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What's your favorite concept album? Only 1 Hospice per thread

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What's your favorite concept album? Only 1 Hospice per thread please

Pic-related, my favorite concept discography!
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I'm mostly looking for new concept albums to listen to that aren't prog metal/power-metal.
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>>50590366

Oh shit they're from my hometown! I gotta listen to this for sure. What's the concept for this album?
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>>50590487
According to wikipedia:
"Zen Arcade tells the story of a young man who runs away to escape a miserable and abusive home life ("Broken Home, Broken Heart," "Never Talking to You Again"). The character briefly joins the military ("Chartered Trips"), turns to religion ("Hare Krsna"), and seems to find a tenuous peace through love ("Somewhere") before losing his girlfriend to drugs ("Pink Turns to Blue").[7] He reaches a point of despair, ultimately concluding that he won't be able to change his circumstances ("Newest Industry", "Whatever") before waking up to find that the whole odyssey had occurred in his subconscious during a night of troubled sleep; the challenges of his life—for better or for worse—remain in front of him ("The Tooth Fairy and the Princess," "Turn on the News"). "Reoccurring Dreams", a disorienting 14-minute instrumental that reprises a shorter instrumental interlude ("Dreams Reoccurring"), closes the album."
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>>50590563

Fuck this sounds awesome. And the members of this band have worked with some of my favorite Twin Cities musician since Husker Du broke up. I'm surprised I've never heard of these guys before! Thanks a ton anon
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'Welcome!
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>>50590366
And this.
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>>50590366
This. One of my favorite albums ever. Even got some tattoos from it.
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>>50590644
Damn, I guess I'll have to post something else
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Structures From Silence right now. On a less abstract level, Dust Bowl Ballads is amazing and on an even less abstract level Tristan Und Isolde is amaaazing

>>50590700
mah nigga
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What do you mean by "concept album"?
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Hospice is one of them for sure. Plus this.
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+ this, one of my favorite albums of all time.
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>>50592507
what a fucking terrible cover
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>>50590700
What is this?
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I always dug this album for its overarching theme and concept.
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What does /mu/ think of this album?
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>>50592296
Anyone?
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>>50593074
I prefer their first album but it's good. E can write some great lyrics. Not a huge fan of the production. Feels too cheesy at times.
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>>50593100
Do you honestly not know how to fucking google?

>A concept album is a studio album where all musical or lyrical ideas contribute to a single overall theme or unified story.
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What defines a concept album?

Does this count?
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concept albums are great
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Ambidjent
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>>50593141
But all albums' musical or lyrical ideas contribute to a single overall theme or unified story.
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>>50590241
>>50590241
don't have a favorite but pic related is good
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>>50593241
Not true.

And more specifically, concept albums tell a "story"

Something like Tommy, The Wall, or The Crane Wife
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>>50590660
>Even got some tattoos from it
>got some tattoos
>tattoos

2014. being this retarded.
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surprised no one has posted this yet.
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Who else is fucking hyped for Titus Andronicus' forthcoming rock opera?
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>>50593241
a 'concept' album means that all the songs share a single lyrical narrative
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>>50593320
mah negro
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>>50590312
Based prog-anon
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>>50593288
It is true however, name an album that doesn't have an overall theme.


>And more specifically, concept albums tell a "story"
Okay, a different definition it is.
Hospice (because it has two or three songs providing some sort of a story, and not an entire album, for the entire album it's just an overall theme) is not a concept album.

>>50593330
What do you mean by narrative?

Talking about concept albums is like talking about concept books, absolutely ridiculous.
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i guess this counts

>>50593476
this guy has a pretty good point
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>>50593476
What's the theme for this? Eclecticism? Fucking around? Boognish worship?
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>>50593515
I haven't listened to that albumn. But "bombarding the listener with profanity" is still a concept.
It's a totally superfluous label.
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>>50593580
It's not bombarding the listener with profanity. You should check the album out, it treads on a lot of different genres and covers a whole lot of "themes".

You are having a difficult time grasping the idea of a concept album and your generalization of "every album has a theme" is ridiculously nearsighted. Will you just keep pulling back until the theme is "music"?

A concept album is a narrative. It has a story, usually with characters, that either creates a world and sometimes follows a traditional three act format. There's typically a story arc - exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement. Think of albums like Histoire de Melody Nelson, Twelve Reasons to Die, Tallahassee, or Year Zero.

Also pic related.
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Uncle Acid is good with concept albums.
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>>50592625
This Heat - Deceit
It's all about nuclear war and the world going to shit.
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>probably the greatest concept album I've ever heard.
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Here's an album where Poe rips of her brother's excellent postmodernist romance-horror satire.
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>>50593891
What is this?
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>>50593765
okay I might listen to it.

