Sunday, December 6, 2009

Top 10 Rock Concept Albums of the Past 10 Years #6

#6: What to Do When You Are Dead (2005) by Armor for Sleep: Lightly based on a book of the same name by world-renowned psychic medium Craig Hamilton-Parker, What to Do When You Are Dead follows the main character from his apparent suicide in “Car Underwater” to his spirit’s ascension (or descent) by the end of the album. In between, the ghost of the main character visits familiar places from his lifetime, attempting to cope with his death. The band also managed to methodically incorporate the five steps of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) into the lyrics. To top it off, the album also included a guidebook of suggested activities for the afterlife if you perish. Album highlights: “The Truth About Heaven” and “Basement Ghost Singing.”

1 comment:

  1. Your readers may like to know a little more about my book here:


    Craig Hamilton-Parker