/

1 | Queensrÿche | Operation: Mindcrime
2 | Voivod | Dimension Hätross
3 | Fates Warning | No Exit
4 | Talk Talk | Spirit of Eden
5 | Crimson Glory | Transcendence
6 | Marty Friedman | Dragon's Kiss
7 | Last Exit | Iron Path
8 | Cassiber | A Face We All Know
9 | Ozric Tentacles | Sliding Gliding Worlds
10 | Sieges Even | Lifecycle

10 Best Prog Albums of 1989
http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/10- ... s-of-1989/

1 | Voivod | Nothingface
2 | Fates Warning | Perfect Symmetry
3 | Watchtower | Control and Resistance
4 | Thinking Plague | In This Life
5 | Marillion | Seasons End
6 | Kate Bush | The Sensual World
7 | Art Zoyd | Nosferatu
8 | Amon Düül UK | Die Lösung
9 | The Work | Rubber Cage
10 | Dream Theater | When Dream and Day Unite
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Re: Prog Sphere lists

Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:06 pm

Only one that might be a harder sell is the prog metal one, since that's a subgenre. Otherwise, great sleuthing, Pierre!
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Re: Prog Sphere lists

Post by Pierre » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:31 am

StevieFan13 wrote:Only one that might be a harder sell is the prog metal one, since that's a subgenre. Otherwise, great sleuthing, Pierre!
Most of this data, I somewhat ran into by accident yesterday ;) But I'm always interested in finding resources for post-1975 prog rock, as data is extremely scarce for this although the scene exists. The actual quality is another matter, I've not listened to much of it to have an opinion, it's just excessive curiosity.

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