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Best concept album of the 21st century

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I've got the Southern Rock Opera by Drive By Truckers

 

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I'll take Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.
 

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Deltron 3030
 

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@beardown07 I usually like you suggestions, you got anything for this?
 

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@beardown07 I usually like you suggestions, you got anything for this?


Mastodon, Mastodon and Mastodon.

Their first 4 albums are concept albums based around the elements.

Remission - Fire
Leviathan - Water
Blood Mountain - Earth
Crack the Skye -Aether, the quintessence of all four elements.


Emperor of Sand too. It recounts the story of a man sentenced to death by a vengeful Egyptian ruler, but the band made no secret that the tale was an allegory for cancer, with the disease embodied by the titular antagonist.
 

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IMHO...there really hasn't been a decent "concept" album released since the good old days of prog rock bands in the 70's & 80's....ie: ELP, Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Genesis, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant.....and even some others from that era who weren't considered "prog rock" per se, such as The Stones, Talking Heads, Blue Oyster Cult, Elton John, Styx, The Who, ELO, The Kinks, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Roxy Music, David Bowie, The Grateful Dead & Frank Zappa.
All have put out concept albums which are now widely considered to be timeless classics, or masterpieces.
 

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IMHO...there really hasn't been a decent "concept" album released since the good old days of prog rock bands in the 70's & 80's....ie: ELP, Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Genesis, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant.....and even some others from that era who weren't considered "prog rock" per se, such as The Stones, Talking Heads, Blue Oyster Cult, Elton John, Styx, The Who, ELO, The Kinks, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Roxy Music, David Bowie, The Grateful Dead & Frank Zappa.
All have put out concept albums which are now widely considered to be timeless classics, or masterpieces.
Ok boomer
 

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Nightwish - Endless forms most Beautiful

This song is incredible, with amazing vocals from IMO the best rock/metal female singer, Floor Jansen, and Marco, who could easily front a great band while also playing bass.


If they only were American or British, they would own the world.
 

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LOL.
How about Steve Earle’s 3 album trilogy as a qualifier?

Transcendental Blues
Jerusalem
The Revolution Starts Now
That’ll work. Steve Earle is a top 5 all timer for me
 
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