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rockecat
10-30-2005, 07:04 AM
What is your favorite complete album, not one you play one side or certain tracks
but the one you just have to play the whole album.I have many that I will play complete but If I had to choose one I think I would go with Alan Parsons tales of mystery and imagination, hang on oooohhh Moody Blues days of future passed noYes Fragile
never mind to hard to pick. :D

Bernd
10-30-2005, 07:15 AM
Hi,
Nice choices. All are in my play all category. Here are three more I really like :

Stone Roses-First
The High-Somewhere Soon
The Waterboys-This is the Sea
and many more

Enjoy what you have been given

Bernd

rockecat
10-30-2005, 07:47 AM
I was also going to mention that in 1978 there was a album Jeff Waynes musical version
of war of the Worlds this is an incredible album featuring Richard Burton as the narrator
and music by Justin Hayward, David Essex and many more perfect for Halloween.

Drag the kids away from the nintendo and put this on I assure you they will sit and listen
I have seen some on E-bay and this album really is a hidden treasure.

Bernd
10-30-2005, 07:56 AM
Hi,
You are right.It is a great album. I have two copy's. One is been used and one is still wrapped from when I bought it all those years ago.Where is the time gone?

Enjoy what you have been given!

Bernd

rockecat
10-30-2005, 08:05 AM
Hi,
You are right.It is a great album. I have two copy's. One is been used and one is still wrapped from when I bought it all those years ago.Where is the time gone?

Enjoy what you have been given!

Bernd

No way, that is really wierd I figured there is no way anybody remembered that one !
Ok now I know I am not the only old guy!! :rolleyes:

Bernd
10-30-2005, 08:33 AM
No way, that is really wierd I figured there is no way anybody remembered that one !
Ok now I know I am not the only old guy!! :rolleyes:

No you're not.

Bernd

Whats playing: The Clash-The Story of the Clash

audiobill
10-30-2005, 09:36 AM
Blur: Park Life

Varied and never boring.

Cheers,

audiobill

ForeverAutumn
10-30-2005, 10:18 AM
No way, that is really wierd I figured there is no way anybody remembered that one !
Ok now I know I am not the only old guy!! :rolleyes:

I just purchased the remaster. So there!

Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory. I always listen to this one from start to finish.

J*E*Cole
10-30-2005, 11:02 AM
I like Pink Floyd's The Division Bell more than any other, I could almost say their A Momentary Lapse of Reason, if it weren't for track 3, The Dogs of War, which IMO just sucks. Anyhoo also like A Perfect Circle's 'Mer De Noms', but Mark Knofpler's solo albums like 'Shangri La' and 'Sailing To Philadelphia' are also a couple of my favorites, and by the way his stuff is always meticulously recorded and sounds best when you crank it up.

Hyfi
10-30-2005, 12:37 PM
A few I listen to straight through would be:

Allman Brothers- Live At The Filmore
Genesis- A Trick of the Tail and Foxtrot
Yes- Relayer
Pink Floyd- Dark Side Of The Moon
Elton John- 11-17-71

rockecat
10-30-2005, 02:01 PM
A few I listen to straight through would be:

Allman Brothers- Live At The Filmore
Genesis- A Trick of the Tail and Foxtrot
Yes- Relayer
Pink Floyd- Dark Side Of The Moon
Elton John- 11-17-71

Very nice list, I think I will spin dark side of the moon tonight if my wife gets home with the red! :)

GMichael
10-30-2005, 02:23 PM
ELP - Brain Salid Surgury
PF - DSOTM, Animals
Boston - Boston
Rush - Rush, Fly by night, Caress of Steel, 2112, All the world's a Stage, a Farwell to Kings, Hemispheres, Moving Pictures,Exit Stage Left.
Black Sabath - Heven & Hell, Sabath Bloody Sabath.
Ozzy - Blizzard of Oz.
VH - # 1.