>A concept album is a narrative. It has a story, usually with characters,
I am just gonna take this to mean "it HAS am overlapping narrative", rather than it being a narrative itself. (otherwise the narrative is deducable to the string of words that are connected)

What do you mean by "story"?
Because with every album there are people thinking about what it's trying to do or say or show or make the listereners experience.

And I think there's a difference between the superfluous term "concept album" and the somewhate more useful description "an album with a clear overlapping narrative".
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>>50593961
followed by
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>>50593989
Okay, I provided plenty of examples and I laid out a clear and rational definition for you, I really don't know what you're expecting. A concept album is an album that tells a story. If you can describe an album like

>"This album tells a story about a guy who cannot grasp the idea of a concept album. People try to clarify and resolve his misunderstanding and confusion, but it only leads to more confusion. Eventually, one guy murders him with a rake covered in chicken shit and everyone throws a big party. The last track is my favorite part of the album, because it's the denouement where the dumb guy dies."

then it's a fucking concept album.
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This album wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
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Really out-there art-punk/prog-rock/something concept album on the life of HP Lovecraft. Most of the music and lyrics were written by a guy with schizoaffective disorder who ended up in a mental institution a few years later. Really jittery and unhinged music with a shit ton of different vocal styles and general weirdness. It's the perfect HPL related album IMO.
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>>50594189
I like Death Church. And Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric.
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This right here is damn near perfect in my book. Soooooooo many feels.
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It's not that bad, pls no bully
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A psuedo concept album. Especially that final track!
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>>50594221
I enjoy all of their stuff, but Cacophony is definitely my favorite. Pope Adrian can be a little bit grating, though.
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>>50594129
Providing examples doesn't really explain what a thing is.

I rationally pointed out my problems with your definition. Shouldn't you call out people like >>50593496 and >>50593478 for posting albums without a single overlapping narrative, but having several narratives only some of which contribute to the overall narrative?

I think you're using a wrong definition of the term concept album.

>>50594280
>a psuedo concept album
ah, making it an even more useful term I see!
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>>50594189
What album is this? Sounds interesting
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there's always an autist in these threads trying to argue that every album is a concept album.
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>>50594307
hang on the college dropout has an overlapping narrative
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>>50594325
it's in the filename.
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>>50594307
I'm not here to teach you, I was just trying to clarify the issues you were having. I see you're trying to turn it into some kind of one-sided debate where you are going against thousands of music critics and people who actually understand what a concept album is. Sit in your corner, alone, as a contrarian with no grasp of what he is talking about.
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>>50594328
Every fucking time, it's a shame that they can't grasp such a simple idea.
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>>50593515
the theme is weasels.
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>>50594457
You're blowing my fucking mind here!
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>>50594351
but not all songs contribute to that narrative. I could have an album where I start the first song with the word "I" and end the last track with the "am dead", giving it an overlapping narrative.

>I was just trying to clarify the issues you were having
You didn't do this particularly well now did you?

>>50594399
I can grasp the idea, I'm not an idiot. But you're failing to provide a definition that doesn't disqualify half of the albums in this thread as well as reducing the album to its "text".
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>>50590241
But What Ends When The Symbols Shatter is a great concept album.
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>>50594590
You can try to teach Keynesian economics to a dog, but they won't grasp it - because they're fucking stupid. No matter how well you clarify it, they still will look at you dumbfounded - because they're fucking stupid. I don't have the time nor the crayons to explain it to you.

Did you notice that you're the only contrarian autist in this thread that is having a difficult time understanding?
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>>50594590
which songs don't contribute to the narrative
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>>50594660
According to this partially aborted fetus Vlam in de pan, anything that doesn't directly reference the main character.
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>>50594655
Don't really see how this is a concept album.
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>>50594722
It's a struggle between a man and his identity with his religion, relisten to it like that.
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This obviously
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>>50594768
>>50594009
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>>50594787
Oh didn't see it because I was looking for another color, good taste though.
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One of my favorite concept albums.
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>>50593891
yessssssss
perfect
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>>50595732
wut is it? I've never heard it?
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>>50590241
Defeater are such a terrible fucking band
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>>50595780
It's a new meem, album isn't real
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o yes oh no ohh yes oohh noo oooh yes oooooh noooo
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>>50595955
Don't lie to him, he's a pleb who hasn't discovered the greatest album ever made.
I can't wait for Fantano's review. I'm guessing a STRONG 10.
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No love for Coheed and Cambria?
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>>50596286
cuz theyr shote
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>>50596286
i like them but this a favorites thread
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Im surprised this hasn't been mentioned
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worth mentioning
I don't know if it's my favorite though.
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Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentleman
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The man who stepped into yesterday
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>>50593891
WHAT IS THIS DAMN ALBUM IVE SEEN IT POSTED SO MANY TIMES WITH NO NAME
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>>50594129
kek
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