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Masterpiece Albums

Post by Mudcloth » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:24 am

The single is cool, but sometimes the big picture is cooler. Front to back, name your favorite albums. Some of mine, minus the obviousness of the Beatles :
Southern Nights -Allen Toussaint
Summerteeth -Wilco
Doug Sahm and Friends -Doug Sahm
Bitches Brew -Miles Davis
Hard Again -Muddy Waters
A Wizard a True Star -Todd Rundgren [Thanks for the reminder, Carges]
Combat Rock -Clash

Okay, that's a start.
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Post by A-Barr » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:33 am

Avoiding the obvious ones like Abbey Road, DSOTM, Pet Sounds, etc.,


Ys - Joanna Newsom
Come On Pilgrim
In an Aeroplane Over the Sea
Soup - Blind Melon
The Giants - Peterson, Pass & Brown
Does the Well Tempered Clavier count?

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Post by mjau » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:40 am

Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Master and Everyone
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps (and it's live, too!)
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

Those albums are about as perfect as it gets for me.

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Post by Mudcloth » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:51 am

Now this is what I'm talking about! I'm going to track down some of these to see what you're all talking about. It will be like book club, but without all that reading.
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Post by Recycled_Brains » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:42 am

in no particular order;

Pink Floyd: Echoes
Pantera: Far Beyond Driven
Meshuggah: I / Nothing
Jimi Hendrix: Blues / Electric Ladyland / Axis Bold as Love
Neurosis: The Eye of Every Storm
Alice In Chains: Dirt
Led Zepplin: III
Grails: The Burdon of Hope / Redlight / Burning Off Impurities / Black Tar Prophecies (my current favorite band)
Crowbar: Broken Glass
Acid Bath: When the Kite String Pops
Radiohead: Amnesiac
Fugazi: The Argument / In On The Killtaker
Commit Suicide: Human Larvae
Tool: Aenima / Undertow / 10,000 Days
Cephalic Carnage: Anomalies / Lucid Interval
Nick Drake: Bryter Later / 5 Leaves Left
Neil Young: Harvest
Miles Davis: Panthalaasa

i'll think of more...

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Post by A-Barr » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:44 am

Recycled_Brains wrote:in no particular order;

Pink Floyd: Echoes
Meddle.

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Post by comfortstarr » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:16 am

Not in order, nor an exhaustive list of my opinions:

Los Lobos: Kiko
The Clash: Sandanista
Marvin Gaye: What's Goin' On?
Bob Marley: Legend (I know, it's a greatest hits, but it's the best greatest hits record ever)
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life
Springsteen: Born to Run
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation
Replacements: Let It Be
Radiohead: OK Computer
Prince: 1999 and Parade
De La Soul: 3 Feet High and Rising
NWA: Straight Outta Compton
Tortoise: Tortoise
Sigur Ros: Takk
Bob Dylan: Essentials (another greatest hits, so what?!?!)
Neil Young: After the Gold Rush

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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:26 am

Duke Ellington - The Far East Suites (Duke is my role model for getting better with age)
Los Lobos - Colossal Head
Neil Young - Harvest, Rust Never Sleeps, After The Goldrush
By Divine Right - All Hail Discordia
Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain
Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St.
Latin Playboys - Latin Playboys
Toots and The Maytals - Funky Kingston

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Post by Smitty » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:31 am

off the top of me head...

Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Elvis Cotello - My Aim is True
Elephant Micah - Low Energy Dance Music
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Appleseed Cast - Two Conversations
Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
Centro-matic - All the Falsest Hearts Can Try
Damien Jurado - Rehearsals for Departure
Forget Cassettes - Salt
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Post by Mudcloth » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:33 am

comfortstarr wrote:Not in order, nor an exhaustive list of my opinions:

Los Lobos: Kiko
Marvin Gaye: What's Goin' On?
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life
I can't believe I didn't include these, even off the top of my head. Kiko in particular is fucking brilliant. If I had to choose, probably my favorite band.

Donny Hathaway Live is also up there for me.
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Post by syrupcore » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:42 am

spacemen 3 - perfect prescription
swamp dogg - total destruction to your mind
duran duran - s/t

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Post by mertmo » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:47 am

Latin Playboys - Latin Playboys
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
U2 - The Joshua Tree
U2 - Achtung Baby
Billy Joel - The Stranger
Radiohead - OK Computer
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Cowboy Junkies - Trinity Sessions
Peter Gabriel - So
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Daniel Lanois - For The Beauty Of Wynona
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World
Prince - Sign O' The Times
John Hiatt - Walk On
Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight

Short list of records from my collection that I think are masterpieces. I realize I
am leaving out stupid amounts of amazing albums.

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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:15 am

Just remembered a few more that I can't believe I left out -

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (the only record that still surpises me after 1,000,000 plays)
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
Nina Simone - in Concert (1964)

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Post by JGriffin » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:16 am

Tom Lehrer - An Evening With Tom Lehrer
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Post by wren » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:30 am

I've always thought that everything The Gathering did (from Mandylion on) was/is absolutely perfect.

Also:
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Boom Bop
Misery Index - Dissent
Skinny Puppy - Remission
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days in the Life of...
The Wake - Masked
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