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SurfaceAgentX2Zero 9:32 Sat Aug 27
'Concept albums' that aren't shit
I've got five, that are all probably 'rock operas' rather than concept albums

SF Sorrow - Pretty Things
Village Green Preservation Society Kinks
Tommy - Who
Arthur - Kinks
Quadrophenia - Who

These are all great, but Messrs Davies and Townshend should probably be burnt at the stake for some of the other shit they inspired, much of it incidentally, produced by Ray Davies himself.

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Kaiser Zoso 2:55 Thu Sep 1
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
Eagles

Desperado

Razzle 2:51 Thu Sep 1
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Songs for the deaf - Queens of the Stone age. Based on a journey through the California desert from LA to the Joshua tree

Mr Anon 11:17 Thu Sep 1
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I like a fair few of the Jean Michel Jarre albums if they count. Obviously they've lost a lot of what made them jawdropping at the time.

mashed in maryland 11:04 Thu Sep 1
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Pink Floyd- Animals

Fo the Communist 7:15 Tue Aug 30
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
The first half of 2112 - Rush
Under Cold Blue Stars - Josh Rouse
The Sunset Tree - the Mountain Goats

BRANDED 6:44 Tue Aug 30
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
Frank Sinatra: Watertown
Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain
Stevie Wonder: Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants
Parliament: Mothership Connection
Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On

Mike Oxsaw 6:43 Tue Aug 30
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
I don't think that Rick Wakeman's Six Wives of Henry VIII is particularly shit - or even shit at all, full stop carriage return, DING!

WHU(Exeter) 6:35 Tue Aug 30
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
Auntie T, FSOL, I used to play Papua New Guinea to death, but hadn’t heard Dead City.

Just given it a listen, bit dark, but some brilliant pieces in it, ta.

aubRM1 3:35 Mon Aug 29
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
WASP - The Crimson Idol

gridbasher 1:29 Mon Aug 29
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
In no particular order
Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll - Jethro Tull
Pictures Of Starving Children Sell Records - Chumbawamba
American Idiot - Green Day
Quadrophenia - The Who
The Seaside - Cardiacs

dm 1:25 Mon Aug 29
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
I forgot Voyage 34 by Porcupine Tree.

dm 1:24 Mon Aug 29
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
I do like concept albums as it gives the album a direction, as opposed to being a collection of tracks.
So, I can think of loads of great concept or semi concept albums:

Arena - The Visitor
Art of Noise - The Seduction of Claude Debussy
Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle
Ayreon - The Universal Migrator
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
Camel - The Snow Goose
Camel - Dust and Dreams
Camel - Stationary Traveller
Camel - Harbour of Tears
Cosmograf - The Man Left in Space
Current 93 - All the Pretty Little Horses
Eccentronic Research Council - 1612 Underture
Peter Gabriel - Ovo
Gong - Flying Teapot
Gong - Angel's Egg
Hawkwind - Alien 4
Hawkwind - The Machine Stops
Lyrian - The Jester's Quest in the City of Glass
Manfred Mann's Earth Band- Somewhere in Afrika
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Solar Fire
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Marillion - Brave
Marillion - Afraid of Sunlight
Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman - Hound of the Baskervilles
Pallas - The Sentinel
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space
Rhapsody - Symphony of Enchanted Lands
Lee Saunders - A Promise of Peace
Al Stewart - Past, Present and Future
Al Stewart - Down in the Cellar
Jeff Wayne - War of the Worlds
Roger Waters - Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
Roger Waters - Amused to Death
Rick Wakeman - No Earthly Connection
Rick Wakeman - Myths and Legends of King Arthur

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 11:39 Mon Aug 29
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
I'm probably going to add American IV: The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash.

He'd probably turn in his grave to hear it described as a concept album, but every song is about death or at least loss. Very poignant coming from a man who is audibly dying. And it's a magnificent coda to the great man's career.

DiCaniosLefty 6:38 Sun Aug 28
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory, Metropolis Pt2

yngwies Cat 6:36 Sun Aug 28
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Jeff Wayne's War of the World's.

New Jersey 3:23 Sun Aug 28
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The defamation of Strickland Banks - Plan B

Claret Badger 2:43 Sun Aug 28
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
in the court of the crimson king
dsotm
fear of a black planet
american idiot
good kid madd city

Turk1 1:50 Sun Aug 28
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
OK Computer - Radiohead
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

Auntie Thermite 1:29 Sun Aug 28
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
Dead Cities FSOL

only1billybonds 2:15 Sun Aug 28
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
Whats going on. Marvin Gaye.

Dr Matt 1:40 Sun Aug 28
Re: 'Concept albums' that aren't shit
Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler
Daft Punk - Discovery
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment

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