Best Rock Double Albums

The Top Ten

1 Quadrophenia (The Who)

It's a story telling album about the Mod movement of the sixties. Amphetamines, Vespas, Clothes, battles between rockers and mods. But most of all it's an album ( with wonderful songs by the way ) who tells the story of an individual with a identity crisis who wants to be like nobody else, who wants to be in a elite group of mind-a-likes. He soon find out that most of them are hypocrits and just " week end mods " and not really commited to the movement. Only a genius like Pete Townsend could write a double-album story like that.

Favorite album in the world

Yeah, like The Wall with it's worst melodies and less interesant plot could beat it.

2 The White Album (The Beatles)

This Beatles album has such a varied, rich sounding, and eclectic composition of music ranging from the 1920s ragtime of "Honey Pie, " the avant-garde sound of "Revolution #9, " to the proto-metal roar of "Helter Skelter, " "Yer Blues, " and "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey. "

The greatest double album, and one of the greatest albums ever!

"Quadrophenia" had never the impact of the white album

The best.

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3 Blonde On Blonde (Bob Dylan)
4 The Wall (Pink Floyd)

Comfortably Numb, Hey You, Another Brick In The Wall, Mother, etc. This album goes beyond human conception. It is the most sold double album of all time.

This is my personal favorite album from Pink Floyd - pure brilliance and perfection. Modern rock artists don't make albums like this anymore - Irina2932

Every song is pure magic and the concept is so amazing. Should be the 1.

Just the best ever! Love them so much!

5 Live at Leeds (The Who)
6 Exile On Main Street (The Rolling Stones)

50 million times better than the wall or london calling. physical graffiti should be 3rd

The best rock and roll album ever! It seamlesly takes the listener through a journey to all the influeces that rock and roll was derived from, blues country, gospel and soul. PERFECT!

7 Physical Graffiti (Led Zeppelin)

The record that showed just how versatile and flexible they were. This was the record that cemented the idea that no style was beyond them.

This record showed the greatest level of diversity from Zeppelin on any record

Some great ones on this list, but this one is the greatest in my opinion

Absolutely belongs in top two all time double rock albums.

8 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Genesis)

This album-masterpiece wasn't even mentioned here. I'm shocked. "The Lamb... " should be in the Top 3 - Irina2932

YEAH! It's in the top ten! That is so awesome! I wasn't expecting that.

9 All Things Must Pass (George Harrison)
10 Ummagumma (Pink Floyd)

The Contenders

11 London Calling (The Clash)
12 Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness (Smashing Pumpkins)

One Of The Greatest Alternative Rock Double Albums. - FettiMC

13 Tommy (The Who)
14 Electric Ladyland (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
15 Use Your Illusion (Guns N' Roses)

I personally think that these are at least as good as Appetite. Some of the songs (Dust N' Bones, 14 Years, etc. ) are severely underrated

16 The Book of Souls (Iron Maiden)
17 Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
18 Blinking Lights and Other Revelations (Eels)

Mr Es most personal songs yet I can absolutely relate to most (not all) of his lyrics. The feel of the album is exactly how the album cover looks - Melancholic, nostalgic and yet beautiful. Memorable songs with real meaning.

A deeply personal album containing some of Mr E's best work. An album that sounds like the front cover looks, melancholic, nostalgic, beautiful. Listen to Railroad Man - an absolutely incredible song...

19 The River (Bruce Springsteen)
20 Aerial (Kate Bush)

A very strange (and unique) mix of Pop with progressive rock. Disk one being a fairly straight-forward Rock/Pop album, Disk two being one of the best 40 minutes of music I've heard (and a single song-piece depending on the version you own! )

21 Alive! (Kiss)
22 The Fragile (Nine Inch Nails)
23 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (Dream Theater)
24 Amon Düül II (Yeti)

This is psychedelic " Krautrock " from A to Z. Their best album.

25 Tago Mago - Can
26 Grace for Drowning (Steven Wilson)

Modern progressive rock at its best. Consistent, memorable and varied. Check out 'Deform to form a star' - simply one of the best pieces of work Steven has created - solo, porcupine tree or otherwise!

27 How to Measure a Planet (The Gathering)
28 The Octopus (Amplifier)

A very dark melodic progressive rock album. Disk one being the better of the two. Somewhere between 70s riff-heavy bands such as Black Sabbath, and modern post-rock (Oceansize, and maybe Radiohead... )

29 Live and Dangerous (Thin Lizzy)
30 Sign 'o' the Time (Prince)
31 Opposites (Biffy Clyro)
32 The Astonishing (Dream Theater)
33 Works, Vol. 1 (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)

Say anything you want bout the trio's double album, it was the first album that featured the guys experimenting with one solo side apiece as well as experimenting with some orchestras and the famous Yamaha GX1. Kudos

34 Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Derek & the Dominos
35 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)
36 The Living Infinite - Soilwork
37 Freak Out! (The Mothers of Invention)
38 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (Metallica)
39 At Fillmore East - Allman Brothers Band
40 Sand in the Vaseline - The Talking Heads
41 Out of the Blue - Electric Light Orchestra
42 Tales from Topographic Oceans - Yes
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2. The White Album (The Beatles)
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