Funny I thought about mentioning Pet Sounds as an exception but that would have made the post too long. Now you take all of the _other_ Beach Boys albums and listen to those. Those albums stand out for all time because they are so filled with crud. I am not exaggerating.
Rolling Stones are the worst == they 100% exploited the album format right into the 1990's with tons of terrible tracks that everyone conveniently forgets. Made them very rich.
I do not lament the death of the full length album. It was a marketing ploy much more than an 'artistic opportunity' to explore a theme.