1969–2019: In the Court of the Crimson King at 50

I’ve written a little bit about prog rock; my series “The Amazing Pudding” at PopMatters and rankings of the best prog albums and Top 100 Classic Prog Rock songs (and many, many reviews, etc.) When it comes to the best of the best, I’ve tended to keep it very simple: while debate can — and should — rage about what albums and songs belong in the upper echelon, when it comes to the best, there can only be…