Muse, Tame Impala, Roger Waters Top U.K.’s First Official Prog-Rock Chart

Credit: Danny ClinchProg-rock now has a chart of its very own.  The U.K.'s Official Chart Company has announced the launch of the Progressive Albums Chart, which will track the sales of albums determined to be progressive rock by Prog magazine.  Tame Impala's Currents is the first number-one album on the Progressive Albums Chart, followed by Muse's Drones at number-two and ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters' newly reissued 1992 solo album, Amused to Death, at number-three.

"Prog artists have always pushed the boundaries of musical convention, and by doing so, many have gone on to be some of the best-selling and most influential artists of all time," says Prog Magazine editor Jerry Ewing.  "But prog didn't stop in the 1970s, there are many people out there who are into prog artists and just don't seem to know it!"

Other entries on the first Progressive Albums Chart include Joe Satriani's Shockwave Supernova at number-four, Faith No More's Sol Invictus at number-six, and Pink Floyd's 2014 release, The Endless River, at number eight.

In addition, the Official Chart Company also has revealed the list of the U.K.'s 30 best-selling prog albums of the 21st century.  Muse's Black Holes and Revelations tops the list, followed by the Pink Floyd classic The Dark Side of the Moon at number-two, and Radiohead's OK Computer at number three.  Albums by The Flaming Lips, Rush, David Gilmour, and Tool also are among the 30 best-selling prog records.

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