Anyone Enjoy the entire album?

Discussion in 'Community' started by NavyIntel007, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL

    Yeah so great artists <vomit> like Madonna and Linkin Park think that we should purchase their entire albums because it's their "whole work of art."

    My question to the masses... Out of all the songs on your itunes playlist... which ones do you think are "complete albums" meaning you like at minimum all but 2 songs?

    The only Albums I can truely listen to in entirety...

    AK1200 - Fully Automatic
    AK1200 - Prepare for Assault
    Crystal Method - Vegas
    The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
    The Bourne Indentity Soundtrack
    DJ Dara - From Here To There
    DJ Dara - Moving Melodies
    Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E
    The Bourne Indentity Soundtrack
    Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    Notorious BIG - Ready To Die
    Oakenfold - Voyage Into Trance
    Paul Van Dyk - 45 RPM
    Pearl Jam - 10
    Portishead - Dummy
    Portishead - Portishead
    Prodigy - Music For the Jilted Gen.
    Prodigy - Experience
    Soundgarden - Superunknown

    Post yours!
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    i listened to all of linkin park it was a good album, not great but good and after you pick your favorite tracks don't need to enjoy it as a whole all the time.
  3. NavyIntel007 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I used to have linkin park... I sold it at a garage sale for $.50 or something. That cd is the same whether you listen to track 3 12 times or the whole cd. It's all the same.
  4. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    that's how it is with most popular music these days.

    i would say i think of 90% of my music as albums. but i'm not "most" people.
  5. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    r.e.m. 'new adventures in hi-fi'
    pwei 'dos dedos mis amigos'
    dandy warhols '13 tales from urban bohemia'
    filter 'shortbus'
    pete yorn 'music for the morning after'
    massive attack 'mezzanine'
    moby '18'
    midge ure 'move me'
    portishead 'portishead'
    saint etienne 'sound of water'
    smudge 'manilow'
    james 'wah wah'
    midnight oil 'earth and sun and moon'
    underworld 'second toughest in the infants'
    harry connick jr. 'we are in love'
    juliana hatfield 'beautiful creature'
    bread 'best of'
  6. P-Worm macrumors 68020


    Jul 16, 2002
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Less Than Jake seems to make complete albums. It is hard of me to think of songs individually and not as just a mass of music.

  7. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    of recent albums, avril lavigne's release was easy to listen to, as was afi's latest, and i liked most of what i heard on metallica's st. anger

    i also heard kitty's latest and it's not very pleasant though the musicianship is's just those puppet vocals that turn me off

    for old stuff, almost any beatles album are easy to enjoy...they are so accessible which made them so universal for almost anybody

    layla by derek and the dominoes is such a classic and eric clapton at his best

    nevermind by nirvana

    rumors by fleetwood mac

    any zepplin album

    beauty and the beat by the go-go's

    ride the lightning by metallica

    destroyer by kiss

    any bangles album

    get the knack by the knack

    thriller by michael jackson

    nomads, indians, and saints by the indigo girls

    saturday night fever soundtrack

    grease soundtrack

    9 1/2 weeks soundtrack

    10 by pearl jam

    the first three U2 albums

    the early eagles albums when they were still more country than rock and roll...but there later rock based albums were also great

    and many, many live albums like the eagles live, U2, the rolling stones 1981 tour, cheap trick at the buddokahn, the who live at leeds, woodstock I and II, etc...

    and many, many greatest hits compilations like issac hayes, marvin gaye, beatles collections, bruce springsteen, the cure, the temptations, etc...

    i grew up in a time where sometimes the only way to get many songs, even some hits, was to buy the entire record album or cassette and it turns out many of my favorite songs never made the charts
  8. NavyIntel007 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I would have agreed with you in highschool but I find it hard to listen to LTJ now for some reason.
  9. evil macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    chicago ex-toronto
    since i dont listen to the radio and dont care what is popular aor all that. i buy the ban ds i like. and therefore just about every album i own i listen to everysong.

    and im talking about 200 cd's or so.

    i would never pay money for a cd so i can like a couple songs of it. not worth it at all.
  10. NavyIntel007 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Agreed... sometimes I just won't feel like listening to a song... and sometimes I will though.
  11. Roger1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2002
    I haven't bought an album in years (excuse me-I mean CD) except for a Christmas album, last year. I'm just not that interested in the music out there today. When I listen to music, its usually one of the stations on itunes and its an 80's station.

    After all that here is a list of groups that would listen to the entire album.

    Green Day- Dookie
    Rush-2112, All the Worlds a Stage, and a couple of their older albums
    A couple of classical albums I own.

