Progressive Rock Central presents its 2012 Reader’s poll for Best Progressive Rock album. This year we have very strong contenders from North America, Europe and the British Isles with a mix of renowned veteran artists and newer acts representing the latest generations of progressive rock.
Please vote quality rather than name recognition. If you think that we have a left out a significant album, send us an email or write a comment.
Multiple choices are allowed.
Final results will be announced December 18th.
Editor’s note: This poll only features progressive rock acts. Sub-genres include: avant-garde, Canterbury, fusion, neo-prog, post-rock, progressive folk, psychedelic, Rock In Opposition (RIO), space rock, symphonic progressive rock, and Zeuhl.
Anathema’s latest album is included because the band has evolved and there is no metal anymore. It’s a highly evolved form of post-rock.
On the other hand, popular band Rush is not included because it is essentially a hard rock band. Rush released a couple of albums, A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres, that could legitimately be considered progressive rock, but the current direction of the band is fundamentally hard rock.
Lastly, check out our Progressive Rock Gift Guide. It includes links to sample and purchase the below albums and many other goodies.
Final Note: this poll is closed. For final results read this article: Best Progressive Rock Album of 2012 Poll Results