Your perfect albums

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  • Your perfect albums
  • chewkw
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    James Last is good … used to be on telly every week … 😅

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    ‘Boys Outside’ – Steve Mason

    Hell yes!

    Laughing Stock

    Heavens yes!

    Both of those are albums that deserve to be played unbroken.

    I’ll add some…

    Durutti Column – Sex & Death

    David Bowie – Blackstar

    Can – Tago Mago

    New Order – Technique

    Chemical Brothers – Born in the Echoes

    Chromatics – Kill For Love

    Crystal Fighters – Star of Love

    F Buttons – Tarot Sport

    Jane Weaver – The Silver Globe

    Slint – Spiderland

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    Obviously Darkside Of The Moon but I listen to this more…

    Bright And Guilty by The Wolfhounds

    A truly stand alone classic album that absolutely no one else likes.

    Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

    Never get bored of playing it, so many tracks I enjoy.

    chewkw
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    Bright And Guilty by The Wolfhounds

    A truly stand alone classic album that absolutely no one else likes.

    Crikey … earache.

    This is music but very sad …

    athgray
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    Ones mentioned I agree with are A Northern Soul bu the Verve and Leftism. I would add

    Orbital Brown Album
    Apollo 440 Millenium Fever
    Unkle Psyence Fiction
    Underworld Everything Everthing
    The Charlatans Tellin Stories
    Lo Fi Alstars How to Operate With a Blow Mind
    LTJ Bukem Logical Prog Sessions 1
    Dexter Gordon One Flight Up

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    Loads of the above, and…..

    Zappa – Sheik Yerbouti.
    Marquee Moon.
    First Roxy album.
    St Dominic’s Preview.
    Little Feat – Dixie Chicken.
    Human League – Dare.
    Hawkwind – Quark, Strangeness and Charm.
    Blyth Power – A Little Touch of Harry in the Night.
    Cake – Pressure Chief.
    John Martyn – Solid Air.
    Roy Harper – Whatever happened to Jugular.
    Motorhead – No sleep ’till Hammersmith.

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    Thanks for all the responses. Lots of albums there (J5, Vs, Astral Weeks, RATM) that are also on my list. A few I’ll give a spin too.

    rascal
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    QOTSA – Songs for the Deaf
    Nurse – Therapy?
    GNR – Appetite
    Rumours
    Metallica – Master of Puppets

    easily
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    I’m surprised by many of the answers above. There are loads of albums I love, but few where I wouldn’t skip a track or two … or three.
    Massive Attack: Blue Lines was mentioned. I’d maybe agree with that. The only other I can think of for the moment is Dr Alimantado: Best Dressed Chicken in Town

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    Songs for the Deaf was ruined by No One Knows being constantly played on the radio in an old work place. Great album though. I’m always stuck between it, Rated R and Like Clockwork as the best one. Love the self titled, but it’s basically Kyuss lite.

    razorrazoo
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    Paul Simon – Graceland

    russianbob
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    The Stone Roses
    Joy As An Act Of Resistance
    Screamadelica
    Darklands
    Jake Bugg
    Timeless

    teesoo
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    A bit eclectic…

    Fields of the Nephilim – Elizium
    George Michael – Listen without prejudice
    Depeche Mode – Violator
    Seal – Seal
    Robert Cray – Midnight Stroll

    tpbiker
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    Lunapark by Luna

    Made all the better by the memories it brings back every time I hear it..

    gowerboy
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    I agree.. Definitely Rumours
    Also:
    Aqualung and Bursting Out
    Levelling the Land (if in the right mood)
    Frampton comes Alive
    Highway to Hell and If You Want Blood
    Fishermans Blues
    Live Rust

    olly2097
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    Therapy – troublegum
    Pulp – this is hardcore
    Joy Division – closer/unknown pleasures
    Manic Street Preachers – holy bible
    NIN – the downward spiral
    The clash – London calling
    Oasis – definitely maybe
    NOFX – punk in drublic
    Pet shop boys – actually
    Big black – songs about ****
    Nirvana – unplugged in New York
    Belle and Sebastian – Tigermilk
    Chase and status – more than a lot
    New Order – Lowlife
    Slipknot – we are not your kind

    blitz
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    Agree with some mentioned already and would add:

    Avalanches – since I left you
    Longpigs – Sun is often out
    Radiohead – Ok Computer
    Stereophonics – Word gets around
    DJ Shadow – Endtroducing

    fin25
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    Autechre – NTS sessions 1-4
    Merzbow – pulse demon
    Swans – the Seer
    Tool – Lateralus
    Death – Leprosy
    Aphex Twin – SAW II
    DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
    Jon Hopkins – Immunity
    Melvins – Houdini

    aphex_2k
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    My immediate thought was Portishead’s “Dummy” album.

