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Albums where EVERY song is good

Discussion in 'Music Reviews' started by gggvan, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

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    I think I can count these on one or two hands. Not some good tunes and some you can tolerate, I mean every track a keeper.

    Only 1 recent I can think of: Band of Horses, Everything All the Time, 2006.

    Beatles White Album comes to mind, not every song, but for a double its pretty close.
     

     

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  2. Skylab

    Skylab Altimeter reading zero Subscriber

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    Wow, I think there are really many of these, although of course this will be a very individual thing, as with everything in music.

    But here are a few for me, without even really trying very hard:

    The Cars - Candy-O
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here, Animals
    Steely Dan - Aja
    Yes - Close to the Edge, The Yes Album, Fragile, 90125
    King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King, Discipline
    Steven Wilson - The Raven that Refused to Sing

    I could list a LOT more...but again, that's all IMO only...
     
  3. pilotputz

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    Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
    Nick Drake - Pink Moon
    Peter Gabriel - So
    U2 - Joshua Tree
    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
     
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    Pink Floyd - DSOTM
    Beatles - Revolver
    Moody Blues - Days Of Future Past
    Spock's Beard - Day For Night
    Joni Mitchell - For The Roses
    Yes - Close To The Edge
    Yes - Fragile
    Beatles - Sergeant Pepper
    I can think of lots more...
     
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    Boston's first
    Cars first
    Kansas Leftoverture
    Blondie Parallel Lines
    Dire Straits Sultans of Swing

    Yes, I went to college in the late 70's.
     
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    Doors first and second

    Jefferson Airplane- Surrealistic Pillow

    Wishbone Ash- Argus

    Neil Young- Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

    Santana III

    Big Brother and the Holding Company- Cheap Thrills

    Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers

    Pink
    Floyd- DSOTM

    Jimi Hendrix- Electric Ladyland

    Traffic- S/T

    Beatles- Rubber Soul
     
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    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Eagles - Hotel California
     
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    Elton John...Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Joe Cocker...With A Little Help From My Friends
     
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    Mike Oldfield - The Orchestral Tubular Bells

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    Music for the Jilted Generation

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    Underworld - Beaucoup Fish

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    Massive Attack - Mezzanine

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    Portishead - Portishead

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    Depeche Mode - Ultra

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    Orbital - The Altogether

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    Guns n Roses- Appetite for Destruction
    Nirvana - Nevermind
     
  11. gggvan

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    Really? Are you folks sure every song is a keeper. Let's put it this way: If Apple ruled the world as the sole outlet for music and you had to buy each song indivdually, would you buy all the tracks from each album? Or would you say, ah, I can live without this or that one.
     
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  12. RamblinE

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    To me a good album is not so much full of 100% good songs as much as it's just arranged well so for the case postulated by the OP I'm going to have to dig up a couple of concept albums that I really like.

    Colours by Between the Buried and Me which the band treats as one long song live.
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    The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place by Explosions in the Sky. Only 5 songs but still pretty much full-length.
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    Bring Me Your Love by City and Colour is NOT a concept album but I just realized at the last second that I can't fault a song on it.
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  13. HarmanKardon

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    Zappa - Waka Jawaka

    Zappa - Grand Wazoo

    Zappa - Chunga's Revenge

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

    etc.
     
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  14. jamesPclay

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    There's the rub, personally I like Infinite Arms better than Everything All The Time. The only album that is coming to me right now is fun. - Aim And Ignite.
     
  15. gggvan

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    cars, candy-o, looked at the track listing for this one: +1

    forgot how good this album is. now, would I pay $11 for this album?
     
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  16. gggvan

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    personal tastes-granted. Infinitie Arms preferable to Everything All The Time... not an issue. But, would you buy all the songs if you didn't need to?
     

     

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  17. jamesPclay

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    Probably, but I like to evaluate the artist's work as a whole. Sure there are some throw-aways on most albums but it almost makes the good songs better if that makes sense.
     
  18. chicks

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    Hundreds of the quality adult jazz/pop albums from the '50's, as the songs were written by the best songwriters of all time. Here's a favorite.

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    Beatles - Help, Hard Day's Night

    Who - Who's Next
     
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  20. gggvan

    gggvan Well-Known Member

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    uhhh, not sure i'm with you on this. My thinking is the opposite. I'm thinking, you made these good songs, why is that one so bad ?
     
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