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post Sep 3 2015, 01:13 AM
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Official Charts and Prog Magazine join forces to launch the Official Prog Albums Chart
By Rob Copsey (@robcopsey)

Please give a warm welcome to our brand new chart: the Official Progressive Albums Chart!

The new, regular monthly chart is being launched as a partnership between The Official Charts Company and Prog Magazine and coincides with the Orange Amplification presents the Progressive Music Awards in association with currencies.co.uk, which take place on September 3.

From September 9, Prog Magazine will publish the Official Progressive Albums Chart – a Top 30 of the biggest progressive albums over the previous month - in each of its monthly issues. The chart will also be published monthly here on OfficialCharts.com.

Showcasing a range of artists - from Pink Floyd and Genesis, through to the modern purveyors of prog such as Muse and Public Service Broadcasting - this contemporary chart will act as a definitive monthly list of the UK’s most popular prog albums; giving the genre new recognition and the credit it deserves as more than just an archaic 1970s phenomenon!

An extensive list of albums eligible for the chart have been defined by the progressive rock experts at Prog Magazine, the UK’s only magazine dedicated to progressive music. This list will be refined by new releases every month, with the biggest selling titles ranked on physical and digital sales and audio streaming data (from services such as Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Google Play and more), collected by the Official Charts Company. The ever evolving list will identify the artists and albums that push the conceptions and boundaries of ‘traditional music’.

With the first ever chart published in this month's edition of the magazine (on sale September 9), we can reveal that Tame Impala are the first ever Number 1 with their album Currents. See the full Top 10 below:

1 CURRENTS TAME IMPALA
2 DRONES MUSE
3 AMUSED TO DEATH ROGER WATERS
4 SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA JOE SATRIANI
5 THE RACE FOR SPACE PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
6 SOL INVICTUS FAITH NO MORE
7 UNDERWORLD SYMPHONY X
8 THE ENDLESS RIVER PINK FLOYD
9 STUPID THINGS THAT MEAN THE WORLD TIM BOWNESS
10 ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL NIGHTWISH

©2015 Official Charts Company . All rights reserved.

Jerry Ewing, editor of Prog Magazine, said: "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, 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!

“You look at some of the best-selling and acclaimed artists of the modern era like Muse, Radiohead, Mogwai, Tame Impala - what they do is incredible, they are challenging themselves, their audience and inspiring a new generation, and the Official Progressive Albums Chart is the platform in which this will be recognised.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Official Charts Company and that the voice of the UK’s best-selling music have given prog the platform it so deserves."

Martin Talbot, Chief Executive of the Official Charts Company, added: “We are delighted to be working with the progressive music experts at Prog Magazine to create this exciting new chart – and look forward to giving the most inventive artists working today a new showcase of their own, every month.”

To celebrate the launch of the new chart, we've also compiled a list of the biggest selling Prog artists of the 21st Century. Muse take the top spot with 4.4 million album sales, just beating Pink Floyd who have sold 3.8 million albums, with Radiohead in third and Kate Bush (the biggest selling prog female) in fourth. In total, six acts have sold more than 1 million progressive music albums this Millennium, with the 30 biggest artists selling over 24 million progressive music albums between them.

The Official Top 30 Progressive Artists of the 21st Century


ARTIST BIGGEST SELLING ALBUM

1 MUSE BLACK HOLES & REVELATIONS
2 PINK FLOYD THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
3 RADIOHEAD OK COMPUTER
4 KATE BUSH AERIEL
5 JEFF WAYNE THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
6 AIR MOON SAFARI
7 SIGUR ROS TAKK
8 MIKE OLDFIELD TUBULAR BELLS
9 GENESIS SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND
10 FLAMING LIPS YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS
11 RUSH 2112
12 YES CLOSE TO THE EDGE
13 ELO OUT OF THE BLUE
14 JETHRO TULL AQUALUNG
15 JOHN MARTYN SOLID AIR
16 PETER GABRIEL SO
17 ROXY MUSIC AVALON
18 KRAFTWERK THE MAN-MACHINE
19 MOODY BLUES ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM
20 DAVID GILMOUR ON AN ISLAND
21 DREAM THEATER IMAGES AND WORDS
22 FAIRPORT CONVENTION LIEGE & LIEF
23 TOOL LATERALUS
24 SUPERTRAMP BREAKFAST IN AMERICA
25 MOGWAI HAPPY SONGS FOR HAPPY PEOPLE
26 SPIRITUALIZED LET IT COME DOWN
27 WITHIN TEMPTATION THE HEART OF EVERYTHING
28 BRIAN ENO AMBIENT 1 - MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS
29 NIGHTWISH ONCE
30 MARILLION MISPLACED CHILDHOOD

©2015 Official Charts Company . All rights reserved.

Note: Chart shows the biggest artists, based on sales of their progressive albums from Jan 2000 to June 2015 inclusive. Each artist’s biggest selling progressive album of the Millennium is stated.


http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/o...s-chart__10626/

Big sales for the top 6!
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post Sep 3 2015, 05:50 PM
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They are obviously not counting the UK Sales of 'Hits' Albums, when they show each Act's best selling 21st Century Album.

'All Over The World - The Very Best Of' is - by far - E.L.O.'s biggest selling UK Album of this Century.

It was released in 2005, when it peaked at No.6.

From June 2005 to April 2015 it has spent 52 Weeks in the Top 75 & 87 Weeks in the Top 100.

The BPI have given it 2 Platinum Awards.

As a contrast, the 2007 re-issue of Out Of The Blue was a No.18 Hit & it spent 4 Weeks in the Top 75//Top 100.


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post Sep 3 2015, 10:51 PM
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It's astonishing that Pink Floyd have sold that many albums since the start of the century considering they only released one new set of material in the period.
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Any chart that has Public Service Broadcasting at number five has my approval biggrin.gif
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post Sep 3 2015, 11:15 PM
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It's astonishing that Pink Floyd have sold that many albums since the start of the century considering they only released one new set of material in the period.


And their last album was all instrumentals except for 1 song!
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In Music Week on 28/9/12 they published OCC album sales for a number of artists in the 21st Century.

The Beatles 8.2m
Rod Stewart 7.3m
Elvis Presley 7.2m
U2 7.0m
Queen 5.9m
Pink Floyd 4.4m
Abba 4.3m
Elton John 4.0m
The Rolling Stones 3.7m
AC/DC 3.1m
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The ever evolving list will identify the artists and albums that push the conceptions and boundaries of ‘traditional music’.



That's a questionable definition. Aphex Twin certainly qualifies but I very much doubt he'd be included in the chart - like many other electronic artists.
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How odd! I thought Prog Rock was eaten by Johnny Rotten in 1976.

I wonder what sub-genres (official or unofficial) make up the prog chart then? There's a world of difference between Supertramp and Mogwai, yet there they are sitting side by side.
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