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    Re: What Is The \"Greatest\" Prog Rock band?

    - they give 0 information
    However, they do give an impression of which prog rock bands/artists the members of this forum prefers and incites a discussion of prog rock in general, which was the purpose of this thread.

    and the sheer notion of comparing bands (or Art in general) geeves me the creeps and alludes to a pissing contest.
    Which is exactly why I started out by saying this is "just for fun". I haven't seen any sign of pissing contest in this thread. The only sign of "conflict" actually being your post
    (though your opinion on the matter is of course very much welcome!)

    They are all great!
    I fully agree!

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    Re: What Is The \"Greatest\" Prog Rock band?

    Frederik,

    Where do you see conflict in my post ? Just expressing an opinion.

    However I do feel very strongly about this - Art is not a matter of competition and there is truly NO WAY to compare artists. Comparison requires a set of universally accepted standards / measures by which it can be performed. Popularity is BY FAR not one of them?

    Of course it is obvious anything I say is a priori IMHO

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    Re: What Is The \"Greatest\" Prog Rock band?

    Frederik,

    Where do you see conflict in my post ? Just expressing an opinion.
    And I do respect your opinion, Adam. Please note that my use of the word "conflict" was meant in jest, not to be taken literally (hence the use of citation sign and the smiley )

    However I do feel very strongly about this - Art is not a matter of competition and there is truly NO WAY to compare artists. Comparison requires a set of universally accepted standards / measures by which it can be performed. Popularity is BY FAR not one of them?
    I agree with your comment regarding popularity not being a good measure. And I'll give you that it would proably have been better to name the subject of this thread: "What are your favourite prog-rock bands?" instead of "What is the greatest?". The first would have been much more correct in regard to the actual topic.

    But it wasn't named so. When I started this thread initially this part of the forum was pretty new, so I wanted to spark some attention and thus used a little hyperbole in the subject line. It's too late to change it now though.

    In any case it's an interesting discussion you raise. How to compare (or not compare) artists and music. I think it deserves a topic on its own.

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    Re: What Is The \"Greatest\" Prog Rock band?

    And so it does indeed - a subject many intellectuals and even some of mankind's greatest philosophers tackeld with ...
    To think of that ALL of them did - from Aristotle to Heidigger.

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    Re: What Is The \"Greatest\" Prog Rock band?

    For me, Pink Floyd, it was a very tough decision as alot of the other bands listed are true monsters, especially King Crimson and Yes.

    The one band that is definately dwarfed by the rest is Marillion, they just don't even compete for me, their music isn't in the same league to be honest.

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    Re: What Is The \"Greatest\" Prog Rock band?

    The results so far are what I would expect. Pink Floyd has always had more acclaim from the "rock" set, but they depress me so much. Yes on the other hand always uplifts me, even when they were morose ("Gates of Delirium") so I'd rather much listen to them.

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    Re: What Is The \"Greatest\" Prog Rock band?

    pink floyd is a classic,it was my sleeping music when I was little and my father was a pink floyd fan..I can not give up from them

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    Tough Call!

    I don't know who to vote for! They're all great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by egue
    pink floyd is a classic,it was my sleeping music when I was little and my father was a pink floyd fan..I can not give up from them
    Yes, they are great! but I also love Yes, King Crimson, Zappa and Genesis.

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    And Jethro Tull and Marillion!

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    I would vote for Van der Graaf Generator. "Pawn Hearts" is absolute masterpiece!

    But I can't see them in the list...

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    pink floyd - experimental and successful.

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    I went along with Zappa. It's amazing how he blends humor with really complex music. I am originally a Yes fan but Zappa appeals more to me now because the music seems much more experimental.

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    Pink Floyd RULES!!! I have to say that they are probably the best progressive rock band ever and always will be.

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    Smile

    Also would anyone consider Dream Theater progressive rock?[/quote]

    I would consider Dream theater as progressive metal...But as allways when putting a brand on music it lies in the ears of the beholder.

    I would say that the 70´s versions of Genesis was the greatest progressive rockband. But there is a lot of bands that are great in there own way, like Rush, flower kings, Neal morse, yes, gentle giant, kansas...

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