Date of Award
Capstone - Open Access
Environmental Studies & Sustainability and Fine Arts, Minors in Biology and Social Justice
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.
Sorensen, Paige C., "The Concept Album Continuum" (2019). Honors Senior Capstone Projects. 43.