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Best rock concept album?

 
Anonymous Coward
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The Who - Quadrophenia


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the quadro tour comes thru my town friday. working on some nice floor seats right now!
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I know I will catch hell and be hated for this... but I don't really consider Pink Floyd rock, just my opinion.

And by a concept album I would think the whole album with all the song's together tell's a story.
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2112 by Rush beats 'em all in a second flat.
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The Who - Quadrophenia


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This!
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Don't know if this is a "concept" album, but I really dig Zappa.


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Any answer not linking to a Pink Floyd album will be wholly disregarded.
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^ This ^
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i have this on vinyl
--"In this era of great big brains anything that can happen will. So hunker down." -- Kurt Vonnegut, JR. -- Galapagos.
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the concept album is not a dead concept

if you can find anything better released in the last 15 years, i'd love to hear it.
--"In this era of great big brains anything that can happen will. So hunker down." -- Kurt Vonnegut, JR. -- Galapagos.
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I quickly breezed over the first page and theres many great albums listed. I believe that there cannot simply be one best album for there are so many bands the have been blessed by all that is good to shed light on all that has been covered by darkness. I have always listened to what some consider the best rock. But guess what? All music has been touched by the divine. Please Please Please have the decency to listen to any artist i list for i have listened to so so many rock music.



CHECK ANY AND ALL OF THESE FOR THEY ALL ARE CONSIDERED THE BEST!!!!!!!

FOR THE SAKE OF HOW LITTLE TIME WE HAVE LEFT I WILL LIST THE BEST CDS BY THE ARTIST, YOU HOWEVER CAN LISTEN TO ANY ALBUM BY THE ARTIST I HAVE NOT LISTED!

GOJIRA L'enfant Sauvage
GOJIRA Way of all Flesh
TRIVIUM Ascendancy
PROTEST THE HERO Fortress
BENEATH THE SKY IN LOVING MEMORY
ALL THAT REMAINS For we are Many
AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK Allegiance
AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK Instinct
WAR OF AGES Arise and Conquer
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
ASKING ALEXANDRIA
RISE AGAINST




THERE ARE SO MANY MORE- I WILL LIST SOME MORE ALTER IF I HAVE TIME I HAVE TO GO GRAB SOME SHIT BEFORE STUFF CLOSES !!
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Not rock, but this is a great concept album:




I figured we could go a bit off topic since you already answered the question in the first post.

And since this thread has broadened the definition of concept album, I give you Skunkworks:


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Classic.
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Georgia Satellites In the Land of Salvation and Sin.

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Or listen to Swans and stop embracing this MSM approved horse shit.
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The Tubes "Completion Backwards Principle" is the absolute shit, amazing album by one of the coolest, most innovative rock bands ever...The Tubes, these guys can give Rush a run for their money, amazing musicians, plus the best frontman ever, Fee Waybill on vocals!
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Little more out there, 2 albums, 4 songs. Friends used to say I got ripped off 'cus there were only 4 songs. LOL!
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Dream Theater
Metropolis 2 - Scenes from a Memory

Great...great album.
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Yep, fantastic. And I'd add Transatlatic - The Whirlwind.
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Are people really stupid? About 75% of the albums listed so far are NOT concept albums. I don't think people know what a concept album is to tell you the truth. I'm embarrassed. Yes' Close to the Edge is NOT a concept album.
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Here is my choice, by the way


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Some good ones listed here.

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is more than a "yo dawg" concept, but it has that going for it too.

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When the Beatles had given up touring, Lennon said that they could "send out four waxworks ... and that would satisfy the crowds",[7] and McCartney later explained, "We were fed up with being the Beatles. We really hated that fucking four little mop-top approach. We were not boys, we were men ... and [we] thought of ourselves as artists rather than just performers."[8] In early February McCartney had the idea of recording an album that would represent a performance by a fictitious band.[9] This alter-ego group would give the band the freedom to experiment musically. McCartney explained: "I thought, let's not be ourselves. Let's develop alter egos ... it won't be us making all that sound, it won't be the Beatles, it'll be this other band, so we'll be able to lose our identities in this."[10] Martin wrote of the fictitious band concept: "'Sergeant Pepper' itself didn't appear until halfway through making the album. It was Paul's song, just an ordinary rock number ... but when we had finished it, Paul said, 'Why don't we make the album as though the Pepper band really existed, as though Sergeant Pepper was making the record? We'll dub in effects and things.' I loved the idea, and from that moment on it was as though Pepper had a life of its own".[11]

The album starts with the title song, which introduces Sgt. Pepper's band itself; this song segues into a sung introduction for bandleader "Billy Shears" (Starr), who performs "With a Little Help from My Friends". A reprise version of the title song appears on side two of the album just prior to the climactic "A Day in the Life", creating a bookend effect. However, the band effectively abandoned the concept other than the first two songs and the reprise. Lennon was unequivocal in stating that the songs he wrote for the album had nothing to do with the Sgt. Pepper concept, and further noted that none of the other songs did either, saying "Every other song could have been on any other album".[12] In spite of Lennon's statements to the contrary, the album has been widely heralded as an early and ground-breaking example of the concept album.[13]
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The lamb lies down on broadway....
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I agree..
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Re: Best rock concept album?
I'm not sure I'd tag "best" on any one, they are all noteworthy.

