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31 Concept Albums You May Have Missed

As long as there have been records, there have been concept albums. As early as Frank Sinatra’s In the Wee Small Hours, with its songs about lost love, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ themed albums (Going Places, Whipped Cream and Other Delights), and Ella

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Andy Partridge Looks Back at XTC

XTC was one of the great post-punk bands of the 80s. They created cleverly-written, tightly-played tunes that made you want to dance to subjects as dark as war (“Generals and Majors”) and abortion (“Respectable Street”). Andy Partridge’s clear, stinging vocals zeroed in on harsher aspects