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The Best Progressive Rock Albums of the 1980s

1.

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

2.

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

4.

Asia - Asia
March 18, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

5.

King Crimson - Discipline
September 22, 1981
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

6.

Rush - Signals
September 9, 1982
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

7.

Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out
March 19, 1982
Critic Score
80
1 review

8.

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

9.

King Crimson - Beat
June 18, 1982
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

10.

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

11.

Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
March 21, 1983
Critic Score
68
6 reviews

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

16.

Jethro Tull - A
August 29, 1980
Critic Score
60
2 reviews

17.

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

18.

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

19.

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

20.

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

21.

Phish - Phish
Critic Score
58
1 review

22.

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

23.

Jethro Tull - The Broadsword and the Beast
April 1, 1982
Critic Score
57
3 reviews

24.

Jethro Tull - Crest of a Knave
September 1, 1987
Critic Score
55
2 reviews

25.

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