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[[caption-width-right:343:Be it LP, CD, or distributed digitally, an album is still an album.]]

->''"When I record an album I'm trying to get as close as possible to that perfect moment."''
--> --'''''Music/LouReed'''''

While most people today are familiar with the modern concept of an album, said concept being a collection of several musical tracks together in a single package (such as an LP, a CD, or a cassette tape), the album was not always as ubiquitous as it is today, and the way albums are packaged has changed as well. The first albums were released in bundles [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Earlyalbum1.jpg which resembled photo albums]], books containing several 78-RPM gramophone discs. The idea of having larger, long-playing vinyl discs to fit a collection of music on was introduced by Creator/ColumbiaRecords in 1948, with these 12-inch records capable of having 23 minutes of audio on each side and having much smaller grooves.

Despite this advancement, the album did not catch on for a while. [[AlbumSingle Singles]] (which themselves became more popular as 45-RPM vinyl or gramophone discs) tended to be the main way that music was consumed by the public for a long time. However, in the 1960s, albums became more important, as musicians began working more carefully on them as a unit of expression themselves rather than just a collection of randomly put together songs. {{Concept Album}}s, {{Rock Opera}}s, ProgressiveRock music, which used the format to its fullest potential and pushed it to its limit and beyond, also allowed for an exponential increase in the importance of albums. AlbumCoverDesigners were brought in to provide striking images that would attract the public's attention and could be interesting in their own right too.

In recent years, however, the album has had a [[http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/extendedplay/2008/06/the-recent-decl.html decline in popularity]]. Part of this is due to the rise of [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil file-sharing networks]] making music more accessible for people and, of course, less costly. Digital music stores, such as Apple's iTunes or Amazon's Amazon Music service, have also allowed people to purchase individual tracks instead of making people purchase whole albums if they do not desire to do so. Despite this, the album continues to enjoy some degree of popularity, even if some people believe it is a [[DeadHorseTrope dead format]].

For more information, see TheOtherWiki's article on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Album albums]].

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'''Works (by artist)[[note]]When adding albums for artists who are not listed here yet, do not make the artist's name a WikiWord so that they are not indexed as well. Also, please list the albums in chronological order. [[/note]]:'''
[[index]]
* AC/DC
** 1975 - ''Music/HighVoltage''
** 1975 - ''[[Music/TNT1975 T.N.T.]]''
** 1980 - ''Music/BackInBlack''
* Adam And The Ants
** 1979 - ''Music/DirkWearsWhiteSox''
** 1980 - ''Music/KingsOfTheWildFrontier''
** 1981 - ''Music/PrinceCharming''
* Adam Ant
** 1982 - ''Music/FriendOrFoe''
** 1983 - ''Music/{{Strip}}''
** 1985 - ''Music/ViveLeRock''
** 1990 - ''Music/MannersAndPhysique''
* Arcade Fire
** 2010 - ''[[Music/TheSuburbsArcadeFireAlbum The Suburbs]]''
* Louis Armstrong
** 1925-1928 [[note]] The recordings themselves are from the 1920s, the album from 2000 [[/note]] - ''Music/TheCompleteHotFiveAndHotSevenRecordings''
* The Band
** 1969 - ''Music/TheBandAlbum''
* Syd Barrett
** 1970 - ''Music/TheMadcapLaughs''
** 1970 - ''Music/{{Barrett}}''
* The Beach Boys
** 1965 - ''Music/BeachBoysParty''
** 1966 - ''Music/PetSounds''
** 1967 - ''Music/SMiLE''
** 1967 - ''Music/SmileySmile''
** 1967 - ''Music/WildHoney''
** 1968 - ''Music/{{Friends}}''
** 1969 - ''Music/TwentyTwenty''
** 1970 - ''Music/{{Sunflower}}''
** 1971 - ''Music/SurfsUp''
** 1972 - ''Music/CarlAndThePassionsSoTough''
** 1973 - ''Music/{{Holland}}''
* Beastie Boys
