Picking the most bizarre concept albums isn’t easy, since the most beloved concept albums are themselves pretty bizarre, but here are a few masterstrokes.
The short-lived, but much-acclaimed outfit led by Julian Cope were one of the leading lights of Liverpool's post-punk scene.
The 13th Floor Elevators' first two albums, 'The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators' and 'Easter Everywhere' are widely regarded as classics.
Scott Walker's first five solo albums are some of the greatest by any solo singer in the late 1960s and 1970s.
The death has been confirmed of 1980s UK pop star Pete Burns, who came to fame as the frontman of electronic pop act Dead Or Alive.
While music journalism can be biased, disposable or sink to self-indulgent waffle, it’s served as a fertile breeding ground for incisive, informed writers.