An album you have to listen to from beginning to end? What a concept!
Whether a band's singing about a blind pinball player or an alien rockstar or a robot-battling supergirl, there's nothing better than a good concept album. Done right, it can invigorate a stuttering career; done wrong, it can unseat you from atop of the charts and earn you snarky criticism from Rolling Stone. As a round of Pink Floyd reissues are rolling out this month, led by their seminal concept album "Dark Side of the Moon," we take a look at the best—or simply most memorable—concept albums of the last 50 years.—Lucy Mueller, Special to Metromix
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