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Records you consider to be perfect?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by thekillingjoke, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. 63dot

    63dot Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, definitely, and most of their catalog, but Abbey Road is the best and with Sgt. Pepper's as another classic no-filler album.

    Michael Jackson's Thriller has to rank up there as a masterful pop album without equal

    Nirvana's Nevermind is a classic

    Bruce Springsteen Nebraska

    Soundtracks from Grease and Saturday Night Fever

    Tracy Chapman's debut got me into acoustic guitar

    Sex Pistol's Bullocks

    Beyonce Dangerously in Love

    Pink Floyd The Wall

    George Harrison's break out solo album

    Kiss Alive II

    Metallica Ride the Lightning

    The Eagle's Hotel California is a favorite of mine

    Carol King Tapestry

    Joni Mitchell's Clouds and Blue

    The Beach Boys Pet Sounds

    Sonic Youth Daydream Nation

    Juliana Hatfield Become What You Are

    Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

    Lesser known by most, I love the Indigo Girls debut, the Nymphs debut, and David Wilcox's How Did You Find Me Here.
     
  2. StuH

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    Rush - Moving Pictures
    Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
    The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
     
  3. The Bone

    The Bone Friend of Leo's

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    ELO - Eldorado
    Bowie - Ziggy
     
  4. ScatMan

    ScatMan Friend of Leo's

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    I dig it...Beethoven did write lieder, but his symphonies had movements, as does the Rite of Spring.
     
  5. momotrucker

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    Buck Owens - It Takes People Like You To Make People Like Me
     
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    pchilson Friend of Leo's

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    Skynyrd - Street Survivors
    The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
     
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    Miles Davis "In A Silent Way"

    The Who "Who's Next" and "Sell Out"

    Oasis "Whats The Story Morning Glory"

    Maynard Ferguson "MF Horn"

    Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim

    Ian MacDonald "Drivers Eyes"

    Marty Stuart "The Pilgrim"
     
  8. Johnny Isaacs

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    There's lots of them but here's a few:
    Waylon Jennings - Laid Back Country Picker
    Marty Stuart - Till I Found You
    Mark Knopfler - The Last Laugh
    John Prine w/ the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Grandpa was a Carpenter
    Will Kimbrough - Hill Country Girl
    Dave Alvin - Blackjack David
    Chris Knight - Love and a 45
    Johnny Cash - Like a Soldier

    I have lots of favs... these just come to mind first.

    Johnny Isaacs
     
  9. Jakester93

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    the Beatles White Album
     
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    Phil Keaggy - The Master & the Musician
    The Dixie Dregs - What If
    The Glass Harp - self-titled debute
    The 2nd Chapter of Acts & Phil Keaggy - How the West Was Won
    Alan Holdsworth - Road Games
    Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
    The Pat Metheny Group - Travels
    The Paul Winter Consort - Icarus
    Anthony Phillips - The Geese and the Ghost
    Robben Ford - Talk to your Daughter
     
  12. FenderBenderNY

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    the Kentucky Colonels - Long Journey Home

    the Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo

    the Beatles - Abbey Road

    Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood

    the Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts, Her Majesty, Picaresque

    At the Drive-in - In/Casino/Out

    BR5-49 - BR5-49
     
  13. jazztele

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    not many, IMHO.

    palace brothers: days in the wake

    my bloody valentine: loveless

    herbie hancock: maiden voyage

    tomasz stanko: suspended night

    chet baker: chet

    jan jelinek: loop-finding-jazz-records

    augustus pablo: king tubby meets rockers uptown

    fennesz: enless summer

    built to spill: keep it like a secret

    pat martino: we'll be together again


    that might be it for me...i'll keep thinking...
     
  14. Tarnisher

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    I'm going to have to dissent on Sgt. Pepper's. She's Leaving Home is over-produced, over-sentimental, and lacks the creativity of the rest of the record. AND it doesn't rock. Now if Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields had taken their rightful place on it, then maybe we'd have a perfect album.

    Off the top of my head:

    Lightnin' by Lightnin' Hopkins
    Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
    Document by R.E.M.
    Since by Richard Buckner
    Kid A by Radiohead
    The Battle for Space by Kustomized
    Car Wheels on a Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
    Tindersticks (second record) by Tindersticks
    Nevermind by Nirvana
     
  15. Rasmuth

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    Already mentioned, but I'll second it...

    The Who - Who's Next

    The most solid rock album, open to close, ever released. Not a weak track on the album, no filler...all the songs are classic.

    Also...

    Aerosmith - Rocks - this is not the modern Aerosmith everybody seems to focus on...this is the dark and grungier band from 1976...the record is dark, murky, greasy and raw, yet somehow also polished...incredible from start to finish.
     
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    Smithereens - Especially For You
     
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    Records I consider to be perfect (some old, some new)

    The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge

    Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

    The Cure - Disintegration

    U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

    New Order - Brotherhood

    Joy Division - Closer

    Kitchens of Distinction - Strange Free World

    Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju

    Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

    The Ocean Blue - Cerulean

    SIANspheric - Somnium

    Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas

    Tears Run Rings - Always, Sometimes, Seldom, Never

    The Meeting Places - Find Yourself Along the Way

    Thrushes - Sun Come Undone

    Slowdive - Souvlaki

    Depeche Mode - Black Celebration

    Electronic - Raise The Pressure

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Organisation

    Wire - The Ideal Copy

    The Beatles - Revolver

    The Stone Roses - (self titled)

    The Jam - Setting Sons

    The Who - My Generation
     
  18. Teleblooz

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    Steely Dan - Aja
    Yes - Close to the Edge
    Beatles - Revolver
    Aerosmith - Get Your Wings
    Kansas - Masque
    Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
    Dire Straits - Communique
    Paul Simon - Graceland
    Bonnie Raitt - Road Tested
    Allman Bros - Idlewild South
    Pink Floyd - Animals
    Stones - Beggars Banquet
     
  19. Stern

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    These are in no particular order, and I'm forgetting many:
    Ten Grand- This is the way to rule
    Beulah- when your heartstrings break
    Dismemberment Plan- Emergency & I
    Mogwai- Rock Action
    Neil Young- Everybody knows this is nowhere

    I would also like to second Ok Computer and Days in the wake.
     
  20. nvilletele

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    While I agree nearly 100% with DMace's selections up above, one that he omits is Rock of Ages, by The Band. Yeah, I know it's a live album, and lots of the same songs come from The Band album that DMace did mention, but still, come on . . . Rock of Ages, man.

    And re Tarnisher's mention of Lightnin' by Lightnin' Hopkins, I have to ask: which one?
    The one released by Poppy, Tomato or Arhoolie (20 tracks, starting with Mojo Hand) ?
    Or maybe the release by Original Blues Classics (10 tracks, starting with Automobile Blues)? So many Lightnin' Hopkins albums, with many similar names and similar tracks . . . I must agree in principle with Tarnisher's selection here, but you could pretty much include every album Hopkins ever made . . . as they are all great IMHO.

    Goin' to Louisiana now . . .
     
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