    Now I'm not saying my musical tastes are excessively limited; I have a couple hundred CD's albums, and cassettes. It's just that none of them really have more that 2-3 songs on each that are really really good.
  12. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    some of the stuff...

    weezer - "pinkerton"
    massive attack - "protection"
    roni size reprazent - "new forms"
    kemistry & storm - "dj kicks"
    howie b - "turn the dark off"
    sly & roobie "stripped to the bone by howie b"
    hi-tek - "hi-teknology"
    4 hero - "creating patterns", "journey from the light EP"
    smith & mighty - "bass is maternal"
    everything but the girl - "tempramental"
    beastie boys - "check your head"
    U.N.C.L.E. - "psyence fiction"
    coldcut - "journeys by dj - special release"
    jeru the damaja - "the sun rises in the east"
    john barry - "thunderball O.S.T.", "you only live twice O.S.T."
    underworld - "dubnobasswithmyheadman", "second toughest in the infants"
    dj shadow - "entroducing"
    dj food & dk - "solid steel sessions vol.1"
    dj marky - "the brazilian job"
    the orb - "U.F.orb"
    various - "a trip to brazil vol. 1 & vol. 2"
    røyksopp - "melody A.M
    lalo schifrin - "bullit O.S.T."
    kraftwerk - "computerwelt", "trans europa express"
    jazzanova - "
    photek - "form and function"
    future sound of london - "ISDN"
    duran duran - "best of"
    metalheadz - "platinum breaks vol. 1-3"
    orbital - "in-sides"

    and many, many, many, many more...
  13. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I don't listen to too many albums in full. If anything:

    3rd Strike
    Linkin Park - Hyrbird Theory
    Staind - 14 Shades Of Grey
    Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E
    Default - The Fallout
  14. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
    The last Madonna album is lame

    I know Madonna has a few good songs but my girlfriend just got a copy of the last album and after several years away from the Madonna fashion I started to listening to it... what a piece of crap! no ownder she needs to advertise her entire album because mayyyyyybe one song is worth it.

    The entire album sounds the same thing and the sound quality is very anoying, the texture is very digital, everything is way too crispy, the same mid high frequencey from beganing to the end (sounds like goa trance), allways the same dynamic, the same instruments played in the same way, the same extra crispy spanish guitar sound played in the same way.

    I can notice that she is laying her "talent" on her pupolarity rather on her art.

    Forget about Madonna selling an entire album, she can only sell songs, she is not like U2 or Depeche Mode whos albums are just one entire story divided in to different parts, no, she is taking pieces from here and from there, of course Madonna is not a musician, she is a singer.
  15. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    I enjoy a couple album's fully.

    Likin Park's -- Meteora.
    Gorillaz's -- Gorillaz
    Daft Punk's -- Discovery
    The Chemical Brothers' -- Surrender
    The Chemical Brothers' -- Come with us
    The Beatles -- Okay, I own every album, I'm not gonna take the time to list them all. :rolleyes:
    Fat Boy Slim -- Halfway Bewteen the Gutter and Stars.
    NOFX -- The War on Errorism
    P.O.D -- Satellite

    Most of the stuff I buy I like to listen to because I don't waste my money on garbage. :D
  16. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    If I'm going to listen to a full album I might as well have the CD. With that I at least get the liner notes. However, there are not many albums worth purchasing in their entirety (I can't even think of any off the top of my head), that I just buy single songs off iTMS and am happy I'm not forking over $18.99 at a retail shop.

    And as for the artist who want their albums to be preserved as works of art:

    Radio/TV airplay of popular music usually focuses on one or two songs out of an entire album. A lot of people aren't going to hear the entire album anyway, and some (like me) are more likely to buy the song for $1 rather than download it off x or buy it in an album. Viola! More sales.
  17. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    *cough* *cough* ennio morricone *cough* britney spears *cough* *cough*
  18. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    That one was good. But it was an anthology so I don't think it counts.

    I will not quote or mention the second one. It does not deserve it.
  19. NavyIntel007 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I was at Borders bookstore and glanced over to the CD racks. There were quite a few Madonna "American Life" CDs not moving.
  20. shadowfax macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Albums to be listened to all through:

    Radiohead: All, i.e. Pablo Honey (not as much), The Bends, OK computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief.

    Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, others i can't think of...

    Dismemberment Plan: Is Terrified, Change, Emergency & I

    the Doves: Lost Souls

    Flaming Lips: Soft Bulletin, Transmissions from the Satellite Heart, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots...

    lots of others.
  21. KershMan macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2003
    VA, USA
    Anthrax - Sound of White Noise
    Anthrax - We've Come for you All
    Metallica - An Justice for All
    Metallica - St. Anger
    System of a Down - Toxicity
    Watchtower - Control and Resistence
    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinder
    Alice in Chains - Dirt
    Pearl Jam - 10
    Days of the New - Days of the New
    Korn - just about anyone
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - most
  22. tpjunkie macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    There aaren't too many albums I can listen to straight through, but most Beatles albums,
    Dookie by Green Day
    Hangups by Goldfinger (except I do skip most of the blank space on this any Dookie to get to the secret songs)
    Appetite for Destruction by Guns N' Roses (usually)
    Wheatus (self titled)
    My Degeneration by Flashlight Brown, this new band whose CD i bought on a whim from Amazon for 5 bucks.
  23. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2002
    Chicago, IL, USA
    there are plenty of great albums out there that need to be listened to the whole way through:
    OK Computer, Dusk at Cubist castle, in the aeroplane over the sea, slanted & enchanted, knock knock. what do these have in common? none are by madonna.
    madonna sucks. madonna calling her music art is like saturn calling the manual for the SL-1 classic literature.
  24. 3rdpath macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2002
    2nd star on the right and straight till morning
    what constitutes an entire album of listenable material is certainly subjective.

    but any artist that won't allow their music to be sold as singles is delusional about the realities of the "new" business model.

    jump on the bus or be left behind.
  25. NavyIntel007 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    It's funny how most of us keep repeating the same albums. Hardly any are Pop music either.

    Funny how that is...

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