Favorite Concept Album…

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Concept Albums

I’m a child of the 60’s and 70’s. I was exposed to a lot of great music at an early age. My love of music has never faltered. My taste is pretty eclectic, trust me, I’m no music snob. (I just know good music when I hear it! haha!) Anyway, I thought it might be interesting to remember the old “concept albums” of the past. I didn’t want to go searching for them on the internet because what fun is that? I just thought I’d see how many I could remember and list the ones that I loved.

Feel free to add your favorites. If you don’t like concept albums or have no clue what I’m talking about, leave a comment to that effect. Either way, I’d like to hear from you.

  • The Who – Tommy
  • The Kinks – School Boys in Disgrace and Soap Opera (The Kinks were all about the concept album)
  • Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall
  • Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  • Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel – (the melted face album – the one with “No Self Control”)
  • Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison
  • Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed
  • Jethro Tull – Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play (Maybe Aqualung?)
  • Queen – A Night at the Opera
  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • Green Day – American Idiot
  • Cat Stevens  Tea for the Tillerman (I feel like the songs have a theme to them so I’m keeping this on the list.)