Great albums from start to finish.


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 22, 2007
Recommend albums that you can listen straight through without skipping a track.

I'll add:

Forever Changes - Love
Lost in Translation OST
The La's - The La's

And I've recently been listening to these two in their entirety:

Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2


macrumors regular
Oct 8, 2009
Sorry if some of these are obvious, but they're all true.

*Tori Amos-Little Earthquakes (if you skip "Me and a Gun", which is only meant to be listened to once)
*Weezer-The Blue Album
*The Beatles-Abbey Road
*Sepiamusic-Prototype (a real indie album; look it up)
*Pink Floyd-DSOTM
*Any of the first three Black Sabbath albums
*Metallica-Master of Puppets


macrumors 68020
Jun 7, 2007
Three that come to mind:

XX - The XX
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips
White Session - Arcade Fire

One that really surprised me (I didn't care much for them until this album debuted)
Viva la Vida - Coldplay

EDIT: One more:
Veckatimest- Grizzly Bear


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 22, 2007
*Pink Floyd-DSOTM

One that really surprised me (I didn't care much for them until this album debuted)
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Interesting. A lot of people say this is when they lost there way. There's a few good songs on that album though, e.g. Lovers in Japan.

A Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Revolver - The Beatles
Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper - The Beatles

Have the Beatles ever made a bad song? :confused:


macrumors 6502
Aug 21, 2009
Columbus, Ohio
Make Yourself - Incubus
Weezer (The Blue Album) - Weezer
Whatever and Ever Amen - Ben Folds Five

That's all I've got for now...

Oh, and maybe...
Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park



macrumors 68000
Jun 7, 2002
Way too many to mention. But I'll list some anyway. I'll restrict myself to relatively recent albums. Sure, this is quite a long list, but trust me, I haven't even started.

• Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
• Arab Strap - The Last Romance
• Beach House - Teen Dream
• Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
• Biosphere - Substrata
• Björk - Vespertine
• Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi
• Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
• David Gray - White Ladder
• Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild
• Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
• Fever Ray - Fever Ray
• Fink - Distance And Time
• The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
• Four Tet - Rounds
• Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
• Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
• Jeff Buckley - Grace
• Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye
• Lhasa - The Living Road
• M83 - Saturdays = Youth
• Madrugada - Industrial Silence
• Madrugada - The Nightly Disease
• Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
• Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night
• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part
• Ozark Henry - Birthmarks
• Paolo Nutini - Sunny Side Up
• Peter And The Wolf - Lightness
• Radiohead - any album but Pablo Honey and Hail To The Thief
• Röyksopp - The Understanding
• Sigur Rós - Takk...
• The Veils - The Runaway Found
• Whitest Boy Alive - Dreams
• Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Disc Golfer

macrumors 6502a
Dec 17, 2009
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
is my favorite album to listen to from start to finish.


macrumors 603
Jun 12, 2006
Led Zep 4
most Beatles albums
Hotel California, the Eagles
Indigo Girls, debut major label album by the duo
Tracy Chapman's debut
Ride the Lightning, Metallica
Clouds, Joni Mitchell

There are some bands I love like Kiss or the Rolling Stones, but while I find many of their songs memorable, they put in filler songs like many bands do. If the Beatles had an album release that had filler songs, I would either pick their first one or Let it Be.


macrumors 68030
May 1, 2009
Opeth - Ghost Reveries is an album that is truly perfection from start to finish. Every note, every beat, every segment is masterfully recorded and mixed.

Also, Finntroll - Visor om Slutet is pretty good, although far more mixed and varied.

As for soundtracks, try listening to the soundtrack from Lord of War, it's truly great.


macrumors member
Aug 16, 2009
frances the mute - the mars volta

greatest album ever, especially the tracks miranda the ghost that isnt holy anymore, and cassandra gemni


macrumors Penryn
Dec 27, 2002
Location Location Location
The Boat That Rocked - Soundtrack
Lost In Translation - Soundtrack
Pearl Jam - Ten
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
Slim Thug - Already Platinum
Beach House - Teen Dream
M. Ward - Hold Time
She & Him - Volume One
Method Man - Tical
Four Tet - Rounds
King Khan and The Shrines - The Supreme Genius Of....
Lee Fields and The Expressions - My World
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Coldplay - Parachutes
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Doves - The Last Broadcast
Elbow - Leaders of the Free World
Muse - Origin of Symmetry
The Philosopher Kings - Famous, Rich, and Beautiful
The Reindeer Section - Son of Evil Reindeer
Röyksopp - Melody A.M.
The Sleeping Years - We're Becoming Islands One By One

