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03.04.21 Bring Back Prog Tournaments12.13.20 Something Something 2020
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Bring Back Prog Tournaments

Have you been on Sputnikmusic for more than five years? Do you remember when this site was absolutely trashed by prog nerds? Do you miss the times when the front page was loaded by ''Opeth ranked'' lists and all the obscure bands from the '70's (like K i n g C r i m s o n ) were trending on the comments? Do you want to discover the magnificent world of progressive rock?? Then bring back Prog Discovery Tournament! Every week I'm going to post lists with the best obscure prog bands you have (n)ever heard until we collectively decide it's time for prog discovery month again!

Currnetly known as the band who called out Led Zeppelin for the only song they (probably) didn't steal, Spirit were a magnificent proto-prog band, which means some weird and mellow tunes are awaiting for you here, on the bluesy side of things, but never too wanky to tire you!
2Curved Air
Air Conditioning

This is a prime example of the female led prog bands that emerged in the '70s. In my mind they've always been the lesser known sibling of Renaissance.
3Soft Machine

Okay, we're in the twilight zone now. Do you know these weirdos? You think you've seen them somewhere, but maybe you're mistaken. Perhaps you've taken a peak and didn't like what was inside.
4Golden Earring

Is this the best rated band on Sputnik's catalogue? It must be, with *1...2...3....* NINETEEN albums above the 4 average!
5Il Paese dei Balocchi
Il paese dei balocchi

We certainly couldn't get enough of '70s prog rock in 2018.

Deep waters here, even for experienced prog swimmers. An amazing balkan psych prog album, the only offering from the Greek Akritas. Some stars shine forever, this shines only for 33 minutes.
7La Rossa
A Fury of Glass

What an absolute gem of prog this is. Definitely not as old as the previous ones, but still as obscure. The piano is so juicy on this one.
8Van der Graaf Generator
Still Life

This is the best progressive band of the '70s, and they still couldn't include a decent guitar lick to save their lives.

This is such an adventurous jazz prog album of cinematic proportions and it's so damn *fun*. One of the best discoveries ever made.
10Petrus Castrus

You've heard of Italian Prog Rock Scene, but have you ever heard of the Progtugal Scene?

(note: I just came up with the term Progtugal Scene, it's copyrighted)
Taste of Blues

This album goes way back. Bluesy, psychedelic and soft, it can undeniably be included here as a proto-prog pioneer.
12The Web
i spider

Okay, we have a winner: this is the best album cover ever conceived.
13Atomic Rooster
Death Walks Behind You

Yeah, man, look out.
14Slapp Happy and Henry Cow
Desperate Straights

When bgillesp described this album he used the word ''weird''. Twice. In an obscure prog tournament.

It was well deserved.
15Aphrodite's Child
It's Five O'Clock

You've all probably heard of 666, but this is probably their most accessible album.
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