The list author says: "i prefer calmer music overall with melodic or lyrical beauty within moods and textures taking precedence over other aspects of progressive rock. however, i take exception when i hear greatness. i am really attracted to symphonic and atmosheric elements and i love rock music with mellotrons, saxophone, string section, etc. two albums per band maximum, so i can include a few less known names. i am leaving krautrock out for another time."