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    Prog-The 100 Greatest Artists of all Time

    Prog magazine have been asking their readers to vote throughout the year and the results are published in the latest mag.

    Not going to list them all but here's the top 20
    1-Yes
    2-Genesis
    3-Pink Floyd
    4-King Crimson
    5-Rush
    6-Marillion
    7-Jethro Tull
    8-Steven Wilson
    9-ELP
    10-Gentle Giant
    11-Dream Theater
    12-Camel
    13-VDGG
    14-Cardiacs
    15-Porcupine Tree
    16-Opeth
    17-Peter Gabriel
    18-Frank Zappa
    19-Transatlantic
    20-Kansas

    & at 100 was Amon Duul II
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    I enjoy Transatlantic, but there's no way they belong at 19. And where the hell is Kate Bush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I enjoy Transatlantic, but there's no way they belong at 19. And where the hell is Kate Bush?
    Kate was 21
    TA would be in my top 10, certainly above Marillion & Steve Wilson!

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    Hmm, no Renaissance in the top 20? Surprising. I'd think they would be ahead of Kate Bush (who you said was 21).

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    Nice to see some interesting picks like Knifeworld, Thinking Plague & Cardiacs (stunning at 14). What the hell are Henry Cow doing at 43 & where are Hatfield & The North and Univers Zero? A lot of average bands high up the list.
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    How dafuc did Steven "boring" Wilson get into the top ten?

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    Hatfields and National Health are missing amongst a great many others, it's a typical prog magazine list, compiled from their readers votes, so no surprise it is lowest common prog denominator stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    How dafuc did Steven "boring" Wilson get into the top ten?
    I'm surprised he got higher than Porcupine Tree that's for sure!

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    As an addition some prog musicians where asked to name 'their' favourite prog musician/band:

    Keith Emerson cited Ian Anderson
    John Mitchell cited Trevor Rabin
    Ian Anderson cited Gentle Giant
    Jakko Jakszyk cited PG,KB & FZ
    John Mclaughlin cited Jeff Beck
    Bruce Soord cited Chris Squire
    Roine Stolt cited Alan Holdsworth
    Dave Sturt cited Daevid Allen
    Claudio Simonetti cited ELP
    Eric Guenther cited YES
    Dave Brock cited Touch
    Ray Schulman cited Miles Davis
    Nick Beggs cited Chris Squire

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    Did Magma make it all?
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    Could someone post the whole list, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
    I'm surprised he got higher than Porcupine Tree that's for sure!
    I consider Raven his best album (except I don't know about H. C. E. yet), so it doesn't surprise me!
    I don't want to live in a post-Neo Prog world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
    As an addition some prog musicians where asked to name 'their' favourite prog musician/band:

    Jakko Jakszyk cited PG,KB & FZ
    King Biscuit is prog?
    I don't want to live in a post-Neo Prog world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
    Kate was 21
    TA would be in my top 10, certainly above Marillion & Steve Wilson!
    Yeah, well, I know.
    I don't want to live in a post-Neo Prog world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
    I'm surprised he got higher than Porcupine Tree that's for sure!
    The fact is that there has been no new material from Porcupine Tree since 2009, so there is probably a sizable demographic who only know him as a solo artist.

    There are a couple of acts in the top 20 that I don't like much, but the only one I have any problems with being in the list is Transatlantic, for the reasons others have said.

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    Time for another round of "Waah, this list is crap because ( _____ ) and ( ---------- ) are not in the list."

