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BEST PROG ALBUMS 2022

Prog Radio's editorial picks for Top 25 studio Prog albums for 2022.

Because Prog Radio leans to the "melodic and approachable side of Prog," it's not surprising that our Best 25 Prog Albums list may look quite different from many other "best of" lists.  It is our hope, that if you're not familiar with all of these artists and albums, you'll give them a listen by tuning in to Prog Radio!

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Circus of Wire Dolls
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Circus of Wire Dolls

Rocking Horse Music Club

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USA

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The Uncrowned King - Act 2
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The Uncrowned King - Act 2

Evership

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USA

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Miles From Nowhere
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Miles From Nowhere

Jonas Lindberg & The Other Side

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Sweden

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Only Passing Through
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Only Passing Through

Pattern-Seeking Animals

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The Way Home
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The Way Home

Kite Parade

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UK

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Antimai
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Antimai

The Dear Hunter

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USA

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The Traveler
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The Traveler

Dave Kerzner

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USA

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Tales from Imaginary Movies
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Tales from Imaginary Movies

Millenium

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Poland

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Wired Ways
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Wired Ways

Wired Ways

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Germany

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Fall of the Watcher
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Fall of the Watcher

Returned To The Earth

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UK

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Apocalypse Now
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Apocalypse Now

RanestRane

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Italy

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Conundrum
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Conundrum

Verbal Delirium

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Greece

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Spectrum
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Spectrum

Riccardo Romano Land

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Italy

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Red Alert In The Blue Forest
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Red Alert In The Blue Forest

Von Hertzen Brothers

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Finland

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The Theory of Molecular Inheritance
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The Theory of Molecular Inheritance

Arena

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UK

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Lightwork
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Lightwork

Devin Townsend

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Canada

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Over and Out
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Over and Out

Collage

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Poland

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Introvert
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Introvert

Retrospective

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Poland

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Sapiens, Chapter 3/3: Actum
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Sapiens, Chapter 3/3: Actum

JPL

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France

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Beautiful Shade of Grey
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Beautiful Shade of Grey

James Labrie

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UK

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The Rise of Medici
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The Rise of Medici

Imaginaerium

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International

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Welcome to the Planet
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Welcome to the Planet

Big Big Train

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UK

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Monsters From the Id
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Monsters From the Id

Ben Craven

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Australia

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Scissorgames
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Scissorgames

Ghost Of The Machine

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UK

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Anthem to the Phoenix Star
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Anthem to the Phoenix Star

The Samurai of Prog

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International

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 The Last Great Adventurer
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The Last Great Adventurer

Galahad

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UK

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You Have It All
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You Have It All

Lobate Scarp

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USA

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The Aristocrats with Primuz Chamber Orchestra
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The Aristocrats with Primuz Chamber Orchestra

The Aristocrats

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Multi

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Honorable Mentions for 2022
  • Tears for Fears - The Tipping Point (4.5 Yaks) 

  • Alan Parsons - From the New World (4.5 Yaks) 

  • The Mars Volta - The Mars Volta (4.5 Yaks)

  • Framauro - My World is Ending (4.5 Yaks)

  • Robert Reed - The Ringmaster - Part Two (4.5 Yaks)

  • Compass - Theory of Tides (4.5 Yaks)

  • Coheed and Cambria - Vaxis - Act II (4.5 Yaks)

  • D'Virgilio, Morse & Jennings - Troika (4.5 Yaks)

  • Ageless - Cycles (4.5 Yaks)

  • The Pineapple Thief - Give It Back (Rewired) (4.5 Yaks)

  • Eric Gillette - Covers Vol. 1 (4.5 Yaks)

  • Lonely Robot - A Model Life (4.0 Yaks) 

  • Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation (4.0 Yaks)

  • Lalu - Paint The Sky (4.0 Yaks)

  • Charlie Griffiths - Tiktaalika (4.0 Yaks)

  • Genie Cries - The Limits of Deviation (4.0 Yaks)

  • The Flower Kings - By Royal Decree (4.0 Yaks)

  • Jethro Tull - The Zealot Game (4.0 Yaks)

  • Marillion - An Hour Before It's Dark (4.0 Yaks)

  • Fearful Symmetry - The Difficult Second (4.0 Yaks)

  • Moon Letters - Thank You From the Future (4.0 Yaks)

  • Wilderun - Epigone  (4.0 Yaks)

  • Ryo Okumoto - The Myth of the Mostrophus (4.0 Yaks) 

  • Kaipa - Urskog  (4.0 Yaks)

  • Lighthouse Sparrows - Aerials (4.0 Yaks) 

  • Cosmograf - Heroic Materials (4.0 Yaks)

  • t - Pareidoliving (4.0 Yaks)

  • Antimatter - A Profusion of Thought (4.0 Yaks)

  • David Longdon - Door One (4.0 Yaks)

  • Far from Your Sun - The Origin of Suffering (4.0 Yaks)

  • Kaprekar's Constant - The Murder Wall (4.0 Yaks)

  • Muse - Will of the People (4.0 Yaks)

  • Karfagen - Land of Green and Gold (4.0 Yaks) 

  • Lesoir - Babel (EP) (4.0 Yaks)

  • Virgil & Steve Howe - Lunar Mist (4.0 Yaks)

  • Threshold - Dividing Lines (4.0 Yaks)

  • Teramaze - Flight of the Wounded (4.0 Yaks)

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