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Quora Answer : What are your favorite progressive rock songs?

Aug 12, 2019

These days, somewhat to my own surprise, I find myself frequently coming back to listen to

Pink Floyd - Dogs (from Animals)

If you count it as prog rock, I pretty much like everything from Tangerine Dream in the 70s.

Let's go with Ricochet, which is a classic. Perhaps you won't count it as a "song" because there are no lyrics. And it's pretty minimal electronic. But wonderful none-the-less.

On a similar instrumental (this time jazzier) tip, comes

Soft Machine - Chloe and the Pirates

I like my folk-rock to be properly folky or properly spooky. So one track I love in that genre is

Comus - The Herald

And if you can handle that ...

... well, not exactly considered "prog rock", but one of my top two favourite bands / artists of all time, is the post-industrial "apocalyptic folk" band Current 93.

If you are looking for clever musicianship and lots of changes of style and cod classical then this probably isn't for you.

But if you are looking for something that is a total headfuck trip, that is going to take you through hell and out into a transcendent cosmic catharsis then it just might be.

If you like pretentious, poetical (and, slyly, very amusing) apocalyptic lyrics, with obscure references. This has them. If you like atmosphere and storytelling. If you like intense minimalism. If you like music that makes you go "WTF am I listening to?". Then you are in for a treat.

And if you like gorgeous melody ... then be patient because you will be rewarded with it when you make it through to the end.

Current 93 - The Seven Seals Are Revealed At The End Of Time As Seven Bows

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