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#435941 - Tue Aug 12 2008 02:32 PM "Perfect" albums
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Normally, when you buy an album (or CD if you insist) there is always a track or two that you skip over, no matter how good the rest of it is. Does anyone have any albums that they think are "perfect"? I'm using this to mean that you enjoy all the tracks, no exceptions. In my wildly eclectic collection, I think there's just two, maybe three. I'll put forward 'Carry on up the charts' and 'Bat out of Hell'. Anybody got any "perfect" albums they'd like to share?
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#435942 - Tue Aug 12 2008 05:49 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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At some point in my life, I think I was asked this question (and kinda racked my brain on it - there seems to always be at least one stinky track, I decided at the time). But then I remembered one exception - at least as far as the albums I ever listened to, keeping in mind that there are likely millions I have never heard. But that one 'perfect'-ish one, in my opinion, was "Tapestry" by Carole King. Not a song on it that I didn't like ...
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#435943 - Tue Aug 12 2008 08:41 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: Gatsby722]
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"Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkle, "Sergeant Pepper" by the Beatles, and "Guitar Town" by Steve Earle.

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#435944 - Tue Aug 12 2008 09:12 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: agony]
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London Calling by the Clash
and almost Making Movies by Dire Straits if it wasnt for Les Boys
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#435945 - Tue Aug 12 2008 09:59 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: quogequox]
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Gordon by Barenaked Ladies
Boston by Boston
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#435946 - Wed Aug 13 2008 02:39 AM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: quogequox]
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Quote:

London Calling by the Clash





quogequox, I agree wholeheartedly!

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#435947 - Wed Aug 13 2008 08:08 AM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: clipperraider]
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I list these as perfect albums from 2008, so far-

She & Him "Volume One"
The Incredible Vickers Brothers "Gallimaufry"
Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause "The Rustic Contemporary Sounds of Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause"
Eli Paperboy Reed & the True Loves "Roll With You"
Duffy "Rockferry"
The Tallest Man on Earth "Shallow Grave"
The Explorers Club "Freedom Wind"
Al Green "Lay It Down"
Smokekiller "13"
Walter Meego "Voyager"
Hold Steady "Stay Positive"

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#435948 - Wed Aug 13 2008 08:27 AM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: rogue]
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I lean toward the heavier stuff -

Def Leppard's "Pyromania"
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#435949 - Wed Aug 13 2008 08:48 AM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: wayman71]
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A night at the opera by Queen,

A pure classic album that i find is as exciting to listen to today as it was when i first bought it originaly back in 1975
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#435950 - Wed Aug 13 2008 09:21 AM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: Professer]
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"Vehicles and Animals" by Athlete
"Heaven or Las Vegas" by the Cocteau Twins
"Sea Change" by Beck
"Kasabian" by Kasabian
and an oldie to finish,
"Argus" by Wishbone Ash
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#435951 - Wed Aug 13 2008 02:19 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: Professer]
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Quote:

A night at the opera by Queen,

A pure classic album that i find is as exciting to listen to today as it was when i first bought it originaly back in 1975




Has that got "Year of '49" on? I love that track But unfortunately it's probably the only Queen song I really like...sorry
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#435952 - Wed Aug 13 2008 05:05 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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OK, couple more - "Who's Next" and the Eagles "Desperado".

As for "London Calling" - I agree wholeheartedly for Record One, but for some reason never could get into Record Two. I think I only listened to it three or four times, while the other was worm out.

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#435953 - Fri Sep 05 2008 05:23 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: agony]
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Hi, nice to meet everyone here. I hope you don't mind me digging up a relatively old thread for my first post.I'll break mine down by decade.

60's Beatles "Abbey Road"
70's Springsteen "Darkness on the Edge of Town.
80's Midnight Oil "Diesel and Dust"
90's Pearl Jam "Ten"
00's Bright Eyes "Lifted"

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#435954 - Fri Sep 05 2008 05:49 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: losthusker]
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In no particular order:

Queensryche-Operation:Mindcrime
Slade-Slayed
Queen-Queen II
Muse-Absolution
Beatles-Abbey Road
Various-Rocky Horror Picture Show original soundtrack
ELO-Eldorado
Twisted Sister-Under The Blade
Who-Who's Next
Kiss-Lick It Up
Joe Jackson-I'm The Man

This could go on forever.... I'd better leave it there.


Edited by martin_cube (Sun Dec 14 2008 07:14 PM)
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#435955 - Fri Sep 05 2008 07:40 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: martin_cube]
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Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

I can just turn it on and let it play like one long song....

I agree with Gats on Tapestry and ClaraSue's Boston pick

as well as

Blood On the Tracks - Bob Dylan
Beautiful Girls Original Soundtrack - Various Artists
Night Moves - Bob Seger
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
The Bends - Radiohead
Hotel California - Eagles
Jar of Flies - Alice in Chains
Revolver - Beatles
That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire

I could come up with some others later, I'm sure

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#435956 - Thu Sep 11 2008 11:56 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: BurgGurl]
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Led Zeppelin 1. Or 2. No, 1. Or maybe both...
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#435957 - Fri Sep 12 2008 12:51 AM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: Taesma]
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I agree wholeheartedly with ClaraSue on Gordon by Barenaked Ladies.

I would also like to add Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo. The first album I every bought with my own money, and I listened to it to death!

Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega is another album I will listen to every track on.


Edited by ecnalubma (Fri Sep 12 2008 12:55 AM)

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#435958 - Sun Sep 14 2008 05:23 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: ecnalubma]
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"Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
"Little Earthquakes" by Tori Amos
"Sticky Fingers" and "Beggars Banquet" by the Rolling Stones
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#435959 - Sun Sep 14 2008 08:56 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: stuthehistoryguy]
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These may not be "perfect" to anyone else, but I can listen to every single track on "Appetite for Destruction" (Guns N' Roses) and "Four" (Blues Traveler).
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#435960 - Mon Sep 15 2008 08:58 AM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: Pagiedamon]
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Tracy Chapman - album of the same name

James Taylor -Mud Slide Slim

John Hartford -Mark Twang

Joan Baez - Farewell,
Angelina

Led Zepplin- Led Zepplin

Bob Dylan - Desire

Ray Charles -Best Of the Atlantic Years

Leon Russell- And the Shelter People

AND I would
almost say so about Carole King's Tapestry -but for the cut 'Smackwater Jack'

Doors - Soft Parade


Edited by ktstew (Mon Sep 15 2008 08:59 AM)
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#435961 - Tue Sep 16 2008 09:26 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: ktstew]
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Chiming in once again to add Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here".

I should have added it to my list just over "Dark Side" and after listening to it again tonight in memory of Richard Wright I had to come back to give it highest honors.
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#435962 - Tue Sep 16 2008 11:47 PM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: BurgGurl]
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I'll certainly give you 'Four' by Blues Traveller, Pagiedamon. I forgot it from my own list.
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#435963 - Wed Sep 17 2008 11:57 AM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: ecnalubma]
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Have to add both "Hounds of Love" and "The Dreaming" by Kate Bush, as well as "Dark Side of the Moon" and "Abbey Road".

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#435964 - Thu Nov 06 2008 08:31 AM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: strnog1]
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Adding to my list:

The latest Disturbed CD "Indestructible" is awesome. I like all songs on it.
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#435965 - Thu Nov 06 2008 10:32 AM Re: "Perfect" albums [Re: ClaraSue]
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For me the perfect album or albums are:

James Blunt - 'Back To Bedlam'
James Blunt - 'All the Lost Souls'
I just can't stop playing them. I never skip over a song. I just love his music.

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