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Dark Side Of The Moon
1.  Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "The obvious ultimate prog album. Other Pink Floyd essentials: "Animals", "The Wall", "Wish You Were Here" & "Meddle""
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Fragile (Expanded)
2.  Fragile (Expanded) by Yes
The list author says:
  "Presonally I prefer "Close to the Edge" but this is the album that even people who hate Yes will like."
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Foxtrot
3.  Foxtrot by Genesis
The list author says:
  "Tough to choose between this one or "The Lamb lies Down on Broadway" or "Selling England by the Pound". Get them all, you won't regret it. Became a different band with different sound once they were 3"
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In The Court of the Crimson King
4.  In The Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "The ultimate Prog band. Without a list just for this band I can only say, get'em all. Even if there is one you don't like, the next one will be totally different."
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Free Hand (Rm) (Digi)
5.  Free Hand (Rm) (Digi) by Gentle Giant
The list author says:
  "Another very tough choice competing with "Octopus", "The Power and the Glory", "Three Friends". Their late albums are closer to pop than prog but "Civilian" is refreshingly excellent still."
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Brain Salad Surgery
6.  Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson Lake and Palmer
The list author says:
  "When prog was really grandiose and overblown ... they don't make it like that anymore. Play loud!!!"
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Spartacus
7.  Spartacus by Triumvirat
The list author says:
  "I personally prefer "Illusions on a Double Dimple" but this on is the true classic. Get both. Play loud"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Thick as a Brick
8.  Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "Ultimate concept album. Another band from which so many albums are essentials but this one and "Aqualung" stand apart on top of a very long list of excellent albums."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

Remember The Future
9.  Remember The Future by Nektar
The list author says:
  "Tough choice between this one and "Recycled". Get both."
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Ok Computer
10.  Ok Computer by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "The ONE true contemporary prog band. Neo-prog is good, but it is a recipe. Radiohead is NOT a recipe."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,495 customer reviews)

Pawn Hearts
11.  Pawn Hearts by Van Der Graaf Generator
The list author says:
  "Best from first VdGG era, "World Record" is the best from the 2nd era but let's face it, anything from these guys is amazing."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Nadirs Big Chance
12.  Nadirs Big Chance by Peter Hammill
The list author says:
  "The most rock'n roll prog album. If you really want it prog, go for "Patience". Other than "In a foreign town", you really can't go wrong."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Six Wives Of Henry Viii
13.  Six Wives Of Henry Viii by Rick Wakeman
The list author says:
  "What to say. It does not get closer to prog than that. "Criminal Record" I would suggest as 2nd best. The ones with orchestra or the new age ones only if you are into that kind of stuff."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Phaedra
14.  Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
The list author says:
  "Such a huge catalogue so I went with the memories and historical significance,"Stratosfear" & "Alpha Centauri" were my other choices but if you like the style you can't go wrong with any album."
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Tubular Bells (Rm)
15.  Tubular Bells (Rm) by Mike Oldfield
The list author says:
  "Defining what prog music is. It does get old but you likely won't stop listening to it until you know it by heart and then you can move on to a wide choice of remakes."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Heaven and Hell
16.  Heaven and Hell by Vangelis
The list author says:
  "Vangelis went through various phases, not all prog. Blade Runner = amazing soundtrack; 1492 = best classical style; Hypothesis and The Dragon for the jazz-prog era (but very hard to find)."
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Narcissus Goes to the Moon
17.  Narcissus Goes to the Moon by Visible Wind
The list author says:
  "The ultimate Canadian prog. You can't go wrong. All they did was great. Hard to find so if you see it don't pass the chance and get it."
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Floating World
18.  Floating World by Jade Warrior
The list author says:
  "This one or "Waves". Most of Jade Warrior's album are serioulsy overpriced but hey, it's good if you are into that zen prog feeling. New age before new age existed. Most of it CANNOT be played loud."
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Olias Of Sunhillow
19.  Olias Of Sunhillow by Jon Anderson
The list author says:
  "OMG - They don't make'em like that no more. Try "Animation" also for a lighter more pop side of Jon Anderson."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Kohntarkosz
20.  Kohntarkosz by Magma
The list author says:
  "The darker side of prog. Bad trip guaranteed."
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Misplaced Childhood (2 CD Set)
21.  Misplaced Childhood (2 CD Set) by Marillion
The list author says:
  ""Script for a Jester's Tears", "Fugazi", "Clutching at Straws", another tough choice. Only one I like which is not from the Fish era is "Season's End"."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Exposure
22.  Exposure by Robert Fripp
The list author says:
  "Unless you would prefer Frippertronics ... this guy would deserve his own list. Slightly aged album but is a good overview of his different styles."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Dreaming
23.  Dreaming 
The list author says:
  "Other than her second album "Lionheart" which I felt was weak, everything from her is essential prog. Cut the crap, get the box set "A Woman's Work", it's worth it."
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Time to Turn
24.  Time to Turn by Eloy
The list author says:
  "Not sure if this is their best but this is the one I always seem to come back to."
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Security
25.  Security by Peter Gabriel
The list author says:
  "Saving the best for last? Why are Peter Gabriel albums indecently high priced on Amazon? Get them all but not from here."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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