** 1986 - ''Music/LicensedToIll''
** 1989 - ''Music/PaulsBoutique''
* The Beatles
** 1963 - ''Music/PleasePleaseMe''
** 1964 - ''Music/WithTheBeatles''
** 1964 - ''Music/AHardDaysNight''
** 1964 - ''Music/BeatlesForSale''
** 1965 - ''Music/{{Help}}''
** 1965 - ''Music/RubberSoul''
** 1966 - ''Music/{{Revolver}}''
** 1967 - ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''
** 1967 - ''Music/MagicalMysteryTour''
** 1968 - ''[[Music/TheWhiteAlbum The Beatles]]''
** 1968 - ''Music/YellowSubmarine''
** 1969 - ''Music/AbbeyRoad''
** 1970 - ''Music/LetItBe''
** 1988 - ''Music/PastMasters''
** 1995/1996 - ''Music/TheBeatlesAnthology''
* Big Black
** 1987 - ''Music/SongsAboutFucking''
* Big Brother And The Holding Company
** 1968 - ''Music/CheapThrills''
* Björk
** 1993 - ''Music/{{Debut}}''
** 1995 - ''Music/{{Post}}''
** 2004 - ''Music/{{Medulla}}''
* Black Sabbath
** 1970 - ''Music/{{Paranoid}}''
* David Bowie
** 1970 - ''Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld''
** 1971 - ''Music/HunkyDory''
** 1972 - ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars''
** 1973 - ''Music/AladdinSane''
** 1974 - ''Music/DiamondDogs''
** 1975 - ''Music/YoungAmericans''
** 1976 - ''Music/StationToStation''
** 1977 - ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]''
** 1977 - ''[[Music/{{Heroes}} "Heroes"]]''
** 1980 - ''Music/ScaryMonstersAndSuperCreeps''
** 1983 - ''Music/LetsDance''
* Garth Brooks
** 1999 - ''Music/InTheLifeOfChrisGaines''
* James Brown
** 1963 - ''Music/LiveAtTheApollo''
** 1991 - ''Music/StarTime''
* Jeff Buckley
** 1994 - ''Music/{{Grace}}''
* The Byrds
** 1965 - ''Music/MrTambourineMan''
* Captain Beefheart
** 1967 - ''Music/SafeAsMilk''
** 1968 - ''Music/StrictlyPersonal''
** 1969 - ''Music/TroutMaskReplica''
** 1975 - ''Music/BongoFury'' [[note]]With Frank Zappa[[/note]]
** 1978 - ''Music/ShinyBeast''
** 1980 - ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''
* Nick Cave
** 1994 - ''Music/LetLoveIn''
* Ray Charles
** 1962 - ''Music/ModernSoundsInCountryAndWesternMusic''
* Gilby Clarke
** 1994 - ''Music/PawnshopGuitars''
* Eric Clapton
** 1994 - ''Music/FromTheCradle''
* The Clash
** 1979 - ''Music/LondonCalling''
** 1980 - ''Music/{{Sandinista}}''
* Joe Cocker
** 1969 - ''Music/WithALittleHelpFromMyFriends''
** 1970 - ''Film/MadDogsAndEnglishmen''
* Ornette Coleman
** 1959 - ''Music/TheShapeOfJazzToCome''
* John Coltrane
** 1957 - ''Music/BlueTrain''
** 1960 - ''Music/GiantSteps''
** 1961 - ''Music/MyFavoriteThings''
** 1965 - ''Music/ALoveSupreme''
* Elvis Costello
** 1977 - ''Music/MyAimIsTrue''
** 1986 - ''Music/BloodAndChocolate'', with The Attractions
* Cream
** 1967 - ''Music/DisraeliGears''
* Creedence Clearwater Revival
** 1969 - ''Music/WillyAndThePoorBoys''
* Bing Crosby
** 1945 - ''Music/MerryChristmas''
* Daft Punk
** 2001 - ''Music/{{Discovery}}''
* Miles Davis
** 1959 - ''Music/KindOfBlue''
** 1960 - ''Music/SketchesOfSpain''
** 1970 - ''Music/BitchesBrew''
** 1999 - ''Music/{{Panthalassa}}''
* Dead Kennedys
** 1985 - ''Music/{{Frankenchrist}}''
* Deep Purple
** 1969 - ''Music/ConcertoForGroupAndOrchestra''
** 1970 - ''Music/DeepPurpleInRock''
** 1972 - ''[[Music/MachineHeadAlbum Machine Head]]''
* Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
** 1970 - ''Music/OnTourWithEricClapton''
** 1971 - ''Music/MotelShot''
* Derek And The Dominos
** 1970 - ''Music/LaylaAndOtherAssortedLoveSongs''
* dEUS
** 1994 - ''Music/WorstCaseScenario''
** 1996 - ''Music/InABarUnderTheSea''
** 1999 - ''Music/TheIdealCrash''
** 2005 - ''Music/PocketRevolution''
* Devo
** 1978 - ''Music/QAreWeNotMenAWeAreDevo''
** 1980 - ''Music/FreedomOfChoice''
* Dire Straits
** 1985 - ''Music/BrothersInArms''
* Doe Maar
** 1983 - ''[[Music/{{Virus}} 4US]]''
* Eric Dolphy
** 1964 - ''Music/OutToLunch''
* The Doors
** 1967 - ''[[Music/TheDoorsAlbum The Doors]]''
** 1967 - ''Music/StrangeDays''
** 1971 - ''Music/LAWoman''
* Dream Theater