Kaboom
10-30-2005, 03:14 PM
Pink Floyd. Just about ALL their albums, but specially Division Bell, the Wall, DSOTM and WYWH
Spock's Beard: Snow
Jetrho tull: A Passion Play
MArillion: Script for a jester's tear
David Bowie: Hunky Dory
Genesis: Selling England by the Pound
Green Day: American Idiot
and lots of others, but those are the ones i spin most

Hyfi
10-30-2005, 06:04 PM
Jetrho tull: A Passion Play



I missed Benefit on my list

Mike Anderson
10-30-2005, 07:31 PM
Delerium: Karma. And to a lesser extent, Poem.

-Jar-
10-30-2005, 08:23 PM
Ozzy - Blizzard of Oz.


While I think both the first "Randy" Ozzy albums are classics, both have their weak points.. BLIZZARD sounds a bit rushed-to-get-out, meaning, I would call the a couple of the tracks "filler." DIARY has nothing I would call filler, though on the other hand, it's well known that it's incomplete. There are a few instances on the album where the solos weren't finished so they could get the album out. I think that in a more perfect world, there would have been more time given to the recording process back then, and perhaps even a stronger sense of self-editing. Take the best of both albums, and you have one totally killer album. But back then, 50 to 60 minutes was too long for a single album, because the CD hadn't taken over yet.

-jar

-Jar-
10-30-2005, 08:27 PM
so this is sort of "all killer, no filler" kind of thing?

hmmm.

I don't often come across albums that don't contain at least one filler song, one that really should have not made it past the final cut, so to speak.

I was reading an article in REVOLVER about AC/DC's BACK IN BLACK. It does come just about as damn close to having no filler as any album that I've heard.

As far as albums that I truly care about? I'd probably pick CLOSER by Joy Division. Nothing even remotely close to filler on that one.

-jar

unleasHell
10-30-2005, 10:43 PM
always liked Unknown Pleasures better than Closer...

as far as releases without a clunker on them, how about:

Ziggy Stardust: by you know who
Cave Down to Earth: Far East Family Band
Mirage: Camel
Madness: Madness
Eloy: Floating
Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick

Dusty Chalk
10-30-2005, 10:50 PM
I think it's a step beyond all-killer-no-filler. There's something about several albums that have been mentioned here:

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds
Marillion, Misplaced Childhoold
Jethro Tull, A Passion Play, Thick as a Brick
Dream Theater, Scenes from a Memory

etc. that just require one to listen to them in their entirety.

Mine:

Slowdive, Just for a Day
Tool, Lateralus
Shotgun Messiah, Violent New Breed
Skinny Puppy, Too Dark Park (although I usually resequence it as 6-10,1-5)
most live albums (Rush's All the World's a Stage comes to mind as one I would never play in anything less than its entirety)

Bernd
10-31-2005, 12:25 AM
always liked Unknown Pleasures better than Closer...

as far as releases without a clunker on them, how about:

Ziggy Stardust: by you know who
Cave Down to Earth: Far East Family Band
Mirage: Camel
Madness: Madness
Eloy: Floating
Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick

Hey-an Eloy man. I like it. How about Eloy-The Planets that's a great album.

Like your selection

A couple more that have not been mentioned without a filler:

Stan Ridgeway-Mosquitos
Lou Reed-New York
Neil Young-This Note's for You
Christy Moore-Smoke and strong Whiskey
Martin Stephenson-Gladsome,Humour and Blue

Do you agree that in order to have a great complete album,the recording needs to be of a high quality too? My complete fav's. are all decent quality.

Peace

Bernd

ForeverAutumn
10-31-2005, 05:22 AM
Also, as start to finish listens, is any of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra disks. Most of the songs will stand well on their own, but they just don't have the same impact without the flow of them all together.

shokhead
10-31-2005, 06:52 AM
I missed Benefit on my list

Thats one of mine and i wish JT would do sme good remasters. I'll add Grand Funk Railroad, Grand Funk- Import. One of the best bass music cd i have.

dean_martin
10-31-2005, 07:46 AM
Some of my favorite "all-the-way-through" albums are:

Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet (If I had to pick one, this would be it.)
Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Bob Marley - Natty Dread
DJ Shadow - Preemptive Strike
Young American Primitive - s/t
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
Sonic Youth - Made in USA (soundtrack)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
REM - Murmur
REM - Reckoning
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity

These make using a turntable easy.

