Great albums from start to finish.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Topher15, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Topher15 macrumors 6502a


    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
  2. Yojiirill 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
  3. killerrobot 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
  4. Topher15 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2007

    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:
  5. Bostonaholic 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

  6. Bengt77 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
  7. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
    is my favorite album to listen to from start to finish.
  8. jwp1964 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2004
    Enterprise, KS
    Back in Black!

    Back in Black - AC/DC. One of the best albums ever! Yes, I'm old.
  9. 63dot 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.
  10. CaptMurdock Suspended


    Jan 2, 2009
    The Evildrome Boozerama
    I was going to name one of several Beatles albums, but was beaten to the punch.

    Of a somewhat later pedigree: Boston's first album. Not a clinker in the bunch.
  11. Heilage 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.
  12. completeidiot23 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
  13. maestrocasa macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Somewhere on the Buffalo National River
    The Decemberists: The Hazards of Love Amazing. And, there's a full-length music video to go along with it: Here Comes the Waves: The Hazards of Love, Visualized
  14. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    Thread title was 'Great' albums from start to finish..
  15. Abstract 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. ;)
  16. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    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
  17. Melrose Suspended


    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
  18. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Mine to add:

    All American Rejects: When The World Comes Down (favourite album)
    All American Rejects: Move Along
    Snow Patrol: Final Straw
  19. 63dot macrumors 603


    Jun 12, 2006
    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.
  20. MacRy 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.
  21. rhsgolfer33 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
  22. Heilage macrumors 68030


    May 1, 2009
    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 ^^
  23. Topher15 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2007
    Hence why I posted them! :p
  24. JTStarkiller macrumors member


    Aug 30, 2006
  25. nick1516 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.

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