Best double album ever?

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Best double album ever?

Post by Jellybean » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:06 pm

What has been the best double album ever?
The Wall? Electric Ladyland? Exile On Main St? Physical Graffiti? The White Album?

Vote for your favourite double album. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/double_album

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Post by ott0bot » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:17 pm

out of all of them listed, I go Beatles or Floyd

...but my two favorites are:

Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You

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Post by sdelsolray » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:05 am

Electric Ladyland - Hendrix

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Post by ubertar » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:11 am

I hate to say it, but I think all of those records just go to show that the double album wasn't such a good idea. There's some great stuff there, but all those albums (at least the ones I know well) are stuffed with unnecessary filler and would have been much stronger culled down to single albums. All the songs written by the other guys in the Experience could easily be dropped out without being missed, to give one example.
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Post by Drewfro2021 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:38 am

London Calling by The Clash. One of the best albums of all time, double or not.

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:25 pm

clearly the correct answer is "Tago Mago".

that said, i never listen to the second half.

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Post by dfuruta » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:32 pm

Tatiana Nikolayeva's recording of Art of the Fugue

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Corrupted - Llenandose de gusanos

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Post by vvv » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:11 pm

That "memory aid" is missing at least 3 of my faves:

MSMW - In Case The World Chages Its Mind live
Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 - Live Tick
Nick Cave & the Bad Seed- Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
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Post by roygbiv » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:05 pm

I thought the answer to this question was supposed to be "Frampton Comes Alive"
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Post by shedshrine » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:58 pm

And just what is Bob Mayo up to these days anyway?

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Post by Dr Rubberfunk » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:53 am

Songs In The Key Of Life

No filler there to my ears. Heck, I consider it an incomplete listen if I don't stick the bonus 7" on at the end too.

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Post by toine6 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:39 am

Let's see, I don't think there is a huge list of great double albums. Some of my favorite's.

NIN - The Fragile
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Beatles - White Album
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life

Lately I've been listening to more Stevie Wonder. As great as his album is, some songs/lyrics feel incomplete, or I would have liked to have seen them fleshed out a bit differently. But it comes across as being very Stevie, lots of amazing highlights.

NIN is my favorite music so I'm biased towards this album. There is a bit of filler here, but it's actually great filler if you're not just looking for 2 albums worth of singles. Of course, there are many incredible songs too, not many radio hit singles, but really great songs anyway. Best to listen to with the mindset of a bit of patience or you can just skip to the most immediate songs.

Smashing Pumpkins album has a lot of filler, but the singles were hits. Billy is generally kind of long winded anyway, so he can go on and on. Decent, with moments of greatness.

The Wall had great songs and worked so well as a movie, and of course there are all the radio hits we've heard to death. Listening to the album itself is something I don't do that often, it's a different experience hearing the album all at once, than if it's in the movie or on the radio. Has to be at the top of the list of all time greats.

White Album/Beatles There's nothing I can say that probably hasn't already been said about it. Automatically near the top of the list

Others have mentioned Hendrix. I like Hendrix quite a bit, and people could argue about his talent as being what's great to listen to and all that. But if I'm purely listening just to the music for music's sake, and if his name was Bill The Nobody, it would be a solid set of songs, with one big hit, and some other minor hits and filler. I mean, I like him, but, I think I listen to the guitar playing and persona more than just letting the music itself awe me. Still up the list, but not at the top for me.

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Post by Scodiddly » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:43 am

Tommy.

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Post by Scodiddly » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:44 am

Also Quadrophenia.

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