Dave_G
10-31-2005, 08:20 AM
The Clash - London Calling
Yes - Tormato
Marillion - Fugazi
XTC - English Settlement
Genesis - Trespass
Split Enz - Time & Tide
Ultravox - Vienna
Bob Marley - Kaya
Thin Lizzy - Thunder & Lightning
Tubes - Love Bomb


Regards,

Dave

Worf101
10-31-2005, 09:18 AM
Oh ohh... can I play?

1. "What's Going On?" Marvin Gaye - Complete masterpiece from beginning to end.

2. "The World is a Ghetto" - War

3. "Hot Buttered Soul" - Issac Hayes

4. "Gonna Take a Miracle" - Laura Nyro

5. "Mothership Connection" - Parliment

6. "Superfly" - Curtis Mayfield.

7. "Sign of the times" - Prince.

8. "Free Will" - Gil Scott Heron

9. "The Last Poets" - The Last Poets

10. "Love Power Peace" - James Brown Amsterdam Live

Da Worfster

Hawkeye
10-31-2005, 09:26 AM
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
I feel the same about Autobahn.

But my all-time best complete album would have to be Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. I was a freshman in college when it was released and being on a lagging-edge budget I had a stereo system which included an 8-Track player. My roomate picked up the tape downtown and then for pretty much the rest of the school year it was played almost non-stop. In fact our weekend ritual was to pop in the tape after our last class on Friday and let it play on repeat mode until we left for class on Monday morning. We did this virtually every weekend from the fall of '75 until mid May of '76. To this day I can only think of it as one long piece.

Mr MidFi
10-31-2005, 01:44 PM
Most of the ones I was going to mention have already been mentioned by others (most notably "Trick of the Tail" and "Dark Side of the Moon").

I also feel the same way these days about Wilco's YHF and Being There. And The Notwist's "Neon Golden." And American Idiot.

opt80
10-31-2005, 02:40 PM
Warren Zevon S/T
Luke Doucet Broken
Dave Alvin Out in California
Richmond Fontaine The Fitzgerald
Susie Arioli Band Learning To Smile Again
John Dee Graham The Great Battle
Clive Gregson & Christine Collister Change In The Weather
Chas Guay & Christine Forgeron S\T


Alan

Davey
10-31-2005, 02:58 PM
Richmond Fontaine The Fitzgerald
How ya liking that one Alan? Pretty nice, huh? Some of my buddies around here don't seem to appreciate it like me, but I'm totally sold, and it definitely can play all the way through once or twice or more at my house (well, provided I'm alone, that is ;)).

Troy
10-31-2005, 03:27 PM
Some great all the way thru titles listed already like World is a Ghetto and English Settlement. Couple of DID's for me for sure.

Coming up with albums with NO fair or worse tracks is tougher than it sounds.

Some of mineses:
Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
The Yes Album
Mosquitoes- Stan Ridgway
Honky Chateau- Elton John
The Sky Moves Sideways (single CD version) Porcupine Tree
Aqualung- Jethro Tull
Psychodots
California- Mr. Bungle
Big Express- XTC

Javier
10-31-2005, 04:17 PM
jetrho tull thick as a brick and passion play.
Yes fragile and close to the edge.
Pink Floyd Animals final cut and DSOTM
Rush moving pictures,2112,
Andreas wolleinveider under the tree
Opeth ghost reveries
Porcupine tree deadwing
Bjork vespertine
Bethoven 5th
Rachmaninof 2nd piano concerto
Elton Jhon GYBR
cat stevens mona bone jackon
al Dimeola orange and blue
Spock beard kidness of strangers
genesis wind and whutering,tresspas,selling england

And some others of course

opt80
11-01-2005, 04:33 PM
How ya liking that one Alan? Pretty nice, huh? Some of my buddies around here don't seem to appreciate it like me, but I'm totally sold, and it definitely can play all the way through once or twice or more at my house (well, provided I'm alone, that is ;)).



