Top 10 Best Concept Albums


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41 Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare
42 Tool - Lateralus

Is not only about a story... y all about FIBONACCI SEQUENSE... The best conceptual album ever!

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43 Smashing 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

44 Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown

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

45 Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)

Holy Wood really brings out how much of an intelligent and genius lyricist Marilyn Manson - Lem

46 Ayreon - 01011001
47 The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
48 Time - Electric Light Orchestra

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

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49 Frances 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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50 Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
51 The Cure - Pornography

Not a concept album.

52 William 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

53 Obsolete - Fear Factory
54 Misplaced Childhood - Marillion

How is this album not on the list. This should be top 10. - jasonbogen

Top 10 definitely...

55 Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
56 Mastodon - Leviathan
57 Alan 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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58 Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.

The best concept album out there. Don't get me wrong I think the wall is a better album. But this is the most conceptual album I've ever listened to. Plus Steven Wilson overdose himself once again, producing world class music and writing soul touching lyrics. One of the best albums of all time.

59 Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans

How is this in not the top 25, let alone the top 100?

60 The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
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