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Perfect Albums?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by jmaul, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. BucksStudent

    BucksStudent Banned

    Sep 24, 2010
    REM - Murmur

    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

    Ozzy - No More Tears

    Beatles - Abbey Road (Sgt Peppers is a pretty weak album, IMO)

    George Jones - White Lightning

    So many... It would be easier to list albums that I own and don't care for:

    Sunflower - Beach Boys; Collapse into Now - REM; Around the Sun - REM; Shot to Hell - Black Label Society; Anything by Steve Vai I might have.

  2. RossV

    RossV TDPRI Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Marietta, GA
    Good call on "A Hard Day's Night". A perfect pop album and a John Lennon showcase! (not as much Paul on this one).

    For so many years we were robbed of this masterpiece here in the US. We had all of the songs, but not in this proper presentation. I bought the import at a used record store in college and it immediately changes my whole perspective on the Beatles early output! I still love every minute of this album (even if ther are only about 30 of 'em!)

  3. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

    +1 for Rubber Soul, Gorilla also:
    Running - The Desert Rose Band
    The Blues and the Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson
    Aja - Steely Dan [ I think all their albums are perfect though :) ]

  4. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 5, 2008
    Merle Haggard:The Fightin' Side of Me
    Waylon Jennings:Dreaming My Dreams
    Buck Owens and the Buckaroos:Live Carnegie Hall
    Butthole Surfers:Locust Abortion Technician
    Black Sabbath:paranoid

  5. gitrhack

    gitrhack TDPRI Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    northern MI
    Supersuckers - Must've Been High

  6. wmkobes

    wmkobes TDPRI Member

    May 12, 2011
    Lucky Boys Confusion - Commitment
    Lucky Boys Confusion - Throwing the Game
    Warren Zevon - The Wind
    Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
    Ennio Morricone - Soundtrack to The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
    Super Mash Bros - Both of their albums thus far
    Morphine - The Night
    Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
    Robert Johnson - Complete Collection (minus one or two of the alternate takes with the awful recording quality)
    Danger Mouse and Daniel Luppi - Rome
    The Insecurities - Show your Teeth
    Shwayze - Shwayze
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (I know it's a live album from two dates, but it still belongs)
    Free Radical Design - Timesplitters 2 Soundtrack

    Dr. Dre - The Chronic (comes very close)

  7. 'Scratch

    'Scratch TDPRI Member

    May 20, 2011
    New Jersey
    Decoration Day - Drive-by Truckers
    Faithless Street - Whiskeytown
    March 16-20 - Uncle Tupelo

  8. mickmac

    mickmac Tele-Holic

    Mar 2, 2011
    Roxy Music...Country Life...great album cover too.

  9. bandit1806

    bandit1806 Tele-Meister

    Jul 11, 2011
    Winston Salem, NC
    If you go Miles Davis, you have to put "Kind of Blue" on there.

  10. Sandcaster

    Sandcaster Tele-Meister

    Jun 17, 2011
    Are not studio albums, by definition, the same thing then?

    Are we limited to only studio albums done in a single take, end to end?

  11. SatelliteOrders

    SatelliteOrders Friend of Leo's

    Mar 3, 2008
    Lafayette, IN
    Afghan Whigs, Gentlemen
    Allman Brothers Band, Fillmore Concerts
    Van Halen, Women and Children First
    Iris DeMent, Infamous Angel
    Warren Zevon, Transverse City
    Dwight Yoakam, Buenos Noches From A Lonely Room
    Funkadelic, Maggot Brain
    Bruce Springsteen, Born In The USA

  12. telepath

    telepath Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2009
    Wales, UK
    I am not sure anything is perfect, if it ever was, I probably couldn't like it as much as I would if it wasn't quite perfect.

    I think of these as splendidly not-quite-perfect (which, in my book is just perfect .. ;) )

    Radiohead - The Bends
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    AC/DC - Back in Black
    David Bowie - The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust .. / Aladdin Sane / Diamond Dogs
    The Verve - Urban Hymns
    Beatles - yeah - the ones already mentioned! - but Sgt Pepper's especially
    Steely Dan - Aja
    Dr Feelgood - Stupidity
    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
    Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
    The Clash - Sandinista
    Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes / Full Moon Fever
    Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

    Jeepers. Most of those are quite old.

  13. oldmark

    oldmark Tele-Holic

    Dec 27, 2008
    Berks County, PA
    Rolling Stones-Exile on Main Street, the new mix...Not perfect, but maybe one of the best ever made by anyone.

    Faces- Five Guys Walk Into A Bar- Nobody today plays live like these guys used to. Some of the most enjoyable live performances ever.

    Simon and Garfunkel-Live 1969. They did a six city tour with studio musicians from the Wrecking Crew in LA who had played on their albums. The "new songs" include the first public performance of Bridge Over Troubled Water, Art Garfunkel's 5 1/2 minute vocal masterpiece.


  14. billn1959

    billn1959 Tele-Meister

    May 11, 2011
    Chesapeake, Va
    I literally wore the grooves out of this album when I got it around 72. I had to wait until Napster and then the CD reissues to play it again. Every song is great.


  15. Gham

    Gham Tele-Meister

    Dec 23, 2009
    Auburn Hills Michigan
    I used to be able to listen to The Smithereens "Green Thoughts" all the way through.

    Nice traveling music

  16. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 5, 2008
    Buck Owens and the Buckaroos "I Don't Care"

    A sampling of songs on one their finest albums, the Brumley performance of Bud's Bounce is from a Steel Guitar convention:


  17. birv2

    birv2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 26, 2010
    Charleston, SC
    I'd second Abbey Road, After the Gold Rush, and Rubber Soul.

    From that era, I'd add Forever Changes by Love.

  18. Televised

    Televised Friend of Leo's

    Apr 26, 2009
    Portland, OR
    +1 to just about all the others listed but would add:
    Making Movies - Dire Straits
    Sycronicity - Police

  19. jglenn

    jglenn Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 26, 2010
    everett wa
    BB King-Live at the Regal
    Beatles for sale
    ABB Fillmore

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