Greatest Concept Albums Of All Time

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Yep
     
  2. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    I'm gonna go with these...in no particular order

    Sgt, Pepper's
    Operation Mindcrime/Empire
    Passion and Warfare
    Music from "The Elder" (I know I'll take some sh!t for this one...I can take it...bring it!:cool:)
     
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  3. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    what’s the concept of sgt pepper, the outfits? doesn’t seem to hang as a running away with the circus story and especially when you consider ‘good morning’ ‘doing better’ ‘fixing a hole’... it’s all over the place.
     
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    walrus New Member

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  5. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    even that article addresses the lack of cohesion and that all of lennon’s songs are about cornflake boxes and posters and kids drawings and newspaper obituaries have no place between mccartney’s intro/reprise. and ‘within you without you’ is just what? old-timey military band music?

    ‘denim on ice’ is more of a concept record.

     
  6. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    YUP! Nailed it!
     
  7. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    How could everyone forget poor R? :eek:
    Ya know, R.Kelly... Trapped in the Closet...that was the first R&B Opera...now that's a concept to wrap your heads around.o_O;)
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I went to Sgt Peppers thinking only about the movie. Then I discounted it because of the movie. Great album, just not sure if it really is a concept.
     
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    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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  10. walrus

    walrus New Member

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    Agreed.
     
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  11. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    ‘meet the beatles’ was an even earlier concept album, about meeting the beatles. they were even dressed alike on the cover! groundbreaking new territory for the lads from liverpool.
     
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  12. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    How about Pink Floyd Animals
     
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  13. walrus

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    Does one album side count? RUSH 2112!!
     
  14. RaySachs

    RaySachs New Member

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    At the start of this thread, I expressed my confusion about the concept of the concept album. Several people have attempted to explain it, with examples and supporting evidence. Hasn’t cleared it up at all, although I appreciate the effort. I rest, or at least drop, my case...

    Carry on (my wayward sons?)...

    -Ray
     
  15. mad monk

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    Reality, What A Concept! Robin WIlliams
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I have the DVD of that... It's incredible! It's like watching a a thirty car pileup filled with clown cars and shark trucks.
     
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  17. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    WOW! That's quite a commitment dude, I get it totally!...I did this kind of thing for years....even if I wasn't into the music or a film in particular....if it won an Ocscar OR a Grammy....I added it to my collection....I gotta be honest, I don't have the R.Kelly hard copy...the videos were intense...possibly more so, because I remember hiding in a girl friends closet when I was 16....her dad came home early from work...I'm pretty sure I left my innocence, my dignity, a sock and a pair of boxers in that closet...talk about hard to watch ....
     
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  18. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    ‘trapped in the closet’ is an overlong but not memorable ‘busted’ rehash. ‘busted’ was great tho.
     

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