Davey,
Yep it is a good one,Do you like The Magnolia Electric Co.? Same type of music,though MEC may be edgier

Alan

daviethek
11-03-2005, 04:45 PM
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Dan Hicks - Last train to Hicksville
Hendrix - Band of Gypsys
Simon- Graceland
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing At Baxters ( the American Sgt Peppers )
Tower of Power - Back to Oakland
Lambert Hendrix & Ross - Best of (CBS)

Swish
11-03-2005, 04:58 PM
that I can't begin to make a deserving list, but I'll try.

World Party - Goodbye Jumbo
Los Lobos - Kiko
Pavement - Crooked Rain x 2
The Who - Who's Next
Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Radiohead - Ok, Computer
Neil Young - Harvest

Ok, that's a short list, now I hafta do some thinkin' and come up with more.

Swish

rockecat
11-03-2005, 05:12 PM
Lot of great albums some I know some I don't. I will definetely be checking out some of the ones I don't. My wife had a great idea for our next favorite how about the longest song
you know the one you just don't want to end I can think of a few and we can include
EP's that should be very interesting. :cool:

SlumpBuster
11-03-2005, 06:58 PM
Two albums instantly came to mind. Bernd already got The Stone Roses, but I can't believe no one has mentioned Definitely Maybe by Oasis. My favorite quote about Oasis goes something like "For a brief moment in the mid-nineties, the biggest band in the world was also the best band in the world."

SoundGuyDave
11-03-2005, 08:44 PM
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Wilco - A Ghost is born
Foo Fighters - Colour and the Shape

daviethek
11-06-2005, 09:35 AM
Oh ohh... can I play?

1. "What's Going On?" Marvin Gaye - Complete masterpiece from beginning to end.

2. "The World is a Ghetto" - War

3. "Hot Buttered Soul" - Issac Hayes

4. "Gonna Take a Miracle" - Laura Nyro

5. "Mothership Connection" - Parliment

6. "Superfly" - Curtis Mayfield.

7. "Sign of the times" - Prince.

8. "Free Will" - Gil Scott Heron

9. "The Last Poets" - The Last Poets

10. "Love Power Peace" - James Brown Amsterdam Live

Da Worfster


Judging from you list, just curious how you feel about Tower of Power. To this date, one of the cleanest and coolest concerts I have ever seen ( 33 years ago, ouch! ) dk

dingus
11-06-2005, 11:50 AM
....
Split Enz - Time & Tide
....
a truly fantastic album, in my top 10 as well.


Woodface by Crowded House tops my list.

3db
11-07-2005, 01:22 PM
Hmmm...Mine would be

Led Zeppelin 1,
PinkFloyd Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall
Yes Fragile
Cars Candy O
The Knack "Get The Knack*
Supertramp Crime of the Century
Styx Grand Illusion
Tom Petty & the Heart Breakers "Dam the Torpedoes"
The Doors "LA Woman"
The Kinks "Misfit"

thepogue
11-07-2005, 02:26 PM
Boston - Boston

Areosmith - Get your Wings

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune

Kiss - Alive 1

Zappa - Joes Garage

CSN&Y - Déj* Vu

Floyd - The Wall


ok ok....I need to stop

Pogue

3db
11-07-2005, 02:30 PM
Boston - Boston

Areosmith - Get your Wings

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune

Kiss - Alive 1

Zappa - Joes Garage

CSN&Y - Déj�* Vu

Floyd - The Wall


ok ok....I need to stop

Pogue


Damm how could I miss Boston

thepogue
11-07-2005, 02:35 PM
lol...I'm sure there 100's we could both miss...but hey...as long as someone mentions it!!...I was really glad to see the split enz here....one of me favs!!

Pogue

C-Z
11-07-2005, 10:40 PM
Lots of gooduns already listed. Here's some of mine that come to mind.

Ten Years After - A Space In Time
The Who - Who's Next
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Nektar - Remember the Future
Montrose - S/T
Jethro Tull - Stand Up & Thick as as Brick
Mark Knopfler - Golden Heart
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold & Brothers in Arms
Supertramp - Crime of the Century
Black Sabbath - S/T
Floyd - DSOTM & WYWH
Yes - The Yes Album
Jan Garbarek & the Hilliard Ensemble - Officium
Rush - Moving Pictures
Kevin Gilbert - Thud
Tom Waits - Heart Attack and Vine

Can't think of any more right now - too lazy to look at my albums and cds

CZ

shokhead
11-08-2005, 07:07 AM
lol...I'm sure there 100's we could both miss...but hey...as long as someone mentions it!!...I was really glad to see the split enz here....one of me favs!!