** 1999 - ''Music/MetropolisPt2ScenesFromAMemory''
* Duran Duran
** 1993 - ''[[Music/TheWeddingAlbum Duran Duran]]''
* Bob Dylan
** 1963 - ''Music/TheFreewheelinBobDylan''
** 1964 - ''Music/TheTimesTheyAreAChangin''
** 1965 - ''Music/BringingItAllBackHome''
** 1965 - ''Music/Highway61Revisited''
** 1966 - ''Music/BlondeOnBlonde''
** 1975 - ''Music/BloodOnTheTracks''
** 1997 - ''Music/TimeOutOfMind''
** 2009 - ''Music/ChristmasInTheHeart''
* Eels
** 1996 - ''Music/BeautifulFreak''
* Emerson, Lake & Palmer
** 1971 - ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition''
* Brian Eno
** 1974 - ''Music/HereComeTheWarmJets''
** 1978 - ''Music/Ambient1MusicForAirports''
** 1983 - ''Music/ApolloAtmospheresAndSoundtracks''
* The Eraserheads
** 1993 - ''Music/{{Ultraelectromagneticpop}}''
* The Exploding Hearts
** 2003 - ''Music/GuitarRomantic''
* Fireaxe
** 2003 - ''Music/FoodForTheGods''
* The Firesign Theatre
** 1971 - ''AudioPlay/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus''
* Fleetwood Mac
** 1977 - ''Music/{{Rumours}}''
** 1979 - ''Music/{{Tusk}}''
* Forgive Durden
** 2008 - ''Music/RaziasShadow''
* Stan Freberg
** 1961 - ''AudioPlay/StanFrebergPresentsTheUnitedStatesOfAmerica''
* The Fugees
** 1996 - ''Music/TheScore''
* Peter Gabriel
** 1986 - ''Music/{{So}}''
* Marvin Gaye
** 1971 - ''Music/WhatsGoingOn''
* Genesis
** 1974 - ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway''
* Gorillaz
** 2004 - ''Music/DemonDays''
* Ellie Goulding
** 2012 - ''Music/{{Halcyon}}''
* Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five
** 1982 - ''Music/TheMessage''
* Green Day
** 2004 - ''Music/AmericanIdiot''
** 2009 - ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown''
* Arlo Guthrie
** 1967 - ''Music/AlicesRestaurant''
* Guns 'N' Roses
** 1987 - ''Music/AppetiteForDestruction''
** 1988 - ''Music/GNRLies''
** 1991 - ''Music/UseYourIllusion''
* Herbie Hancock
** 1973 - ''Music/HeadHunters''
** 1983 - ''Music/FutureShock''
* George Harrison
** 1970 - ''Music/AllThingsMustPass''
* Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
** 2014 - ''[[Music/LiveInAmsterdam2014 Live In Amsterdam]]''
* The Jimi Hendrix Experience
** 1967 - ''Music/AreYouExperienced''
** 1967 - ''Music/AxisBoldAsLove''
** 1968 - ''Music/ElectricLadyland''
* Hole
** 1994 - ''Music/LiveThroughThis''
* Iron Maiden
** 1980 - ''[[Music/IronMaidenAlbum Iron Maiden]]''
** 1981 - ''Music/{{Killers}}''
** 1982 - ''Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast''
* Michael Jackson
** 1979 - ''Music/OffTheWall''
** 1982 - ''Music/{{Thriller}}''
** 1987 - ''Music/{{Bad}}''
** 1991 - ''Music/{{Dangerous}}''
** 1995 - ''Music/HistoryPastPresentAndFutureBookI''
* Jethro Tull
** 1971 - ''[[Music/AqualungJethroTullAlbum Aqualung]]''
* Jefferson Airplane
** 1966 - ''Music/JeffersonAirplaneTakesOff''
** 1967 - ''Music/SurrealisticPillow''
* Elton John
** 1973 - ''Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad''
* Daniel Johnston
** 1983 - ''Music/HiHowAreYou''
** 1983 - ''Music/YipJumpMusic''
* Joy Division
** 1979 - ''Music/UnknownPleasures''
** 1980 - ''Music/{{Closer}}''
* Judas Priest
** 1980 - ''Music/BritishSteel''
* Paul Kantner
** 1970 - ''Music/BlowsAgainstTheEmpire''
* King Crimson
** 1969 - ''Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing''
* King Diamond
** 1987 - ''Music/{{Abigail}}''
* The Kinks
** 1968 - ''Music/TheKinksAreTheVillageGreenPreservationSociety''
** 1970 - ''Music/LolaVersusPowermanAndTheMoneygoroundPartOne''
** 1971 - ''Music/MuswellHillbillies''
* KISS
** 1976 - ''Music/{{Destroyer}}''
** 1979 - ''Music/{{Dynasty}}''
** 1980 - ''Music/{{Unmasked}}''
** 1981 - ''Music/MusicFromTheElder''
** 1982 - ''Music/CreaturesOfTheNight''
* The Kovenant
** 1997 - ''Music/InTimesBeforeTheLight''
* Kraftwerk
** 1974 - ''Music/{{Autobahn}}''
** 1977 - ''Music/TransEuropeExpress''
** 1978 - ''Music/TheManMachine''
* Kendrick Lamar
** 2012 - ''Music/GoodKidMAADCity''
* Bettye [=LaVette=]
