What is the most EPIC album of all time?

I’m trying something new today: taking a poll. We’ll see how it goes, but I really hope all you readers will come out for this and respond. Here’s hoping!

My wife suggested that I fully explain what I mean by “epic.” Epic means BIG. Big sound, big themes, big production values, big personality, so much so that it dwarfs other albums. They’re so big that they take up all your attention for a time, making your other CDs feel awkward and small. It’s like the muscle-bound jock standing next to the 90 pound wuss.

Some examples: Back In Black by AC/DC, Escape by Journey, Hysteria by Def Leppard, 2112 by Rush, Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, A Night At the Opera by Queen, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis, Tommy by The Who, Fear Through the Eyes of Madness by Coheed and Cambria, Lateralus by Tool, Images and Words by Dream Theater, or virtually anything by Led Zeppelin. (this is just an example list, and by no means exhaustive)

So how ’bout it? In your estimation, what is the MOST EPIC ALBUM of all time?

Leave your responses in the comments for this post, or on my Facebook page if we’re friends.

Also, here’s a really interesting webpage, where the above image is from. http://thedesigninspiration.com/articles/amazing-album-covers-mix-and-match/

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