The 10 Best Rock Operas

tommy385 01 The 10 Best Rock Operas

Spinner.com has published a list of The 10 Best Rock Operas.¬† Not all that surprisingly, the top spot went to [lastfm]THE WHO[/lastfm] for “Tommy”.

Here’s the full list:

10- “Franks Wild Years”, [lastfm]Tom Waits[/lastfm] (1987)

9- “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, Original Cast Recording (1998)

8- “Quadrophenia” , [lastfm]THE WHO[/lastfm] (1979)

7- “Joe’s Garage, Acts 1-3”, [lastfm]Frank Zappa[/lastfm] (1979)

6- “American Idiot” , [lastfm]Green Day[/lastfm] (2004)

5- “Jesus Christ Superstar”, [lastfm]Andrew Lloyd Webber [/lastfm]and [lastfm]Tim Rice [/lastfm](1971)

4- “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust¬†and the Spiders from Mars”, [lastfm]David Bowie[/lastfm] (1972)

3- “Southern Rock Opera”, [lastfm]Drive-By Truckers[/lastfm] (2001)

2- “The Wall”, [lastfm]Pink Floyd[/lastfm] (1979)

1- “Tommy”, [lastfm]THE WHO[/lastfm] (1969)

I know some people here that wish [lastfm]Coheed & Cambria[/lastfm] made the list.

Visit Spinner.com for more info on any one of these Rock Operas.

Comments

One Comment

  1. david fan says:

    Try “Too Old To Rock n’Roll Too Young To Die” album from Jethro Tull. It was wrongly recorded on a low volume so turn it up about four numbers louder than your usual CD play – then you’ll get the majestic Tull at their best. Martin Barre is awesome on electric guitar and Ian Anderson’s song writing reaches rare depths for any artist. Only about as long as “Ziggy” but well worth a listen.

  2. George says:

    Its amazing how many people miss the Lamb Lies On Broadway

  3. George says:

    Sorry, * the Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

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