Progressive rock developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the 1960s. Also known as classical rock, progressive rock was highly successful, with some bands continuously playing into the 1980s. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, Fear of a Blank Planet is one of the top albums in this genre. This was one of the most popular genres of music amongst teenagers and older folks in the 1980 and even the 1990s because it was just different from anything anyone had heard before. That's why it was highly successful. Today it is not as hot as it once was, but it is still popular amongst certain groups of people living in the USA and UK. Specifically, people in the South West region are highly fond of it, probably due to the influence of the media.