What are some albums that have themes/sounds/ideas relating to science fiction?
we can even make a scifi-core chart if you guys want
I don't remember the ELP album but this is the song I was thinking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLS0Med0s6E
As for RTF, I dont have anything specific. Chic Corea was into scientology and they had kind of a spacey sound. Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxg1AoEz9p4
Added Ziggy Stardust
need specific albums, guys
set the controls for the heart of the sun
i know nothing about this album so I'll take your word for it. the cover looks scifiy though so okay
can't believe I forgot this one
i'm only somewhat familiar with this album but is it actually scifi or just space related? there's a difference
Here it is so far.
Sadly I have to go right now so we'll pick this up again later. Keep posting and I'll add stuff when I get back
this kind of counts, i guess. more sci than fi, but it has a futuristic atmosphere.
Pixies' Bossanova is pretty sci-fi to me, and also Weezer's unreleased Songs From the Black Hole
Galactic Melt is pretty sci-fi in both concept and sound.
This is my kind of thread.
First thing that came to mind.
listening to Flaming Lips for the first time because of /mu/. Thank you. /mu/.
this album is the best kind of sci fi
I don't remember exactly, but basically;
>Fight Test is a metaphor for a cancer test.
>The pink robots represent cancer, that's why Yoshimi has to be strong to fight them and eat lots of vitamin.
>You're sad in the summertime because the narrator still has cancer.
>Do You Realize that I'm gonna fucking die?
>The man from the future told me straight up.
This is a sci-fi concept album by The Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice about a man who works in a secret government organ harvesting plant on the moon and slowly goes insane from the lack of human contact and becomes a cannibal.
>The album is set in the near future and is a broadcast by fictional disc jockey "Will 'o the Wisp" during his last night on the air before the U.S. Government takes control of the airwaves. He has vowed to play the one band the American government does not want him to play.
Not sure if this counts as sci-fi but dystopian futures are kind of sci-fi.
This and nearly everything this guy does has a very heavy cyberpunk vibe, and numerous references to Serial Experiments Lain, or a narrative of the sort.
Songs about apocalypse, immortality, transcendence, terraforming... self-titled and Cult of Ray are also full of sci-fi songs. Also The Golem