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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #100 on: 13 Sep 2009, 22:26 »


Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull


So, uh, what's the concept here?

Other than, y'know, "LOL prog rock"
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #101 on: 14 Sep 2009, 07:15 »

Uhhhh 2 pages and nobody mentioning Blind Guardian's Nightfall in Middle Earth? For shame!

I knew about the album. But I just can't stand power metal any longer  :lol:
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #102 on: 14 Sep 2009, 08:39 »

All 3 of Haggard's older albums: Neo-classical metal wrapped around a historical story, like the trial of Galileo.  8-)

Also, Rick Wakeman's Return to the Center of the Earth is pretty cool, but the definition of it as an album is possibly questionable. At this point, when Patrick Stewart narrates spoken parts of a story, I really don't care.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #103 on: 14 Sep 2009, 13:47 »


Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull


So, uh, what's the concept here?

Other than, y'know, "LOL prog rock"

Its a send-up of concept albums, inspired by a bunch of people saying Aqualung was a concept album.  Basically LOL prog rock making fun of LOL prog rock.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #104 on: 14 Sep 2009, 14:43 »

The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls

Just though I'd drop a few more recent ones people have yet to mention.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #105 on: 14 Sep 2009, 14:56 »


Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull


So, uh, what's the concept here?

Other than, y'know, "LOL prog rock"

Its a send-up of concept albums, inspired by a bunch of people saying Aqualung was a concept album.  Basically LOL prog rock making fun of LOL prog rock.

Still a fantastic album!
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #106 on: 14 Sep 2009, 22:31 »

Well, duh.

It was the first vinyl record I ever owned, too.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #107 on: 18 Sep 2009, 09:28 »

I just got Sufjan Steven's latest, and now Illinoise is on the list. Amazing piece of work.
[uselessrant] I hate it when people say that his albums are concept albums. They are NOT. They are about states, but the songs have nothing to do with each other. If you can tell me how John Wayne Gacy, Casimir Pulaski, and Mary Todd Lincoln have anything to do with each other (besides that state bullshit) than you must be a goddamn genius. [/uselessrant]
Although I do his enjoy enjoy his music, they just aren't concept albums.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #108 on: 18 Sep 2009, 10:01 »

Serge Gainsbourg's "Melody Nelson".
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #109 on: 18 Sep 2009, 17:07 »

I adore all of Opeth's concept albums-- Ghost Reveries, My Arms Your Hearse, and Still Life.  Apart from Blackwater Park, they are by and large Opeth at their best.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #110 on: 18 Sep 2009, 19:00 »

I adore all of Opeth's concept albums-- Ghost Reveries, My Arms Your Hearse, and Still Life.  Apart from Blackwater Park, they are by and large Opeth at their best.

did you just imply that Blackwater Park is NOT among their best material?

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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #111 on: 18 Sep 2009, 19:50 »

I think he said that their concept albums are their best work aside from Blackwater Park.  I thought the same thing, so I went back and read it a few more times and arrived at that conclusion.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #112 on: 18 Sep 2009, 21:21 »

Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans


WHAT THE FUCK NEW AHAB ALBUM!! WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED?!
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #113 on: 18 Sep 2009, 21:37 »

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I think he said that their concept albums are their best work aside from Blackwater Park.  I thought the same thing, so I went back and read it a few more times and arrived at that conclusion.

Yeah, that's what I meant.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #114 on: 19 Sep 2009, 04:24 »

did you just imply that Blackwater Park is NOT among their best material?
better 'splain yerself or you and i and are gonna have fisticuffs!
Meh...
Yo dude, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish but the first 4 albums are the best albums of all their discography, OF ALL THEIR DISCOGRAPHY.
Yeah... Blackwater Park is awesome, but everything before that it's just 10 times better. Morningrise being their best imho.
Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
WHAT THE FUCK NEW AHAB ALBUM!! WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED?!

Now you are informed, the album came out 22 july, and from what I've heard... This dudes did it again, amazing album and the best thing is that it's fresh... It's not a copy of what they did in the debut, something that I was really afraid of, but no... The album is fresh and they tried a lot of new things that work really good. And the artwork is a killer as well.
Doom ahoy, mateys
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #115 on: 19 Sep 2009, 05:05 »

i'd agree that morningrise and still life are awesome (those two plus blackwater park collectively make up their best IMO), but i just can't get into orchid or my arms your hearse though.  one things for sure, they should never have fired the bassist who played on morningrise, his lines were beautiful!
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #116 on: 19 Sep 2009, 05:39 »

Yeah I ordered the album about 30 seconds after my post last night. Thanks!
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #117 on: 19 Sep 2009, 06:22 »

Not a problem dude, I hope you'll enjoy it !!!  :-)
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i'd agree that morningrise and still life are awesome (those two plus blackwater park collectively make up their best IMO), but i just can't get into orchid or my arms your hearse though.  one things for sure, they should never have fired the bassist who played on morningrise, his lines were beautiful!

Orchid and My Arms Your Hearse are way darker and have a more "brutal" approach than the others and The influences of Death and Black are more clear if you hear Mikaels haunting growls almost black-like on Orchid and the "fuzzy" production of My Arms. So I see what you mean. Then again, One of the things I like about Orchid is that it's their debut but it's incredibly well done, they knew what they wanted to do since their very first beginning. And that flower is beautiful!

