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rmandelbaum 10-03-2008 04:06 PM

Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
I was chatting in another thread and it got me thinking about conceptual albums. I know of a few, and it seems to be a lost art. I know there are many great ones I am missing out on. So I will start with my list and would love to see others add in.

In no particular Order:



1. Ping Floyd:
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Dark Side Of The Moon
  • Animals
  • The Wall

2. Jethro Tull, Aqualung
3. Rush, 2112
4. Dream Theater, Scenes From A Memory
5. Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell (hey at least I admit it)


Ok I got it started and I know there are many missing. Please chime in.

oops 10-03-2008 06:06 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Pat Metheny- The Way Up

John Coltrane- A Love Supreme

Muckster 10-03-2008 11:01 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Pink Floyd - The Wall

Marillion - Misplaced Childhood

Marillion - Clucthing at Straws

stasz 10-04-2008 12:23 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Phish- The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday
Phish- Rift
Genesis- The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
The Who- Tommy
The Who- Quadrophenia
John Coltrane- A Love Supreme

I was never into the whole "album rock" thing but I sure love all the songs on these albums.

The Colonel 10-04-2008 12:48 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Trane/Ali - Interstellar Space

TMV - Frances the Mute

and the others mentioned


Oh and Jesus Christ Superstar. I know it's a full on Musical, but hey...

Billy Brown 10-04-2008 01:32 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Not favorites but concept albums, nonetheless:

The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper
Brian Wilson, Smile
Lou Reed, Metal Machine Music
Flaming Lips, Zaireeka
NoFX, The Decline

razorx 10-04-2008 04:21 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Is saints of L.A. by motley Crue a concept album?

joshlovestodrum 10-04-2008 05:01 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Leviathan by Mastodon (completely written around the story Moby Dick)

jay norem 10-04-2008 05:06 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
"Enlightenment" by McCoy Tyner. Recorded live at the Montreux jazz festival, with Alphonse Mouzin tearing it up.

MykeyInChains 10-04-2008 05:53 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Nine Inch Nails "The Downward Spiral"
Rather depressing, but still one of my favorite albums of all time.

stasz 10-04-2008 06:25 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Colonel (Post 486444)
Oh and Jesus Christ Superstar. I know it's a full on Musical, but hey...

Yes yes yes yes!!!! Check the avatar. The soundtrack to Jesus Christ Superstar may well be my favorite album period. Hopefully this doesn't start one of those debates about religion...

Deeru Piotr 10-04-2008 11:04 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
The Wall, The lamb lies down on Broadway, Quadrophenia, Yes!uschrist superstar (already mentioned) plus:
Camel The Snowgoose
Jethro Tull Thick as a brick
David Bowie Ziggy Stardust

aydee 10-04-2008 11:14 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Dark Side of the Moon

St.Pepper

Koln Concert

Thelonius Monk ( was it Brilliant Corners? )

darknessdude16 10-04-2008 11:34 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Coheed and Cambria:
  • The Second Stage Turbine Blade
  • In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
  • Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
  • Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow

All very good conceptual albums in my view. The first two albums were the best in my opinion although the last two have also been good

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The Colonel 10-04-2008 12:33 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Yeah man! I used to (and should bring it back) be blasting Jesus Christ Superstar at my apartment and would call friends randomly - the ones I knew wouldn't pick up the phone (either because they were at work or whatever) and would jump in where ever the album was and leave a message of me singing along (and always rocking - that's the one album I can sing EVERYTHING well - that and Sam Cooke's greatest hits) My friends would call back "That was AWESOME"

I can play half of the musical on the piano - Heaven On Their Minds is a great one to pull out in front of "the ladies"

Oooohhhhhhh - "The Ladies"

GRUNTERSDAD 10-04-2008 01:52 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Moody Blues...Days of Future Passed.

Drumsword 10-04-2008 02:37 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Queensryche- Operation Mindcrime

Deltadrummer 10-12-2008 08:44 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
I was just listening to it in the car today,

Snow Spock's Beard (It's what you get when you put JCS, The Lamb, Quadrophenia, Tommy, and The Wall in a blender.)

also
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Radiohead OK Computer
Dream Theater Metropolis:Scenes from a Memory
RTF Romantic Warrior

and second those mentioned esp. 70's Tull, JCS and Moodies and In Search of the Lost Chord.

I still like prog . . . it's good stuff.

caddywumpus 10-12-2008 08:49 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Beatles--Sgt. Pepper
John Coltrane--Love Supreme
Pedro the Lion--Control

frank0072 10-12-2008 03:46 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Saviour Machine - Saviour Machine
Saviour Machine - Saviour Machine 2
Saviour Machine - Legend I
Saviour Machine - Legend II
Saviour Machine - Legend III:I

Saviour Machine - Legend III:II (Still to come...)

And Scenes of a Memory from DT

TopCat 10-12-2008 03:55 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joshlovestodrum (Post 486515)
Leviathan by Mastodon (completely written around the story Moby Dick)

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Big_Philly 10-12-2008 04:32 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Drumsword (Post 486623)
Queensryche- Operation Mindcrime

Same here.
Twenty characters.

eits1986 10-12-2008 07:09 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Flaming Lips - Zaireeka

What a great experiment.

rockinrider 10-12-2008 08:03 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull

My personal favorite:
The Grand Wazoo - Zappa


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petetheweed 10-13-2008 12:15 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Arthur Russell - World of Echo

Big_Philly 10-13-2008 12:15 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Oh yeah, and Misplaced Childhood by Marillion... and Brave (also Marillion). Marillion is pretty good imo.

Matt 10-16-2008 06:52 AM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
I like both Dark Side of the Moon and Scenes from a Memory.

katman 10-16-2008 09:07 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking - Roger Waters

rmandelbaum 10-16-2008 09:45 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Now I have to go get some of these, this is great!

rjsteinbach 10-16-2008 09:56 PM

Re: Favorite Conceptual Albums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joshlovestodrum (Post 486515)
Leviathan by Mastodon (completely written around the story Moby Dick)

Blood Mountain is a concept album. According to bassist Troy Sanders, "It's about climbing up a mountain and the different things that can happen to you when you're stranded on a mountain, in the woods, and you're lost. You're starving, hallucinating, running into strange creatures. You're being hunted. It's about that whole struggle." -from wikipedia

Apparently the album they are recording now is about the skies, heavens and the metaphysical.

can't wait to hear it supposedly it is more classic rock less metal...


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