Favorite Progressive Rock Albums 2000-2009

A Listmania! list by Arthur Ramos Jr. "First Lensman" (Middletown, NY)
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The list author says: "Progressive Rock made a comeback in the late '90s and continues to this day. Here I list my favorite Progressive Rock albums for the first decade of the new millenium. The list is in no particular order -- All are #1 in my book!

Other albums that are not listed on Amazon but have to be obtained as import are:

The Thomas Tracks (2009) by 5bridgeS (Symphonic Prog band from The
Netherlands)
Cinematograaf (2008) by Tomas Bodin (member of The Flower Kings)
Moondrive Plus (2003) by Odyssice (a great blend of Rush and Camel)
Stati Di Immaginazione (2006) by Premiata Forneria Marconi (Italian Progressive Rock)"
Stolt Morse Portnoy Trewavas
1.  Stolt Morse Portnoy Trewavas by Transatlantic
The list author says:
  "Transatlantic first came together in 2000 as a supergroup with members of Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings and Marillion. Also check out the albums "Bridge Across Forever" (2001) and "The Whirlwind" (2009)"
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Space Revolver
2.  Space Revolver by The Flower Kings
The list author says:
  "The Flower Kings were at their height with "Retropolis" (1996), "Stardust We Are" (1997), "Flower Power" (1998) and "Space Revolver" (2000)."
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Beneath the Veil of Winters Face
3.  Beneath the Veil of Winters Face by Mystery
The list author says:
  "I picked up this album from 2007 after seeing David Benoit fill in for Jon Anderson as lead singer of Yes for the 2010 tour. Even though the group is listed as Neo-Prog, they firmly straddle the line between Neo-Prog and Symphonic Prog."
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The Hazards of Love
4.  The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists
The list author says:
  "The Decemberists are a Progressive Folk group that has grown with each album they produce. This album from 2009 and "The Crane Wife" (2006) are great."
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The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight
5.  The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight by Agents Of Mercy (Flower Kings)
The list author says:
  "2009 side project of Roine Stoldt of The Flower Kings and Nad Sylvan of Unifaun. Nad does the vocals and sounds like a cross between Peter Gabriel of Genesis and Fish from Marillion. Saw them live with Karmakanic for "The Power Of Two" tour. They are even better on "DramaRama" (2010)"
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Frequency
6.  Frequency by IQ
The list author says:
  "Another Neo-Prog group that pushes to be more Symphonic Prog, in full Genesis mode, on this album from 2009. Also seek out "Dark Matter" (2004)"
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Elementi
7.  Elementi by Le Orme
The list author says:
  "The Italian Progressive Rock group Le Orme from the '70s came back in a big way with "Elementi" (2001) and L'infinito (2004)."
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?
8.  ? by Neal Morse
The list author says:
  "Neal Morse left Spock's Beard and Transatlantic to pursue his faith more in music. The Symphonic Prog albums are "Testimony" (2003), "One" (2004), "?" (2005) and "Sola Scriptura" (2007). He has since rejoined Transatlantic for "The Whirlwind" (2009) as well as releasing the highly recommended "Testimony 2" (2011)."
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Hidden Step
9.  Hidden Step by Ozric Tentacles
The list author says:
  "Ozric Tentacles plays a highly complex form for Psychedelic/Space Rock with a middle eastern flavor on this 2001 album. Don't expect any vocals. It is all instrumental. Also check out "Spirals In Hyperspace" (2004)"
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The Music That Died Alone
10.  The Music That Died Alone by The Tangent
The list author says:
  "Members of Parallel Or 90 Degrees and The Flower Kings craft a more eclectic flavor of Progressive Rock. This album from 2003 and "Not As Good As The Book" (2008) are recommended."
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Origin of Symmetry
11.  Origin of Symmetry by Muse
The list author says:
  "Muse is a Crossover Prog group that has gone big recently with their last album "The Resistance" (2009). But, my favorite is their album "Origin Of Symmetry" (2001)."
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Ka: Kohntarkosz Anteria
12.  Ka: Kohntarkosz Anteria by Magma
The list author says:
  "Magma from France is a very strange group. They were the creators of Zeuhl music as well as creators of their own language (kobaia) for the songs. Most of the other albums on the list lean toward Symphonic and are relatively more accessible. But, this is a great album from 2004 along with it's follow-up "mhnthtt-R" (2009)."
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Shadowlands
13.  Shadowlands by Glass Hammer
The list author says:
  "Another good Symphonic Prog group whose 2004 album is worth searching out."
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Marbles
14.  Marbles by Marillion
The list author says:
  "This 2004 Neo-Prog album by Marillion surprised me since I didn't think they could go on once Fish left the group!"
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Metanoia
15.  Metanoia by Nexus
The list author says:
  "Not to be confused with Porcupine Tree's Metanoia. This band from Argentina scored with this masterpiece from 2001 and it's equally wonderful followup, "Perpetuum Karma" (2006)"
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Lightbulb Sun
16.  Lightbulb Sun by Porcupine Tree
The list author says:
  ""Lightbulb Sun" (2000), "In Absentia" (2002), "Deadwing" (2005), and "Fear Of A Blank Planet" (2007) are great followups to their breakthrough album "Stupid Dream" (1999)."
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V
17.  V by Spock's Beard
