Albums that are perfect, note for note

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  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 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.

    By that standard, I'd definitely include Moby Grape's self-titled debut, even though none of the (five?) singles released were hits. And it is most assuredly something I've played and enjoyed numerous times.

  • vintageinfantsvintageinfants 4,536 Posts
    DB_Cooper said:
    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.

    enjoy it? j'adore it!

    but really though, 25 million copies moved with 90% of singles going to radio would imply that alot of people found it to be perfect.

  • TheKindCromangTheKindCromang 1,463 Posts
    Pixies - Surfer Rosa and Doolittle
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    Van Morrison - Astral Weeks and Veedon Fleece
    Modest Mouse - Lonsome Crowded West
    Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
    Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

  • DanteDante 371 Posts
    Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Curtis Mayfield - S/T

    And then:

    Stevie Wonder - Innervisions & Songs In The Key Of Life
    The Clash - London Calling
    The Jam - All Mod Cons
    Common - Be
    The Beatles - Rubber Soul (I like Revolver better, but it has Yellow Submarine, the most skipped song in history)
    A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
    Portishead - Dummy
    Charly Garc??a - Clicks Modernos
    Everything by Sui Generis

  • TheKindCromangTheKindCromang 1,463 Posts
    No one's dropped Verocai yet - is that because it's just a given?

  • vintageinfants said:

    alanis morisettes 'jagged little pill'

    weezer blue album?

    Love, love, LOVE Jagged Little Pill. Came out at the right time and everytime I revisit it I think back to the summer of 96. Blue Album is another perfect album to me. From beginning to end it was just great music. For me, the perfect album is an album that you can play from beginning to end without having to think about skipping a track. Maybe REPEATING the track or tracks, but never skipping them. Plus, I think an album is perfect if it makes you feel just as good every time you revisit it as you did when you first heard it. There have been other albums that I think are perfect that some have already listed, but I'll list a few others that I thoroughly enjoy.

    Radiohead- OK Computer and Kid A (Amnesiac is close, but not quite in my opinion)
    Dorothy Ashby- Hip Harp
    Bill Evans- Sunday At The Village Vanguard
    Vince Guaraldi- In Person and A Charlie Brown Christmas
    Carole King- Tapestry and Music
    Devo- Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!
    Pink Floyd- Saucerful Of Secrets (I would go with Dark Side or The Wall, but I'm sure someone else will come up with that)
    Black Sabbath- Paranoid
    Bee Gees- Saturday Night Fever (yeah, I like the Bee Gees)
    Free Design- Kites Are Fun and Heaven/Earth
    Simon and Garfunkel- Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme and Sounds Of Silence
    Captain Beefheart- Safe As Milk

    I'm sure there are plenty more, but those are the ones I could think of at the moment.

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    incompletejigsaw said:
    vintageinfants said:

    alanis morisettes 'jagged little pill'

    weezer blue album?

    Love, love, LOVE Jagged Little Pill. Came out at the right time and everytime I revisit it I think back to the summer of 96.

    Wow.

  • HA! How could I forget Van Morrison?! Astral Weeks is the complete. I also love Moondance and Tupelo Honey.

    Oh, yeah. And Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man.

  • 4YearGraduate4YearGraduate 2,947 Posts
    batmon said:
    4YearGraduate said:
    Thriller.

    The Girl Is Mine is the weak link.

    I respectfully disagree.

  • DB_Cooper said:
    incompletejigsaw said:
    vintageinfants said:

    alanis morisettes 'jagged little pill'

    weezer blue album?

    Love, love, LOVE Jagged Little Pill. Came out at the right time and everytime I revisit it I think back to the summer of 96.

    Wow.

    It didn't do that for you?! I'm sure there are other albums that you revisit that make you think back to the first time you heard it.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    4YearGraduate said:
    batmon said:
    4YearGraduate said:
    Thriller.

    The Girl Is Mine is the weak link.

    I respectfully disagree.

    I hear you but comparing that to Beat It, Billie Jean, and U Wanna Be Starting Something I feel there is a drop off...IMO.

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    incompletejigsaw said:
    DB_Cooper said:
    incompletejigsaw said:
    vintageinfants said:

    alanis morisettes 'jagged little pill'

    weezer blue album?

    Love, love, LOVE Jagged Little Pill. Came out at the right time and everytime I revisit it I think back to the summer of 96.

    Wow.

    It didn't do that for you?! I'm sure there are other albums that you revisit that make you think back to the first time you heard it.

