concept albums

20 post-hardcore bands who took concept albums to the next level
20 post-hardcore bands who took concept albums to the next level
Post-hardcore is especially rich in concept albums. Perhaps that’s because the immense vocal palette—from tender crooning to raw screaming—lends itself to expressing emotions. The music similarly matches. Sure, metalcore can deliver crushing breakdowns, but it rarely gets as intimate as this companion genre. There’s also the...
16 things about ‘Black Parade’ even My Chemical Romance probably forgot
16 things about ‘Black Parade’ even My Chemical Romance probably forgot
It’s that time of year again where we realize how old we are when we remember The Black Parade was released. In the years since, My Chemical Romance’s rock opera has been immortalized as one of the greatest emo concept albums of all time, with its hidden Easter eggs and the complex universe built around it adding to its importance. From th...
Top 10 concept albums worth immersing yourself in
Top 10 concept albums worth immersing yourself in
Diving into the meaning behind a band’s lyrics can offer a glimpse into what influences an artist. However, sometimes an album with a fully realized vision driving it can reveal things you never knew. Whether it’s the inspiration a band draw from in their word choice or some historical background you didn’t know about a certain topic, concept records are some of the most fun things to listen to on