Filler-free double albums: are there any?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dr. Robert, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    I've already mentioned Boston Spaceships' Let It Beard and The Wedding Present's Going, Going...
    Now I'll add these two beauties:

    Robert Pollard- From a Compound Eye

    Guided by Voices- August By Cake
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  2. vallilalainen

    vallilalainen Well-Known Member

    Electric Light Orchestra - Out Of The Blue, and now Secret Messages, too.
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  3. Carl Steward

    Carl Steward Forum Resident

    Castro Valley, CA
    Heads Hands and Feet. First album. Green Liquor! Country Boy! Searing Albert Lee guitar work throughout!
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  4. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    EL for example does not contain filler in my opinion.
    All these albums are candidates so you decide.
  5. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

    New England
    Eat a Peach has one whole side devoted to a donovan cover.
  6. Zapruder

    Zapruder Just zis guy, you know?

    Ames, IA
    Two sides, actually.
  7. The Pinhead


  8. no.nine

    no.nine (not his real name)

    ELO - Out of the Blue indeed.

    I normally have to listen to double albums in two sittings. But OotB is one of my VERY few exceptions. And that's because all the songs so strong, that when Disc 1 ends, I can't bear the thought of waiting to hear the rest.

    And while we're on the subject, just because someone doesn't like a song doesn't make it filler. It makes it a song they don't like. I believe that there are ridiculously few cases where weak songs were intentionally put on an album just to pad it out. Even in the case of songs which most people feel aren't very good, I firmly believe that usually the musical artist just misjudged their quality.
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  9. The Pinhead


    Ain't that right ! Filler to ones, favs to others I guess. I always plan to listen to doubles on separate sittings, but as soon as the first one is over I can't resist playing the second slab !!!!!!
  10. no.nine

    no.nine (not his real name)

    Two more for me:

    Can's Tago Mago, which I actually think is their greatest achievement. Hypnotic and crazy, it gets more and more intense as it goes!

    Also, Focus - 3, although non-fans of instrumental jamming need not apply. They'd think about 75% of the album is filler. (It's not.)
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  11. bibliotudinous

    bibliotudinous Music Freak

    Sonoma County, CA
    It does come across as filler, but when listening to the whole album all the way through, I wouldn't want to do without any of it. It's like a concept album of which I don't understand the concept (but don't care).
  12. The concert was "we can make a triple album and get away with it".
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  13. muffmasterh

    muffmasterh Forum Resident

    East London U.K
    AFTER London Calling they gave them enough rope and they duly hanged themselves !!!
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  14. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

    St. Catharines, ON
    You consider "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" filler? I consider it one of the best things he wrote.
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  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Gords Gold
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  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    great album, but there is more out there...: )
  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    and Tommy!
  18. Snow2

    Snow2 Forum Resident

    Long Eaton
    Absolutely fine! A dull world it would be if we all liked the same thing.
  19. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

    Especially considering we'd already heard that riff put to use on "Rael" from The Who Sell Out.
  20. Nomadicarchivist

    Nomadicarchivist Forum Resident

    Washington D.C.
    Not to mention the blatant plagiarism commited by LZ throughout their entire existence..
  21. Nomadicarchivist

    Nomadicarchivist Forum Resident

    Washington D.C.
    He wasnt thinking an “album” in the traditional sense when he rigged that out.. He was thinking more in terms of an opera like thing..

    One more reason to LOVE The Who. Pete easily could have just went for the cute 3 minute single his entire career but chose a much more fascinating and challenging path
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  22. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Multicast is dead

    Bonney Lake 98391
    Buy the 2016 Meat Light version, and imagine the Original Track Sequence disk as the definitive double LP. Phenomenal. Top of the list. Also, never sounded better (sq)
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  23. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Multicast is dead

    Bonney Lake 98391
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken... Oh sorry, that’s a triple LP but still, no filler. The banter between musicians is part of what makes it great. And there never was a horse like the Tennessee Stud!
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  24. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
    And none of that is filler :)
  25. It's Felix

    It's Felix It's not really me

    That really is a great album.
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