Discussion in 'Music' started by JustPassingThrough, Jul 12, 2011.
No skipping. Each song a song that you want to listen to.
Ozric Tentacles, Erpland
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.
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.
Puscifer - V is for... (I'm actually listening to this album right now )
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 )
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?...
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.
Strangers in the Wind - The Bay City Rollers (Last with the Original lineup, after Alan Longmuir's return but before Les McKeown's dismissal).
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
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.)
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
The Wild Heart - Stevie Nicks
The Dark Crystal Soundtrack
elliott smith. doesn't matter which album -- kid was a genius.
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
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!
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
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
For brother biodroid:
Metallica - Ride the Lighting. Classic and can be played from start to finish over and over and over.
Dark side of the moon by Pink Floyd is the album that I can listen completely...!!
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.
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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