** 2010 - ''Music/InterpretationsTheBritishRockSongbook''
* Led Zeppelin
** 1969 - ''[[Music/LedZeppelin1969 Led Zeppelin]]''
** 1969 - ''Music/LedZeppelinII''
** 1970 - ''Music/LedZeppelinIII''
** 1971 - ''Music/LedZeppelinIV''
** 1976 - ''Film/TheSongRemainsTheSame''
* Christopher Lee
** 2010 - ''[[Music/{{Charlemagne}} Charlemagne: By The Sword And The Cross]]''
* John Lennon
** 1968 - ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo1TwoVirgins'' [[note]]With Yoko Ono[[/note]]
** 1969 - ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo2LifeWithTheLions'' [[note]]With Yoko Ono[[/note]]
** 1969 - ''Music/WeddingAlbum'' [[note]]With Yoko Ono[[/note]]
** 1970 - ''Music/JohnLennonPlasticOnoBand''
** 1971 - ''Music/{{Imagine}}''
** 1973 - ''Music/MindGames''
* Linkin Park
** 2000 - ''Music/HybridTheory''
** 2003 - ''Music/{{Meteora}}''
* Lorde
** 2013 - ''Music/PureHeroine''
* Madness
** 1979 - ''Music/OneStepBeyond''
** 1980 - ''Music/{{Absolutely}}''
** 1982 - ''Music/TheRiseAndFall''
* Madonna
** 1984 - ''Music/LikeAVirgin''
** 1986 - ''Music/TrueBlue''
** 1989 - ''Music/LikeAPrayer''
** 1990 - ''Music/ImBreathless''
** 1990 - ''Music/TheImmaculateCollection''
** 1992 - ''Music/{{Erotica}}''
** 1994 - ''Music/BedtimeStories''
** 1998 - ''Music/RayOfLight''
* Marilyn Manson
** 1994 - ''Music/PortraitOfAnAmericanFamily''
** 1995 - ''Music/SmellsLikeChildren''
** 1996 - ''Music/AntichristSuperstar''
** 1998 - ''Music/MechanicalAnimals''
** 2000 - ''Music/HolyWoodInTheShadowOfTheValleyOfDeath''
* Bob Marley
** 1973 - ''Music/CatchAFire''
** 1973 - ''Music/{{Burnin}}''
** 1974 - ''Music/NattyDread''
** 1975 - ''[[Music/LiveBobMarleyAlbum Live!]]''
** 1976 - ''Music/RastamanVibration''
** 1977 - ''Music/ExodusAlbum''
** 1984 - ''Music/{{Legend}}''
* Linda [=McCartney=]
** 1971 - ''Music/{{RAM}}'' [[note]]With Paul [=McCartney=][[/note]]
* Paul [=McCartney=]
** 1970 - ''Music/{{McCartney}}''
** 1971 - ''Music/{{RAM}}'' [[note]]With Linda [=McCartney=][[/note]]
* John [=McLaughlin=] and the 4th Dimension
** 2014 - ''Music/TheBostonRecord''
* Don [=McLean=]
