Concept Album

In music, a concept album is an album that is "unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical". Commonly, concept albums incorporate preconceived musical or lyrical ideas with all songs contributing to a single overall theme or unified story. This is in contrast to the practice of an artist or group releasing an album consisting of a number of unconnected (lyrically and otherwise) songs performed by the artist.

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Korn III: Remember Who You Are - Composition and Themes
... revealed that he was planning to make the album a concept album, that was to lyrically revolve around the concept of five symbols that Davis identified as the "downfall of man" ... In September 2009, Davis said that his idea for a concept album was not turning out as he had intended ... Davis also communicated the album would combine the "raw catharsis of early Korn records" with the "storytelling " ...
Nostradamus In Popular Culture - Entertainment - Music
... British singer/songwriter Al Stewart's album Past, Present and Future was a concept album including a song about every decade of the 20th century ... As Stewart wrote the album in 1973, events from the latter years of the century were covered by the song "Nostradamus", in which some of the prophecies are quoted. 1977 Moody Blues member Justin Hayward wrote a song on his album Songwriter (Justin Hayward album) called Nostrodamus In 1984, Manfred Mann's Earth Band released the album ...
Stainless Style - Concept Album
... Stainless Style is a concept album based on the tumultuous life of playboy car designer John DeLorean ... Marc Hogan, Rhys described it as “ The Neon Neon album is a full-on concept record about the wives and lives.. ... The album's title is a pun on stainless steel, deriving from the fact that the only car produced by the DeLorean Motor Company—the DeLorean DMC-12—was distinctive by the fact that ...
Janelle Monáe - Biography - 2007-10: Metropolis — The Chase Suite and The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)
... It was originally conceived as a concept album in four parts, or "suites", which were to be released through her website and mp3 download sites ... Monáe told MTV about her concept for her new album and also discussed her alter-ego named Cindi Mayweather, she said "Cindi is an android and I love speaking about ... The first album she was running because she had fallen in love with a human and she was being disassembled for that." In a November 2009 interview, Monáe revealed the title and concept ...
Concept Album - History - 2000s and 2010s
... Wide Web and other multimedia technologies, bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins (with the album Machina/The Machines of God), Coheed And Cambria (with the Amory Wars as a backing ... In the 2000s, the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars released two concept albums, 30 Seconds to Mars (2002) and This Is War (2009) ... Also in the 2000s, My Chemical Romance released four concept albums, the most popular being Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge and The Black Parade ...

Famous quotes containing the words album and/or concept:

    What a long strange trip it’s been.
    Robert Hunter, U.S. rock lyricist. “Truckin’,” on the Grateful Dead album American Beauty (1971)

    Every new concept first comes to the mind in a judgment.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)