Albums that are perfect, note for note

DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
edited March 20 in Music Talk
A friend posted this question on Facebook: some albums are 100% perfect, pulp's 'different class' is one of them. i'd like to hear yours...

My answer:

Too many to name. Off the top: Marvin Gaye - What's Going On, Stooges - Fun House, Stooges - Raw Power, Most of Led Zeppelin's output, most of Velvet Underground's output, Nas - Illmatic, Main Source - Breaking Atoms, Mclusky - Mclusky Does Dallas, Thirteenth Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of..., Thirteenth Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere, Chocolate Watchband - Inner Mystique, Love - Forever Changes, Can - Ege Bamyasi, Curtis Mayfield - Curtis, Damon - Song of a Gypsy, David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Edan - Beauty and the Beat, Wu Tang Clan - Enter the 36 Chambers, Ike Tuner and the Kings of Rhythm - A Black Man's Soul, Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul, The Modern Lovers - ST, Pixies - Doolittle, Rocket from the Tombs - The Day the Earth Met Rocket from the Tombs, Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets, Television - Marquee Moon...and if you gave me a day I think I could come up with plenty more.

What you got?
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  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,185 Posts
    Slayer "reign in blood"
    Blue Oyster Cult "tyranny and mutation"
    1st 4 Van Halen LPs
    AC/DC "let there be rock"
    Art Blakey "Free for all"
    Charles Mingus on Candid (the one with "Fables of Faubus")
    Mal Waldron "The Quest"
    Queen "sheer heart attack"
    Husker Du "Zen Arcade"
    Johnnie Taylor "wanted one soul singer"
    William bell " soul of a bell"
    Booker t and the MGs " soul dressing"
    Boredoms "vision creation new sun"
    Alton Ellis "sings rock and soul"

  • pcmrpcmr 5,591 Posts
    JorgeBen-A tabua de Esmeralda
    Zelia Barbosa-Songs of Protest:Sertao&Favelas;
    Curtis-ST
    AlGreen-Iam so in love with you
    Nas-Illmatic
    NotoriousBIG-Ready to Die
    DavidCrosby-If i could only remember my name
    Burning Spear-Marcus Garvey

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,235 Posts
    The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better
    Scarface - Mr. Scarface Is Back
    Spice 1 - Spice 1
    Big Mike - Somethin' Serious
    Mac Mall - Illegal Business
    JT tha Bigga Figga - Playaz n the Game
    Twista - Adrenaline Rush
    Juvenile - 400 Degreez
    BG - Chopper City in the Ghetto
    Hot Boys - Guerilla Warfare
    Guerilla Maab - Rise
    Fiend - Street Life

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,235 Posts
    Sly and the Family Stone - Fresh
    Marvin Gaye - I Want You
    Parliament - Motor Booty Affair
    Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
    Thin Lizzy - Chinatown
    Nirvana - all 3 albums
    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
    Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
    Spoon - Girls Can Tell
    New Order - Low-life
    Kano - New York Cake
    Portishead - Dummy

  • BeatnicholasBeatnicholas 1,005 Posts
    andy bey - experience and judgement

  • JamalJamal 410 Posts
    Gangstarr- moment of truth
    IAM - L'ecole du micro d'argent
    Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
    Maxwell - Embrya
    Intelligent Hoodlum - Intelligent Hoodlum
    Cortex -troupeau Bleu
    Room - Pre flight

  • djwaxondjwaxon 393 Posts
    Pet Sounds
    Illmatic

  • onetetonetet 1,752 Posts
    off the top of my head I can't find fault with...

    Pharoah Sanders -- Thembi
    Funkadelic -- Funkadelic
    Black Sabbath -- Black Sabbath
    Agitation Free -- Malesch
    Eric Dolphy -- Out to Lunch
    Al Green -- Let's Stay Together
    Jim Sullivan -- U.F.O.
    Alice Coltrane -- Universal Consciousness
    Nelson Angelo E Joyce -- Nelson Angelo E Joyce
    Flower Travellin Band -- Satori
    Neil Young -- Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
    Larry Young -- Lawrence of Newark
    Joe Bataan -- Subway Joe
    Karma -- Karma
    Zombies -- Odessey and Oracle
    Joy Division -- Unknown Pleasures
    Doris Duke -- I'm a Loser
    Gentle Giant -- Octopus
    Curtis Mayfield -- Curtis
    Sonic Youth -- Sister
    Jose Mauro -- Obnoxious
    Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis -- Afro-Jaws
    Can -- Ege Bamyasi
    Otis Redding -- The Immortal Otis Redding
    Detroit Emeralds -- You Want It, You Got It
    Gabor Szabo -- Dreams
    Irma Thomas -- In Between Tears
    Bob Dylan -- Nashville Skyline (happy 70th!)
    Gal Costa -- Gal Costa (the more sedate '69 s/t)
    John Phillips -- John, the Wolfking of LA (ok, the 5 seconds of Louis Armstrong imitation are not note-perfect...)

  • batmonbatmon 27,584 Posts
    Jamal said:
    Gangstarr- moment of trutht

    The Mall?