This doesn't mean that these are my favourite albums. Some of my favourite albums have a few crap songs on them, and yet they're so good, it's OK. ;)


macrumors 68040
Sep 23, 2005
Interpol - Antics
The Killers - Hot Fuss, Sam's Town, and Day & Age (yes, all of them)
Chameleons Uk - Script of the Bridge
U2 - Unforgettable Fire
Blondie - Autoamerican
Deadmau5 - Random Album Title
Magneta Lane - Dancing With Daggers
The Bravery - Stir the Blood
Moist - Mercedes 5 & Dime
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Billy Talent - Billy Talent
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Kind of skipped randomly here between CDs, LPs and digital copies :D


Dec 12, 2007
There's really too many for me to mention... Just about all Enigma albums I listen all the way through and love.

The Joshua Tree ~ U2
Real Life ~ Simple Minds
Voyageur ~ Enigma
A Posteriori ~ Enigma
Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! ~ Enigma
Shepherd Moons ~ Enya
Tyranny of Beauty ~ Tangerine Dream
Hang On Little Tomato ~ Pink Martini
The Division Bell ~ Pink Floyd (underrated album)

OP Dismantle was a very good album; I can listen to that and Achtung Baby all the way through - Achtung Baby especially - but Joshua Tree is my favourite. I'd have listed them above except then you'd think I was a U2 nut :p


macrumors 603
Jun 12, 2006
Have the Beatles ever made a bad song? :confused:
Some songs were mediocre at worst, then there were the good ones and great ones.

John Lennon had always been highly critical of micromanaging producers, and many "bare" tracks of Beatles songs which were what the four guys from Liverpool did before the big production team came into to clean things up were better, imho.

Of course, the heavy production did work very well on Sgt. Peppers, but less so on later albums. What Martin and Spector didn't realize at times was that the Beatles were also a rock band, too.

If you can, find a "bootleg" of Yesterday without the orchestration, or While my guitar gently weeps without the overproduction. I also like the very bare, McCartney and keyboard only Long and winding road, a true masterpiece which would later be used as a format for many an Elton John, Carole King, and Billy Joel song when such great artists wanted to get that haunting minimalistic approach.

When I was first introduced to Beatles "bootlegs", which John Lennon personally collected, I realized that the band that came out on vinyl was half the band and half the record producer. I think the music industry had become so used to the successful model of having a Phil Spector type of guy run the whole show, that it had forgot that perhaps the artists themselves had something to add.

The early Beatles recordings have some astounding energy with some of rock and roll's best drumming behind Pete Best (who was in a lot of ways a precursor to Keith Moon and later John Bonham),but it didn't fit nicely into George Martin's idea of a band that was made to pay attention to the singers, and not the musicianship of the band as a whole.

And Lennon was not always happy that, while he could play a mean lead guitar, Martin pushed for Lennon to be more backup on guitar and up front on vocals. And pushing Harrison to lead guitar duties more often lessened his voice, which we all found out later to be genius in its own right.

The lessons learned from bands being creative to being controlled later led to many artists, once they had the pull, to self-produce and co-produce an album. The producer would later be a player in the band, not its dictator.


Of course, sometimes a member of the band thinks they are the producer, financier, and promoter and their egos annoy everybody in a 500 mile vicinity, and the ones I can think of are Stanley-Simmons of Kiss, and Lars Ulrich of Metallica.


macrumors 601
Apr 2, 2004
You sir have some great taste in music there!

I will add:

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses - Turns Into Stone
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.
The Strokes - Is This It
Bob Marley - Legend
Bombay Dub Orchestra - Bombay Dub Orchestra
Chicane - Far From The Maddening Crowds
Fratellis - Costello Music
Green Day - Dookie
The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
Sultans Of Ping F.C - Casual Sex In The Cineplex

I'm sure there's more but these spring to a fair few from Abstracts list. Nice to see another lover of She & Him.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 6, 2006
For me:

Animals - Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Deja Entendu - Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me - Brand New
The Artist In The Ambulance - Thrice
Vheissu - Thrice
Beggars - Thrice
Blue Album - Weezer
I'm Like A Virgin Losing A Child - Manchester Orchestra
No Harm Done EP - Aushua


macrumors 68030
May 1, 2009
frances the mute - the mars volta

greatest album ever, especially the tracks miranda the ghost that isnt holy anymore, and cassandra gemni
I would say De-Loused in the Comatorium is far better in it's entirety than Frances the Mute. But they are both great albums ^^


macrumors 6502a
Sep 21, 2008
Metallica-Death Magnetic
The other albums are really good(except re/load and st. anger) but there are a couple songs I don't like in each.