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Gentle Giant were a British band founded in London, United Kingdom active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members. All of the band members, except the first two drummers, were multi-instrumentalists. Although not commercially successful, they did achieve a cult following.

The band's onetime stated aim was to "expand the frontiers of contemporary popular music at the risk of becoming… read more

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  • Avatar for Paper_Okami
    Not a huge fan of prog rock, really like GG and KC, but Magma is so far above everyone else.
  • Avatar for boe_lester
    1) Van Der Graaf Generator , 2) King Crimson, 3) Gentle Giant, 4) Genesis, 5) Yes, 6) Jethro Tull, 7) Soft Machine, 8) Camel, 9) Gong, 10) Banco del Mutuo Soccorso.
  • Avatar for Aries494
    1) Jethro Tull 2) Gentle Giant 3) Camel 4) King Crimson 5) Focus 6) Gryphon 7) Caravan 8) Procol Harum 9) Van der Graaf Generator 10) Magma
  • Avatar for sdsfds
    musataso: Terä
  • Avatar for miamiscot
    1) Yes 2) Genesis 3) ELP 4) King Crimson 5) Gentle Giant 6) Pink Floyd 7) Jethro Tull 8) Rush 9) Kansas 10) The Flower Kings
  • Avatar for Cassandra-Leo
    I'm not really sure I can rank in a specific order but my prog top ten would probably be Caravan, Genesis, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Koenjihyakkei, Magma, The Mars Volta, Van der Graaf Generator, Yes, and Frank Zappa. If you allowed prog metal I'd have to expand it to twenty artists and Blut aus Nord, Deathspell Omega, Enslaved, Gorguts, Kayo Dot, Lux Occulta, maudlin of the Well, Moonsorrow, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, and Devin Townsend would probably fill out the list. (If motW and KD count as one artist to you then throw Atheist on there as well).
  • Avatar for jessieyyz2112
    masterpiece
  • Avatar for RomanyDagger
    I guess for me it goes 1. King Crimson, 2. Gentle Giant, 3. Pink Floyd, 4. Yes, 5. Camel. Haven't heard enough VDGG to put em on and say what you will about PF and if you consider them prof or not but they have some nice tunes.
  • Avatar for Wotsthedeal
    fine by me as long as genesis and rush aren't there
  • Avatar for tsudduth24
    Nice list vin... but I would rank: 1 - Van Der Graaf Generator 2 - Yes 3-King Crimson 4 Gentle Giant 5 Camel. It's hard to put one in front of the other cause they are all so good

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