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.

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!

Nothing can beat it

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

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 All Things Must Pass (George Harrison)
7 Exile On Main Street (The Rolling Stones)

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!

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

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

9 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.

Absolutely belongs in top two all time double rock albums.

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

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

10 Ummagumma (Pink Floyd)
The Contenders
11 London Calling (The Clash)
12 Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness (Smashing Pumpkins)
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 Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
17 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...

18 The Book of Souls (Iron Maiden)
19 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)
20 The River (Bruce Springsteen)
21 Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Derek & the Dominos
22 Tales from Topographic Oceans - Yes
23 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! )

24 Alive! (Kiss)
25 Opposites (Biffy Clyro)
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