Here is a topic I have considered posting for years. Inspired by Randy's Jackson's Epic Rock Songs discussion, I have decided to post at last. It has come to my attention that kids these days no longer to albums as cohesive wholes, which I can't even relate to. There are certain albums which I never listen to without listening to the whole thing as a sequential work. Your choices can be "concepts albums" certainly, but also any album that just hangs together, something more than simply a collection of songs. I can't really explain it any better than that, but here are a few examples of what I'm talking about.

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf

Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys

Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

Chicago (a.k.a. Chicago II) by Chicago

Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album

I have many (many) more in mind, but that's enough to get started.

Views: 109

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Close To The Edge by Yes. Considered by many to be the ultimate progressive rock album.

Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder, of course.

Couldn't Stand the Weather by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

The Nightfly by Donald Fagen*

Two for the Show by Kansas

Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads (the extended version; the first release leaves out half the songs from the film)



*Donald Fagen was half of Steely Dan, which was known for its perfectionism in recording, a trait Fagen carried over to his solo work. I've heard it said that The Nightfly is the most sonically perfect album ever made, so much so that if you're in the market for a new stereo, test it with a copy of The Nightfly to be sure it sounds right.

Joe's Garage by Frank Zappa

From the Inside by Alice Cooper

The one's that came immediately to me are 

Tommy & Quadrophenia - The Who

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis

There are many more but I'll leave it there.

Sgt. Pepper by the Beatles

Abbey Road by the Beatles

Beggar's Banquet by the Rolling Stones

Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones

Extreme II: Pornograffitti - by Extreme

Operation: Mindrcrime - By Queensryche

Operation: Mindrcrime II - By Queensryche

A Prince Among Thieves by Prince Paul

American Idiot - by Green Day

American Hunger by MF Grimm - a triple album, in which each disc was intended to be listened over three separate sessions

Black Clouds & Silver Linings by Dream Theater

Gorillaz by Gorillaz

To The 5 Boroughs by the Beastie Boys

Just remembered another one: Faust by Randy Newman

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Groups

Latest Activity

Peter Wrexham replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Right, then, "Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals (also random medical and pseudo-medical procedures…"
29 minutes ago
Richard Willis replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
"DC COMICS - (2011): ISSUE #2: As he continues to run, different visions of an ever-decreasing…"
4 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
"OMNI COMIX #3:  "Cold Warriors Never Die" The version reprinted has 32 pages, 5 of…"
8 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: I'll save my comments for Cap's discussion (which should be up…"
9 hours ago
Luke Blanchard replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"Watching the movie again I found the theme also appears in what I think is the Barry version in the…"
10 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
"ISSUE #10: The same format as the previous two issues, except the artist for the present day…"
14 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"JD DeLuzio said: Speaking of Mansters, I re-watched Matinee for the first time in many years.…"
14 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
"ISSUE #9: Same artists and format as last issue. I think by #8 I was reading only the Mike Grell…"
14 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
"ISSUE #8: This issue has a '60s sequence by Nick Dragoda, an '80s sequence by Mike Grell…"
15 hours ago
JD DeLuzio replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
15 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"No-one has objected.  Does that mean we have the next four months lined up? Feb 2023 -…"
15 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"More gunmen who can't aim."
15 hours ago

© 2023   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service