"Perfect" Albums. Albums you like every song on.

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  1. Partyslammer

    Partyslammer Forum Resident

    My picks, all killah, no fillah...

    The Beatles - Rubber Soul, The White Album
    U2 - The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby
    Led Zeppelin - II, IV, Physical Graffiti
    Van Halen - 1st album
    Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
    Pretenders - 1st album
    Fleetwood Mac - Selt Titled, Rumors
    Big Country - The Crossing
    Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
    Guns n' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    AC/DC - Back In Black
    Prince - Purple Rain
    The Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust, Station To Station
    Iggy Pop - Raw Power
    The Who - Who's Next
    The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Some Girls
    Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run, Darkness On The Edge Of Town
    Queen - A Night At The Opera
    Metallica - Master Of Puppets
    Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
    Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
    Killing Joke - 2003 Self Titled

    Interestingly, the vast majority of these albums don't make my top 20 favorite albums list.
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  2. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York
    The Beach Boys--Pet Sounds

    Huey Lewis And The News--Sports

    Def Leppard--Pyromania--Hysteria

    The Beatles--Revolver--SPLHCB
    Kiss--Lick It Up

    Ratt--Out Of The Cellar

    Whitesnake--Whitesnake 1987 UK version


    Hermans Hermits--There's A Kind Of
    Hush All Over The World

    Sade--Diamond Life--Promise

    Iron Maiden--Piece Of Mind

    Wings--Venus And Mars
    Chicago--CTA--1st Album--album--7

    Pink Floyd--A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

    Ray Davies--Americana

    The Kinks--Muswell Hillbillies

    U2--The Unforgettable Fire

    The Power Station--The Power Station

    The Rolling Stones--Let It Bleed--A Bigger Bang

    Rupert Holmes--Partners In Crime

    Marvin Gaye--What's Going On

    The War On Drugs--A Deeper Understanding

    The Byrds--The Notorious Byrd Brothers--Younger Than Yesterday

    Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band--Trout Mask Replica

    The Bee Gees--1st--Horizontal--Idea--Odessa--Cucumber Castle--Two Years On

    The Mothers Of Invention--Uncle Meat

    Steely Dan--Can't Buy A Thrill--The Royal Scam--Aja

    Supertramp--Crime Of The Century--Breakfast In America

    Black Sabbath--1st album--Master Of Reality--Vol. IV--Sabotage

    Donald Fagen--The Nightfly--Kamikiriad

    Jefferson Airplane--Surrealistic Pillow--Crown Of Creation

    Johnny Cash--Ride This Train--Folsom Prison

    Justin Timberlake--The 20/20 Experience

    The Scorpions--Blackout--Love At First Sting

    The Police--Zenyatta Mondetta

    Lionel Richie--1st album--Can't Slow Down

    The Cars--1st album

    Too many to list but I had fun anyway making this list.;)
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  3. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    New York City
    Eno's "Taking Tiger Mountain" is a perfect record imho
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  4. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

    The one album I can not live without. Early on I could do without Meet in the Morning and Up to Me was a great discovery on the original Bootleg Series but
    I have grown to love Meet. But it still sounds out of place
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  5. SF Georgie

    SF Georgie Forum Resident

    The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai
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  6. Funky Meadows

    Funky Meadows Forum Resident

    Strange Days : " 9 Parts To The Wind " -
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  7. btbderek

    btbderek Forum Resident

    Bowling Green, Ky
    Blue Cheer-Outsideinside
    Black Sabbath-Master of Reality
    David Bowie-The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
    Descendents-Milo Goes To College
    The Doors-The Doors
    Frigid Pink-Frigid Pink
    Grateful Dead-S/T debut/Europe 72'
    Led Zeppelin- I,III, Presence
    Lucifers Friend-Lucifers Friend
    Mac Demarco-2
    Mild High Club-Skiptracing
    Muddy Waters-Electric Mud
    The Stooges-The Stooges
    Ty Segall-Manipulator
    Weezer-Blue Album
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  8. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident

    Nice to see some love for Brazilian albums. Arthur Verocai's self-titled debut is a masterpiece.
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  9. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident

    Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges - Clube da Esquina
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Visions of the Emerald Beyond
    Organized Konfusion - Stress: The Extinction Agenda
    Charles Mingus - The Black Saint & the Sinner Lady
    Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
    Can - Ege Bamyasi / Future Days / Tago Mago
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  10. JimmieP

    JimmieP Forum Resident

    Hampshire, UK
    These are the ones I never skip a song on - does that make them 'perfect'? I don't know but here's the list:

    AC/DC - Back In Black
    The Band - The Band
    The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night / Rubber Soul
    The Beau Brummels - Bradley's Barn
    Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle
    Dr John - In The Right Place
    JJ Cale - Naturally / Really
    Tim Hardin - 1
    Richard Hawley - Lowedges / Coles Corner
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker / Prisoner
    Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark
    Gene Clark - White Light / No Other
    Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited / John Wesley Harding (I even love the Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest!) / Blood On The Tracks
    Sunhouse - Crazy On The Weekend
    Mac Demarco - Another One (short but perfect)
    Lee Hazlewood - The Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood / Requiem For an Almost Lady
    Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor Moon
    Love - Forever Changes
    Nick Lowe - The Convincer /At My Age
    The Millennium - Begin
    Van Morrison - Moondance / Saint Dominic's Preview / Into The Music
    Morrissey - Vauxhall & I
    The National - Boxer / High Violet
    Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left / Pink Moon
    Prince - Dirty Mind
    R.E.M - Murmur
    Emitt Rhodes - Emitt Rhodes
    Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers / Exile on Main Street
    Paul Simon - Graceland
    Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours / No One Cares
    The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
    Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
    Richard Thompson - Mock Tudor
    The Strokes - Is This It
    Neil Young - After The goldrush
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  11. The Sage

    The Sage Well-Known Member

    Sydney Australia
    What a great list - hard to top!
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  12. Arcade fire-funeral
    Adam and the ants-dirk
    Depeche Mode-violator
    Beck-sea Change
    Bon iver-for Emma
    Big country-crossing
    Cars - s/t
    Lloyd Cole-Love story
    Hothouse flowers-songs from the rain, people
    The the-soul mining , mind bomb, dusk
    Tragically hip- fully completely , Day for night
    Radiohead -kid a
    Pink Floyd - DSOTM
    Men without hats -rhythm of youth
    New order -power, corruption, lies
    Squeeze - argy bargy
    Prefab sprout- two wheels good/Steve McQueen
    Slowdive -s/t
    U2-Joshua tree
    Waterboys -this is the sea
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  13. 131east23

    131east23 Person of Interest

    Seal's first album...
    Ricki Lee Jones, Pirates

    Those albums achieve a mood...
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  14. Hoover Factory

    Hoover Factory Forum Resident

    Spokane, WA
    A Hard Days Night - The Beatles
    Help! - The Beatles
    Rubber Soul - The Beatles
    Revolver - The Beatles
    Abbey Road - The Beatles
    Ram - Paul McCartney
    Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
    Time Out - Dave Brubeck
    Giant Steps - John Coltrane
    Hoodoo Man Blues - Junior Wells w/ Buddy Guy
    Crawfish Fiesta - Professor Longhair
    West Side Soul - Magic Sam
    Pure Pop for Now People - Nick Lowe
    Seconds of Pleasure - Rockpile
    London Calling - The Clash
    The Name of This Band is The Talking Heads
    This Year’s Model - Elvis Costello
    Get Happy!! - Elvis Costello
    Trust - Elvis Costello
    Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello
    Meaty, Beaty, Big, and Bouncy - The Who
    Green River - CCR
    Willy and the Poor Boys - CCR
    Cosmo’s Factory - CCR
    Rocket to Russia - The Ramones
    Parallel Lines - Blondie
    Eat to the Beat - Blondie
    Learning to Crawl - The Pretenders
    Murmur- REM
    Led Zeppelin I, II, III, & IV
    The Blasters - The Blasters
    Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
    Chirping Crickets - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
    Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly
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  15. overdrivethree

    overdrivethree Forum Resident

    Just discovered Nellie McKay. From all I've heard this far, there isn't anything she's done that isn't at least compelling in some way, even if it's not to my taste.