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    Fat-boy-fat

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    Hell is for Heroes – The Neon Handshake

    Was going to say this too. I guess it helps if you can’t get the studio to release the album so you can spend months polishing the thing, but it’s just flawless- no bad songs, and perfectly paced. I love that they left 2 awesome tracks off the album purely because they didn’t fit

    And First Love by Emmy The Great. I got to see her do this one (plus the bonus tracks) as a solo show this year and it was just incredible.

    I think the whole damn fool “play the whole album in order” tours are a good test. Like, literally the best show I ever saw was Hundred Reasons’ last ever gig, but even that was hurt a little bit by playing the first album in order. Not much though, it was still glorious.

    But First Love works fantastically, and Neon Handshake could not be improved on.

    Never mind the Bollocks
    the the infected
    Nick Cave no more shall we part
    Lou Reed Transformer
    Tom Waits Small Change
    2nd Coming
    Led Zeppelin III
    eels Beautiful Freak

    to name a few

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    There are some interesting choices here…

    Can’t believe no one has mentioned What’s Goin On yet though. Like astral weeks this has had continual play over decades for me.

    Also:
    Ege bamyasi – CAN
    Greatest Palace Music – Bonnie Prince Billy
    Time (the revelator) – Gillian Welch
    There’s a riot going on – Sly & Family Stone
    Kind of blue – Miles
    Philharmonic – Agnes Obel
    El Mal Querer – Rosalìa
    Kanon Pokajanen- the Arvo Part thing with the Estonian philharmonic chamber choir or whoever (I forget, it’s long, I’m old)
    Symphony no 4 – (Arvo again) Los Angeles philharmonic
    F#A# infinity – GSYBE!
    EVOL sonic youth
    Orphee – Johann Johannsson

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    Loads of mine have already been mentioned by the cool kids. obvs.
    I’ll add Loveless, My bloody Valentine.
    Sabresonic , Sabres of Paradise.
    Singularity , Jon Hopkins .
    Dead cities.. & Before The Dawn Heals Us , both by M83.
    Oh & Chemicrazy by That Petrol Emotion!

    loddrik
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    The Ragga Twins – Reggae Owes Me Money

    Probably not a hugely popular one but ‘101 Damnations’ by Carter.
    Also ‘Kasabian’ by errrr Kasabian is pretty much perfect IMO.

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    As examples I love Idles – Joy as an Act of Resistance but have to skip June.

    i assume you know the story behind it, and why theyll never play it live. i actually like having a slow, haunting song in the middle of all the noise and never skip it.

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    Paul Simon – Graceland

    I came here to say this ^^

    There are many, many artists who I like more than I like Paul Simon’s work, but that album has long been on my desert islands discs list just because it really is one of the very few albums that I really just never tire of.

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    Joy as an Act of Resistance but have to skip June

    Yeah, if anything, it’s the Dirty Dancing cover that doesn’t work so well for me.

    Brutalism is a far better album anyway.

    I can’t list a top ten too many variables depending on mood…

    Kate Bush – Hounds of Love is easily my number one album though. A stunning piece of work.

    U2 – The Joshua Tree

    towzer
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    Bowie – Ziggy
    Wishbone Ash – Argus
    Paul Simon – Gracelands
    Fleetwood Mac – Then Play On
    Mountain – Twin Peaks
    Fairport Convention – Leige and Leif
    And so many more

    plumber
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    Mansun – Six
    Adam Schmitt – World so bright
    The Alice Band – Love Junk Store
    Amanda Marshall – ST
    Chroma Key – Dead air for radios
    Corey Hart- young man running
    The Rembrandts – Untitled
    Evan and Jaron – ST
    Grant Nicholas – Yorktown Heights
    The Jezabels – Synthia

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    Can’t believe no one has mentioned What’s Goin On yet though. Like astral weeks this has had continual play over decades for me.

    @metalheart mentioned on page one, one of my favourites of all time.

    Great to see so much love for Dummy, I think it was unfairly lumped in with the trip hop phase, when it’s a much darker and more rewarding listen than that.

    I’ll add:

    Death Cab For Cutie – Plans

    Bohren And Der Club Of Gore – Black Earth

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    Nirvana – Nevermind – I had it on cassette so skipping tracks wasn’t really an option – I did have to turn the tape over after “Polly” though

    Magma – MEKANIK DESTRUKTIW KOMMANDOH

    Gas – KÖNIGSFORST

    And +1 for ‘ENDTRODUCING’

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    Lots of good ones already listed, though I have to reiterate

    NIN – The Downward Spiral

    and throw into the hat

    Rancid – …And Out Come The Wolves

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    Red Roses for Me – The Pogues
    Hanx – SLF
    Power, corruption and lies and Lowlife – New Order
    Manic Pop Thrill – That Petrol Emotion
    Our Favourite Shop – Style Council
    Neither Washington nor Moscow- The Redskins

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    Power, corruption and lies and Lowlife – New Order

    Surely Technique 🙂

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    As chewkw failed to completely wreck the thread, I’d like to add a hip hop album

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