Best progressive-rock albums of all times

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(only one album per band)
  1. Soft Machine: Third (CBS, 1970)
  2. Faust (Polydor, 1971)
  3. King Crimson: In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969)
  4. Pink Floyd: Ummagumma (Harvest, 1969)
  5. Van Der Graaf Generator: Pawn Hearts (1971)
  6. Gong: Radio Gnome Invisible (1973)
  7. Third Ear Band: Third Ear Band (1970)
  8. Popol Vuh: In Den Garten Pharaos (1972)
  9. Roxy Music: Roxy Music (1972)
  10. Can: Future Days (Spoon, 1973)
  11. Magma: Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (1973)
  12. Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells (Virgin, 1973)
  13. Phish: A Picture Of Nectar (Elektra, 1992)
  14. Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic: Magnetic Flip (Ace Of Hearts, 1984)
  15. Henry Cow: Unrest (Virgin, 1974)
  16. Art Zoyd: Phase IV (1982)
  17. Univers Zero: Heresie (Cryonic, 1979)
  18. Djam Karet: Reflections From The Firepool (HC, 1989)
  19. Amon Duul II: Yeti (1970)
  20. Ozric Tentacles: Strangeitude (Demi Monde, 1991)
  21. Clearlight: Clearlight Symphony (Virgin, 1974)
  22. Yes: Close To The Edge (1972)
  23. Dream Theater: Images And Words (Atco, 1992)

Milestones of progressive-rock

in chronological order


1965:
Graham Bond: The Sound Of
Alexis Korner: Blues Incorporated ...Plus

1966:
Fugs: The Fugs II
Bob Dylan: Blonde On Blonde
Blues Project: Live At The Cafe` Au Go Go
Rolling Stones: Aftermath
Frank Zappa: Freak Out
Animals: Animalisms
Who: A Quick One
Buffalo Springfield: Buffalo Springfield

1967:
Doors: The Doors
Love: Da Capo
Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico
Frank Zappa: Absolutely Free
Eric Burdon & The Animals: Winds Of Change
Pink Floyd: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Moody Blues: Days Of Future Passed
Nice: The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack
Tim Buckley: Goodbye & Hello
Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing At Baxter's
Traffic: Mr Fantasy

1968:
Electric Prunes: Mass In F Minor
Procol Harum: A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Blood Sweat & Tears: Child Is Father To Man
Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac
Iron Butterfly: Heavy
ISB: The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Spirit: Spirit
Pentangle: Pentangle
Pink Floyd: A Saucerful Of Secrets
Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills: Super Session
Family: Music In A Doll's House
Grateful Dead: Anthem Of The Sun
Iron Butterfly: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Cream: Wheels Of Fire
Frank Zappa: We're Only In It For The Money
Caravan: Caravan
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
Traffic: Traffic II
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks
Nice: Ars Longa Vita Brevis
Soft Machine: Soft Machine I
Spirit: The Family That Plays Together
Pentangle: Sweet Child
Pretty Things: S. F. Sorrow

1969:
VDG: Aerosol Grey Machine
Family: Entertainment
Colosseum: Those Who Are About To Die Salute You
Frank Zappa: Uncle Meat
Genesis: From Genesis To Revelation
Quicksilver: Happy Trails
Chicago: Chicago Transit Authority
Soft Machine: Volume Two
Who: Tommy
It's A Beautiful Day: It's A Beautiful Day
Grateful Dead: Aoxomoxoa
Edgar Broughton: Wasa Wasa
Tim Buckley: Happy Sad
Yes: Yes
Blind Faith: Blind Faith
Nice: Nice
Deep Purple: Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Jack Bruce: Songs For A Tailor
Santana: Santana
Frank Zappa: Hot Rats
King Crimson: In The Court Of The Crimson King
Pink Floyd: Ummagumma
Pentangle: Basket of Light
Tangerine Dream:Electronic Meditation
Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica
Grateful Dead: Live/Dead
Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers
Tim Buckley: Blue Afternoon
Colosseum: Valentyne Suite
Kevin Ayers: Joy Of A Toy
Lothar and the Hand People: Space Hymn