Date of Award

Spring 2019


Capstone - Open Access


Environmental Studies & Sustainability and Fine Arts, Minors in Biology and Social Justice

First Advisor

Laura Moore Pruett


It is clear through the exploration of various one-dimensional definitions that a consensus has not yet been reached that encompasses the exhaustive and eclectic nature of the concept album, nor does it appear that one will develop in the near future. Therefore, I am offering an alternative approach to classify the concept album in a multi-dimensional manner that may solve issues of exclusion. Rather than attempting to provide a lengthy and fallible interpretation of the musical form, I propose that all concept albums be considered as part of a ‘concept album continuum’ that ranges from loose to strict.

Included in

Musicology Commons