Practically Perfect Albums (or CDs)

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  1. SPOCKED

    SPOCKED Admiral Premium Member

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    Don't Cry Now - Linda Ronstadt
    Dreamboat Annie - Heart
    The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
    Thriller - Michael Jackson
     
  2. Chaos Descending

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    From Black Sabbath:
    Paranoid
    Heaven and Hell

    From Pink Floyd:
    The Dark Side of the Moon
    The Wall

    Boston by Boston
     
  3. 1001001

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    Perfect albums, eh?

    Moving Pictures, Signals - Rush
    Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
    Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Document - REM
    The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby - U2
    The Wall - Pink Floyd

    These were what came to mind immediately, but...

    Pound for pound, track for track, I honestly don't think there has ever been a more painfully perfect record than......

    Disintegration - The Cure

    I think it is an absolute masterpiece.
     
  4. Yeoman Randi

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    Yeah, I agree with the Boston album. That one was perfect. And Bat Out of Hell too. :techman:
     
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    Absolutely masterful.
     
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  8. Australis

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    Some of these albums you'll know, some you won't. You should really check 'em out. The almost perfect ones have one or two tracks that are a bit ordinary, but the rest is great. I think what makes a oerfect album is the way the tracks can be listened to individually, but as a unified work it just clicks.

    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    Animals - Pink Floyd
    Come Taste The Band - Deep Purple (try it, it's good!)
    Animal Logic - Animal Logic (rare)
    Box of Frogs - Box of Frogs
    Down To Earth - Rainbow
    American Pie - Don McLean
    Pictured Within - Jon Lord
    Ordinary Man - Christy Moore
    Living In The 70s - Skyhooks
    Dizrhythmia - Split Enz
    Dream of teh Blue Turtles - Sting
    Ra - Todd Rundgren's Utopia
    Quark, Strangeness and Charm - Hawkwind
    The Xenon Codex - Hawkwind
    Demons & Wizards - Uriah Heep

    almost perfect
    Bananas - Deep Purple
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
    Emerson Lake & Powell - Emerson Lake & Powell
    Miriam - Miriam Stockley
    Mask - Roger Glover
    Hold Your Fire - Rush
    Roll The Bones - Rush
    Saints and Sinners - Whitesnake
    Live At The Acropolis - Yanni
     
  9. evil bob m

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    Hmmm, well off the top of my head, my perfect albums would be:

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    The Who - Whos Next
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Meatloaf - Bat Out of Hell
    Cocteau Twins - Treasure
    REM - Murmur
    Lets Active - Big Plans for Everybody
    Guadalcanal Diary - 2x4
    Boston - Boston
    Eves Plum - Cherry Alive
    Gary Numan - Replicas
     
  10. ManOnTheWave

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    I think both of these bear repeating. I'm sorry I didn't think of them.
     
  11. WHF

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    [​IMG]I've always been more interested in the lyrics:
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    It could be almost any Cohen album for me. I never get tired of listening to his music and I usually take away something different every time I listen to one of his songs.

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    Great writing.

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    A very funny album; yet sad and thoughtful.
     
  12. Australis

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    ^ Yeah, Has Been is surprising.
     
  13. AstroSmurf

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    Damn straight. That is one of my all time favorite albums.

    QTF

    Again, awesome.

    As for me I am rather picky about my music and only have a few albums that I think are flawless. So to add to the ones I quoted above... especially Nevermind and The Wall...

    Annie Lennox - Diva
    Depeche Mode - Violator
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
    Stone Temple Pilots - Core


    Out of all of those, I could listen the Annie's Diva over and over again for an eternity. I feel the same about Buckley's Grace. Both albums go with me everywhere because I can't be without them for any length of time.
     
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  15. Orac Zen

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    Agreed. "Best of Coldplay" is an oxymoron, anyway.


    Practically Perfect albums, IMO, include (no particular order):
    Love Over Gold, Dire Straits
    Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits
    Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (one ordinary song aside)
    The Unforgettable Fire, U2
    The Joshua Tree, U2
    Rubber Soul, The Beatles
    The Kick Inside, Kate Bush
    Lionheart, Kate Bush
    Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman
    Broken English, Marianne Faithfull
    Tapestry, Carole King

    There are probably others I can't immediately recall.
     
  16. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Practically perfect:

    Pink Floyd - Animals
    Mothers - Roxy & Elsewhere
    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Split Enz - Waiata (Corroboree in Aus)
    Yes - Relayer
    Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    Queen - A Night at the Opera
    Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
    King Crimson - Discipline
    Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties!
    Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
    Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica


    (Limited to albums I own and/or know very well, and I'm sure I'm still forgetting a few.)

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    Focus - Focus 3
     
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  17. JonathonWally

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    Just going with a few recent albums (more or less) don't need to repeat some of the classics already mentioned

    Purple - Stone Temple Pilots
    Crash - Dave Matthews Band
    October Rust - Type O Negative
    Van Halen - Van Halen
     
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  19. Ar-Pharazon

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    Definitely agree on Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon & Wish You Were Here.

    The Wall, which I still love, is just a little too long for me to consider it a perfect album.

    Boston - Boston, always, since that was some of the first "new" music I ever heard, and More Than A Feeling still blows me away.


    Do we consider a perfect album one that is 100% great tracks, or one that just works as a complete listening experience?

    Fleetwood Mac - Rumors is pretty close to a perfect album from either POV.


    The 2009 Epica album Design Your Universe, out of all their albums, is one I have been playing the entire album every time since I got it a couple months ago. Really their best work yet, though only 1 or 2 tracks that jump out.
     
  20. Starbreaker

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    Dark Side of the Moon was the first thing I thought of before I even saw the initial post. Great album.