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    Top 30 prog albums since 2000-The Prog Report

    Numbers 1 & 2 are on the money. Would have ranked Devin Townsend "s Empath at number 3

    https://progreport.com/top-30-prog-albums/

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    This one is really hard to beat.
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    I usually am not so blunt, but this is an awful list. Before I get jumped on, I should state that I own or have heard virtually all the albums on this list, many of which I thoroughly enjoy.

    But it speaks volumes how myopic this list is, not just because it leans towards a narrow definition of progressive rock, but also because - even within that definition - is largely limited to very visible artists only. And most of THOSE artists emerged primarily in the 90s (some earlier), so it's a pretty sorry state of affairs that 20 years worth of progressive rock almost completely excludes artists that started after 2000. Crazy!

    Talk about your low hanging fruit - if you go by just the Transatlantic connections + Steven Wilson, 13 albums on the list are connected. There are only 5 albums on the list from new artists in the 2000s. The youngest artist of all (Haken) is 10 years old.
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    This is what depth of understanding and true knowledge looks like.

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    Oh joy, another list we can all agree on.
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    Blackwater Park is a masterpiece imo. I'll leave it there......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    I usually am not so blunt, but this is an awful list. Before I get jumped on, I should state that I own or have heard virtually all the albums on this list, many of which I thoroughly enjoy.

    But it speaks volumes how myopic this list is, not just because it leans towards a narrow definition of progressive rock, but also because - even within that definition - is largely limited to very visible artists only. And most of THOSE artists emerged primarily in the 90s (some earlier), so it's a pretty sorry state of affairs that 20 years worth of progressive rock almost completely excludes artists that started after 2000. Crazy!

    Talk about your low hanging fruit - if you go by just the Transatlantic connections + Steven Wilson, 13 albums on the list are connected. There are only 5 albums on the list from new artists in the 2000s. The youngest artist of all (Haken) is 10 years old.
    I'm with you on this one completely, and I actually like or love a lot of those albums. However, while some would probably still make my top 30 prog albums since 2000, more than half would not. Myopic is definitely the right term.

    Of course, lists like these can never be perfect, or even accurate, as they are totally based on opinions (maybe sales figures may have been involved, I have no idea). I think if we all did a list like that, we get as many different lists as we have members on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Blackwater Park is a masterpiece imo. I'll leave it there......
    Frankie, this is the final and defining list.

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    I usually am not so blunt, but this is an awful list. Before I get jumped on, I should state that I own or have heard virtually all the albums on this list, many of which I thoroughly enjoy.

    But it speaks volumes how myopic this list is, not just because it leans towards a narrow definition of progressive rock, but also because - even within that definition - is largely limited to very visible artists only. And most of THOSE artists emerged primarily in the 90s (some earlier), so it's a pretty sorry state of affairs that 20 years worth of progressive rock almost completely excludes artists that started after 2000. Crazy!
    Yep, I think we are seeing a bit of snark here, just a little bit, maybe...

    Pretty bad list overall and utterly meaningless and parochial to a single style maybe and overlooks bans like Magma, and and and... sheesh, the sad thing is, every time there is a list that could potentially educate people to the good stuff, it sticks to only what it knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    I usually am not so blunt, but this is an awful list. Before I get jumped on, I should state that I own or have heard virtually all the albums on this list, many of which I thoroughly enjoy.

    But it speaks volumes how myopic this list is, not just because it leans towards a narrow definition of progressive rock, but also because - even within that definition - is largely limited to very visible artists only. And most of THOSE artists emerged primarily in the 90s (some earlier), so it's a pretty sorry state of affairs that 20 years worth of progressive rock almost completely excludes artists that started after 2000. Crazy!

    Talk about your low hanging fruit - if you go by just the Transatlantic connections + Steven Wilson, 13 albums on the list are connected. There are only 5 albums on the list from new artists in the 2000s. The youngest artist of all (Haken) is 10 years old.
    Right on! To me it looks like a week long Rosfest show..
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    The Nepalese nose flute players are much better and significantly more innovative. In part because the type of bone they use for their flutes is from a rare, genetically enhanced, coronavirus repellent breed of pangolin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I'm going to start a website, and post only Mongolian nose flute players who are influence by Avant music!
    Only if they do the occasional Yes cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I'm going to start a website, and post only Mongolian nose flute players who are influence by Avant music!
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    Only if they do the occasional Yes cover.
    The only way to do justice to the vocals on those covers would be to sing through the nose flutes.
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    A very blah list. I have two of these, and neither of them really grabbed me.

    And there are so many good albums from the last twenty years that don't sound like mediocre Seventies releases - or mediocre Seventies releases plus a Marshall half-stack, double kick-drums going DUDDA-DUDDA-DUDDA-DUDDA-DUDDA at points, and (for some acts) Bill the Cat on vocals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    This one is really hard to beat.
    Give me a good, sturdy stick and I'll take a whack at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    This one is really hard to beat.
    Just shoot me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    This one is really hard to beat.
    Yup, I'm sure even Prog magazine can't come up with a more inept list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    I usually am not so blunt, but this is an awful list. Before I get jumped on, I should state that I own or have heard virtually all the albums on this list, many of which I thoroughly enjoy.

    But it speaks volumes how myopic this list is,
    C'm'on Coz, where is your sense of objectivity and good taste?



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    For a bit of meaningless comparison:

    If you use ProgArchives to generate a similar list, two of the top five on this list (the SW albums) are also in the top five on that list.

    However, the other three in the Top 5 on each list don't make the "Top 30" on the other list at all (and the supposed #1 Top Album since 2000 according to this list isn't even in he PA Top 100 for that period!).

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    I do like much of the content The Prog Report creates, but I take their lists like many with a grain of salt.

    I often make a React-To list of my own in my blog, which I meant to, but never finished; although I recall posting a list in here and/or on the dreamtheaterforums within the last couple of months for both end-of-decade and 2000-2009 which would be more or less the same list.

    I think I included maybe 5 of the records on that list.

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    Blackwater Park and In Absentia would make my own list.

    But yeah, gotta take these things with a wink-wink, nudge-nudge attitude. Otherwise it will drive one crazy.

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    2) Bridge Across Forever is much better than The Whirlwind,
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    And then we wonder why so many people despise prog. Turns out they have a point.
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    "...and is considered one of the albums of both Portnoy and Morse’s long careers."

    High praise, indeed.
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    15. Big Big Train – English Electric Pt.2 (2013)

    How odd they consider Part 2 better than Part 1. I don't see it, personally.
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