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Are there any modern musical "epics"?

Have any significant musical epics been created from the year 2000 forward? By "epic" I mean the literary term, as in a long narrative. I'm interested in a song, multiple songs, album or ...
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Was American Idiot the first Punk "Concept Album"?

American Idiot clearly put Green Day back on the map, and tells the story of Jesus of Suburbia, his disillusionment with society and government, and was said to be influenced greatly by singer Billy ...
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What was the purpose of the bar count in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds?

On the collector's edition of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds, there are four tracks featuring guitarist Chris Spedding counting bars, apparently all through the entirety of the ...
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Was Mary a prostitute in Queensrÿche's "Operation: Mindcrime"?

Queensrÿche in 1988 gave us the rock opera Operation: Mindcrime. It tells the tale of Nikki who succumbs to the underworld of crime. We learn of his love of a nun, Sister Mary, who later gets killed....
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Can the "Concept Album" be tracked back to a single release?

Barring anything theater-based (like Classical, Opera and Broadway), can anyone tell me which was the first true "concept album"? Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" held a concept throughout it, ...
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