Pogue

I think they are coming out with a remastered Boston.

Lifes-A-Blast
11-08-2005, 11:52 AM
Re: Tower of Power- the year 1973 , Masonic Temple - Detroit Mich TOP was the warm up to one Cheech & Chong. Great show needless to say the bong headers booing them off the stage after abour 30 minutes of playing . from that point on always a fan .
BTW the bongheaders wound up doing 2 ovations worth of buzz humor that night.
What is Hip????

thepogue
11-09-2005, 09:42 AM
I was really bummed first time i heard it on CD..etchy big time..I'd love to hear the re-masters

Pogue


I think they are coming out with a remastered Boston.

20to20K
11-11-2005, 05:12 AM
1. Steely Dan - Aja
2. Santana - Abraxous
3. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
4. Earth, Wind and Fire - All n All
5. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
6. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
7. Pat Metheny - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
8. U2 - The Joshua Tree
9. Peter Tosh - Legalize It
10.Weather Report - Black Market

swicken
11-11-2005, 08:50 AM
Spaced Out: The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner

Best. Album. Ever.

Dusty Chalk
11-11-2005, 09:09 AM
Well now, that's just silly.

swicken
11-11-2005, 09:13 AM
Well now, that's just silly.

Pffft, you obviously haven't heard Leonard Nimoy - Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.

One of the greatest power ballads of all time. Phat licks. Possibly the greatest music video ever too.

Dusty Chalk
11-11-2005, 10:31 AM
Pffft, you obviously haven't heard Leonard Nimoy - Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.

One of the greatest power ballads of all time. Phat licks. Possibly the greatest music video ever too.Actually, I have.

swicken
11-11-2005, 01:18 PM
Actually, I have.

You may have heard it, but you haven't HEARD it. :P

Rob B in CT
11-12-2005, 06:08 AM
Pat Metheny Group (1978's self-titled album)
Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden: Beyond the Missouri Skies
Dave Alvin: King of California
Joni Mitchell: Hejira

20to20K
11-12-2005, 05:20 PM
Pat Metheny Group (1978's self-titled album)
Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden: Beyond the Missouri Skies
Dave Alvin: King of California
Joni Mitchell: Hejira

I can't believe I missed Hejira on my top 10 list. O.K., remove
whichever one I listed in the 10 slot and replace it with Hijera.

Thought about doing the same with "What's Going On" but
looked at my list and decided it was #11. Of course it is now #12.

Also good call on the 1978 Metheny...I had to include a Metheny
and it was between that one, Wichita, and Still Life (Talking).
Could have gone either way.

Man this is fun! Good thread!

20to20K
11-12-2005, 05:22 PM
You may have heard it, but you haven't HEARD it. :P

I like the way Wesley Snipes said it to Woody in "White Men..." in reference
to Jimi Hendrix:

"You people 'listen' to Jimi...but you don't 'hear' Jimi..."

Dusty Chalk
11-12-2005, 10:40 PM
I have to add: U2, Achtung Baby -- there's just something holistic about the way that albums goes from beginning to end.

Bernd
11-13-2005, 07:47 AM
Hi Guys,

I forgot the Traveling Wilburys-Vol.1 How could I?

Not a filler on it.

Peace

Bernd

3-LockBox
11-13-2005, 04:40 PM
I don't think anyone's mentioned YES:Going For The One, arguably as good as any of their album's and my favorite.

Every tune on this disc is rapturous. And the new re-issue just makes it better, what with three killer instrumental tracks that should have been included in the original release. The song 'Awaken' is as good an epic as Yes has ever written, and 'Turn Of The Century' is a gorgeous song. I like to reprogram these tracks whenever I listen to them and I have made my own CD-R version of this, with a few tracks added.

