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Concept Albums

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by acularw, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. acularw

    acularw Senior member

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    I won't post all of the obvious (classic) ones right away, but a couple favorites that I feel are drastically underrated. What are some of your favorites?



    The Decemberists Hazards of Love was IMO one of the top 5 albums of 2009. Saw them live at Lollapalooza and they killed the performance. Played the album front to back amidst the perfect dreary/rainy atmosphere.

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    One of my favorite hip-hop concept albums is NightHawks (Cage and Camu Tao). This is definitely worth a listen if you like underground hip hop at all.

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    Parliament
    Gloryhallastoopid-
    Funkentelechy vs The Placebo Syndrome
    Motor Booty Affair

    SATFS
    There's a Riot Goin On
     
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    The Good Life - Album of the Year, Blackout
    Pedro the Lion - Control, Winners Never Quit
    Cursive - Domestica
    The Antlers - Hospice
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In an Aeroplane Over the Sea
     
  4. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    Concept albums generally suck...
     
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    The Kinks--Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
     
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    SD1 Senior member

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    Rush - Hemispheres

    Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime

    Fates Warning- A Pleasant Shade of Grey
     
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    The Deacon Senior member

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    The One Giveth and The Count Taketh Away!-Bootsy Collins
    This one sucked so badly that I became instantly angry and I sold it to a used record shop after the first listening.[​IMG]
     
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    kwiteaboy Senior member

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    Donald Fagen's "The Nightfly" and "Kamakiriad".
     
  9. whodini

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    The obvious:

    Queens of the Stone Age- Songs for the Deaf
    Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon
    Sigur Ros- ( )
    Radiohead- OK Computer

    Less obvious:

    Failure- Fantastic Planet
    The Thrills- So Much For The City
    Beck- Guero
    Lovage- Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady To
    Midlake- Trials of Van Occupanther
    Underoath- Define the Great Line

    Not sure if Tool would fit under "concept" since they constantly do "concept" albums but Lateralus is my personal favorite.
     
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    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Wow, so there is a good concept album! [​IMG] OK Computer = dog turd.
     
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    The 70's was the golden age of the concept album yeah?
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    Alan Parsons did Edgar Alan Poe, some good stuff in there
    Rick Wakeman - everything inc Henry VIII, Journey to Cent Earth, Camelot or some such
    Elton John - Captain Fantastic, Yellow Brick Road
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side and Wish You were here
    Bowie - Ziggy , Diamond Dogs

    course a lot of people say it's all too cerebral - classically trained rock musos trying to get serous and compete with the big boys of orchestral music and esp Opera,
    my fav would be Dark Side
     
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  13. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    The 70's was the golden age of the concept album yeah?
    Rush 2112
    Alan Parsons did Edgar Alan Poe, some good stuff in there
    Rick Wakeman - everything inc Henry VIII, Journey to Cent Earth, Camelot or some such
    Elton John - Captain Fantastic, Yellow Brick Road
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side and Wish You were here
    Bowie - Ziggy , Diamond Dogs


    Thankfully there was another side to the 70s.....


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    ^ Amen! (Although, I would replace them with the New York Dolls! [​IMG])
     
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    Pilot Senior member

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    All the Coheed and Cambria albums

    Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
     
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    OK Computer = dog turd.

    Lulz. Yes, that must be it, and not one of the most consistently-praised albums of the last twenty years.

    Not that I (anyone) really valued your opinion up till now.
     
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    HotlantaHoward Senior member

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    Some absolutely classic concept albums that need to be mentioned:

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    Lulz. Yes, that must be it, and not one of the most consistently praised albums of the last twenty years. Not that I (anyone) really valued your opinion up till now.
    1. That last sentence didn't make sense! [​IMG] 2. Radiohead have always sucked, and anyone who likes them is a tool and/or a fool. 3. Nearly all the albums in this thread suck. Especially, that new Destroyer album! Blergh!
     
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    ^ Amen! (Although, I would replace them with the New York Dolls! [​IMG])

    OK Computer = dog turd.

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