Concept Albums – Form of Greater Art

by Milos Itic on February 24, 2011

Concept albums – one of the most genie inventions in the history of music. The bunch of songs were link together, based on one dramatic concept and idea

In popular music, a concept album is an album that is “unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical”. Commonly, concept albums tend to incorporate preconceived musical or lyrical ideas rather than being improvised or composed in the studio, 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 or otherwise) songs performed by the artist. Great bands like Savatage, Queensryche, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Opeth and other, have more than one concept album.

Photography by Itic Milos

Concept album may look like rock opera, Musical, Narrative story or any experimental concept with music. Its very dificult for a band to even make one good solid song in the whole album, but to make all perfect songs and to link it it almost impossible. This is long journey for us to research among different genres: the metal, rock, classic and other ones. This is Interactive. You can write articles (short or long) and recommend great concept albums. And every article will be live in artremote website.

Basics of concept album:

1. Lyrics

Lyrics (in singular form lyric) are a set of words that make up a song. Lyric is very similar to poem o poetry and have different theme and idea.  Nowdays good writers are difficult to found and see, in any of music genres. But lyrics is not essential to concept albums. Because, you cna make great concepot album without any woprds, text, voice or lyrics. Only instrumental. the most recognizable part of any song is usually the lyrics. What this means is that when someone is looking for a song they heard on the radio, they will probably remember some lines from the words of the song. Lyrics are very an important part of the song

2. Aggression of Sound

Sound is a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through a solid, liquid, or gas, composed of frequencies within the range of hearing and of a level sufficiently strong to be heard, or the sensation stimulated in organs of hearing by such vibrations

3. Melody the story

A melody, also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones which is perceived as a single entity. In its most literal sense, a melody is a combination of pitch and rhythm, while, more figuratively, the term has occasionally been extended to include successions of other musical elements such as tone color. It may be considered the foreground to the background accompaniment. A line or part need not be a foreground melody.


Greatest concept albums of all time (best concept albums ever):

1. Rob Dougan – Furious Angels (2002)


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