We have a handy phrase for any album whose content is connected: we call it a concept album. But sometimes that umbrella term seems inadequate. Sometimes a so-called concept album is more than just separate ruminations on a single theme. There is something more cohesive happening, whether it be the creation or investigation of a single character, a plot unfolding, a portrait of a certain time and place being drawn, or just a certain feeling or sensation being evoked over and over. What follows are a few examples of just such albums, in no particular order.