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This concept was so well thought out and the mystique was cleverly perpetuated by the tight lipped nature of the band's discussions about the concept. It was brilliantly executed and an almost psychic creation of art. - viniot
This is the best concept album ever let alone for pink floyd. Instead of American Idiot try Metropolis pt. 2 Scenes from a Memory by Dream Theater and for #10 Welcome to my Nightmare. - fireinside96
just amazing, has incredible depth. Although many of the songs are short, the whole album together create one of the best stories of all time.
The best without a doubt. - MontyPythonV6 Comments
Her second PBS Great Performances concert showcasing these songs is titled: "Music Of The Movies".
Jackie turns the silver screen to gold with her magic.
Every song is a winner and all are taken from well-known movies. My favorite is "Se" from Cinema Paradiso. - BobGV1 Comment
This is the best album I have ever heard.
This is a great album but I don't think it's a concept album.
One of my favorites but it's not a concept albumV1 Comment
Tommy is one of the most infamous concept records of all times. It deals with the human condition and the pursuit of answers to questions we most likely won't find until we die. - viniot
This should be #1. Not only is it the best concept album ever made, but the best album ever made.
From 'I am the sea' to 'Love reign o'er me', this the best concept album of all time. Each induvisual member is great and so are all the songs. If you don't believe me listen to it! My favorite part is 'Sea and sand' to Doctor jimmy'. - jarjar36
David Bowie's concept was exhilarating. It explored the alter ego that exists in all of us, but as humans, we feel the overwhelming pressure to subdue it. He explored his right in front of our eyes. - viniot
A amazing concept about nuclear war and apocalypyse, and very good lyrics, new sounds and music videos. Should be the first or secon, I believe this is the best album by Linkin Park. Pink Floy is also very good tooV1 Comment
This is an AMAZING album and I LOVE the story. Its about a boy (Jesus Of Suburbia) who leaves his home because as he grows up he realizes that everything is a lie in his house and in America, so he leaves and enjoys his first night of freedom, its awesome, and he is happy like its a Holiday. After that, the hangover kicks in and he is suddenly depressed (Boulevard of Broken Dreams) knowing now that he needs to move into the big city (Are We the waiting) and creates a new identity (St.Jimmy) and starts doing drugs to keep away the pain of being home sick (give me novicaine) and then he meets and starts a relationship with a girl (she's a rebel) and says how amazing she is (Extraordinary girl).after seeing how much of a loser he is she leaves him (letterbomb) he is depressed, (wake me up when September ends). Now he kills his alter ego St.Jimmy and is going home (Homecoming/Death Of St.Jimmy). He is home and now the legacy ends.
This record was a monumentally important statement at a crucial time in history. It dealt with the sub-conscious of American counter culture and itsstruggle to identify itself among a malicious regime claiming to act in everyone's best interest. - viniot
Just a great, consistent albumn. Great band unison and bj armstrong vocals and guitar skill, fast exilirating drum patterns and a swift stylised basslines seem like jigsaw pieces of a greater puzzle that tackles rough beginings of an adolesent life in an underpoverished suburban america. And also catchyV1 Comment
Why is this not in the top 5? This album show cases the most brilliant harmony between the instruments and the lyrics. It's perfectly synced and the storyline is beautiful. I love the way the story is told in pieces. It's fits perfectly well together. My top 5 are : dark side of the moon, animals, metropolis pt 2 scenes from a memory, the wall, and rise and fall of ziggy stardust.
A lot of the albums here aren't true concept albums, which horrifies me to see them above this album which tells such a great story so clearly and with such musical virtuosity.
The story and concept behind this album is incredible. Each song shows the thoughts of different people in a pursuit of reason
This album needs to be a movie.V6 Comments
While I could mention how great it's premise is, it's glorious songwriting, and widespread appeal, I'll just mention the many technological innovations it brought to the studio.
Greatest album ever PERIOD! Let alone a concept album. This album changed music forever!
Arguably the greatest album in the history of music, and I'm not only referring to concept albums.
A scathing critique of the socio-economic conditions and capitalistic system of England in the 70s, with beautiful guitar work by Gilmour. Phenomenal album.
My most favourite album of all time! It's perfect! The storyline is amazing. It shows each members strength! Roger waters amazing artist lyrics perfectly matches Gilmours brilliant guitar work. I swear I get so many mugasms (music orgasm) while I'm listening to this album.
How is The Wall, nay, ANY other record ahead of this one?V3 Comments
This is one of my favorite records of all time. It deals with the full spectrum of human emotions as it takes you through the course of a day. This one you need to experience for yourself! - viniotV1 Comment
Not really a concept album.
The sound, feel, and atmosphere of this album is just amazing. I recommend it to anyone who exists.
The title track is the obvious standout and I don't think anyone knows entirely what it means. The guitar solos and riffs are some of the best of all time. "New Kid In Town" is a great country ballad from Glenn Frey about trying to make it in the music business. "Life In the Fast Lane" is a great rocker from Don Henley (vocals) and Joe Walsh (the riff) about the rush of fame and everything that comes with it (money, sex, drugs, booze). "Wasted Time" is a great take on a Philadelphia piano ballad from Henley about broken hearts. "Victim of Love" is a great rocker from Henley that features some tasty licks from Don Felder. It continues the broken heart theme, but is much less sympathetic than "Wasted Time" (the creative ownership of this song would become a problem and would cause tensions that later led to the band's breakup in 1980). "Pretty Maids All In a Row" is a great piano ballad (with great slide guitar) from Joe Walsh ...more
Considering it was the bands first album release with a story to go with it about a close friends coma which drove him to commit suicide. You can feel the true emotion in the album, with an original sound and incredible lyrics, I think it is the greatest album I have heard to date and should be nearer number 1 in this list.
his concept blew me away. When people have near death experiences they commonly report their lives flashing before their eyes. This notion fascinates me, as it obviously does Mars Volta. - viniot
Why the absolute Hell is Linkin Park above this masterpiece of an album?V1 Comment
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