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List: Top Ten Progressive Rock Albums of all time

Date: as at 27th December 2006.

Source: Prog Archives .com ongoing readers poll.

Base: Readers can rate each album and the ranking is calculated by the following LOG-based algorithm: ORDER BY power(avg_ratings, 3)*log((n_ratings+3)*2) DESC.

Notes: The poll is ongoing so results can change over time. The link above will take you to the TOP 100 list which also shows number of ratings and all the album covers - which in the prog rock world are of course very important. The list can also be filtered by genre (Art Rock, Canterbury Scene, Experimental/Post-Rock, Indo-Prog/Raga Rock, Italian Symphonic Prog, Jazz, Rock/Fusion, Krautrock, Neo Progressive, Prog Folk, Prog Related, Progressive Electronic, Progressive Metal, Proto-Prog, Psychedelic/Space Rock, RIO/Avant-Prog, Symphonic Prog, Zeuhl) or by album type (Studio Album, DVD / Video, Boxset / Compilation, Live, Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo).

Rank

Year

Ratings

Artist / Title

Genre / Album Type

1

1972

4.57

YES

Symphonic Prog

 

 

(591 ratings)

Close to the Edge

(Studio Album)

2

1973

4.59

GENESIS

Symphonic Prog

 

 

(510 ratings)

Selling England By The Pound

(Studio Album)

3

1973

4.59

PINK FLOYD

Psychedelic/Space Rock

 

 

(483 ratings)

Dark Side Of The Moon

(Studio Album)

4

1975

4.66

PINK FLOYD

Psychedelic/Space Rock

 

 

(353 ratings)

Wish You Were Here

(Studio Album)

5

1972

4.64

GENESIS

Symphonic Prog

 

 

(359 ratings)

Foxtrot

(Studio Album)

6

1972

4.68

JETHRO TULL

Prog Folk

 

 

(295 ratings)

Thick As A Brick

(Studio Album)

7

1969

4.54

KING CRIMSON

Art Rock

 

 

(422 ratings)

In The Court Of The Crimson King

(Studio Album)

8

1974

4.47

GENESIS

Symphonic Prog

 

 

(297 ratings)

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

(Studio Album)

9

1971

4.47

GENESIS

Symphonic Prog

 

 

(289 ratings)

Nursery Cryme

(Studio Album)

10

1977

4.45

PINK FLOYD

Psychedelic/Space Rock

 

 

(302 ratings)

Animals

(Studio Album)



   
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