What Is The One Album That You Can Listen To Completely

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    JustPassingThrough

    JustPassingThrough New Member

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    No skipping. Each song a song that you want to listen to.
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    Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer author of novels

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    Ozric Tentacles, Erpland
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    Ian Whates

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    Ah, Stephen, now you're talking! I saw them live a couple of times. Great band.

    My problem with this thread is that I can think of several such albums... none of them very recent (sigh).

    Close to the Edge -- Yes
    Live and Dangerous -- Thin Lizzy
    At Filmore East -- The Allman Brothers Band
    Abraxas -- Santana
    Argus -- Wishbone Ash
    Afraid of Sunlight -- Marillion
    All About Eve -- All About Eve
    Here to Hear -- Live
    Images and Words -- Dreamtheater

    They'd all qualify, and that's just off the top of my head. I'm confident that, with a little thought, I could come up with another dozen or so.
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    slack

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    skinny fists - godspeed you black emperor
    born into trouble as the sparks fly upward - silver mt. zion
    both albums by set fire to flames
    come on die young - mogwai
    aenima - tool
    downward spiral - nin
    still - nin

    some of those albums have 'fillers', but they have never seemed unnecessary.
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    LittleMissy

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    • Puscifer - V is for... (I'm actually listening to this album right now :D)
    • The OST for Fantasia - there's just something so beautiful about the pieces they chose for this!
    • Muse - Most of their albums I can listen to from start to finish, probably with the exception of Hullabaloo!
    • Apocalyptica - World's Collide
    • Emilie Autumn - Enchant
    • And so, so, so many more... Although these are probably the most notable for me (at the moment :p)
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    pyan

    pyan Fortiter et recte! Staff Member

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    • Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
    • Close to the Edge - Yes (Hi, Ian!)
    • Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
    • Out of the Blue - ELO
    • Hunky Dory - David Bowie

    If I'm restricted to one, it'd be Close to the Edge.

    And am I showing my age a wee bit here?...:)
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    Mouse

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    Sing Along Songs for the Damned and Delirious - Diablo Swing Orchestra.
    The Butcher's Ballroom - Diablo Swing Orchestra
    Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike - Gogol Bordello
    Strike - The Baseballs
    Up in my Head - The Draytones
    The Law of the Playground - The Boy Least Likely To
    The Best Party Ever - The Boy Least Likely To
    Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
    Violin Covers - Eric Wuest

    Too many. Too many. What can I say? I like good music. ;)
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    The Ace

    The Ace Aye fur Alba

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    Strangers in the Wind - The Bay City Rollers (Last with the Original lineup, after Alan Longmuir's return but before Les McKeown's dismissal).
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    Tillane

    Tillane Left-minded

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    As others have said, too many to mention them all. However, here's a small selection:

    Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
    The Decemberists - Her Majesty
    Lou Reed - Transformer
    Mazzy Star - Among My Swan
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - everything except Nocturama, but particularly Murder Ballads
    Mogwai - Young Team
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    J-Sun

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    That's kind of the test - I have hundreds of albums and very few of them have stuff on them I have to skip - if there's too many bad songs that makes it a bad album and I tend to ditch it. A marked exception that springs to mind is Santana "III" which has what sounds like two radio friendly unit shifters that I have to skip but the rest of the album is incredible.

    Just in this thread, others have mentioned:

    (And both debuts, and Idlewild South (I usually skip the entire album within Eat a Peach that is the drum solo but the rest of it is awesome and even that is at times).)

    (And essentially all 70s Floyd and all Zeppelin but the last 2-3)

    (I can't always make it through that one as the glockenspiel stuff (or whatever it is) usually drives me batty and makes me skip the first track and the last track can sometimes bore me and so on - but definitely She Hangs Brightly. So Tonight That I Might See would also make it except that I sometimes skip the last song - ironically, the title track.)
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    WizardofOwls

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    Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
    The Wild Heart - Stevie Nicks
    The Dark Crystal Soundtrack
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    slack

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    elliott smith. doesn't matter which album -- kid was a genius.
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    Stephen Palmer

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    Indeed! I know quite a few of them, all great people, such a shame the band had internal tensions in the time leading up to Ed and Brandi going to America. Great live too, I saw them many times, but alas those days are over...

    As you like the Ozrics, check out an amazing band called Hidria Spacefolk :D
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    Stephen Palmer

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    I'm so pleased you mentioned this! I've always thought the music to Dark Crystal was exceptional, I located the soundtrack double-CD on eBay a few years ago, that was a wonderful day! :D
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    Perpetual Man

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    Phew! It looks like most others have had a hard time narrowing it down to just one album, so I'll do the same:

    Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare (From a personal point of view, possibly the most important album in my collection)
    Alice Cooper: School's Out
    The Sisters of Mercy: Floodland
    The Sisters of Mercy: Vision Thing
    Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes
    Guns N Roses: Appetite For Destruction

    And more recently (so it's too soon to see if it last, but at the moment I just can't stop listening to the whole thing)

    Within Temptation: The Unforgiving
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    biodroid

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    Megadeth - Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction
    Metallica - Master of Puppets, Black Album
    Iron Maiden - Seventh son of a Seventh son, The Number of the Beast.
    Machine Head - The Blackening
    Tourniquet - Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance
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    JustPassingThrough

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    For brother biodroid:

    Metallica - Ride the Lighting. Classic and can be played from start to finish over and over and over.
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    Johnny2

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    Dark side of the moon by Pink Floyd is the album that I can listen completely...!!
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    slack

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    Heh, Pink Floyd. I used to listen to them all the time. I think I'd rather listen to Animals or Wish You Were Here now instead of Dark Side of the Moon, just because I've heard that one so many times. Always liked Breathe, though; one of the first songs I learned the bassline for.

    Anyway, I could listen to Rosetta - Wake/Lift all day. Fantastic metal album.
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    Bugg

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    Hmm, a few that I can think of straight away:

    Rush - Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Signals
    Opeth - Still Life, Blackwater Park
    AC/DC - Powerage
    Gazpacho - Night
    Queensryche - Operation MindCrime
    The Yes Album

    If I had to pick just one it'd be Permanent Waves :)

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