** 1971 - ''Music/AmericanPie''
* Metallica
** 1984 - ''Music/RideTheLightning''
* Charles Mingus
** 1959 - ''Music/MingusAhUm''
* Joni Mitchell
** 1971 - ''[[Music/BlueJoniMitchellAlbum Blue]]''
* Thelonious Monk
** 1957 - ''Music/BrilliantCorners''
* Modest Mouse
** 2007 - ''Music/WeWereDeadBeforeTheShipEvenSank''
* Alanis Morissette
** 1995 - ''Music/JaggedLittlePill''
* Motorhead
** 1980 - ''Music/AceOfSpades''
* My Chemical Romance
** 2006 - ''Music/TheBlackParade''
** 2010 - ''Music/DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys''
* New Order
** 1983 - ''Music/PowerCorruptionAndLies''
* Nico
** 1967 - ''Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico'' [[note]]With Music/VelvetUnderground[[/note]]
* Nine Inch Nails
** 1994 - ''Music/TheDownwardSpiral''
** 2007 - ''Music/YearZero''
* Nirvana
** 1989 - ''Music/{{Bleach}}''
** 1991 - ''Music/{{Nevermind}}''
** 1992 - ''Music/{{Incesticide}}''
** 1993 - ''Music/InUtero''
** 1994 - ''Music/MTVUnpluggedInNewYork''
* NWA
** 1988 - ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton''
* Babatunde Olatunji
** 1960 - ''Music/DrumsOfPassion''
* Mike Oldfield
** 1973 - ''Music/TubularBells''
* Yoko Ono
** 1968 - ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo1TwoVirgins'' [[note]]With John Lennon[[/note]]
** 1969 - ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo2LifeWithTheLions'' [[note]]With John Lennon[[/note]]
** 1969 - ''Music/WeddingAlbum'' [[note]]With John Lennon[[/note]]
* Dolly Parton
** 1971 - ''Music/CoatOfManyColors''
* Pepe Deluxe
** 2012 - ''Music/QueenOfTheWave''
* Pink Floyd
** 1967 - ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn''
** 1968 - ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''
** 1969 - ''Music/{{More}}''
** 1969 - ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}''
** 1970 - ''Music/AtomHeartMother''
** 1971 - ''Music/{{Meddle}}''
** 1972 - ''Music/ObscuredByClouds''
** 1973 - ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''
** 1975 - ''Music/WishYouWereHere''
** 1977 - ''Music/{{Animals}}''
** 1979 - ''Music/TheWall''
** 1983 - ''Music/TheFinalCut''
** 1987 - ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason''
** 1994 - ''Music/TheDivisionBell''
** 2014 - ''Music/TheEndlessRiver''
* The Pixies
** 1988 - ''Music/SurferRosa''
* The Police
** 1978 - ''Music/OutlandosDAmour''
** 1983 - ''Music/{{Synchronicity}}''
* Iggy Pop
** 1977 - ''Music/TheIdiot''
** 1977 - ''Music/LustForLife''
* Portishead
** 1994 - ''Music/{{Dummy}}''
* Elvis Presley
** 1956 - ''Music/ElvisPresleyTheAlbum''
** 1976 - ''Music/TheSunSessions''
* Prince
** 1984 - ''Film/PurpleRain''
* The Prodigy
** 1997 - ''Music/TheFatOfTheLand''
* Public Enemy
