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The Best Progressive Rock Albums of the 1980s

1. Rush - Moving Pictures

Rush - Moving Pictures
February 12, 1981
Critic Score
100
1 review

3. Rush - Permanent Waves

Rush - Permanent Waves
January 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

4. King Crimson - Discipline

King Crimson - Discipline
September 22, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

5. King Crimson - Beat

King Crimson - Beat
June 18, 1982
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

6. Rush - Signals

Rush - Signals
September 9, 1982
Critic Score
80
1 review

7. David Gilmour - About Face

David Gilmour - About Face
March 5, 1984
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

8. Pink Floyd - The Final Cut

Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
March 21, 1983
Critic Score
73
4 reviews

9. Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S.

Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S.
June 15, 1987
Critic Score
70
1 review

10. Yes - Drama

Yes - Drama
August 22, 1980
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

11. Phish - Junta

Phish - Junta
May 8, 1989
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

13. King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair

King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair
March 27, 1984
Critic Score
60
2 reviews

14. Rush - Grace Under Pressure

Rush - Grace Under Pressure
April 12, 1984
Critic Score
60
1 review

15. Rush - Power Windows

Rush - Power Windows
October 29, 1985
Critic Score
60
1 review

16. Nick Mason - Fictitious Sports

Nick Mason - Fictitious Sports
May 3, 1981
Critic Score
60
1 review

17. Jon & Vangelis - The Friends of Mr Cairo

Jon & Vangelis - The Friends of Mr Cairo
June 1, 1981
Critic Score
60
1 review

18. Phish - Phish

Phish - Phish
Critic Score
58
1 review

19. Rush - Hold Your Fire

Rush - Hold Your Fire
September 8, 1987
Critic Score
57
3 reviews

20. Rush - Presto

Rush - Presto
November 21, 1989
Critic Score
55
2 reviews

21. Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder

Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder
November 22, 1988
Critic Score
45
2 reviews

22. Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason
September 7, 1987
Critic Score
40
2 reviews

23. Pink Floyd - Works

Pink Floyd - Works
June 1, 1983
Critic Score
40
1 review

24. Pink Floyd - A Collection of Great Dance Songs

Pink Floyd - A Collection of Great Dance Songs
November 23, 1981
Critic Score
40
1 review
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