Top 10 Best Concept Albums


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61Opeth - Still Life
62Testimony - Neal Morse

It's just ' incredible, from the gargantuan sound to the amazing instrumentation... Definitely some of the best music in modern prog. Possibly the greatest Christian album of all time.

63Lou Reed - Berlin

One of the most depressive album I've ever heard.

64The House of Gold & Bones, Part 1 - Stone Sour

Newer album, but has a great ongoing story, topped off with some advanced guitaring for Stonesour's usual. Some of the best hits of last year were off these albums such as "Absolute Zero", "Do Me A Favor", and "Tired". and other great songs without mainstream attention like "Gone Sovereign" and "The Uncanny Valley" are great ones. I'm sure this album will get more recognition during time, altogether these 2 concept albums will be certified platinum sooner or later.

65The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 - Five Finger Death Punch

These 2 concept albums have their ups and downs, but ultimately I believe part 1 is the best. "Lift Me Up" ft Rob Halford is an amazing song, along with "Watch You Bleed" and the cover of LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" ft Tech N9ne. Don't really like the storyline, and I think there's too many covers in these albums along with featured artists, which is my only complaint. Part 2 had "Battle Born" which is a good one and a cover of "House Of The Rising Sun". I'd have to say Lift Me Up was my favorite song of 2013. The solo in Mama Said Knock You Out is very creative then their usual. If you're a heavy metal fan, or FFDP fan and haven't heard any of these songs, I highly recommend to take a listen!

66Rise - Skillet

Best Christian concept album.

67Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
68Mastodon - Leviathan
69Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
70Mastodon - Crack the Skye
71Mastodon - Blood Mountain
72Blood On Ice - Bathory
73Darkest Days - Stabbing Westward
74Mike Oldfield - The Songs of Distant Earth
75Triumvirat - Spartacus

Lesser known Krautrock-Band telling their prog-version of the story of Spartacus. Best track: 'The March to the Eternal City'.

76Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe

Their debut-album re-telling some horror stories and poems by E.A. poe. A buried treasure.

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77Spliff - The Spliff Radio Show

Debut-album of the ex-Nina Hagen Band from 1980. Their only album in English is a satirical, very amusing portrayal of the music industry. A musical trip through many genres, from reggae to rock to punk and funk, even a bit of disco. Witty, intelligent lyrics.

78Therapy ? - Troublegum/Infernal Love

Maybe not concept-albums in the usual sense, but one can easily detect a continuation between the songs, creating a disturbing story of love and despair.

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80Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads

A collection of songs about various tales of 'Crimes of Passion'.

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