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#1
okay I've been watching The Wall: Live in Berlin today, and I really need to find some more albums that have this sort of feel to them. Yes I'm looking for some different concept albums. Now I've heard many, most of Roger Waters's solo stuff, all of the Who's concept stuff, Dream Theater stuff, scene's from a memory was pretty amazing. I was wondering if A: you had any suggestions, and B: what your favorites were. Now, GO!


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#2
The Hold Steady's Almost Killed Me, Seperation Sunday, and Boys & Girls In America all follow the same great story line.
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Have you listened to Pros and Cons of Hitch hiking? or Amused to Death? I know thats roger waters but I am still recommending them to you. I do believe Joe's Garage by Frank zappa is a rock opera.

My favorites are: The Roger Waters Trilogy (Pros and Cons of Hitch hiking, Radio KAOS, and Amused to Death), Pink Floyd's concept albums, Strange days by the doors, Tommy by the who. I heard Sgt Pepper's a concept album, but I am not sure about that one.
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Erm, I guess 10,000 Days by Tool? Is that considered a concept album?
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Erm, I guess 10,000 Days by Tool? Is that considered a concept album?


I don't think 10,000 days is. Lateralus is more a concept album than 10,000 days.

Mastodon's Blood Mountain (their own story) and Leviathan (based on Moby Dick)

Coheed and Cambria's entire back catalogue... if you want to put the effort into it. A complex story spanning (atm) 4 albums and a sprinkling of side projects isn't easy to get into. See also: The Prize Fighter Inferno.
#9
mastodon and any tool album would probably give that same feel

mastadon can be kind of grating though
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Have you listened to Pros and Cons of Hitch hiking? or Amused to Death? I know thats roger waters but I am still recommending them to you. I do believe Joe's Garage by Frank zappa is a rock opera.

My favorites are: The Roger Waters Trilogy (Pros and Cons of Hitch hiking, Radio KAOS, and Amused to Death), Pink Floyd's concept albums, Strange days by the doors, Tommy by the who. I heard Sgt Pepper's a concept album, but I am not sure about that one.

I've done Roger's stuff, and it's pretty insane if you ask me. I prefer radio KAOS, but amused to death is pretty sweet as well.
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oooh, missed opera bit...

I'd say Rocky Horror Picture Show was a rock opera.

And then there's R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet. Watch it on Youtube. NOW. And remember that R. Kelly was serious when he wrote it There's about 30+ episodes... first 20 will suffice nicely
#14
um nostradomas from judas priest, its a concept album about the guy
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I don't think 10,000 days is. Lateralus is more a concept album than 10,000 days.

Mastodon's Blood Mountain


Ok, I was thinking 10,000 Days because some songs were about his mother and her illness, but I guess not all of them are.

Blood Mountain is a good one though.
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I'm no fan of hardcore, but Between the Buried and Me's Colors was pretty good stuff.
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oooh, missed opera bit...

I'd say Rocky Horror Picture Show was a rock opera.

And then there's R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet. Watch it on Youtube. NOW. And remember that R. Kelly was serious when he wrote it There's about 30+ episodes... first 20 will suffice nicely

I've actually watched a ton of those for the lulz, damn it's funny that someone can be that stupid
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C'mon guys, not one mention of SGT. Pepper or Arthur????

SGT. Pepper-The Beatles
Arthur-The Kinks
The Kinks are The Village Green Preservation Society-The Kinks
Schoolboys in Disgrace-The Kinks

The Kinks are underated.
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I've done Roger's stuff, and it's pretty insane if you ask me. I prefer radio KAOS, but amused to death is pretty sweet as well.


I'm listening to pros and cons again. Listening to his albums and the work he did in pink floyd you can tell he worked with some of the best guitar players to convey his words.

Pink Floyd: David Gilmour
Solo:

Pros and Cons: Eric Clapton

Amused to Death: Jeff Beck

he has also worked with Eddie Van Halen too! lol

Oh to stay on topic I forgot to mention Operation Mindcrime by Queensryche, thats a rock opera I need to get my hands on. And Radiohead's OK Computer is a concept album
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I've actually watched a ton of those for the lulz, damn it's funny that someone can be that stupid


I think it's genius, lol.

And yeah, Meatloaf's Bat out of Hell albums are awesome concept albums. The Monster's Loose is a kickass song.

EDIT: No way, John 5 plays The Monster's Loose. He looked completely different without makeup when I was watching a Meatloaf gig.
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Coheed and Cambria's entire back catalogue... if you want to put the effort into it. A complex story spanning (atm) 4 albums and a sprinkling of side projects isn't easy to get into. See also: The Prize Fighter Inferno.



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Concept Album:

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Get it, now! It's an amazing album, especially with the heightened sense of appreciation marijuana gives you. It flows perfectly, and the production is top-notch. Del Tha Funkeé Homosapien is pretty flawless as far as his duties go.
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I've actually watched a ton of those for the lulz, damn it's funny that someone can be that stupid


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That dialogue is brilliant! Plus the plot twist of the wife cheating with a midget would make M. Night cringe.
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Acts I and II: The Lake South, The River North and The Meaning Of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading by The Dear Hunter are PHENOMENAL concept albums. its a six-act story, but only two acts have been released. about a man who was born to a prostitute, the first album deals with his conception and birth, while the second focuses more on him growing up, and falling in love with a woman in the same line of work as his mother.
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Ayreon albums would be a good place to look.

My favourite is The Human Equation.

Dude I love Ayreon...all of the albums so far being one story! It's amazing!

I suggest Evergrey, specifically The Search for Truth, they have some good ones, usually a loose plot but with intense music about whatever subject hte album is on
Avantasia - The Metal Opera (theres a part 1 and part 2, different cds)

But Ayreon FTW, they have amazing versatility in the styles they use, I especially love the slower songs with long instrumental parts. Arjen is a musical god.
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#32
Joes Garage and Thing-Fish by Frank Zappa
All of Ayreon albums are concept albums but check out The Human Equation
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Most Maiden albums are, to be fair.
It's the most obvious though, and I remember it being on a list of best concept albums.
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C'mon guys, not one mention of SGT. Pepper or Arthur????

SGT. Pepper-The Beatles
Arthur-The Kinks
The Kinks are The Village Green Preservation Society-The Kinks
Schoolboys in Disgrace-The Kinks

The Kinks are underated.


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Most Maiden albums are, to be fair.


No. 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' is in fact the only Maiden concept album... and it's fantastic.

Anyways, I love Ayreon, as you can see by my avatar, since all their albums are concept save 'Actual Fantasy.' I also love the concept album 'The Varangian Way' by Turisas.
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#37
All the ones listed so far, and OK Computer by Radiohead. It's a concept album that is pretty much based off the book Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. The album is a masterpiece.
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No. 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' is in fact the only Maiden concept album... and it's fantastic.

Anyways, I love Ayreon, as you can see by my avatar, since all their albums are concept save 'Actual Fantasy.' I also love the concept album 'The Varangian Way' by Turisas.


Seventh Son has an actual storyline. But, as another example, A Matter of Life and Death is a concept album about war.
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The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis is quite awesome. It's Peter Gabriel's last effort with the group before Phil took over.

And Quadrophenia is one of my all time favorite albums ever!
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