Monday, 6 February 2012

What A Concept

Gibson has another list, this one of the Top 10 Concept Albums.

I guess it's no surprise that Dark Side of the Moon or Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are on there, maybe just the positions.  They certainly were the biggest selling ones on the list.

Can't say I've ever heard of Southern Rock Opera, though.

And speaking of rock opera's, how does Tommy get on the list?  Isn't there a difference between a concept album and a rock opera?  Maybe that particular pretention (opera) is just going too far.  After all, not many artists had the nerve (probably a good thing).

So, on second thought, Tommy does belong there.  The list is already pretty weak, so blurring the distinction and including rock operas under concept albums is probably a good idea.

Confession:  I'm not disappointed that The Wall was excluded.  It might have some of Pink Floyd's best tracks on it, but it also has some of their most unlistenable rubbish.

Confession #2:  I'm secretly glad to see Thick As A Brick did so well.

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