  • RockadelicRockadelic Out Digging 13,993 Posts
    [Marvin Gaye - "What's Goin On"
    Cold Sun - "Dark Shadows"
    Al Green - "Still In Love With You"
    Son Volt - "Trace"
    Mountain - "Nantucket Sleighride"
    Todd Rundgren - "Hermit Of Mink Hollow"
    Love - "Forever Changes"

  • MiddleDeanMiddleDean 68 Posts
    Sylvers II

  • SLurgSLurg 446 Posts
    batmon said:
    Jamal said:
    Gangstarr- moment of trutht

    The Mall?
    She knowz what she wantz ?

  • JamalJamal 410 Posts
    ah you mean that you dnt diggit?
    Well shit cant be debated, its one of my all time favourite albums.

  • fishmongerfunkfishmongerfunk 4,155 Posts
    i'd cosine a bunch of these picks already such as "what's going on" and "fresh" but if i had to choose one it would have to be steely dan's "aja"

  • batmonbatmon 27,584 Posts
    Is this my favorite album or my favorite albums that are "perfect".

    None of my favorite albums are "perfect".

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    batmon said:
    Is this my favorite album or my favorite albums that are "perfect".

    None of my favorite albums are "perfect".

    Albums that are perfect. It's still completely subjective, but if there's a false note or a skippable track, it doesn't belong here.

  • JamalJamal 410 Posts
    batmon said:
    Is this my favorite album or my favorite albums that are "perfect".

    None of my favorite albums are "perfect".

    yours..mine are.

    perfect means, no skippin.

    its subjective senor..subjective.
    music

  • onetetonetet 1,752 Posts
    batmon said:
    Is this my favorite album or my favorite albums that are "perfect".

    None of my favorite albums are "perfect".

    I think "perfect" is an interesting filter... I love the Beatles and the Kinks, for instance, but I couldn't think of an album by either that doesn't have at least one track I dislike (let alone one note).

  • JamalJamal 410 Posts
    DB_Cooper said:
    batmon said:
    Is this my favorite album or my favorite albums that are "perfect".

    None of my favorite albums are "perfect".

    Albums that are perfect. It's still completely subjective, but if there's a false note or a skippable track, it doesn't belong here.

    haha almost exaclty what i said.

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    onetet said:
    batmon said:
    Is this my favorite album or my favorite albums that are "perfect".

    None of my favorite albums are "perfect".

    I think "perfect" is an interesting filter... I love the Beatles and the Kinks, for instance, but I couldn't think of an album by either that doesn't have at least one track I dislike (let alone one note).

    Sayin'. I was trying to think of a Kinks album, but they're really more about a wide breadth of quality material. Even Village Green has some clunkers.

  • SnagglepusSnagglepus 1,756 Posts
    Miles - In A Silent Way

  • batmonbatmon 27,584 Posts
    Jamal said:
    batmon said:
    Is this my favorite album or my favorite albums that are "perfect".

    None of my favorite albums are "perfect".

    yours..mine are.

    perfect means, no skippin.

    its subjective senor..subjective.
    music

    So the Mall is a perfect song?

  • onetetonetet 1,752 Posts
    DB_Cooper said:
    onetet said:
    batmon said:
    Is this my favorite album or my favorite albums that are "perfect".

    None of my favorite albums are "perfect".

    I think "perfect" is an interesting filter... I love the Beatles and the Kinks, for instance, but I couldn't think of an album by either that doesn't have at least one track I dislike (let alone one note).

    Sayin'. I was trying to think of a Kinks album, but they're really more about a wide breadth of quality material. Even Village Green has some clunkers.

    agreed... without the track lists in front of me, I'd venture that Muswell Hillbillies is probably their closest to a perfect album -- but still decidedly not perfect, and certainly not my favorite. Something Else may do it for some, but I'm in the minority (I think) in disliking both David Watts and Death of a Clown.

  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,185 Posts
    batmon said:
    Is this my favorite album or my favorite albums that are "perfect".

    None of my favorite albums are "perfect".

    I took it to mean all tracks are good, no clunkers....all killer, no filler

  • JamalJamal 410 Posts
    Freeman ft. K.Rhyme le Roi - L'palais de Justice
    DE LA SOUL - 3 Feet High And Rising

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    The_Hook_Up said:
    batmon said:
    Is this my favorite album or my favorite albums that are "perfect".

    None of my favorite albums are "perfect".

    I took it to mean all tracks are good, no clunkers....all killer, no filler

    Yeah. And no tracks where you'd say "I really like that song, but they could have wrapped it up a minute or two earlier."

  • vintageinfantsvintageinfants 4,533 Posts
    if it's just 'perfect' albums and ones you necessarily enjoy, you'd have to include the super pop mega smash 50 platinum ones like fugees the score, alanis morisettes 'jagged little pill' and def leppards 'hysteria' though..... double digit single releases on one album is some heavy shit.

    weezer blue album?

  • 4YearGraduate4YearGraduate 2,936 Posts
    Thriller.
    ketan

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    vintageinfants said:
    if it's just 'perfect' albums and ones you necessarily enjoy, you'd have to include the super pop mega smash 50 platinum ones like fugees the score, alanis morisettes 'jagged little pill' and def leppards 'hysteria' though..... double digit single releases on one album is some heavy shit.

    weezer blue album?

    So you enjoy Alanis Morrissette's Jagged Little Pill?

    So Canadien right now.

  • batmonbatmon 27,584 Posts
    4YearGraduate said:
    Thriller.

    The Girl Is Mine is the weak link.
    ketan
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