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    Posted: July 13 2017 at 02:22
Aside from such things as the musicianship or the 'classic songs' or so-and-so are your favourite band, etc etc, what in your opinion is the best concept for a concept album?
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Elves with bulbous heads filled with 'lore' returning from Endor to commandeer vast armies of rodents to wreak their revenge on mankind for reality TV. (You don't have to tune in guys....)

OR maybe

One that is grounded in a rather mundane and ordinary reality that all of us inhabit (even Jon Anderson)Shocked
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Arco Iris - Agitor Lucens V

A concept album about mythical encounters between the Pre-Columbian peoples of South America and extraterrestrials. How cool is that? 
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Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

Arco Iris - Agitor Lucens V

A concept album about mythical encounters between the Pre-Columbian peoples of South America and extraterrestrials. How cool is that? 


A concept album about genital warts would be cooler than that
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Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

Arco Iris - Agitor Lucens V

A concept album about mythical encounters between the Pre-Columbian peoples of South America and extraterrestrials. How cool is that? 


That was the last and most awful Indiana Jones movie.

Or side 2 of Union (a kind of conceptual suite).

Or King Crimson playing Mexico City (even better). You've never heard anything so alien as Adrian Belew singing 21st Century Schizoid Man. Punk meets the Godfather indeed... (oh, the playing is superb...)
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Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

Aside from such things as the musicianship or the 'classic songs' or so-and-so are your favourite band, etc etc, what in your opinion is the best concept for a concept album?


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I think The Wall as a concept is even greater than the actual merit of the album....and I really dig the music.

Generally I do find concept albums to be hit or miss...though mostly miss. If I want a storyline I'll pick up a book or watch a flick. Musicians tend to outstay their welcome very quickly when dabbling in literature.
As for instrumental albums? They're pretty much all conceptual.
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tbh, the only actual story itself of a prog concept album that I've been completely astounded by for the story itself is BTTBAM's Parallax (which also spans back to some songs in their back catalogue) 

Very complex story that would make an amazing novel (if expanded realistically) 
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My favorite concept albums are not even prog.

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Ayreon's The Human Equation is my favorite concept album and with the multiple singers is one of the best executed concept albums.  That being said, the PA Intelligentsia mostly seem to consider it cheesy at best.

The Wall is also a good concept album and is powerful in that it has dual meanings and thus has multiple concepts.

Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Center of the Earth is another favorite as the narration brings meaning to the musical concepts.

I tend to like concept songs that are based on actual historical figures or historical stories.  Most of these tend to be just a song on an album though rather than an entire concept album. 
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Regarding Ayreon (once upon a time I was really into Arjen's work), it's more the way it's portrayed via rock opera than the story itself, which is quite a tragic ordeal! 
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The battle between Phil Collins and all the fans who think he ruined Genesis. Smile
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

The battle between Phil Collins and all the fans who think he ruined Genesis. Smile
The battle between the fans who think he did and the fans who think he didn't is more dramatic.

Edited by HemispheresOfXanadu - July 14 2017 at 10:22
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I have no idea but I always liked Tull's TAAB....based on a  poem by a fictional child prodigy.

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"Thick as a Brick" - I have the vinyl version (with the fake paper) wrapped up and in a cool-dry place. - Good call, but an unusual call from me - "Tenants of the Lattice Work" by mainframe, the music isn't brilliant - but the concept of a computer generated man - actually being extracted from inside the virtual-reality and getting to literally - meet his makers....is a good one.
and this was released way before the matrix as well!!!
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IMO best concept for a progressive album would be the progressive or changing nature of human beings. A song such as La mente vola by Alphataurus could be part of such an album.
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