1\ Going For The One (title track-a rocker)
2\ Amazing Grace (duet twix Squier on bass and Wakeman playing the lower keys of a pipe organ - tastefully done)
3\ Ritual (from the TFTO album)
4\ Wonderous Stories
5\ Parallels (an odd-metered up-tempo church organ driven rocker)
6\ Montreux's Theme (bonus track-insrumental)
7\ Awaken (killer opening piano, fantastic instrumental break w/ the church organ)
8\ Vevey(Revisited) (incredible duet twix Howe and Wakeman - very heartening, evocotive - boy, is this band better w/ Wakeman or what?)
9\ Turn Of The Century (Anderson might not be the father of New Age music, but this track, for better or worse, must have influenced many of the new age artists that came after - perhaps Yes' most mystic and effecting song, in this style)
10\ To Be Over (majestic tune from Relayer)

3db
11-16-2005, 05:53 AM
in my yes into that list. I picked up the new remastered CD of this terrifc album.. and have heard things on that album I haven't heard before. Man that group was a juggernaught in terms of music and lyrics.

The Grudge
11-16-2005, 06:43 PM
Chilling with wine albums:

Crime of the Century - Supertramp
Sowing the Seeds of Love - Tears for Fears
Fumbling Toward Ectasy - sarah Mclaughlin
so many more..........

After smoking tasty herb:

Lateralus - Tool
Hemispheres, Moving Pictures - Rush
Dulcenia - Toad the Wet Sprocket
The Cosmic Game - Thievery Corporation
so many more .................
:)

3-LockBox
11-20-2005, 04:10 PM
XTC: Skylarking

I know that there are others on this board who may have already picked this one, or another XTC album, but this has got to be one of their best. And though chief writer Andy Partridge and producer Todd Rundgren butted heads during every phase of recording, the result was a paen to the pastoral psychadelic pop of the '60s. In fact, this is easily the best thing Rundgren has ever done, since most of his later work seems to suffer from a short attention span. Partridge would later (much later) admit that this was their most cohesive album.

The first 6 or 7 tracks on this album play like a complete song cycle (Rundgren insisted on controlling the song sequencing), the best song cycle since side B of the beatles' Abbey Road. These tracks seem to emphasize the simpler pleasures of life, set to achingly beautiful, organic pop complete with lushious string arrangments, leading up to their most overtly Beatlesque tune to date, the boyant 'Earn Enough For Us'. After this, the album shifts gears with some of the more darker songs in their canon.

The theme of the second half of this album's subject matter is decidely more serious; dealing with loss and closure (like death, break-ups, change, self delusionment, and agnosticism) all while maintaining the album's etherial, psychadelic pop aestetic. The song 'Dear God' is prime example of this. Who else but XTC could write a song that simultaneously challenges God's motives and even His existance within a tight, melodic pop groove, complete with layered instrumentation (including violins and dobro) and a "guest" child singing the intro. Awesome.

Swish
11-22-2005, 01:26 PM
XTC: Skylarking

I know that there are others on this board who may have already picked this one, or another XTC album, but this has got to be one of their best. And though chief writer Andy Partridge and producer Todd Rundgren butted heads during every phase of recording, the result was a paen to the pastoral psychadelic pop of the '60s. In fact, this is easily the best thing Rundgren has ever done, since most of his later work seems to suffer from a short attention span. Partridge would later (much later) admit that this was their most cohesive album.

The first 6 or 7 tracks on this album play like a complete song cycle (Rundgren insisted on controlling the song sequencing), the best song cycle since side B of the beatles' Abbey Road. These tracks seem to emphasize the simpler pleasures of life, set to achingly beautiful, organic pop complete with lushious string arrangments, leading up to their most overtly Beatlesque tune to date, the boyant 'Earn Enough For Us'. After this, the album shifts gears with some of the more darker songs in their canon.

The theme of the second half of this album's subject matter is decidely more serious; dealing with loss and closure (like death, break-ups, change, self delusionment, and agnosticism) all while maintaining the album's etherial, psychadelic pop aestetic. The song 'Dear God' is prime example of this. Who else but XTC could write a song that simultaneously challenges God's motives and even His existance within a tight, melodic pop groove, complete with layered instrumentation (including violins and dobro) and a "guest" child singing the intro. Awesome.


