Vodkapundit has listed The Five Greatest Concept Albums Ever, Period. Take a look at his list. If there is ever a subject to get people leaving comments and talking about, it is giving people your opinion on albums.
So...here are my top 5!!
- Tommy; The Who
- Dark Side of The Moon; Pink Floyd
- Paradise Theater; Styx
- Joe's Garage; Frank Zappa
- Who's Next; The Who
Tommy. The first true rock opera. How can this not be the top of the list? The movie was terrible (except Ann Margaret in the baked beans!)...but the album is an incredible piece of work.
Dark Side of The Moon. Most consecutive weeks for an album on the Billboard top 100 list. This was THE album to play on night owl drives.
Paradise Theater. Some people brought up Kilroy Was Here on VP's comments, but I feel Kilroy was too much of an attempt at a concept album. Paradise Theater gave us the best anti-drug song of all time...Snow Blind.
Joe's Garage. Why Does it Hurt When I Pee?? The all-time classic from Frank. God I miss him. RIP Zap. Oh...and don't forget to register to vote.
Who's Next. This was originally slated as a concept album and it fell apart. Arguably the best album The Who did. The recent re-release of this in 5.0 with extra live material is a MUST for the CD collection.