As far as more current stuff goes, I particularly like:


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I know, not truly current. More current than most of the stuff on the thread. Concept albums aren't so much in demand anymore. Most of the kids don't have the attention span...just sayin'.

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Edited out of the film for fear on the part of the filmmakers that the film was running too long...

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:)

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Never ages.

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Are people really stupid? About 75% of the albums listed so far are NOT concept albums. I don't think people know what a concept album is to tell you the truth. I'm embarrassed. Yes' Close to the Edge is NOT a concept album.
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Ya know, some people just love to declare others as being wrong. Just because you don't see something one way does not mean it is false. Maybe you just can't understand the concept.

"Close to the Edge is a concept album and the title drack draws inspiration from Hermann Hesse's book Siddartha.

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"The river ("the flowing of time into eternity" in Jungian terms[14], indicating the cyclic nature of nature) flows into the sea and ocean. Water is the usual symbol of the collective unconscious; the sea is specifically, with the ocean, the source of life. Here it is useful to know that Close to the Edge -- the "concept album" containing "And You And I" -- was written as an interpretation of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha, wherein the river is a unifying theme and the symbol of cyclic time. After individuating the self -- realizing the self, becoming a whole person, fully aware -- one passes back into the existence beyond consciousness, abandons oneself to "the vast, mysterious rhythm of Nature's eternal cycle,"[15] and achieves immortality by losing consciousness of time and change."

So, again, music and concept are individual. I see this album as a concept album. All the songs have a theme intertwined. Then again, YES music can not be be understood by all. "Soon, oh soon, the Light"
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I know I will catch hell and be hated for this... but I don't really consider Pink Floyd rock, just my opinion.

And by a concept album I would think the whole album with all the song's together tell's a story.
 Quoting: BULLDOZER


I consider Pink Floyd to be rock ... but what is debatable is, is Pink Floyd prog?

Sergeant Pepper was presented as a concept album, Lennon said: we told people there was a concept, when there wasn't actually, but maybe the concept was the concept of "concept album" people were asked to receive the album as a whole instead of a collection of tunes.

They kind of invented the concept of concept album while they didn't do it ...

but the White Album certainly isn't a concept album ...
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imop a masterpiece...


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euuugh fuuuuck Queefrych... so ... so "obvious" .. so unoriginal... so overused repetetive idiology that's been repeated for the past 10-20 yrs into a nice clean produced package.. (with nofucking BASS!)....


MASTODON!!! CRACK THE SKYE!!!!!

fuuuuck queef ryche
that band sucks complete assholes
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Oh dude...how old are you? 12?

This album came out in 1988. A bit before your 10-20 year reference. They were cutting edge at the time.

Mastadon? Really? Good thrash, but the vocal style has no range.

cheers
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imop a masterpiece...


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euuugh fuuuuck Queefrych... so ... so "obvious" .. so unoriginal... so overused repetetive idiology that's been repeated for the past 10-20 yrs into a nice clean produced package.. (with nofucking BASS!)....


MASTODON!!! CRACK THE SKYE!!!!!

fuuuuck queef ryche
that band sucks complete assholes
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24019168


Oh dude...how old are you? 12?

This album came out in 1988. A bit before your 10-20 year reference. They were cutting edge at the time.

Mastadon? Really? Good thrash, but the vocal style has no range.

cheers
 Quoting: Maguyver


This! What is he 14 with poor fucking taste in music.

Nearly 25 years on and the original Mindcrime has held up pretty well. It was quite well received at the time.

To each his own
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fuuuuck you i'm 37 and i keep up with people my AGE making music! listen to "the hunter" by Mastodon fukker.

queefsryche is caca doodey.

mastodon has evolved brilliant vocal range.

and i shouldn't be an asshole to you here.. because if i wasn't an asshole.. and presented this in a straight up manner.. you may actually chek out mastodon and get to like it...

but i'm not gonna because fuck queefryche

no i'm just playing around i jsut relate them with show-off opra-type over the top dudes that think they're the shit instead of actually bringing some elements of subtle artistic workings into their shit.. to each their own i guess ..

but you're missing out to forgoe the mastodon element.

honestly.


im sure there are many queensryche fans that dig mastodon
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Peter Townsend came to every show

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u can totally gauge the age-range of this board by this thread lol...

so much ELP, the who, zep, floyd, crimson.. etc...

i'd say the average od fogey that come shere is between 40-60.

no prob with that.

tells me they're very versed in their shit...conspiracy or not

which can be a BAD thing too...
too concretely comitted to their beliefs...

did you knw the illuminati are saving us from the yellow sign?

oh no the illuminati are the bad guys!

hah.. suckers... fucking suckered into believing the illuminati are the bad guys...
watch you battle tooth and nail your uncredited anonymous saviors...

just because of your old age and your stick-to-it-iveness to your concrete bliefs.. your inability to open your minds and see otherwise...

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