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26th Jun '16 10:54:15 PM erforce
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-->--'''Alexis Petridis''' on Music/TheWho's ''Endless Wire''

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-->--'''Alexis -->-- '''Alexis Petridis''' on Music/TheWho's ''Endless Wire''



* After many, many, ''many'' loose {{Concept Album}}s such as ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars'' (''Music/DiamondDogs'' would have been TheMusical adaptation of ''1984'' but for copyright negotiations), Music/DavidBowie finally wrote a full-fledged Rock Opera with 1995's ''1. Music/{{Outside}}''. It was intended to be the first part of a [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible non-linear]] concept trilogy (with ''2. Contamination'' and ''3. Afrikaans'' the followups). This told the story of a detective in a {{Cyberpunk}} {{Dystopia}} investigating a rash of murders committed as art. The album wasn't a blockbuster, the U.S. double-bill tour he did with Music/NineInchNails mostly brought out fans who left during Bowie's second-half set, and the sequels were quietly dropped. That said, ''Outside'' did yield some of his better-known songs of TheNineties (''Se7en'' used "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" as a theme of sorts, and a remix of "Hallo Spaceboy" with Pet Shop Boys was a hit) and brought a lot of fans who'd given up on him in TheEighties back around.

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* After many, many, ''many'' loose {{Concept Album}}s such as ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars'' (''Music/DiamondDogs'' would have been TheMusical adaptation of ''1984'' but for copyright negotiations), Music/DavidBowie finally wrote a full-fledged Rock Opera with 1995's ''1. Music/{{Outside}}''. It was intended to be the first part of a [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible non-linear]] concept trilogy (with ''2. Contamination'' and ''3. Afrikaans'' the followups). This told the story of a detective in a {{Cyberpunk}} {{Dystopia}} investigating a rash of murders committed as art. The album wasn't a blockbuster, the U.S. double-bill tour he did with Music/NineInchNails mostly brought out fans who left during Bowie's second-half set, and the sequels were quietly dropped. That said, ''Outside'' did yield some of his better-known songs of TheNineties (''Se7en'' (''Film/Se7en'' used "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" as a theme of sorts, and a remix of "Hallo Spaceboy" with Pet Shop Boys was a hit) and brought a lot of fans who'd given up on him in TheEighties back around.
18th Jun '16 12:05:33 AM bt8257
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* ''[[Music/ArthurOrTheDeclineAndFallOfTheBritishEmpire Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)]]'' by Music/TheKinks

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* ''[[Music/ArthurOrTheDeclineAndFallOfTheBritishEmpire Arthur ''Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)]]'' Empire)'' by Music/TheKinks



** The work was also the namesake for ''Music/AntichristSuperstar'' by Music/MarilynManson, itself part of a triptych of rock operas, along with ''Music/MechanicalAnimals'' and ''Music/HolyWoodInTheShadowOfTheValleyOfDeath)''. Apparently the chronological order of the story is the reverse of the release dates of the albums. It's all really an extended version of ''Music/TheWall'' with more NightmareFuel.
*** Ironic, considering [[Music/PinkFloyd Roger Waters]]' enduring hatred of Creator/AndrewLloydWebber.

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** The work was also the namesake for ''Music/AntichristSuperstar'' by Music/MarilynManson, itself part of a triptych of rock operas, along with ''Music/MechanicalAnimals'' and ''Music/HolyWoodInTheShadowOfTheValleyOfDeath)''.''Music/HolyWoodInTheShadowOfTheValleyOfDeath''. Apparently the chronological order of the story is the reverse of the release dates of the albums. It's all really an extended version of ''Music/TheWall'' with more NightmareFuel.
*** Ironic, considering [[Music/PinkFloyd Roger Waters]]' Music/RogerWaters' enduring hatred of Creator/AndrewLloydWebber.



* ''Music/OperationMindcrime'', and its sequel ''Operation: Mindcrime II'' by [[Music/{{Queensryche}} Queensrÿche]]

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* ''Music/OperationMindcrime'', and its sequel ''Operation: Mindcrime II'' by [[Music/{{Queensryche}} Queensrÿche]]Music/{{Queensryche}}



* ''Zen Arcade'' by Husker Du

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* ''Zen Arcade'' by Husker DuMusic/HuskerDu



* ''Radio KAOS'', by Roger Waters

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* ''Radio KAOS'', by Roger WatersMusic/RogerWaters



* ''Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son'' by Music/IronMaiden. There's also the saga of Charlotte the Harlot, which is spread over four albums.

