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Seven 01-18-2021 08:29 PM

Albums you think are perfect?
 
While music is very subjective, I feel there are more than a few albums out there that are "perfect." Can easily listen to them start to finish with no interruptions, they get you feeling a certain type of way.

Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, is one of them in my opinion. Boston's Self Titled Release, also fits the bill for me. I can easily put either one of those albums on, listen to it straight through with no problem. Anyone else have Albums they feel this way about?

familytoad 01-18-2021 09:02 PM

Pink Floyd- “Wish you were here”
In my opinion, the other huge albums (DSOTM & The Wall) have a few weaker moments. To me, WYWH is perfect.

Is it cheating to include Jethro Tull “Thick as a Brick”?

Honorable mention to David Gray’s “White Ladder” that just flows from song to song with no misses.

Great post, I’m hoping to hear many others’ opinions here!

judsonhamlin 01-18-2021 09:18 PM

Some of my standbys are:
Donald Fagan - FM
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Joe Jackson - Body & Soul

A newer candidate is
Basia Bulat - Good Advice

edtiques 01-18-2021 10:41 PM

This is a great topic. I would say that The Who's "Who's Next" and the Rolling Stones "Let it Bleed" are 2 are albums I can easily listen to and enjoy every song on them.

An honorable mention for me would be "Led Zeppelin II".

I also agree Boston's self titled album would be another classic album that's good from start to finish.

Shoeless Moe 01-19-2021 03:02 AM

Back in Black

Master of Puppets

Ace of Spades

Peace Sells

British Steel

Blizzard of Oz

The Number of the Beast

Shout at the Devil

Reign in Blood

Appetite for Destruction

Ten (Doug's favorite)

Jim65 01-19-2021 03:51 AM

Black Flag "Damaged"

Seminal hardcore album that changed my life.

TUM301 01-19-2021 04:30 AM

Steely Dan, Gaucho, Aja
Stones, Black And Blue
AC/DC, Let there be Rock
Elton John, Madman Across the Water
Alanis Morsette, Jagged Little Pill

Better stop, interesting thread !

commishbob 01-19-2021 06:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by familytoad (Post 2057518)

....Honorable mention to David Gray’s “White Ladder” that just flows from song to song with no misses.....

Nice to see another DG fan here. He's terrific, and underappreciated.


To the original post....The Beatles' Rubber Soul fills that bill for me. As do What's Going On from Marvin Gaye and Billy Joel's The Stranger.

smellthegum 01-19-2021 06:46 AM

These 3 top my list:

The Stone Roses
Captain Fantastic - Elton John
Golden Heart - Mark Knopfler

Seven 01-19-2021 07:07 AM

Some fantastic albums so far, and some that I never heard of! Can't wait to listen to some new music. Glad we can talk about this!

Snapolit1 01-19-2021 07:29 AM

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

Dark Side of the Moon

Republicaninmass 01-19-2021 07:43 AM

The Real Thing Faith No More

ClementeFanOh 01-19-2021 02:15 PM

Perfect Albums?
 
A few hot takes:

1) A Farewell to Kings- Rush
2) Aja- Steely Dan ( There are other Dan fans I see!)
3) Electric Ladyland- Jimi Hendrix Experience

Trent King

BobbyStrawberry 01-19-2021 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ClementeFanOh (Post 2057739)
1) A Farewell to Kings- Rush

As a fellow Rush fan, I'd love to hear your reasoning for choosing AFTK over all the other '76-'81 records.

dclarkraiders 01-19-2021 02:51 PM

Rush - Moving Pictures
Rush- Permanent Waves

Give a listen to Natural Science on Permanent Waves. It got no airplay on the radio but is a great song

If you have not figured it out yet, Rush is my favorite group. RIP Neil Peart.

Also, I agree with Boston’s debut Album.

Thanks

Duane

clydepepper 01-19-2021 04:44 PM

Born to Run
Boston (debut)
Dreamboat Annie by Heart
Jesus Christ Superstar
Prisoner in Disguise by Linda Ronstadt

Aquarian Sports Cards 01-19-2021 05:10 PM

Stunned that Breakfast in America hasn't been listed yet.

58pinson 01-19-2021 05:55 PM

Wrecking Ball - Emmylou Harris

Muswell Hillbillies - The Kinks

Econteachert205 01-19-2021 05:55 PM

U2 Joshua tree
George Harrison. All things must past.

Shoeless Moe 01-19-2021 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clydepepper (Post 2057794)
Born to Run
Boston (debut)
Dreamboat Annie by Heart
Jesus Christ Superstar
Prisoner in Disguise by Linda Ronstadt

Great call on Jesus Christ Superstar, must have listened to that Full Album at least 200-300 times (I listen to a shit ton of full albums) in the past 10 years alone. Tremendous intro!!!! Total jam session......and Love how it ends to...great dramatic effect.

I believe that's Ian Gillian of Deep Purple as JC

MooseDog 01-19-2021 06:13 PM

Good stuff...