Mendez is a great dude, Still Life has some sweet bass, but yeah... Everytime I see "bass" and "Opeth" in the same sentence... I think about Morningrise.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #118 on: 21 Sep 2009, 10:13 »

Does Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty" count? It's a loose concept album I guess..but the first 3 songs are some of my favorite songs. Ever. Period.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #119 on: 22 Sep 2009, 06:50 »

Just figured out I forgot Misplace Childhood.

Also, I second the Haggard mention. Haggard are awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ2Y9_MwiE8
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« Reply #120 on: 03 Dec 2010, 13:43 »

Lately one of my favorite concept albums has been B. Dolan's "The Failure," which is - when stripped down to the basic summary - the story of a man in a bomb shelter after massive nuclear war. The last man on Earth.

It's definitely not an album for everyone and many people won't like it or get it, but personally I think it's fantastic. Took a few listens to really get into it, but now I can't stop. The atmosphere of the whole thing is very dark and brooding, and the story escalates perfectly.

"Still Electric," the second track from the album.

Definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an album that's dark, and filled with some interesting poetry.

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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #121 on: 03 Dec 2010, 13:50 »

oh hello thread that is over a year old

how long it's been
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #122 on: 03 Dec 2010, 20:05 »

New guy, you need to get correct music tasteTM.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #123 on: 03 Dec 2010, 22:18 »

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of the Moon
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town
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Yes, definitely.


Does Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty" count? It's a loose concept album I guess..but the first 3 songs are some of my favorite songs. Ever. Period.

Aw hell yeah.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #124 on: 03 Dec 2010, 22:22 »

I've always preferred Animals over Dark Side Of The Moon.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #125 on: 04 Dec 2010, 07:09 »

We went over this literally half a decade ago!
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #126 on: 04 Dec 2010, 15:54 »

Seriously, how has nobody mentioned this?



Honestly, I remember when my friend John first leant me this album, I was stunned. The lyrical content is amazing.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #127 on: 07 Dec 2010, 02:18 »

The Archandroid.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #128 on: 07 Dec 2010, 07:47 »

The concept for Trainwreck is actually really, really cool.

This. Fantastic record.

Also:

(this has at least a loose concept)
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #129 on: 07 Dec 2010, 14:10 »

If Isis' concept was "bore the pants off me", they certainly did it well.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #130 on: 07 Dec 2010, 16:20 »

The first and the greatest FTW:

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles.
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« Reply #131 on: 07 Dec 2010, 21:23 »

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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #132 on: 07 Dec 2010, 21:40 »

I know saying this will most likely get me shot.

But A Thousand Suns By Linkin Park is totally a concept album... and a shockingly good one.

though I do worry they're becoming U2-2
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #133 on: 07 Dec 2010, 22:21 »

Some of my favorites

Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater
The Incident - Porcupine Tree
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Epica - Kamelot
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #134 on: 08 Dec 2010, 09:30 »

I know saying this will most likely get me shot.

But A Thousand Suns By Linkin Park is totally a concept album... and a shockingly good one.

though I do worry they're becoming U2-2

Linkin Park will never be as good as U2, in my opinion.  Or even close.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #135 on: 08 Dec 2010, 10:26 »

The first and the greatest FTW:

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles.

Not a concept album or a great album, frankly.
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« Reply #136 on: 08 Dec 2010, 10:39 »

Fear Factory's Obsolete has been an album that I considered largely concept, without knowing they actually wrote it as such.
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« Reply #137 on: 08 Dec 2010, 10:42 »

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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #138 on: 08 Dec 2010, 11:15 »

The Chasm - Procession to the Infraworld
Panopticon - Collapse
Ruins of Beverast - Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite
Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #139 on: 08 Dec 2010, 11:23 »

I often cite the incredible Firewater by Silkworm as being a concept album of sorts, largely because the title, artwork and most of the songs relate to the excessive consumption of alcohol -

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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #140 on: 11 Dec 2010, 13:07 »

I'll mention Darkly, darkly, Venus aversa here. Because I like it.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #141 on: 11 Dec 2010, 15:04 »

The first and the greatest FTW:

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles.

Not a concept album or a great album, frankly.

This, although "A Day in the Life" is one of my favourite Beatles songs.
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« Reply #142 on: 11 Dec 2010, 15:27 »

And even though the album may not be their very best, it's still pretty damn good.  Of course, hearing it when it came out rather than as a relic from history might have some bearing on my view of it - but whatever has happened since doesn't invalidate the quality it displayed right then.
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« Reply #143 on: 13 Dec 2010, 20:18 »



Yeah, yeah, I know, Thrice. They've come a damn long way from their first couple albums.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #144 on: 13 Dec 2010, 21:43 »

I found Fire & Water so disappointing, though Air & Earth were great. Nothing tops Vheissu, imo.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #145 on: 16 Dec 2010, 12:30 »

Another vote for Dream Theater's Scenes from a Memory and Opeth's Still Life...

Also add to the list:
Devin Townsend - Ziltoid the Omniscient
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Rosetta - The Galilean Satellites
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #146 on: 16 Dec 2010, 13:23 »

Haha, Rosetta doesn't have concept albums, as much as just an obsession with Europa. I love it, though.

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« Reply #147 on: 16 Dec 2010, 13:30 »

That's fair :D
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #148 on: 16 Dec 2010, 13:39 »

I never would've had In Absentia pegged as a concept either. Especially interesting because everything they've made since then has been overtly conceptual.
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Re: Favorite Concept Album(s)
« Reply #149 on: 16 Dec 2010, 13:49 »

What do we define as a concept album though?

Does it have to tell a story or can it just be something where all the songs explore similiar lyrical or musical themes?
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