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* ''Seventh Son Of A of a Seventh Son'' by Music/IronMaiden. There's also the saga of Charlotte the Harlot, which is spread over four albums.
12th Feb '16 8:08:45 PM TheAndyman14
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* After many, many, ''many'' loose {{Concept Album}}s such as ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars'' (''Music/DiamondDogs'' would have been TheMusical adaptation of ''1984'' but for copyright negotiations), Music/DavidBowie finally wrote a full-fledged Rock Opera with 1995's ''1. Outside''. It was intended to be the first part of a [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible non-linear]] concept trilogy (with ''2. Contamination'' and ''3. Afrikaans'' the followups). This told the story of a detective in a {{Cyberpunk}} {{Dystopia}} investigating a rash of murders committed as art. The album wasn't a blockbuster, the U.S. double-bill tour he did with Music/NineInchNails mostly brought out fans who left during Bowie's second-half set, and the sequels were quietly dropped. That said, ''Outside'' did yield some of his better-known songs of TheNineties (''Se7en'' used "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" as a theme of sorts, and a remix of "Hallo Spaceboy" with Pet Shop Boys was a hit) and brought a lot of fans who'd given up on him in TheEighties back around.

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* After many, many, ''many'' loose {{Concept Album}}s such as ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars'' (''Music/DiamondDogs'' would have been TheMusical adaptation of ''1984'' but for copyright negotiations), Music/DavidBowie finally wrote a full-fledged Rock Opera with 1995's ''1. Outside''.Music/{{Outside}}''. It was intended to be the first part of a [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible non-linear]] concept trilogy (with ''2. Contamination'' and ''3. Afrikaans'' the followups). This told the story of a detective in a {{Cyberpunk}} {{Dystopia}} investigating a rash of murders committed as art. The album wasn't a blockbuster, the U.S. double-bill tour he did with Music/NineInchNails mostly brought out fans who left during Bowie's second-half set, and the sequels were quietly dropped. That said, ''Outside'' did yield some of his better-known songs of TheNineties (''Se7en'' used "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" as a theme of sorts, and a remix of "Hallo Spaceboy" with Pet Shop Boys was a hit) and brought a lot of fans who'd given up on him in TheEighties back around.



* [[Music/SteelyDan Donald Fagen]]'s ''Kamakiriad''. A TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture album about a man and his car.

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* [[Music/SteelyDan Donald [[Music/SteelyDan Fagen]]'s ''Kamakiriad''. A TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture album about a man and his car.
2nd Feb '16 4:30:32 PM k.lynch96
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** ''Music/SuppersReady'' from their album ''Foxtrot'' also counts.



* ''Music/SuppersReady'' by Music/{{Genesis}}, from the album ''Foxtrot''.
2nd Feb '16 4:20:25 PM k.lynch96
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* ''Music/MetropolisPt2ScenesFromAMemory'' by Music/DreamTheater

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* ''Music/MetropolisPt2ScenesFromAMemory'' and ''Music/TheAstonishing'' by Music/DreamTheater
22nd Jan '16 5:34:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''So Far From Home'', ''The Light Of Things Hoped For'', and ''Anti-Meridian'' by BraveSaintSaturn all tell the story of a NASA mission to Saturn that goes the way of Apollo 13.

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* ''So Far From Home'', ''The Light Of Things Hoped For'', and ''Anti-Meridian'' by BraveSaintSaturn Music/BraveSaintSaturn all tell the story of a NASA mission to Saturn that goes the way of Apollo 13.
5th Nov '15 9:23:41 AM Cieloazul
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* Excluding the eponimous ''Mägo de Oz'', ''La Bruja'', and ''Belfast'' all Mägo de Oz albums are this. In fact ''Gaia'', ''Gaia II: La Voz Dormida'' and ''Gaia III: Atlantia'' form a trilogy

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* Excluding the eponimous ''Mägo de Oz'', ''Music/MagoDeOz'', ''La Bruja'', and ''Belfast'' all Mägo de Oz albums are this. In fact ''Gaia'', ''Gaia II: La Voz Dormida'' and ''Gaia III: Atlantia'' form a trilogy
23rd Aug '15 8:19:11 PM nombretomado
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* Ahab's 2 albums to date have both been rock operas. Crushingly heavy funeral doom rock operas, but rock operas nonetheless. And given the band's name, it shouldn't be too hard to guess their favorite [[MobyDick theme]].

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* Ahab's 2 albums to date have both been rock operas. Crushingly heavy funeral doom rock operas, but rock operas nonetheless. And given the band's name, it shouldn't be too hard to guess their favorite [[MobyDick [[Literature/MobyDick theme]].
19th Aug '15 1:32:28 PM Market43Fan
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* At the time of his death in a plane crash in 1982; [[ChristianRock Contemporary Christian artist]] Keith Green was working on a rock opera based on [[WhatCouldHaveBeen various stories and parables]] from Literature/TheBible. Two of the songs (the "[[ProdigalHero Prodigal Son]] Suite" and "On the Road to Jericho" {based on the parable of the GoodSamaritan)} would eventually be released on two [[PosthumousCredit posthumously released albums]] alongside other songs that had been recorded but hadn't yet been released at the time of Green's death.
26th Jul '15 4:38:38 PM fruitstripegum
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* ''Music/StephenTheKing'' by Levente Szörényi, which tells the story of Koppánys rebbelion against István whod become the first king of Hungary.

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* ''Music/StephenTheKing'' (also known as Music/IstvánAKirály) by Levente Szörényi, which tells the story of Koppánys rebbelion against István whod become the first king of Hungary.
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