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    I agree. TOOL's music isn't just unique, it's the most organic I've ever heard; and at times it rivals classical in true complexity and musicality. It really is gorgeous. It's difficult for me to imagine a lover of real music getting to know TOOL and not thinking it superb.

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    as much as i love Genesis(p.gabriel era), pink floyd, yes and ELP i had to go with King Crimson, they are the definition of progressive.

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    I`ve just been listening to King Crimson`s 'In the Court of the Crimson King.' What a great song.
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    Im gonna have to vote for Pink Floyd.. alot of the other alternatives i haven't even heard of
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    I vote for John McLaughlins "Mahavishnu Orchestra"? Or does their music belong to Jazz. (Jazz Fusion)? I remember that they even worked with the London Symphony Orchestra.

    All the best,

    Torsten Brandes

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    For me it has to be Pink Floyd from that list. I was not keen on "Brick in the Wall" but love "Wish you were here". Any music that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up on end, gets my vote.

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    This poll is too hard for a true fan

    There are too many bands in that list and some not on it that are amazing and unique. it's almost impossible to choose. Let me just say this and this is in no particular order: Dream Theater, Rush, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, Kansas, etc. all are ALL geniuses and need no comparison among each other!!! thank god for these bands!!

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    Cool Best Prog band ..this is easy of course its.....

    Camel - 1. Snow Goose - 1975 release awesome opening two songs.
    Camel - 2. Moonmadness follow up even better
    Camel - 3. Dust and Dreams
    Camel - 4. A Live Record

    other than that id have to add any Genesis including and before Lamb lies down on Broadway.

    The Enid - In the region of the summer stars (awesome album)

    Hawkwind - In search of space and Space Ritual...ah yes those were the days, liquid len and Stacia (phew)

    Wolfmother first cd - excellent effort

    the first three Van Der Graff Generator albums are good
    shall I get me coat?

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    Ten Years After

    dare I also add a band that was big big in europe especially Denmark, France and Germany thats the UK band Ten Years After featuring alvin lee on guitar. There 1972/3 album Recorded Live must be a prog rock contender.

    and dont forget Growers of Mushrooms by Leafhound

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    Frank Zappa

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    Genesis, of course.

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    Where are......?

    Hi,

    Undoubtedly others will comment on the choices, so let me pitch in too.

    Where are Camel? Or the wonderfully inventive Gryphon? Does Supertramp not deserve a shot (on account of 'Crime of the Century' and 'Crisis? What Crisis?').

    Where are the European bands that have been a hit in Japan such as England and Protos. Can you do the poll again in Japanese ? Away from the distorting effects of the UK/US music industry the music in other countries has to stand on its own and different bands have emerged as favourites.

    How can you put 'Marrillion' in that list (sorry Marrilion fans, but the result says it all) when you leave out Camel (Snowgoose is one of the top albums of all time at ProgArchives)?

    There appears to be no dispute about the winner, but how much of this is on the back of the cover versions of Comfortably Numb that have popularised Pink Floyds whole catalogue again? Speaking personally, several of these bands could take the top spot (Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes) but the best music is yet to be discovered.

    All the best
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    Genesis, without a shadow of a doubt for me. From Trespass upto and including Wind & Wuthering, all their stusio albums are great, and several are absolute masterpieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Genesis, without a shadow of a doubt for me. From Trespass upto and including Wind & Wuthering, all their stusio albums are great, and several are absolute masterpieces.
    I agree, although I think 'And Then There Were Three' also has merit. As a teenager - we're talking 30 years ago now - I would sometimes set aside an entire day to listen to all the albums, all the way through, in chronological order. How lovely it was to have the time to do that

    The effect was long lasting too!

    All the best
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    Who, I wonder, will be a "greatest" Prog Rock band of the new century. Let's set aside the bands of the 1970s/80s/90s - who is brave enough to predict the future?

    I've recently been impressed with the Flower Kings. Nick May's new album has promise (but still a bit too 'programmed' for my taste). People say nice things about Protos - but then I'm biased in that respect. A friend sent me a track by Asturias - I thought that was magical, wonderful composition and style.

    Which bands do you think will take over the mantle and reach a mass audience again?

    Rory

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