concept album

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concept album (plural concept albums)

  1. An album where the content follows an overall theme or narrative.
    • 1996, Edward Macan, Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture, page 13
      [] while the consistent use of lengthy forms such as the programmatic song cycle of the concept album and the multimovement suite underscores the hippies' new, drug-induced conception of time.
    • 2010, Marianne Tatom Letts, Radiohead and the Resistant Concept Album, page 19
      Moore relates the concept album to the ideals of progressive rock in the 1970s, building on Sgt. Pepper 's appeal to unity at the album level (through packaging, characters, and a simulated stage performance) and articulating a "desire to establish a degree of aesthetic [that is, musical] unity greater than that of the individual song," []