are they really that good?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like Hemispheres

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything here besides black shidi is worth listening to

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ain't no way the RYM cannon has Hellfire as a top 10 prog rock album of all time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how long before it's in the top 5? taking bets now.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The worst part about this is all the plebs rating the Black Midi album have not heard the other five on the list.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ive heard all of these albums. Court, England, and Hellfire are the only 10s. WYWH is the most overrated PF album, DSotM and Animals are actual 10s.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Please stop, you're embarrassing yourself.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not, that list only has one album by each artist

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As meraculous as it sounds it truly is among the greats. These boys have clearly studied the past, perfected it, and created something entirely new in the process. 10/10 record

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        bait

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    all of these, except black midi and wish you were here, are great introductions to prog. wish you were here is a good album, but only the suite could truly be considered prog. i'd move ctte as an intro personally.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      CTTE is not a "great introduction to prog" and I wish people would stop saying it is. It's a phenomenal album, but it's not very accessible at all for someone actually new to the genre. It opens with a 19-minute song that begins with three minutes of what's going to sound like unpleasant nonsense to the vast majority of people at first. Unless you're introducing somebody who already listens to free jazz or something, that's not gonna go over very well.

      SEBTP is a much better introduction, especially Firth of Fifth. It's accessible, beautiful, and checks nearly all of the prog boxes with its unusual structure, length, high level of musicality, and long instrumental solo sections.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I actually think, despite how cliché that is that COCK is the best introduction to prog, for the simple reason that it's the only album (excluding Pink Floyd) whose influence bled so much outside of the genre, so a listener who's not accustomed to progressive would at least (retroactively) have some points of reference. Like Schizoid Man is crazy for '69 but it's pretty accessible now because of how influential it has been

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's true; King Crimson still has blues influence like the vast majority of rock, so it's probably a better stepping stone. Just maybe skip most of Moonchild for a newcomer, lol.

          Yeah I don't disagree. I just find it really odd when people find AFUT and Hellfire as their top 2 albums. It seems odd that their favorite albums seem to line up with what's most acclaimed in the Indie scene

          I think a lot of people just listen to the albums they hear people talk about instead of digging for stuff themselves.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Just maybe skip most of Moonchild for a newcomer
            cringe. babbys gotta learn someday

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              See, my goal is to actually get people into the genre, not just to show off how cool and intelligent my music taste is

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you're not getting people into the genre by telling them to glass over the most seminal moments just because they are 2deep4u. shut the fuck up go back to your shitty waters era pink floyd and stay the fuck off my board you shallow brained surface skimming scum chugger

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                God I hope you're trolling, otherwise I feel bad for everyone who ever has to interact with you IRL

                I enjoy Moonchild and all sorts of less-accessible prog now, but I didn't get there by being thrown in the deep end. But by all means, go ahead and let the genre die in obscurity because you're too much of an elitist to let people enjoy more accessible music first.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm a pretty nice dude irl :^)

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not when showing people music, evidently

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                this isn't the real me it's my LULZ alter ego

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Kinda cringe, but you're in good company I suppose.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The end of moonchild is improv meant to fill time. It's the best rock has to offer in order to out pseuds

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These black midi fags are out of control.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like everyone is forcing themselves to enjoy it. I couldn't stand it but since it's technically impressive I feel like everyone is in on pretending it's a good album to pretend they aren't filtered.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's also because zoomers make shitty ass music and they're inflating the ratings.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i feel like everyone is forcing themselves to enjoy it
        what a weird fucking cope. is it such a difficult concept to grasp that people have different tastes in music? people dont care about how technical an album is unless they enjoy it, then they call it wanky

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's not about that lol. The album inherently sounds pretentious lol. They chose to have complex cords just to sound like they are making something special even when it doesn't fit in at all. It's rock for people that think they are too good for the genre

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >sounds pretentious
            literally the definition of prog rock
            sounds like they nailed it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, you’re just fucking retarded. Millennial here

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >millenial here

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous
            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I don't get it.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'll bite
                Do you know what LMAO stands for?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                laughing my ass off

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lick my anus ooohhhhhjj

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you really do it to yourself. You and nobody else.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        anyone who thinks this is inaccurate (

        >i feel like everyone is forcing themselves to enjoy it
        what a weird fucking cope. is it such a difficult concept to grasp that people have different tastes in music? people dont care about how technical an album is unless they enjoy it, then they call it wanky

        No, you’re just fucking retarded. Millennial here

        ) need only look at The Olatunji Concert which is rated exclusively by plebs who pretend they aren't filtered by free jazz: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/john-coltrane/the-olatunji-concert-the-last-live-recording/

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah. Half of the avant-garde scence is pretentious liberals jerking each other off to seem aware.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fucking everyone likes John Coltrane, even people who don't typically listen to jazz like him. You're just either dumb or have a awful sense for music

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I couldn't stand it but since it's technically impressive I feel like everyone is in on pretending it's a good album to pretend they aren't filtered.
        Not really, I like this album precisely because it seems to be more complete, coherent and less concerned with being technically impressive than the previous two, which I don't love. And I say this as a huge prog rock fan, but I'll admit that in the background I think the fact that they're a new "big thing" that does music somewhat in the ballpark of what I listen to without being too revivalist (like Wobbler for example) probably plays a part in me not rejecting their popularity with critics and audience

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't like it either, but I can believe that some people do. I just personally heavily prefer the classical-inspired, symphonic prog over the jazz or blues side of things.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah I don't disagree. I just find it really odd when people find AFUT and Hellfire as their top 2 albums. It seems odd that their favorite albums seem to line up with what's most acclaimed in the Indie scene

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    black midi is not really prog, it's inspired by some prog but that's about it. Just listen to king crimson and that's really all you need.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Higher than mirage
    God these fucking 13 year olds have ruined the site brigading all these shitty bands.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These are all overrated as fuck and none are even the artist's best album except maybe Genesis, Camel & Black Midi because I don't care about those bands

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that's a great genesis album, though

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Yes are that good!