Ok, I only wish you did, because you write better than I could ever hope to. That being said, Skylarking is my favorite XTC record by far, although I know very few on this board agree with me. As for Todd, he did a masterful job with this one, although I think he did even better for Meatloaf with "Bat Out of Hell". Ok, I'm just kidding about that one, but I he did make that rotund goofball pretty famous with that one, dontcha think?

Swish

3-LockBox
11-22-2005, 02:15 PM
As for Todd, he did a masterful job with this one, although I think he did even better for Meatloaf with "Bat Out of Hell". Ok, I'm just kidding about that one, but I he did make that rotund goofball pretty famous with that one, dontcha think?

Swish

Well, you learn something new everyday...I didn't know Rundgren produced BOOH.
And I think that Meatloaf is one of the most overrated recording artists of all time (right next to Jim Morrison).

Thanx for the props though...I like threads like this one.

Swish
11-22-2005, 02:20 PM
Well, you learn something new everyday...I didn't know Rundgren produced BOOH.
And I think that Meatloaf is one of the most overrated recording artists of all time (right next to Jim Morrison).

Thanx for the props though...I like threads like this one.

I knew a few people...not close friends mind you...who thought this was one of the greatest albums ever, along with the Cars debut, and would play it every place they went. It used to drive me insane. They would show up at parties and take over the tunes. I quickly grew to hate both of those records, although the cars wasn't nearly as bad. Hard to believe Todd got involved in that one, but what can you do?

Swish

Rob B in CT
11-23-2005, 08:50 AM
I thought of a few more...

Marshall Crenshaw (self-titled debut from 1982)
Light as a Feather (Chick Corea and Return to Forever)
JT (James Taylor)

robert393
11-23-2005, 10:10 AM
Wow! Sounds like you guys have just about cover everthing I would consider. Here are a couple more for your consideration though that havn't been mentioned yet.

Black Sabbath- Paranoid
Beatles- Sgt. Peppers
Zeppelin- 1, 2 & 3
STP-Core
Pantera- Reinventing the Steel


It has been mentioned several times, but what the hell, I'll say it again, It definately deserves Honorable Mention.
Bowie- Ziggy Stardust

mgripy
11-28-2005, 09:35 PM
1. Dire Straights- Brothers in arms
2. Steely Dan- Greatest Hits and all of his music.

3-LockBox
11-28-2005, 10:10 PM
Black Sabbath- Paranoid
Beatles- Sgt. Peppers


I would second both of those...especially Sabbath; a very strong sophmore effort; probably their best, actually. As far as the Beatles go, pick an album.

I would pick LedZep's Houses Of The Holy as my choice of complete album from their catalog. Everyone picks 'Stairway To Heaven' as LZ's best song, and its great, but "Rain Song' tops it,<s> IMO </s> period. This album really encapsulates everything that LZ did well. Its their most diverse album.

swimmerone
12-01-2005, 09:35 AM
I don't normally care for Mr. Clapton. But after three years of owning "Unplugged" I finally listened to it from beginning to end. I now understand why it won the Grammy.

Too busy so often now to take the time to listen to an album from beginning to end. I could really relate to the guy who talked about Pink Floyd's WYWH from Friday to Monday back in 1975 (76 for me).

Other great, some already mentioned, albums:

Jethro Tull's Aqualung
Fleetwood Mac's Rumours
Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Miles Davis' Kind of Blue
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
Linda Rondstat's Heart Like a Wheel
Renaissance's Live at Carnegie Hall
Peter Frampton's Live
Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas
Beatles Rubber Soul and Sgt Peppers
Steve Windwood's Traffic Albums Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys and John Barleycorn
and Back in the High Life
Michael Frank's Blue Pacific
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
Cat Steven's Tea for The Tillerman
Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection
Diana Krall
Van Morrison's Poetic Champion's Compose
Peter Gabrial's So
Santana's Supernatual
Handel's Water Music Suite - Written for a king sohe couldfloat down the river with music...
Dvorak's "From the New World"