3 Incredible Companion Piece Albums by Two Different Artists

If you’re an audiophile with a love for companion albums, you’re in luck! These six albums make incredible companion pieces among their pairs. Some were intended to be companion piece albums, while others just sort of happened. Let’s take a look!

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1. ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ by Pink Floyd + ‘The Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins And Peaches Doing The Dark Side Of The Moon’ by The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins And Peaches Doing The Dark Side Of The Moon was written with the intent to be a collaborative companion piece to Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd. (Phew, that was a mouthful.) 

Efforts from bands to do this kind of thing tend to fall short. However, The Flaming Lips […] Doing The Dark Side Of The Moon works quite well. It’s both a homage, a series of covers, and an extension of themes and musical ideas that Pink Floyd had with their legendary album. We recommend listening to Pink Floyd first, then The Flaming Lips (and friends).

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2. ‘Forever Changes’ by Love + ‘The Notorious Byrd Brothers’ by The Byrds

Both Love and The Byrds had a folk-rock psychedelia edge to them, and they both enjoyed their heydays in the 1960s. However, those aren’t the only reasons why Forever Changes and The Notorious Byrd Brothers are such good companion piece albums.

Both of these albums defined the end of the era in which they were released. In particular, that era was the hippie free love movement of music and culture. Both albums have an ethereal, dark psychedelic vibe to them that makes them excellent to listen to one after another.

3. ‘OK Computer’ by Radiohead + ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ by Wilco

Both of these albums are often compared to one another. Whole forums on the internet have been dedicated to debating which album is better. However, these two albums have their own pros and cons; and they’re excellent companion piece albums.

Both OK Computer and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot tackle the anxieties that everyone was experiencing at the onset of the new millennium when it came to technology. The digital age was rapidly growing, and change was imminent. Both albums explore very different additional themes, but this is where they intersect. They’re both very experimental albums, as well.

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