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Top 10 Progressive Rock Bands That You Should Listen To

Progressive rock has accumulated it's own niche appreciation crowd. The lyrics, the guitar, the soul, everything goes well together. Here's a list of 10 progressive rock bands you should be listening to.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Clearly one of the most successful rock bands in the history of the genre. Pink Floyd has been extremely influential in the progressive rock genre along with classic and psychedelic rock. They are also the one the best selling artists of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide.

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Porcupine Tree

Porcupine Tree

Porcupine Tree, started by multi instrumentalist Steven Wilson and went on to influence genres such as psychedelic rock, alternative, ambient, electronic, and, most recently, metal and post-rock into its unique style of progressive rock.

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Muse

Muse

This British rock band consists of Matthew Bellamy on lead vocals, piano, keyboard and guitar, Chris Wolstenholme on backing vocals and bass guitar, and Dominic Howard on drums and percussion. Their electic piano styles inspired has resulted in a fusion of Romantic style with modern rock.

4

Tool

Tool

Tool mainly works with combining alternative metal with progressive rock. The band consists of drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, vocalist Maynard James Keenan, and original bassist Paul D'Amour.

5

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

With their heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound, Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock music.

6

A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle is a rock band conceived by Billy Howerdel, a former guitar technician for David Bowie, Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Fishbone and Tool.

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Genesis

Genesis

Genesis formed in 1967 in Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom was one of the most popular progressive rock bands in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

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The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta were an American rock group formed in 2001 by guitarist Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala. They incorporate various influences including post-hardcore, jazz fusion, psychedelia, funk and Latin/Salsa into their sound.

9

Rush

Rush

Rush is a progressive rock band which formed in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada in 1968. The band currently performs with the lineup of Geddy Lee (vocals, bass, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitar) and Neil Peart (drums).

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Deep Purple

Deep Purple

Deep Purple is an English hard rock band that formed in Hertfordshire in 1968. Together with groups such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, they're considered as heavy metal pioneers. Deep Purple were also very influential to progressive music as well, with their style evolving over the years and incorporating a variety of genres from art rock to blues