Last issue, we came up with a list of albums released in the previous decades whose styles revolve around Sunny Pop, New Wave, and other closely related genres.
This time, I will introduce you to yet another list of albums which are, on the other hand, classified under Progressive Rock.
Progressive Rock is a style of music characterized by complex song structures; a mix of Classical and Rock, in a nutshell. Primary example is Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The following albums may be listened to via online platforms like YouTube and Spotify. But, better yet, you can purchase CDs via online stores like eBay, Amazon, and Discogs.
The Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed (1967)
Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
Jethro Tull – This Was (1968)
King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
Van der Graaf Generator – The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969)
Caravan – In the Land of Pink and Grey (1971)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
Genesis – Selling England by the Pound (1973)
Gentle Giant – Free Hand (1975)
Queen – A Night at the Opera (1975)
Pendragon – The World (1991)
The Flower Kings – Back in the World of Adventures (1995)
Porcupine Tree – The Sky Moves Sideways (1995)
Spock’s Beard – The Light (1995)
Ozric Tentacles – Waterfall Cities (1999)
Camel – A Nod and a Wink (2002)
Sylvan – Artificial Paradise (2002)
Earthless – Rhythms from a Cosmic Sky (2007)
The Pineapple Thief – Tightly Unwound (2008)
Transatlantic – The Whirlwind (2009)
Many of these albums may be unfamiliar to you. However, now is the time to give these works of sonic art a good listen, especially that we are still living in pandemic times, when the best thing to do (apart from going to work) is stay home and find something essential to do. And just as food is to the body, music is to the spirit.