** 1988 - ''Music/ItTakesANationOfMillionsToHoldUsBack''
* Queen
** 1975 - ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera''
** 1976 - ''Music/ADayAtTheRaces''
** 1977 - ''Music/NewsOfTheWorld''
** 1989 - ''Music/TheMiracle''
* Queensryche
** 1988 - ''Music/OperationMindcrime''
* Radiohead
** 1997 - ''Music/OKComputer''
** 2000 - ''Music/KidA''
** 2007 - ''Music/InRainbows''
* The Ramones
** 1976 - ''Music/{{Ramones}}''
** 1977 - ''Music/LeaveHome''
** 1977 - ''Music/RocketToRussia''
** 1978 - ''Music/RoadToRuin''
** 1980 - ''Music/EndOfTheCentury''
* The Red House Painters
** 1996 - ''Music/SongsForABlueGuitar''
* Otis Redding
** 1965 - ''Music/OtisBlue''
* Lou Reed
** 1972 - ''Music/{{Transformer}}''
** 1973 - ''Music/{{Berlin}}''
** 1975 - ''Music/MetalMachineMusic''
* The Residents
** 1976 - ''Music/ThirdReichAndRoll''
** 1979 - ''Music/{{Eskimo}}''
** 1980 - '' Music/TheCommercialAlbum''
* Little Richard
** 1957 - ''Music/HeresLittleRichard''
* Marty Robbins
** 1959 - ''Music/GunfighterBalladsAndTrailSongs''
* The Rolling Stones
** 1964 - ''[[Music/TheRollingStones1964 The Rolling Stones]]''
** 1965 - ''Music/TheRollingStonesNo2''
** 1965 - ''Music/OutOfOurHeads''
** 1966 - ''Music/{{Aftermath}}''
** 1967 - ''Music/BetweenTheButtons''
** 1967 - ''Music/TheirSatanicMajestiesRequest''
** 1968 - ''Music/BeggarsBanquet''
** 1969 - ''Music/LetItBleed''
** 1971 - ''Music/StickyFingers''
** 1972 - ''Music/ExileOnMainSt.''
** 1973 - ''Music/GoatsHeadSoup''
** 1974 - ''Music/ItsOnlyRockNRoll''
** 1976 - ''Music/BlackAndBlue''
** 1978 - ''Music/SomeGirls''
** 1980 - ''Music/EmotionalRescue''
** 1981 - ''Music/TattooYou''
** 1983 - ''Music/{{Undercover}}''
** 1986 - ''Music/DirtyWork''
** 1989 - ''Music/SteelWheels''
** 1994 - ''Music/VoodooLounge''
** 1997 - ''Music/BridgesToBabylon''
** 2005 - ''Music/ABiggerBang''
* Max Romeo & The Upsetters
** 1976 - ''Music/WarInaBabylon''
* Roxette
** 1991 - ''Music/{{Joyride}}''
* Run DMC
** 1984 - ''[[Music/RunDMCAlbum Run-D.M.C.]]''
** 1985 - ''Music/KingOfRock''
** 1986 - ''Music/RaisingHell''
* Todd Rundgren
** 1972 - ''Music/SomethingAnything''
* Rush
** 2012 - ''Music/ClockworkAngels''
* St.Germain
** 2000 - ''Music/{{Tourist}}''
* Santana
** 1970 - ''Music/{{Abraxas}}''
** 2002 - ''Music/{{Shaman}}''
* Savatage
** 1991 - ''Music/StreetsARockOpera''
** 1994 - ''Music/HandfulOfRain''
** 1995 - ''Music/DeadWinterDead''
** 1998 - ''Music/TheWakeOfMagellan''
** 2001 - ''Music/PoetsAndMadmen''
* Schoolly D
** 1985 - ''Music/SchoollyDAlbum''
** 1986 - ''Music/SaturdayNightTheAlbum''
* Gil Scott-Heron
** 1974 - ''Music/TheRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised''
* Sex Pistols
** 1977 - ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols''
* Paul Simon