    Dude, I was an 18-yea-old heterosexual male in 1996. It didn't do a damn thing except annoy me. Not judging, though. Just surprised. Very, very surprised.

  • 4YearGraduate4YearGraduate 2,947 Posts
    I feel that. As a whole though, from a writing, production an talent standpoint I feel it's lightyears beyond alot of the things that got listed.

    That and soudwise it is a precedent that hasn't really been matched yet.

    Could be the greatest album of all time IMO.
    ketan

  • 4YearGraduate4YearGraduate 2,947 Posts
    That was at teh btw... Not alanis

  • 4YearGraduate4YearGraduate 2,947 Posts
    That was at teh btw... Not alanis

  • street_muzikstreet_muzik 3,919 Posts

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    Dante said:

    The Jam - All Mod Cons

    I prefer "Setting Sons," but it can't make this list because of a completely unnecessary cover of "Heatwave."

    Neil Young - After the Goldrush
    Love - Forever Changes
    Minutemen - What Makes A Man Start Fires?
    The Modern Lovers
    Ramones - Rocket To Russia
    Mellow Candle - Swaddling Songs
    Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
    Kinks - Village Green
    13th Floor Elevators - Psychedelic Sounds
    Stooges - Funhouse
    Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

    There's nothing here I've listened to less than 50 times.

  • mrmatthewmrmatthew 1,575 Posts
    street_muzik said:

    ha. Beat me to it.
    Also this


  • vintageinfantsvintageinfants 4,536 Posts
    i don't personally like the alanis either, i was merely presenting the objective side of the argument.

    i also think it's great that you diffuse everything i say by pointing to my canadianship, and for this id like to extend an invite to "Corey-oke", the all Corey Hart karaoke i host on the first tuesday of every month at the prime minister's house.

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    vintageinfants said:
    i don't personally like the alanis either, i was merely presenting the objective side of the argument.

    i also think it's great that you diffuse everything i say by pointing to my canadianship, and for this id like to extend an invite to "Corey-oke", the all Corey Hart karaoke i host on the first tuesday of every month at the prime minister's house.

    Wait, Alanis Morrissette was Canadian, right? That's where I was going with that. Actually, if that was the case, she's probably still Canadian.

    And Corey-oke?

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    Compiled without looking too closely at the other lists:

    Working Together - Ike & Tina Turner
    Marshall Crenshaw
    Side Three - Raspberries
    Dixie Fried - James Luther Dickinson
    In The City - Jam
    Right Move - Chambers Brothers
    Psychedelic Sounds Of The Thirteenth Floor Elevators
    What's Going On
    - Marvin Gaye
    Moby Grape
    Nuggets
    (the 1972 compilation, not the later multi-volume series that Rhino released in the 80s)
    The Five Royales Sing For You
    Fun House
    - Stooges
    Rooster Blues - Lightnin' Slim
    The Isaac Hayes Movement
    The Letter/Neon Rainbow
    - Box Tops
    Little Bit O'Soul - Music Explosion
    Things I Used To Do - Pee Wee Crayton
    Yeah! - Brownsville Station
    The Blasters
    Total Destruction To Your Mind - Swamp Dogg
    Hawk Squat! - J.B. Hutto
    Natural Boogie - Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers
    Stay With Me - Lorraine Ellison
    Maggot Brain - Funkadelic

  • bsuwolfbsuwolf 83 Posts
    Stone Roses - S/T
    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Ahmad Jamal - The Awakening

  • fishmongerfunkfishmongerfunk 4,154 Posts
    bsuwolf said:
    Ahmad Jamal - The Awakening

    gigantic cosine on that pick.

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  • alieNDNalieNDN 2,181 Posts
    alot already mentioned...for me:

    The Cardigans - Life (Swedish version only)
    Frank Cunimondo Trio

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,993 Posts
    agree with thriller and p'taah and many others

    sly - riot

    stevie - talking book

    maybe dj quik - trauma

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    Horseleech said:



    Currently on sale from Horseleech Enterprises, is it not?

  • strataspherestratasphere Blastin' the Nasty 1,035 Posts
    I don't know if these would be perfect to the general consensus, but these are a few that I play end to end without thinking about skipping a single track.

    Ramsey Lewis - Mother Nature's Son

    Cymande - S/T

    Minnie Riperton - Come To My Garden

    Menahan Street Band - Make The Road By Walking

    Sly And The Family Stone - Stand
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