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|Best Prog Rock of the Decade|
Progressive rock is an expansive, ambiguous genre. This list is more so in the vain of rock-driven, not quite metal prog. Who knows! Share your thoughts.
Huge, beautifully orchestrated, and pristine musicianship. I listened to this album for the first time while on a boat ride through the Fjords of Norway, which is where this album should be listened to.
Grace for Drowning
Bizarre, often dark, and geared toward the sublime. If a lack of Porcupine Tree means we continue to get fantastic Steven Wilson solo albums, I’ll settle.
Surpringly overlooked. If you’re looking for something beautiful and exciting, while not your average rock album, look no further.
Applause of a Distant Crowd
Although this album is freshly released, I have yet to grow sick of it. Synth-layered, fascinating guitar-work, and memorable melodies, all in a uniquely wrapped package.
An emotional drama that reimagined the band. Hypnotizing and raw.
|6||Between the Buried and Me|
Divisive choice, for both fans of the band and fans of the genre. A rock opera that remains fun, catchy, and goofy with an interesting narrative.
Again, divisive for fans. But this is the Opeth of this decade. And truly, this album is objectively (meaning taking out the consideration the rest of their discography) a fantastic album. Sinister, unique, and diverting.
Dream-like, surreal, and vivid. Not only Anthony Green’s best performance, but the entire band’s.
Asleep Next to Science
What the fuck is this album? I adore it. It’s peculiar, naturalistic, spacey, and takes one on an obscure journey.
|10||Thank You Scientist|
Stranger Heads Prevail
Jazz and rock as a combination is common for progressive rock. This album does it how it should be done.
|No Haken? Whatcha doin dawg?|
|9’s awesome so is 10|
|DT's new album deserves a mention. Was pleasantly surprised by it tbh. |
*edit Wait this is rock only nvm me then.
|As best of the decade though? |
|Haken’s albums are too inconsistent for me to include on the list, though they have stellar tracks. |
|YES @ 2. So glad that got some love|
|decent list. agree with 1. incredible live act as well|
|Agree with 10. Absolutely love that album.|
|I am terrible at keeping up with anything new, as there is such a back log of great music, I always thought I would get to new stuff of any genre, but it is not happening. Like to be able to cherry pick stuff that is worth it and not waste my time with shit, so thank you|
|Decent list, but I have TYS' Maps of Non-Existent Places rated higher than Stranger Heads|
|Some great picks, I would personally add Anathema - Weather Systems and Gazpacho - Demon|
|You really can’t go wrong with Steven Wilson, as he’s put out an impressive run of solo material. I’d also like to add the latest albums from The Pineapple Thief and Caligula’s Horse; they’re very well done prog rock albums.|
|Haken's the Mountain is probably my top pick for the past 10 years, but there are other good ones. UTO's Mathematical Mother is another favorite. |
People need to check The Mercury Tree for heavy prog that is both very avant garde and still relatively accessible. Their last two albums and EP are increasingly experimental and their upcoming album uses only 17 EDO microtonal guitars.
|Adding all of the recommendations to my list of albums to listen to. Thank you!|
|The Mercury Tree |