Best Rock Double Albums

The Top Ten
1 Quadrophenia (The Who)

It's a storytelling 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) that tells the story of an individual with an identity crisis. He wants to be like nobody else, who wants to be in an elite group of like-minded individuals. He soon finds out that most of them are hypocrites and just "weekend mods" and not really committed to the movement. Only a genius like Pete Townshend could write a double-album story like that.

2 The White Album (The Beatles)

This Beatles album has such a varied, rich-sounding, and eclectic composition of music. It ranges 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!

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 favourite 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 number one.

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 seamlessly takes the listener through a journey to all the influences 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 the top two all-time double rock albums.

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

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. E's 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 is a fairly straightforward rock/pop album. Disk two is 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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