+1 to Wish You Were Here, What's Goin' On, and Who's Next

Surprised Hotel California hasn't been mentioned. I will say the songs hit home a little harder as you get older.

I'll add a couple that probably won't be on anyone else's list but all I can say is give a listen, start to finish in proper track order...

Neil Diamond - Hot August Night

The Carpenters - Now and Then

ClementeFanOh 01-19-2021 06:54 PM

To BobbyStrawberry aka Matthew- I chose AFTK because too many people choose Moving Pictures or 2112. AFTK contains Xanadu, which is musical perfection, so I named it. ALL Rush is great, the list could simply be Rush- this isn't an all Rush forum though:)

Jim65 01-19-2021 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobbyStrawberry (Post 2057752)
As a fellow Rush fan, I'd love to hear your reasoning for choosing AFTK over all the other '76-'81 records.

2112 is my favorite RUSH album, classic.

Casey2296 01-19-2021 09:34 PM

I could go on forever but I'll throw a few out in no particular order. Imma cheat a little bit and name a couple greatest hits albums.

Elmore James-greatest hits
Johnny Cash-live at San Quentin
Beatles-Abbey Road
Aretha Franklin-Delta meets Detroit
Ramones-greatest hits
AC/DC- Powerage
Montrose-self titled
Dave Brubeck-Take Five
Tom Petty & the heartbreakers-self titled
Led Zepplin 1
Patsy Cline-greatest hits
Green Day- American Idiot
Pink Floyd-WYWH

There's a few off the top of my head. I love music.

brett 75 01-19-2021 09:45 PM

Albums
 
These are two that I think are solid start to finish.
UFO -No Heavy Petting
Scorpions - Love Drive

Brett

edtiques 01-19-2021 09:46 PM

I'd like to add 3 more albums to my previous selections. The first album is Deep Purple's "Machine Head". The second is a 2 album set from Lynyrd Skynyrd, "One More from the Road". Lastly the self titled release from "Blind Faith".

There's been some great albums mentioned in this thread, I just thought I'd add a few more.

quinnsryche 01-20-2021 07:27 AM

Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
A heavy metal opera that tells a story start to finish.
Singing - perfect
Playing - perfect
Story - perfect
Greatest album of all time, every song a 10+
Desert island album over all others

Snapolit1 01-20-2021 08:11 AM

Fascinating how many metal guys on the board. I consider myself to have really eclectic musical tastes, but have just never gotten into real metal. I recall in high school I won two tickets from a radio station to see a double bill of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest at the Nassau Coliseum. I guess they were alternating who opened and that night it was Iron Maiden. I remember we left at intermission and as we walked through the parking lot my ears were ringing in pain like I had stood next to a jumbo jet revving its engine for the last hour. I thought the decibel level was just insane.

I did see Boston at Nassau Coliseum on their first ever tour and that was amazing. First time I had ever seen someone smoking one of those funny cigarettes. Hell, in those days you could hardly see the stage due to the massive cloud of smoke down near the stage. Wish I still had the tee shirt of the album cover.

Seven 01-20-2021 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snapolit1 (Post 2057976)
Fascinating how many metal guys on the board. I consider myself to have really eclectic musical tastes, but have just never gotten into real metal. I recall in high school I won two tickets from a radio station to see a double bill of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest at the Nassau Coliseum. I guess they were alternating who opened and that night it was Iron Maiden. I remember we left at intermission and as we walked through the parking lot my ears were ringing in pain like I had stood next to a jumbo jet revving its engine for the last hour. I thought the decibel level was just insane.

I did see Boston at Nassau Coliseum on their first ever tour and that was amazing. First time I had ever seen someone smoking one of those funny cigarettes. Hell, in those days you could hardly see the stage due to the massive cloud of smoke down near the stage. Wish I still had the tee shirt of the album cover.

Concerning the ringing, Tinnitus is the absolute worst. I suffer from a mild case of it, too many concerts with not enough hearing protection. It's annoying but I've gotten used to it.

Some of the best Concerts I've seen were Metal. Iron Maiden put on one of the best shows I've ever got to see in person. Sabbath as well, I got to see them back in 2016, Ozzy still sounded solid and the crowd was intense.

It kills me that I never got to see Brad Delp in Boston. His voice was incredible. Absolute Tragedy.

Writehooks 01-20-2021 09:42 AM

1. Billion Dollar Babies, Alice Cooper
2. Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon
3. Love It To Death, Alice Cooper
4. Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield
5. Destroyer, Kiss

BobbyStrawberry 01-20-2021 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ClementeFanOh (Post 2057843)
To BobbyStrawberry aka Matthew- I chose AFTK because too many people choose Moving Pictures or 2112. AFTK contains Xanadu, which is musical perfection, so I named it. ALL Rush is great, the list could simply be Rush- this isn't an all Rush forum though:)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim65 (Post 2057850)
2112 is my favorite RUSH album, classic.

