Concept Albums- Part I of II

A Listmania! list by Jason Parkes "We're all Frankies'" (Worcester, UK)
(No. 1 Hall OF FAME REVIEWER)   
 
The Downward Spiral [Deluxe Edition] [HYBRID SACD]
1.  The Downward Spiral [Deluxe Edition] [HYBRID SACD] by Nine Inch Nails
The list author says:
  "Deluxe remaster-expansion of Trent Reznor's version of 'The Wall' : Hurt, The Becoming, Closer, Burn, Piggy..."
£33.27   Used & New from: £11.23
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

S.F. Sorrow
2.  S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things
The list author says:
  "One of the first concept albums, both pre-Tommy & Lamb Lies Down on Broadway..."
£9.24   Used & New from: £4.92
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Baader Meinhof
3.  Baader Meinhof by Baader Meinhof
The list author says:
  "Luke Haines brilliant one-off album centred around the R.A.F. & his frequent theme of the 1970s: Mogadishu, It's a Moral Issue, Meet Me at the Airport, Back on the Farm...."
£29.99   Used & New from: £4.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Diamond Dogs: 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition
4.  Diamond Dogs: 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Bowie's weakest album, ignoring 'Pin Ups' between 'The Man....' & 'Scary Monsters' - still 'We are the Dead' is nice and 1984. Blame this for Marilyn Manson if you like!"
£17.23   Used & New from: £14.16
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Zen Arcade
5.  Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
The list author says:
  "The Du's 23-track punk-concept album which includes ambient-piano, acoustic-folk, psychedelia & jazz-guitar-explorations a la Coltrane!: Chartered Trips, Never Talking to You Again, Somewhere..."
£19.60   Used & New from: £6.80
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Songs For Drella
6.  Songs For Drella by Lou Reed
The list author says:
  "Reed & Cale reunite for this imaginary take on mentor Andy: Forever Changed, Style It Takes, A Dream, Smalltown, Work..."
£6.44   Used & New from: £3.24
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Bryars: The Sinking of the Titanic: Jesus's Blood Never Failed Me Yet
7.  Bryars: The Sinking of the Titanic: Jesus's Blood Never Failed Me Yet by Gavin Bryars
The list author says:
  "I think the concept is in the title? - great value and has turned up in lists by Paul Morley & Tom Waits!"
£7.99   Used & New from: £4.68
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Zaireeka
8.  Zaireeka by The Flaming Lips
The list author says:
  "You need three-friends and four-stereos to appreciate sonically such joys as 'A Machine in India' & '20,000 Feet of Despair'!!!!"
Used & New from: £20.65
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Music For Parties
9.  Music For Parties by Silicon Teens
The list author says:
  "Daniel Miller decides to create a fictional-synth-teen outfit & cover rock'n'roll standards by The Kinks & Chuck Berry! Then he met Depeche Mode...."
Used & New from: £65.25
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Deloused in the Comatorium
10.  Deloused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta
The list author says:
  "Quite enjoyed this, even if the lyrics are silly & Comets on Fire have blown them out of the water. The new album is going back to the shop though..."
£4.81   Used & New from: £0.26
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

69 Love Songs
11.  69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields
The list author says:
  "It's a simple concept: Love songs, 69 of them! : Sweet Lovin'Man, Very Funny, Yeah Oh Yeah?, I Don't Believe in the Sun, Papa Was a Rodeo..."
£11.64   Used & New from: £3.81
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Nail
12.  Nail by Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel
The list author says:
  "Between Throbbing Gristle & NIN there was this concept-classic from Jim Thirwell that flips between hell, the Holocaust & Cielo Drive. In very bad taste of course: DI-19026, Enter the Exterminator..."
£47.95   Used & New from: £34.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Nouvell Vague
13.  Nouvell Vague by Nouvelle Vague
The list author says:
  "Well I wouldn't protest at being played this in a coffee-franchise, features bossanova-lounge covers of The Cure, Killing Joke, Leonard Cohen & Joy Division!!!!!!"
£7.00   Used & New from: £1.04
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

A Grand Don't Come For Free
14.  A Grand Don't Come For Free by The Streets
The list author says:
  "Actually I dislike Mike Skinner, but it qualifies : "phone card needed topping up/time for a burger/me bird on another network/think I'll have a Stella"- ah, the poetry!!!!"
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.26
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)

The Triumphs and Travails of Orphan Mae
15.  The Triumphs and Travails of Orphan Mae by Laura Veirs
The list author says:
  "Laura Veirs' new old album that will appeal to those who dig Americana & the Harry Smith Folk Anthology. She's wonderful live too, if you get the chance..."
£4.00   Used & New from: £2.13
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Alice
16.  Alice by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "Based around a play set around the author of the Alice-books; see also Blood Money, Frank's Wild Years & The Black Rider (in that order)."
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
17.  The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
The list author says:
  "I don't know if this is any good, I don't mind 'Counting Out Time' as it sounds like early Peter Gabriel. Always been a bit scared- after my Marillion experience you would..."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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American Idiot
18.  American Idiot by Green Day
The list author says:
  "The corporate punk-kids plump for a varied concept LP centred around Dubya's malignant regime. Which is fine by me..."
£4.89   Used & New from: £0.74
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (361 customer reviews)

Smile
19.  Smile by Brian Wilson
The list author says:
  "Bit of a disappointment- I knew the best songs already!!!!!"
£4.99   Used & New from: £0.74
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

L'Histoire de Melody Nelson
20.  L'Histoire de Melody Nelson by Serge Gainsbourg
The list author says:
  "Serge's longplayer masterpiece!!!!"
£10.85   Used & New from: £5.22
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Jehovahkill
21.  Jehovahkill by Julian Cope
The list author says:
  "Why is this deleted? - Cope's stone-circle, three-phase masterpiece: Fear Loves This Place, The Mystery Trend, Upwards at 45, & Poet is Priest..."
£12.79   Used & New from: £3.72
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Tommy
22.  Tommy by Tommy (Related Recordings)
The list author says:
  "Well this had to be here, though I don't care for The Who that much apart from 'Baba O'Riley' ...."
£5.88   Used & New from: £2.76
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Chips from the Chocolate Fireball
23.  Chips from the Chocolate Fireball by Dukes Of Stratosphear
The list author says:
  "Two mini-albums from XTC off-shoot where they pretended to be a 60s-psych-outfit- think The Beatles-Zombies-Satanic Majesties-Hollies-Yardbirds-Syd's Floyd...."
£19.03   Used & New from: £7.33
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
24.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "Another overrated classic with two decent songs on (Strawberry Fields, A Day in the Life)..."
£15.16   Used & New from: £1.20
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Blue Sunshine
25.  Blue Sunshine by Glove
The list author says:
  "Robert Smith & Steve Severin's one-off influenced by LSD, The Prisoner, Sgt Pepper, Videodrome & being their odd selves!!!!"
£11.95   Used & New from: £4.49
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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