    But every track on her album Home Sweet Mobile Home is a winner. I can't say that for much of anything that's come out in (relatively speaking) recent times. And it covers a lot of ground. Should have been huge. Sounds like one of those albums that, on some alternate plane/dimension, was a million-selling classic.

    Back to the point of the thread - every song on it, I like.
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  16. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

    Houston, TX
    First one that comes to mind is Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
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  17. carrick doone

    carrick doone Forum Resident

    Vancouver, Canada
    The only one I can truly say - Posies - Dear 23. Gosh I just love this album...
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  18. Zombeels

    Zombeels Forum Resident

    To me a perfect album is not only an album with all great songs but an album where every song is a ten out of ten. No album like this exists for me but Odessey & Oracle is very close.
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  19. The7thStranger

    The7thStranger Part of the Rhythm Nation

    An der Lahn...
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    Alanis Morissette - So-Called Chaos
    Allie X - Collxtion II
    Azealia Banks - 1991 EP
    Beth Ditto - Beth Ditto EP
    Björk - Debut
    Björk - Post
    Björk - Homogenic
    Bruce Springsteen - Magic
    Dire Straits - Communiqué
    Duran Duran - Rio
    Frank Sinatra - Watertown
    Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
    Grace Jones - Living My Life
    HAIM - Days Are Gone
    Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
    Joe Jackson - Night and Day
    Joni Mitchell - Song to a Seagull
    Joni Mitchell - Blue
    La Roux - La Roux
    Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
    Lorde - Pure Heroine
    Lorde - Melodrama
    Madonna - Madonna
    Madonna - True Blue
    Madonna - Bedtime Stories
    Maggie Eckford - Show + Tell
    Men at Work - Business as Usual
    Michel Delpech - Les divorcés (Le chasseur)
    Mylène Farmer - Anamorphosée
    Neufundland - Neufundland EP
    Queen - Queen
    Queen - Queen II
    Queen - Hot Space
    Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows
    Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1
    Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 2
    Róisín Murphy - Ruby Blue (Sequins EPs 1, 2, 3)
    Thees Uhlmann - Thees Uhlmann
    Tom Tom Club - Close to the Bone
    Yes - Close to the Edge
    Yes - Drama

    Soundtracks / Theater:
    Metropolis (1984)
    Little Shop of Horrors

    Obviously there's no good way to account for classical here.
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  20. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Forum Resident

    Cool thread
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  21. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident

    Maricopa Arizona
    too many to name, however I will throw one out that probably won't make anyone's list and I do love every song on it. David Bowie: Heathen
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  22. Sword-of-Kings

    Sword-of-Kings Well-Known Member

    Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2
    Boston - Boston
    The Cars - The Cars
    The Cars - Candy-O
    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
    Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
    Joe Walsh - The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
    Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Pink Floyd - Animals
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
    Styx - Crystal Ball
    Styx - Pieces of Eight
    Supertramp - Crime of the Century
    Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
    Talking Heads - Talking Heads 77
    Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
    The Who - Who's Next

    I think those are all the perfect albums I have. I haven't really heard that many albums.

    The following albums would be perfect if a song or two were removed from them:

    The Beatles - Abbey Road
    The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Incognito - Positivity
    Incognito - Tribes, Vibes and Scribes
    Jamiroquai - Emergency on Planet Earth
    Jamiroquai - The Return of the Space Cowboy
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
    Talking Heads - Remain in Light
  23. gitters

    gitters Forum Resident

    Survivor - Vital Signs
    Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozzy, Diary of a Madman
    Def Leppard - Pyromania, Hysteria
    Ac/Dc - Highway to Hell, Back in Black
    Bad Company - Self Titled
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
    Aerosmith - Get Your Wings, Toys in the Attic, Rocks
    Reo Speedwagon - T.W.O., Hi Infidelity
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  24. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

    My favorite rock album: Fifth Dimension by The Byrds. Anthem of the Sun by the Grateful Dead. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. There are others, but those are the firs three that come to mind.
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  25. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

    Fort worth tx
    Jethro Tull- Aqualung
    Emerson Lake And Palmer- Trilogy
    Yes- Relayer
    Eagles- Desperado
    Pink Floyd- Animals
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