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mirage that high up? Christ, RYM has such shit taste.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's wrong with mirage 🙁

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing really, it's a solid middle-of-the-road prog record. But #7? I can think of a lotta records more deserving of that spot than Mirage. Same goes for some of the other spots on the list too.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That chart in particular only shows one album per artist, it's actually at 15

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Makes sense.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Everything Camel does is boring and samey. It's a good samey, but it gets old real fast. It's just the prog version of this for every single album.

        It's all the prog tropes people liked in the mid-to-late 70's and nothing more.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          .....have you ever listened to Camel?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, Mirage and Moonmadness

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              listen harder next time

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WYWH isn't prog what teh fuck

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Close to the Edge is about as close to a perfect album as I've ever heard. Selling England by the Pound and Thick as a Brick are both great. In the Court of the Crimson King is fine and is carried by its status as the most influential prog album of all time. Mirage is good, but I wouldn't even include it in the top 50 albums. The only Pink Floyd album I like is Animals. I have never heard of black midi.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Black midi are a new group, that album just came out last month. They're kinda like a modern take on King Crimson's sound. They're actually pretty good, but for some reason people here either worship the ground they walk on or despise them, with no in between whatsoever.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        typical chan, my friend.
        wait a couple of months for the dust to settle then it becomes LULZcore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have never heard of black midi.
      did you just start posting here today?

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty solid but no In The Land Of Grey And Pink or anything

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I should have titled the thread "is it really that good?". I think people aren't sure that I'm talking about the black midi album. my bad.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's good, but not top 10 of all time good. Haven't used RYM in a while so I don't know the rest of the list, but something like Foxtrot or Scheherazade and Other Stories deserves that spot a lot more.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We all know that Close to the Edge is the #1 in the top 3, the other 2 won by teenage popularity

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      itcock and selling England deserve their spots too. The rest are memes

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >prog rock that isn't TMV
    Automatically shit and boring.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not a terrible terrible list but Hellfire is slightly overrated (and I even like it), it's too British centric (the best Magma, the best TMV or arguably even the best of PFM tops both Camel and Black Midi)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's too British centric
      Complaining that a best prog rock albums list is too British centric would be like complaining that a “best country albums” list is too focused on the American south

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I know my prog history. The genre was more international than Country. You could call PFM not innovative enough but find me a British band that did what Magma or TMV did

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    none of these albums are good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you like any of these albums?

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thinking about it, it would make more sense if review sites only opened albums for reviews / rating a full year after release. The albums wouldn't even be listed until then. Would produce more honest scores, I think.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pink Floyd is not a progressive band, which is why they rule. Jethro Tull, also not a progressive band, just a rock band that happens to feature a flute. Yes is great, Rush is great. So-called "progressive rock" can be great but it can also be shit. You have to remember, when the great "progressive" bands were making their albums, they were not conscious of that label. We didn't break it down like that back then, it was rock, or it was country, or it was fucking R&B, bluegrass, easy listening, et al. King Crimson doesn't suck because they were a progressive rock band, they had no idea they were a PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND. They just suck because they can't write songs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Thick as a Brick
      >concept album that is just one 45-minute song
      >not prog
      ?????

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Get out of this board

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I will, I'm busy right now anyway, King Crimson is sucking my balls.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, the black midi album is great as genre combination though, so it maybe doesn’t work as calling it a great prog album because half of the album is jazz, folk, cabaret and funk, the same way that Midnite Vultures is technically one of the greatest rnb albums ever but because it’s also a lot of other genres it feels weird to call it that. Those other albums are all at least very good even if not “le best evar”. LULZ‘s current level of cynicism is cancerous though because it only allows conglomeration of retarded normalfags who listen to pop rock trash to proliferate though, people who are too boring to be cool but too maladaptive to integrate into society properly, they probably come from 9gag.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this isn't english class; you're not impressing anyone

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you find any of those words difficult you’re either a retard or ESL, kys either way.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm both, bitch, and I'm the future of your country, so bend over.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know you're talking about Hellfire, but I just want to say that Selling England by the Pound is literally peak music to me and I love it more than anything else. It's depressing that no one will ever come close to making anything like it again. Yeah, there are neo-prog bands that sound a lot like early Genesis, but none of them are really able to capture the same magic.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i think people were just desperate for anything remotely rock

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You might be right about that; I probably overrated it because I felt the "holy shit, thank god SOMEONE is still making decent and original prog rock". It makes me really sad to think that my favorite genre mostly died before the 80s.

      only itcotck and selling england by the pound

      What do you have against CttE?

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    only itcotck and selling england by the pound

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every band there except Genesis is at least decent
    every prog song touched by peter gabriel is insufferable

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can accept that some people just aren't into prog, but this opinion triggers the hell out of me. Early Genesis was fucking phenomenal.

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