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Readers’ Poll: Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time

Selections include ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘2112’ and ‘Selling England By the Pound’

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We knew there would be a huge response this week when we asked readers to vote for their favorite prog rock album of all time (as there was when we asked for your favorite prog band a while back), but we didn't think it would be quite this big. We received thousands of votes, partially fueled by the fact that one band encouraged fans to vote by posting the link on their homepage. We won't name names, so let's just call them D. Theater. No, that's too obvious. Let's go with Dream T. Anyway, there's nothing wrong with the actions of Dream T. – but it did skew the results. Faced with the difficult decision of scrubbing out all their votes or having six of the 10 spots taken up by Dream T, we opted to lump them all in at number one (though one particular album the group released in 1999 did get the vast majority of their votes). We'll explain more in the entry, but without further ado, here are your picks for the top 10 prog rock albums of all time. To put it another way, prepare to enter the court of the Crimson King. 

By Andy Greene


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