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The perfect album?
18 February 2014
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onlyasouthernsong
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Of all the album's you've ever listened to, regardless of artist, have you ever listened to an album in which you think that all the songs are at least good, and that there are no bad songs? I'm going to exclude compilation albums and soundtracks. I can only think of one album off the top of my head, and that is 'Made in Heaven' by Queen. This album was probably the least likely to be successful, if you know about the hell that went into making it, but it was pretty fantastic, actually. In my opinion, there were no bad songs.

18 February 2014
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I don't think there are any bad songs on any Beatles albums... But I love heart them way too much, so besides them... Let me think

Since you mentioned Queen, I love Jazz, amazing album, no bad songs.

This probably counts as a compilation, but the Police singles album is perfect.

I can't think of anymore off the top of my head... 

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18 February 2014
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I'd say Nevermind. Can't think of a single track I don't love.

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18 February 2014
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Queen and The Beatles are tied in my book for greatest band of all time. The Beatles, however, don't have a perfect album to me. The closest was Abbey Road. Made in Heaven, while probably not the best Queen album, is, by the fact of it not having a bad or mediocre song(to me, at least), a perfect album.

18 February 2014
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Tough one. I'd say these at the very least come very, very close:

Revolver - The Beatles

Rubber Soul - The Beatles

Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

After the Goldrush - Neil Young

Harry - Harry Nilsson

Sail Away - Randy Newman

The Band (self-titled)

Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan

John, The Wolf King of LA - John Phillips

The Stone Roses (self-titled)

18 February 2014
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Revolver is the only Beatles album, as mentioned in the Beatles only, but otherwise identical thread.

 

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18 February 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Revolver is the only Beatles album, as mentioned in the Beatles only, but otherwise identical thread.

 

"Shall we merge, mods?"blue-meanie

Yeah, I'd be lying if I said that thread didn't give me inspiration for this one. However, I felt this one was necessary because this covers all albums, not only the Beatles, and can lead to deeper discussion. 

18 February 2014
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

 

I'll think of more, later... maybe.

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18 February 2014
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Rubber Soul, Revolver, Pepper, and Abbey Road from The Beatles to me all qualify.  I don't think there is a bad song on any of them.  Even stuff like Maxwell's Silver Hammer is decent.  When I'm 64 sometimes gets skipped, but I don't think that's a bad song either.

 

18 February 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said "Shall we merge, mods?"blue-meanie

I think not, as this is not for Beatles albums. Just make sure any thoughts you have that belong to the other thread are posted there and not here.

 

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

18 February 2014
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Although it isn't necessarily my favourite of their albums, I think Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' qualifies.  Whenever I put it on, I never feel like there are any low spots that must be skipped.

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18 February 2014
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^  Definitely. I would feel like I was doing something wrong if I skipped any of them anyway (not that I've ever wanted to), as they as sort of ''flow together''.

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18 February 2014
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I know this is really subjective to what our musical tastes are, but here's a small list of (non-Beatles) albums I believe are perfect start to finish:

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd - Animals

Fastball - All The Pain Money Can Buy

Fountains of Wayne - Traffic And Weather

The Knack - Get The Knack

Owsley - Owsley

Weezer - Green Album

Boston - Boston

Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight

The Dictators - Bloodbrothers

Jet - Get Born

Michael Jackson - Thriller      (yes, really)

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18 February 2014
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The Beatles: Revolver, A Hard Day's Night,

The Stones: Sticky Fingers

TOOL: Aenima

Rush: Moving Pictures

Pink Floyd: Animals

The Police: Zenyatta Mondatta (minue Behind My Camel)

Metallica: Master Of Puppets

 

 

18 February 2014
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OneCoolCat said

Rush: Moving Pictures

 

 

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19 February 2014
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SatanHimself said
Although it isn't necessarily my favourite of their albums, I think Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' qualifies.  Whenever I put it on, I never feel like there are any low spots that must be skipped.

I feel this way about Animals. Apparently I am not alone...

c64wood said 

Pink Floyd - Animals

OneCoolCat said 
 
Pink Floyd: Animals
  

Another one for me is Brothers and Sisters from The Allman Brothers Band. Come to think of it, their first album (self titled) is another.

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19 February 2014
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I'm obviously in the minority in terms of Floyd fans as, except for Dogs which is absolutely outstanding, I find Animals to be quite mediocre. The concept behind it is good, as are the lyrics, but there's something lacking there for me.

Another one I've thought of is Pet Sounds. The Beach Boys are hardly a favourite group of mine, but this album's fantastic in many ways.

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