My personal favorite is Hemispheres, but anything from that era is a great add to this list IMO.

Casey2296 01-20-2021 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Writehooks (Post 2058007)
1. Billion Dollar Babies, Alice Cooper
2. Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon
3. Love It To Death, Alice Cooper
4. Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield
5. Destroyer, Kiss

+1 Excitable Boy

pitchernut 01-20-2021 11:18 AM

The White Album

TUM301 01-20-2021 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Writehooks (Post 2058007)
1. Billion Dollar Babies, Alice Cooper
2. Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon
3. Love It To Death, Alice Cooper
4. Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield
5. Destroyer, Kiss

Billion Dollar Babies, besides being a GREAT album the whole concept of the billfold (simulated alligator at that) and the pullout dollar bill was outstanding. Alice did rule for a 2 -3 year period back then.

steve B 01-20-2021 12:16 PM

I'm not sure any are really perfect. Some of my favorites aren't for sure.

Blizzard of Ozz

Don't say no- Billy Squier Maybe not perfect, but with at least half the album getting airplay it's close. It was also the tour for the first real concert i went to

Are you experienced - Hendrix

Klaatu "3:47EST" and maybe "Hope"

And in the almost perfect gag category
Blotto - Combo Akimbo (Unntentional?)

S.O.D. - Speak English or die. (Intentional!)

A bunch are close.

packs 01-20-2021 12:39 PM

Cheap Thrills - Big Brother and the Holding Company
Hunky Dory - Bowie

Peter_Spaeth 01-20-2021 01:09 PM

Sgt. Pepper
Pet Sounds
Blood on the Tracks
Blue
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook

mr2686 01-20-2021 02:46 PM

There's several for me, but here's a few:
Let it Bleed - Rolling Stones
Back in Black - AC/DC
Strangers in the Night - UFO
(What's the Story)Morning Glory - Oasis

Kevin 01-20-2021 02:50 PM

Good call on Pet Sounds, Peter. One crisp, clean album is “Sound of Silver” by LCD Soundsystem.

Snapolit1 01-20-2021 03:20 PM

My oddball pick . . . .

A Christmas Gift for You

The late Phil Spector

Jim65 01-20-2021 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve B (Post 2058066)

S.O.D. - Speak English or die. (Intentional!)

That album was a classic.

Seven 01-20-2021 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snapolit1 (Post 2058133)
My oddball pick . . . .

A Christmas Gift for You

The late Phil Spector

Absolute Psychopath but produced incredible Albums. We have him to thank for the "Wall of Sound" technique. There's a reason why "Be My Baby" is so catchy :D

bnorth 01-20-2021 05:20 PM

Everything Beastie Boys and AC/DC.:)

Jim65 01-20-2021 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bnorth (Post 2058176)
Everything Beastie Boys

Their early hardcore stuff too? I saw them a few times before they hit big in rap. Egg Raid on Mojo.

nolemmings 01-20-2021 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aquarian Sports Cards (Post 2057805)
Stunned that Breakfast in America hasn't been listed yet.

Crime of the Century was better, and makes my list.

There are a couple of gimmes listed thus far, IMO. Who's Next and Born to Run
can't miss, and I really see nothing wrong with Wish you Were Here, Blood on the Tracks and Hotel California. Also no objection here to Excitable Boy.

Personally I prefer Pretzel Logic to any other Steely Dan album.

Eat a Peach belongs, although Mountain Jam is just too damn long.

Talking Heads Stop Making Sense is an incredible live album, but Skynard, REO, and Cheap Trick are close.

If you're ever real introspective, Jackson Browne's The Pretender is amazing and list worthy.

Snapolit1 01-20-2021 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bnorth (Post 2058176)
Everything Beastie Boys and AC/DC.:)

Just saw Beastie Boys new documentary on Apple TV. Highly recommended.

jiw98 01-20-2021 05:51 PM

Neil Young, "Harvest"
Led Zeppelin, "Led Zeppelin IV"
Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon"
Just a few that came to mind right away.

Mike D. 01-20-2021 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Republicaninmass (Post 2057608)
The Real Thing Faith No More

Oh man, I wore that cassette OUT on my walkman! :cool:

rats60 01-20-2021 07:22 PM

My top 5
Born to Run
Abbey Road
Dark Side of the Moon
Who's Next
Led Zeppelin IV

and a few that haven't been picked
The Velvet Underground & Nico
Highway 61 Revisited
Are You Experienced?
Revolver

Mike D. 01-20-2021 07:24 PM

I'm going with "Rattle & Hum" by U2.

Covers of the Beatles and Bob Dylan. Dylan on another track. BB King showing off the pipes. A taste of Hendrix. A homage to Martin Luther King Jr.

A mixed studio/live album, with a mix of musical styles and voices, that just "works".

Oh, and it's worth noting that coming off the success of Joshua Tree, the album DIDN'T include what was just about the biggest son on the planet "With or Without You".

Ah, good fun. :D


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