** 1986 - ''Music/{{Graceland}}''
* Simon And Garfunkel
** 1970 - ''Music/BridgeOverTroubledWater''
* Frank Sinatra
** 1954 - ''Music/SongsForYoungLovers''
** 1955 - ''Music/InTheWeeSmallHours''
** 1956 - ''Music/SongsForSwinginLovers''
* Sly And The Family Stone
** 1969 - ''Music/{{Stand}}''
* Brendon Small
** 2012 - ''Music/BrendonSmallsGalaktikon''
* The Smashing Pumpkins
** 1993 - ''Music/SiameseDream''
** 1995 - ''Music/MellonCollieAndTheInfiniteSadness''
** 1998 - ''Music/{{Adore}}''
* Patti Smith
** 1975 - ''Music/{{Horses}}''
* Sparks
** 2002 - ''Music/LilBeethoven''
* Stagehands
** 2009 - ''Music/TheSilentCity''
* The Stooges (aka Iggy Pop & The Stooges)
** 1969 - ''[[Music/TheStoogesAlbum The Stooges]]''
** 1970 - ''Music/FunHouse''
** 1973 - ''Music/RawPower''
* Styx
** 1983 - ''Music/KilroyWasHere''
* Donna Summer
** 1977 - ''Music/IRememberYesterday''
** 1979 - ''Music/BadGirls''
* Sun Ra
** 1961 - ''Music/TheFuturisticSoundsOfSunRa''
* Talking Heads
** 1977 - ''Music/TalkingHeads77''
** 1978 - ''Music/MoreSongsAboutBuildingsAndFood''
** 1979 - ''Music/FearOfMusic''
** 1980 - ''Music/RemainInLight''
** 1984 - ''Film/StopMakingSense''
* Television
** 1977 - ''Music/MarqueeMoon''
* They Might Be Giants
** 1986 - ''Music/TheyMightBeGiantsAlbum''
** 1990 - ''Music/{{Flood}}''
* Christopher Tin
** 2009 - ''Music/CallingAllDawns''
* Trans Siberian Orchestra
** 2000 - ''Music/BeethovensLastNight''
* Peter Tosh
** 1976 - ''Music/LegalizeIt''
* A Tribe Called Quest
** 1991 - ''Music/TheLowEndTheory''
* TV on the Radio
** 2006 - ''Music/ReturnToCookieMountain''
* Underworld
** 1994 - ''Music/{{dubnobasswithmyheadman}}''
* U2
** 1983 - ''Music/{{War}}''
* Velvet Underground
** 1967 - ''Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico'' [[note]]With Music/{{Nico}}[[/note]]
** 1968 - ''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat''
** 1969 - ''Music/TheVelvetUnderground''
** 1970 - ''Music/{{Loaded}}''
** 1973 - ''[[Music/{{Squeeze1973}} Squeeze]]''
* Tom Waits
** 1973 - ''Music/ClosingTime''
** 1974 - ''Music/TheHeartOfSaturdayNight''
** 1975 - ''Music/NighthawksAtTheDiner''
** 1976 - ''Music/SmallChange''
** 1977 - ''Music/ForeignAffairs''
** 1978 - ''Music/BlueValentine''
** 1980 - ''Music/HeartattackAndVine''
** 1992 - ''Music/BoneMachine''
* Muddy Waters
** 2001 - ''[[Music/TheAnthology19471972 The Anthology 1947-1972]]''
* Jeff Wayne
** 1978 - ''Music/JeffWaynesMusicalVersionOfTheWarOfTheWorlds''
* Andrew Lloyd Webber
** 1973 - ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''
** 1977 - ''Music/{{Evita}}''
* Weezer
** 1996 - ''Music/{{Pinkerton}}''
* Kanye West
** 2010 - ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy''
* The White Stripes
