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I really don't think albums are a good vehicle for telling stories. I prefer concept albums where songs are linked by certain common topics, but donīt really tell a story; Dark side of the moon comes as an obvious example. Anyway, the prize would go to Radiohead for releasing a concept album about 9/11 years before the events actually took place
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Novels and films are the most immersive way to portray a story IMO but occasionally it works better as an album. Novels are definitely the best for expressing more convoluted concepts, unlike albums where you're like "who the hell said that, which character? huh?" 

"Why would they say that??? it's not Shakespeare????"
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For me it's easily the entire Ayreon saga. I'm a sucker for space operas to begin with and the way the story is told and unfolds over the course of the albums is fantastic. Not only are the stories in each individual album great, but the way they all link together and build upon one another is super unique. The blind minstrel Ayreon, the Electric Castle experiment, the last man on mars, the Universal Migrator, the rise and fall of the Forever, and everything in between just offers such an amazing listening experience.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raccoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2017 at 05:15
Originally posted by Blaqua Blaqua wrote:

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.

That sounds like the concept album of Darwin! by Banco Wink
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Triumvirat's Spartacus. I'm a sucker for "an individual fighting "the system" ", and that is what Spartacus was doing in his slave revolt against imperial Rome. He did not win, but it was a heroic attempt. Triumvirat do it justice in a musical and lyrical way that gets right to the point of the processes involved in Spartacus's journey.
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I like The Lamb for its sheer weirdness. Big smile
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

I like The Lamb for its sheer weirdness. Big smile

Me too. It's [email protected]#$% up in the good way.
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Taking this OP seriously, the ones that come to mind immediately are:

SYLVAN's Posthumous Silence is one of the best, IMHO
Ziltoid is an awesomely creative concept
Steven Wilson's Hand...Cannot...Erase is inspired by an amazing concept (Joyce Vincent)
anything related to Kobaia

The Wall is also a great suggestion
Man's self-induced extinction on ULVER's Shadows of the Sun
The pastoral scenes captured in Mike Oldfield's Hergest Ridge
Alan Parsons had a few worthy themes back in the day

Those are just the ones that come immediately to mind
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