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Big 7 Of 70s Prog Ranked

The 7 most talked about 70s prog bands. Rank em.
1Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


My fav prog band. Everything about them is mystical and epic without the cheese that sometimes comes with prog. Hackett, Collins, Banks, and Rutherford were all masters of their craft but always put the song first with no wanks. Peter Gabriel has the most engulfing voice on this list.
2King Crimson
Larks' Tongues in Aspic


This is a band that took prog to its limit. Robert Fripp was/is the coolest bastid on the planet. Always experimenting and reinventing themselves even through multiple lineup changes. Crimson was just a top shelf band in every sense.
3Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here


The prog group everybody and they mama knows. Another band that had major lineup changes early on with Syd's departure, but managed to get twice as good with Gilmour's arrival. They made prog rock more accessible and catchy without losing a hint of quality. Something that is not easy to do. Oh and they psyched damn hard.
4Rush
A Farewell to Kings


Everybody's fav power trio. It still amazes me how Rush pulls off the complex bombast sound they do with only 3 sets dudes , but its just because they're all demigods. Geddy, Neil, and Alex are technical wizards but like Floyd, still had a great sense for hooks. After 40 years Rush continues to tour stadiums and put out good music like only a top shelf band could.
5Jethro Tull
Aqualung


Well lets get it out the way first. No band made the flute more badass than Jethro Tull. Ian Anderson and co. had a unique take on prog with their folky flutey influences, but they could still rock harder than most. Aqualung still has the most majestic riff ever made.
6Camel
Mirage


The most underrated big prog band in the mainstream, Camel doesnt get talked about as much as the other groups here. Maybe their name wasnt cool enough. But like camels they were built for longevity, as more and more people are realizing just how great they were. Andrew Latimer was an ace on the giddy and Camel as a whole essentially made created the benchmark for sympho prog.
7Yes
Fragile


Like all the bands on this list, Yes were absolute top notch musicians. A hugely important group in the genre's history. For my tastes they were just a little corny at times, but still made some of my favorite albums. Being last on this list is like being the 7th richest person on earth, you're still sittin good.
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