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Old 03-02-2005, 12:29 PM   #1
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List your Perfect Albums

Ok so we all have those albums that are PERFECT to us – meaning you love every song and don’t skip over any. You just put it on and let it play. It still means as much to you as when it came out – maybe more. So what are they?

I will get the obvious out of the way:

HTDAAB (I love it)

The Bends
Ok Computer
Kid A

Here are two that are particular to me –

August and Everything After – Counting Crows (although every song has basically the same melody)

Moondance – Van Morrison

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Achtung Baby - U2
Joshua Tree - U2
Little Earthquake - Tori Amos
Boys for Pele - Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk - Tori Amos
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
Summerteeth - Wilco
Kid A - Radiohead
Ok Computer - Radiohead
The Bends - Radiohead
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
ágætis byrjun - sigur ros

That's a good start anyway.

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I could actually list more than one for some (okay, all) of these...but...I went with the best of the best...though Bright Eyes was truly a toss-up:

Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
Whiskeytown - Pneumonia
Jesse Malin - The Heat
Leona Naess - I Tried To Rock You But You Only Roll
Bright Eyes - Fevers And Mirrors
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i've got a few:

achtung baby

duran duran:
duran duran (81 debut)
the wedding album
pop trash
also arcadia's so red the rose

obscure alternatives
quiet life
gentlemen take polaroids

underneath the colours
listen like thieves
welcome to wherever you are
full moon, dirty hearts

the police:
outlandos d'amour
zenyatta mondatta
ghost in the machine
synchonicity could be on here if it wasn't for the atrocious mother! way to ruin a perfect album, guys!

tears for fears:
songs from the big chair

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Am I the only one who doesn't skip songs when listening to any CD?
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Big Star - #1 Record / Radio City
Bright Eyes - Lifted...
The Cure - Pornography
The Cure - Disintegration
Robyn Hitchcock - Perspex Island
Robyn Hitchcock - Spooked
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
The Libertines - Up the Bracket
Radiohead - The Bends
Reigning Sound - Time Bomb High School
R.E.M. - Murmur
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
R.E.M. - Green
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
The Replacements - Let It Be (okay, occasionally I do skip 'Gary's Got a Boner'...)
The Replacements - Tim
The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
U2 - Boy
U2 - Achtung Baby
U2 - The Joshua Tree

Is that too many?
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The Beatles "Abbey Road"
Carole King "Tapestry"
Van Morrison "Astral Weeks"
Madonna "Ray of Light"
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joe strummer & the mescaleros - streetcore

u2 - all that you can't leave behind, joshua tree

sinners & saints - the sky is falling

street dogs - savin hill

dirty water - s/t

mighty mighty bosstones - jackknife to a swan

the beatles - help, rubber soul, revolver, sgt. pepper

rancid - ...and out come the wolves

bruce springsteen - darkness on the edge of town, the rising, nebraska, born in the USA

american lesion (greg graffin of bad religion solo) - s/t

bad religion - the process of belief

the aloha steamtrain - now you know the aloha steamtrain

hudson falcons - for those whose hearts and souls are free

the briggs - numbers

there's probably a handful i'm forgetting.

rem - murmer

ducky boys - three chords and the truth (although about half the time i skip their cover of "stand by me")
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U2 - Achtung Baby
U2 - Zooropa
Rufus Wainwright - Want One
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - OK Computer
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Madonna - Ray Of Light
Royksopp - Melody A.M
Moby - Play
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Originally posted by XHendrix24
Am I the only one who doesn't skip songs when listening to any CD?
me too, an album is a unified work, every song is a part of something

anyway, on-topic, my perfect albums are:

U2 - Achtung Baby
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And Infinite Sadness (both cds)
Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Elbow - Asleep In The Back
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World
M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
Sigur Ros - ( )
Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
Kings Of Convenience - Riot On An Empty Street
Primus - Antipop
Amélie soundtrack

and many more...
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The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope and London Calling
Joe Strummer and Meskies - Streetcore and Global A-GoGo
U2 - Achtung Baby and Joshua Tree
Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
REM - Automatic For The People

(there are probably many i'm forgetting at the moment.)
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Originally posted by IWasBored

there's probably a handful i'm forgetting.
London Calling?

There are far too many albums I love every single song on. I dont want to make a half page list.....or do I?
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U2 - The Joshua Tree
U2 - Achtung Baby
U2 - War
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
R.E.M. - Green
R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction
R.E.M. - Document
Peter Gabriel - So
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
The Doors - The Doors
Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
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U2 -Achtung Baby
The Beatles-Abbey Road
Van Morrisson-Astral Weeks
REM-Automatic For The People
The Police-Zenyatta Mendotta
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U2 - Unforgettable Fire
The Clash - The Clash
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Nick Cave & Bad Seeds - Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel
Beth Gibbons - Out of Season
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrin
Dead Can Dance - Aion
Pixies - Doolittle
Pixies - Trompe le Monde
Lou Reed - Transformer
Lord of Rings soundtracks
Vivaldi - Four Seasons
Holst - The Planets

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