The list author says:
  "Spock's Beard hit their pinnacle with "V" (2000). But, they have put out other fine albums such as "Snow" (2002) and "X" (2010)."
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Originallis
18.  Originallis by Cast
The list author says:
  "Cast is a Symphonic Prog band from Mexico who put out the wonderful albums "Al Bandaluz" (2003), "Pyramid Of The Rain" (2005) and "Mosaique" (2006). They elevated  "Originallis" (2008) to a whole new level."
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A Nod and a Wink
19.  A Nod and a Wink by Camel
The list author says:
  "Camel still has it going with their album "A Nod And A Wink" (2002)."
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Mei
20.  Mei by Echolyn
The list author says:
  "Echolyn was the precursor to a lot of Swedish bands playing Symphonic Prog back in the '90s. They are still going strong with "Mei" (2002) as well as "Cowboy Poems Free" (2000) and "The End Is Beautiful" (2005)."
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Posthumous Silence
21.  Posthumous Silence by Sylvan
The list author says:
  "Highly recommended Neo-Prog group from Germany. This album from 2006 and "Force Of Gravity" (2009) are great!"
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Sacrament
22.  Sacrament by White Willow
The list author says:
  "Hard to choose one album from this Symphonic Prog group from Norway. I went with the first one I purchased in 2000. "Storm Season" (2004) and "Signal To Noise" (2006) are on par with "Sacrament"."
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Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
23.  Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence by Dream Theater
The list author says:
  "I prefer the Progressive Metal band Dream Theater when they put out a concept album such as "Metropolic Part 2: Scenes from a Memory" (1999). "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence" (2002) surprised me with the range of Progressive Metal  from Queensryche melodic to Radiohead to Metallica to Marilyn Manson."
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Avanti!
24.  Avanti! by Miriodor
The list author says:
  "Another complex and difficult style of Progressive Rock is called RIO (for Rock-in-Opposition). If you like this album from 2009, then seek out their others from the decade. This is probably their most accessible album in their catalog!"
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Contagion
25.  Contagion by Arena
The list author says:
  "Another supergroup containing members of Marillion, Pendragon, IQ, and Shadowland. This album from 2002 is their finest effort, but "Immortal?" (2000) is also worth a listen!"
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Who's The Boss In The Factory
26.  Who's The Boss In The Factory by Karmakanic
The list author says:
  "Side project of The Flower King's bass player Jonas Reingold. They keep getting better after "Entering The Spectre" (2002) and "Wheel Of Life" (2004)"
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III Veni Vidi Vici
27.  III Veni Vidi Vici by Par Lindh Project
The list author says:
  "Their only album of the decade came out in 2001. Had to wait 9 years until "Time Mirror" (2010) was released!"
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Luxade
28.  Luxade by La Maschera Di Cera
The list author says:
  "This Italian Progressive Rock group had several great albums this decade including "La Maschera Di Cera" (2002), "Il Grande Labirinto" (2003) and "LuxAde" (2006)."
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Effloresce
29.  Effloresce by Oceansize
The list author says:
  "Psychedelic/Space Rock group had some monster albums with "Effloresce" (2003), "Everyone Into Position" (2005) and "Frames" (2007)"
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Open Sky
30.  Open Sky by Iona
The list author says:
  "Progressive Folk band from the U.K. This album from 2000 is the only one that you need to seek out!"
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Discesa Agl Inferi D'Un Giovane Amante
31.  Discesa Agl Inferi D'Un Giovane Amante by Il Bacio Della Medusa
The list author says:
  "Italian Progressive Rock band released this masterpiece in 2008."
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August in the Urals
32.  August in the Urals by Deluge Grander
The list author says:
  "This Symphonic Prog band from the U.S. started out with a bang on "August In The Urals" (2006). Their follow-up "The Form Of The Good" (2009) falls slightly short of their first album."
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Friendship
33.  Friendship by Ash Ra Tempel
The list author says:
  "Krautrock has not had the revival as other forms of Progressive Rock had since the '90s. It was great when '70s Krautrock band Ash Ra Tempel put out "Friendship" in 2000. It plays more like a Klaus Schulze solo album at times."
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History of Madness
34.  History of Madness by Thinking Plague
The list author says:
  "RIO band Thinking Plague continue the excellence found on "In Extremis" (1998) with "History Of Madness" (2003). Unfortunately, we haven't heard from them since this album."
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Pure
35.  Pure by Pendragon
The list author says:
  "Amazon has their wires crossed. This album was released in 2008 not 2011 as the link states. The link should be for the CD version not the vinyl version (Which is being released in 2011)."
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House of Cards
36.  House of Cards by Saga
The list author says:
  "Saga is hit or miss. When they hit such as on "Generation 13" (1998), "House Of Cards" (2001), and "Trust" (2006) they are outstanding!"
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Gravity
37.  Gravity by Anekdoten
The list author says:
  "ANy album by Anekdoten are worth buying. In this decade, they released "Gravity" (2003) and "A Time Of Day" (2007)."
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