Artists for whom you have a firm "cut-off" album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Minstrel Boy, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Every time I set a cut off on an artist, I inevitably reassess something, or simply find and album or two I just flat out I just stopped doing it.
  2. Marvin

    Marvin Forum Resident

    Steely Dan - Aja
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  3. pickwick33

    pickwick33 Forum Resident

    There's only so much time and money to go around.
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  4. ccbarr

    ccbarr Forum Resident

    Iowa, USA
    CCR - Pendulum
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  5. bamaaudio

    bamaaudio Forum Resident

    Sad to say but Snoop's only solo classic is still Doggystyle. He showed so much promise on The Chronic and his debut album. Definitely among the more hyped debut artists of all time that fizzled out a little early in his solo career. But he never released another classic album. Paid, Blue Carpet, and Ego all had their moments and were 'good' but not 'great.'
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  6. Jellis77

    Jellis77 Forum Resident

    I would say REM up to and including Green.
    Talking Heads- Remain In Light
    Rolling Stones - Some Girls
    Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters
    AC/DC- Back in Black

    That's about it.
  7. limoges

    limoges Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Pink Floyd - "The Wall"
    R.E.M. - "Monster"
    The Smiths - "The Queen is Dead"
    Bruce Springsteen - "The Wild, The Innocent & the E-Street Shuffle"
    U2 - "Achtung Baby"
  8. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time
  9. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    Prefab Sprout - The Gunman & Other Stories
  10. Spsesq

    Spsesq Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    I can see R.E.M., the Smiths, but cutting off Bruce before "Born to Run" every best album ever top 20 pick and before "Darkness". I think you should go back and listen to those two albums and rethink that cut off. The Wild and Innocent was only his second album....
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  11. Floyd - Animals.
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  12. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    This is the only surf music in my collection. :p Not the tiniest interest in the "real" Beach Boys.

  13. Former Scientist

    Former Scientist Now on wheels....

    Now On Wheels
    Shame you missed Sheik Yerbouti, which is a gem of an album....City Of Tiny Lites is (possibly) my favourite Zappa song ever....(well, today anyway...)
  14. sjaca

    sjaca Forum Resident

    Toronto ON, Canada
    Elton John- Rock of the Westies
  15. And you're bragging about this? :D
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  16. iwokeinrelief

    iwokeinrelief Forum Resident

    Yep, fantastic album!
  17. dumangl

    dumangl Forum Resident

    Surely the finest surf (parody) album of all time! :D
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  18. hammer99

    hammer99 Forum Resident

    Stones - Undercover
    Lennon - Imagine
    Macca - Abbey Road / Let It Be (whichever you consider to be last)
    Who - Who Are You
    Dylan - Tempest
    Ramones - End Of The Century
    Springsteen - Born in the USA
    Kinks - Give The People What They Want
    Bowie - Let's Dance
    Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Zappa - You Are What You Is
    LZ - In Thru the Out Door
    Neil - Broken Arrow (LP)
    Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
    U2 - Boy
  19. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie
    Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch/Lucky Town
    KISS - Creatures of the Night
  20. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    Some fine songs on Gaucho. After The Nightfly I have not heard much from them solo or group that has knocked me out.
  21. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Correct :).
  22. Forum Resident

    New York
    Bee Gees Main Course
  23. skisdlimit

    skisdlimit Forum Resident

    Bellevue, WA
    Firm cut-offs:

    Van Halen - 1984
    Rush - Moving Pictures
    Def Leppard - Pyromania
    Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
    Madonna - Confessions On A Dance Floor

    "Snap backs":

    AC/DC - stopped at "Back in Black" but also like "The Razor's Edge" (fairly firm after this)
    U2 - stopped at "Achtung Baby" but also like "All That You Can't Leave Behind" (fairly firm afterwards)
    Neil Young - stopped at "Rust Never Sleeps" but also like "Freedom," "Ragged Glory," "Psychedelic Pill," etc.
    Prince - stopped at "Sign O' the Times" but also like "The Gold Experience," "3121," etc. (more to discover here!)
    Gary Numan - stopped at "Telekon" but also like "Pure," his Jarre collaboration, etc. (imo, the man is on an upswing!)
  24. GregM

    GregM Forum Resident

    Daddyland, CA
    Doobie Bros -'s difficult to consider anything without Tom Johnston as Doobie material.
    Black Sabbath - Never Say Die...I'd like the cutoff to be Sabotage because of the tremendous drop in quality after that but the original lineup must be respected.
    Steely Dan - Aja...I just cannot get into Gaucho or subsequent material. And while I love Nightfly, it is a Fagen solo album.
    Yes - Close to the Edge...I wish I enjoyed Tales of Topographic Oceans but do not; and the later albums, forget it.
  25. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident

    upstate NY
    Black Sabbath - The Mob Rules---but back on the bus for "13"
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