Top 10 Best Concept Albums

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41Smashing Pumpkins - MACHINA/The Machines of God

With a twisting love hate relationship with the press, it made sense that Billy Corgan would make a record dealing with how the media wars informed his songwriting. The Pumpkins include spirituality in their quest for existential answers. - viniot

42Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth
43Time - Electric Light Orchestra

So many imitators of this record's sound. A great story too!

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44William Shatner - Seeking Major Tom

Through a compilation of space-themed cover-versions (for example 'Space Oddity', 'Silver Machine', 'Space Cowboy', 'Learning to fly', 'Iron Man', 'Walking on the Moon', 'Rocket Man' and many others) 'Captain Kirk' creates some kind of concept. Most amazing is the list of guest musicians incl. Sheryl Crow, Ritchie Blackmore, Peter Frampton, Alan Parsons, Steve Howe, Dave Davies, Michael Schenker, Brad Paisley, Johnny Winter, Zakk Wylde, Chris Adler, Ian Paice, Bootsy Collins and many more. Sometimes great, sometimes hilarious and maybe sometimes even a bit embarrassing.

This album is terrible, it is a waste of time listening to William Shatner trying to sing. He should just stick to acting

45Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
46Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
47Obsolete - Fear Factory
48Frances the Mute - The Mars Volta

The band has been very adamant that this is not a concept album.

Absolute favorite album by them.

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49Ayreon - 01011001
50King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
51Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
52Kiss - The Elder

A magic medieval trip

53Bedlam In Goliath - Mars Volta
54Jethro Tull - Thick As a Brick
55Desperado - Eagles
56Black Veil Brides - Wretched and Divine
57Songs for the Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age
58The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
59El Dorado - Electric Light Orchestra
60Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown

Any album with 21 Guns, Know Your Enemy, and 21st Century Breakdown deserves to be recognized

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