    Personally, I'm a bit tired of these recurring petulant accusations of "lowest common denominator" simply because someone's favourite artist didn't get lots of votes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Nice to see some interesting picks like Knifeworld, Thinking Plague & Cardiacs (stunning at 14). What the hell are Henry Cow doing at 63 & where are Hatfield & The North and Univers Zero? A lot of average bands high up the list.
    Hi Nogbad, I can easily get your point, Aranis is other band that - regardless of the fact that I've been enjoying it the more I hear them - sure deserves a place on that list just for their freaking innovative approach.
    I personaly have issues to agree with most of these sorts of lists, as I usually find them too tied to mostly Rock based prog/progressive artists. As an example I see just Gabriel as a solo artist in the first 30, where are the many others?
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    1-Yes
    2-Genesis
    3-Pink Floyd
    4-King Crimson
    5-Rush
    6-Marillion
    7-Jethro Tull
    8-Steven Wilson
    9-ELP
    10-Gentle Giant
    11-Dream Theater
    12-Camel
    13-VDGG
    14-Cardiacs
    15-Porcupine Tree
    16-Opeth
    17-Peter Gabriel
    18-Frank Zappa
    19-Transatlantic
    20-Kansas
    21-Kate Bush
    22-Anathema
    23-Tool
    24-Big Big Train
    25-Hawkwind
    26-Gong
    27-Renaissance
    28-Steve Hackett
    29-Spocks Beard
    30-Moody Blues
    31-Soft Machine
    32-Riverside
    33-Flower Kings
    34-Caravan
    35-Focus
    36-IQ
    37-Neal Morse
    38-Thinking Plague
    39-Magma
    40-Gryphon
    41-Haken
    42-The Enid
    43-Henry Cow
    44-Mike Oldfield
    45-Pain Of Salvation
    46-Supertramp
    47-UK
    48-Brian Eno
    49-Pendragon
    50-PFM
    51-Robert Fripp
    52-Alan Parsons Project
    53-Peter Hammill
    54-Rick Wakeman
    55-Arjen Lucassen
    56-Mahavishnu Orchestra
    57-Mastadon
    58-Nektar
    59-Roger Waters
    60-Fish
    61-Muse
    62-Tangerine Dream
    63-The Nice
    64-Anglagard
    65-Arena
    66-Eloy
    67-Enchant
    68-Oceansize
    69-Saga
    70-Strawbs
    71-The Mars Volta
    72-Anekdoten
    73-Ayreon
    74-Devin Townsend
    75-Knifeworld
    76-Steve Hogarth
    77-The Plastic People Of The Universe
    78-Mostly Autumn
    79-Sigur Ros
    80-The Beatles
    81-Asia
    82-Grpbschnitt
    83-Haze
    84-Magenta
    85-Ne Obliviscaris
    86-Public Service Broadcasting
    87-Robert Wyatt
    88-Sanguine Hum
    89-William D Drake
    90-Can
    91-Dave Stewart
    92-Frost*
    93-Galleon
    94-Grateful Dead
    95-It Bites
    96-Ian Anderson
    97-Pallas
    98-Queensryche
    99-And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
    100-Amon Duul II
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    I guess "Dave Stewart"=Egg/Hatfield/Health. Why is Ian Anderson there if Tull already is? Other than that, the most perfect list I've ever seen.
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    Peculiar list, but what to expect from a list voted by Readers, as said before : lowest common prog denominator.

    It's very likley some of the voters would not be able to name 100 bands at all. (they don't have to)

    I have no idea what a "Ne Obliviscaris" is, so I'm not aware of the lowest denominator, shame on me.

    Some surprises: The Plastic People Of The Universe it would't expected enough People to know them.

    Some are really funny "Haze" (?) a charming but very low level Neo band in the Top 100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    1-Yes
    2-Genesis
    3-Pink Floyd
    4-King Crimson
    5-Rush
    6-Marillion
    7-Jethro Tull
    8-Steven Wilson
    9-ELP
    10-Gentle Giant
    11-Dream Theater
    12-Camel
    13-VDGG
    14-Cardiacs
    15-Porcupine Tree
    16-Opeth
    17-Peter Gabriel
    18-Frank Zappa
    19-Transatlantic
    20-Kansas
    21-Kate Bush
    22-Anathema
    23-Tool
    24-Big Big Train
    25-Hawkwind
    26-Gong
    27-Renaissance
    28-Steve Hackett
    29-Spocks Beard
    30-Moody Blues
    Well, as the majority are from UK (as usual), I'm glad that one of my favourites is there, but sure not for his works that I'm always keen on listening to.
    Anyways thank you sir.
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    Anathema is better than Magma!
    I don't want to live in a post-Neo Prog world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_32_116 View Post
    The fact is that there has been no new material from Porcupine Tree since 2009, so there is probably a sizable demographic who only know him as a solo artist.

    There are a couple of acts in the top 20 that I don't like much, but the only one I have any problems with being in the list is Transatlantic, for the reasons others have said.
    ^^^ You mean ONE other has said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Anathema is better than Magma!
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Peculiar list, but what to expect from a list voted by Readers, as said before : lowest common prog denominator.

    It's very likley some of the voters would not be able to name 100 bands at all. (they don't have to)

    I have no idea what a "Ne Obliviscaris" is, so I'm not aware of the lowest denominator, shame on me.

    Some surprises: The Plastic People Of The Universe it would't expected enough People to know them.

    Some are really funny "Haze" (?) a charming but very low level Neo band in the Top 100?
    How patronising.

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