We here at HBIH pride ourselves on being up to date and in the know about most things progressive in the scene of rock and metal; it’s kind of our go to thing, if you hadn’t noticed. Sure, we spend time on other genres and things of a metal nature, but our main niche is progressive metal/rock.
Recently, Rolling Stone magazine conducted an online poll, asking their readership what they thought was the greatest prog rock album of all time.And after tallying the results — people still ‘tally’ right?? — the undisputed winner was Dream Theater’s 1999 album, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. Here are the full results:
1. Dream Theater: Metropolos Part 2: Scenes From a Memory (1999)
2. Rush: 2112 (1976)
3. Yes: Close to the Edge (1972)
4. Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
5. Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
6. King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
7. Genesis: Selling England by the Pound (1973)
8. Rush: Hemispheres (1978)
9. King Crimson: Red (1974)
10. Rush: Moving Pictures (1981)
Alright, well sure the album is gooood, but is it really the pinnacle of progressive rock? And what about metal? Don’t you think bands like Mastodon, Between The Buried and Me, and Cynic deserve to be on a list like this? Sure it’s all opinions, and it basically boils down to a popularity contest, but I’m still curious, what do our readers believe are the best prog rock/metal albums of all time? Chime in with your thoughts in the comments. And let’s keep it clean, alright?