** 2003 - ''Music/{{Elephant}}''
* The Who
** 1965 - ''Music/MyGeneration''
** 1967 - ''Music/TheWhoSellOut''
** 1969 - ''Music/{{Tommy}}''
** 1971 - ''Music/WhosNext''
** 1973 - ''Music/{{Quadrophenia}}''
* Hank Williams
** 2005 - ''Music/TurnBackTheYearsTheEssentialHankWilliamsCollection''
* Tony Williams
** 1969 - ''Music/{{Emergency}}'' [[note]]Credited to The Tony Williams Lifetime[[/note]]
* Brian Wilson
** 2004 - ''[[Music/BrianWilsonPresentsSMiLE Brian Wilson Presents [=SMiLE=]]]''
* Amy Winehouse
** 2003 - ''Music/FrankAlbum''
** 2006 - ''Music/BackToBlack''
* Stevie Wonder
** 1972 - ''Music/TalkingBook''
** 1973 - ''Music/{{Innervisions}}''
** 1976 - ''Music/SongsInTheKeyOfLife''
* XTC
** 1986 - ''Music/{{Skylarking}}''
* The Yardbirds
** 1965 - ''Music/ForYourLove''
** 1965 - ''Music/HavingARaveUp''
** 1966 - ''Music/RogerTheEngineer''
* Neil Young
** 1979 - ''Music/RustNeverSleeps''
* Frank Zappa
** 1966 - ''Music/FreakOut''
** 1967 - ''Music/AbsolutelyFree''
** 1968 - ''Music/LumpyGravy''
** 1968 - ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney''
** 1968 - ''Music/CruisingWithRubenAndTheJets''
** 1969 - ''Music/UncleMeat''
** 1969 - ''Music/HotRats''
** 1970 - ''Music/BurntWeenySandwich''
** 1970 - ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh''
** 1970 - ''Music/ChungasRevenge''
** 1971 - ''Music/FillmoreEastJune1971''
** 1971 - ''[[Film/TwoHundredMotels 200 Motels]]''
** 1972 - ''Music/JustAnotherBandFromLA''
** 1972 - ''Music/WakaJawaka''
** 1972 - ''Music/TheGrandWazoo''
** 1973 - ''Music/OverNiteSensation''
** 1974 - ''Music/{{Apostrophe}}''
** 1975 - ''Music/OneSizeFitsAll''
** 1975 - ''Music/BongoFury'' [[note]]With Captain Beefheart[[/note]]
** 1976 - ''Music/ZootAllures''
** 1978 - ''Music/ZappaInNewYork''
** 1979 - ''Music/SheikYerbouti''
** 1979 - ''[[Music/JoesGarage Joe's Garage]]''
** 1981 - ''Music/ShutUpNPlayYerGuitar''
** 1983/1987 - ''Music/LondonSymphonyOrchestra''
** 1984 - ''Music/ThePerfectStranger''
** 1986 - ''Music/JazzFromHell''
** 1988 - ''Music/{{Guitar}}''
** 1993 - ''Music/TheYellowShark''
* The Zombies
** 1965 - ''Music/BeginHere''
** 1968 - ''Music/OdesseyAndOracle''

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'''Album Tropes:'''
[[index]]
* AlbumTitleDrop
* AlbumFiller
* ChronologicalAlbumTitle
* ConceptAlbum
* CoverAlbum
* CultSoundtrack
* DistinctDoubleAlbum
* FaceOnTheCover
* FadingIntoTheNextSong
* FakeRadioShowAlbum
* GreatestHitsAlbum
* IdiosyncraticAlbumTheming
* InTheStyleOf (for cover or concept albums)
* LiveAlbum
* MinimalisticCoverArt
** DesignStudentsOrgasm (the exact opposite)
* NewSoundAlbum
* RockOpera
* SelfTitledAlbum
[[/index]]

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