On what albums do you think every single song is excellent?

Flow

Active member
Here are some of mine:

The Beatles - Revolver
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
Big Star - Radio City
Television - Marquee Moon
Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall
Velvet Crush - Teenage Symphonies To God
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
 
I call these albums "Needle Droppers" since it doesn't matter where you drop the needle, it's a great song.

A few that haven't been mentioned:
Iron Maiden: Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind
April Wine: Nature of the Beast
Bad Company: Bad Company
Foreigner: 4
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Pronounced Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Cult: Electric
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
So does anyone NOT sound like they’re screaming at a demon on any of those albums?
You like symphonic and classical music, listen to Death's Human album in order. The songs are written like different movements and the whole album flows really well. The song writing and musicianship is phenomenal. You probably won't like the growling.
 

Old Dog new Cans

Senior Member
You like symphonic and classical music, listen to Death's Human album in order. The songs are written like different movements and the whole album flows really well. The song writing and musicianship is phenomenal. You probably won't like the growling.

"Metal" certainly is different these days. I, personally, do not like the growling. I think it has everything to do with the fact that I suffered with Barrett's esophagus for about 5/6 years. . .I'm certainly jealous of their abilities and power. But, I'd rather hear, Dream Theater or Maiden--A singer. Growlers scare me :eek:


To add: Grateful Dead--Europe '72 One of the greatest set of live Dead songs you can find. They were UP!, TIGHT! Wow
Phish--Junta. If you're going to listen to Phish, I would certainly suggest ANYTHING and EVERYTHING LIVE! But if you're going to listen to a studio album of their's, Junta is a good place to start.
 

beatdat

Senior Member
Some great mentions. I'd add:

Audience - House on the Hill
Bob Dylan - Desire
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Gustav Holst - The Planets
Jeff Buckley - Grace
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Pink Floyd - Animals
Radiohead - OK Computer
Roger Waters - Amused to Death
Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap
 

1alexie

New member
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Catch a Fire
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
 

SYMBOLIC DEATH

Senior Member
I'd rather hear, Dream Theater or Maiden--A singer.
To each their own, my friend, and your opinion is just as valid as anyone's. It's what you like and I'm not going to try and change it.

The best Dream Theater performance I've ever heard was from a MD drum fest where they played a medley of their big songs, without vocals. I just can't get into his vocals. I love the music hate the vocals.
 

MntnMan62

Junior Member
Ok. Here goes my attempt.

Led Zeppelin IV
Frank Zappa Overnight Sensation
Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt
UK UK
Return to Forever Romantic Warrior
Weather Report Heavy Weather
Weather Report Black Market
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Stanley Clarke School Days
Stanley Clarke Journey to Love
Jeff Beck Blow By Blow
Jeff Beck Wired
Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott's
Tony Williams Believe It
Jean Luc Ponty Enigmatic Ocean
Santana Moonflower
Genesis Seconds Out
Earth Wind and Fire Greatest Hits Live in Tokyo, Japan
Gino Vanelli Nightwalker
Mahavishnu Orchestra Visions of the Emerald Beyond
Kazumi Watanabe To Chi Ka
Pat Martino Joyous Lake
Michael Brecker Tales From The Hudson
Brecker Brothers Heavy Metal Bebop
Pat Metheny Group
The Police Zenyatta Mondatta
Steely Dan Aja
Steely Dan Royal Scam
Steely Dan Katy Lied
Stevie Ray Vaughn Couldn't Stand The Weather
Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Tower of Power In The Slot
The Tubes Love Bomb
The Tubes Outside Inside
Uncle Moe's Space Ranch
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Animals
Chaka Khan Stompin' At The Savoy

And, yes, I can listen to each and every one of these albums from beginning to end over and over again. I have been for about 45 years.
 

timmdrum

Silver Member
I'm an album guy- I prefer listening from start to finish, otherwise I'll just stream Pandora.

Fishbone - all
The Police - all
Bob Marley - all
Pearl Jam - Ten, Vs.
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet, Apocalypse '91
Tori Amos - Under The Pink, From The Choirgirl Hotel, To Venus And Back
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run, The River, Born In The USA
Weather Report - Heavy Weather
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen, Black Love
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
Everything - s/t live album, Supernatural
Prince - Purple Rain
Self - Breakfast With Girls
Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Peace Beyond Passion
Santana - s/t, Abraxis
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
Juliana Hatfield - Become What You Are, Bed
Ben Harper - Fight For Your Mind, The Will To Live, Diamonds On The Inside
Boston - s/t
The Roots - Things Fall Apart
Faith No More - all with Mike Patton, esp. King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime
Blue King Brown - Worldwize Part 1 North & South
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head, Ill Communication
Agents of Good Roots - One By One, Needle And Thread
Foo Fighters - all
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
U2 - War, The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree
At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Sleater-Kinney - One Beat, No Cities To Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Living Colour - Time's Up
Dave Matthews Band - all
Radiohead - The Bends
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon, Animals, The Wall
311 - all
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Primus - Frizzle Fry, Sailing The Seas of Cheese, Rhinoplasty, Antipop, Green Naugahyde
Buddy Rich Big Band - Burnin' for Buddy comp
King's X - all
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy, Physical Grafitti
Incubus - all
Joshua Redman Quartet - Moodswing
The Urge - Master of Styles, Too Much Stereo
Ben Folds Five - s/t, Whatever And Ever Amen
Brand New Heavies - s/t, Brother Sister
Allman Brothers - Live at Fillmore East
Jaco Pastorius - s/t
Jane's Addiction - all

I could list more but I got pretty carried away here, so I decided to just stop. :)
 
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rhumbagirl

Senior Member
Rush - Exit Stage Left
Van Halen - Van Halen II
Chick Corea - Eye of The Beholder
Steeley Dan - Aja
Santana - Supernatural
Reo Speedwagon - Wheels Are Turnin'
Spyro Gyra - Catching The Sun
Esperanza Spalding - Esperanza
GRP All-Star Big Band - GRP All-Star Big Band (1992)
ACDC - Back In Black
Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert in Central Park
John Pattitucci - On The Corner
Dave Weckl - Multiplicity
Dave Weckl - Master Plan
Dave Weckl - Perpetual Motion
Toto - Toto IV
Burton-Corea-Metheny-Haynes - Like Minds
Oz Noy - Booga Looga Loo
Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando
Anat Cohen - Notes From The Village
Dave Matthews Band - Crash
Basia - London Warsaw New York
 
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Old Dog new Cans

Senior Member
To each their own, my friend, and your opinion is just as valid as anyone's. It's what you like and I'm not going to try and change it.

The best Dream Theater performance I've ever heard was from a MD drum fest where they played a medley of their big songs, without vocals. I just can't get into his vocals. I love the music hate the vocals.
I appreciate that. I'm sure as heck not knocking what metal players/singers do. I've seen some great musicians. You know, it's just not my flavor. I grew up hearing my dad's Al Green and Diana Ross records. Mom would dance around to disco. I did the 80s metal thing. I was headbanger in my day lol. I'm just older and mellowing a bit. Rock on bro!

I think I know the DT performance you're talking about. It might be on one of the dvds I have. . . .
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
well, every Rush album, but I am an admitted fanboi

Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
Fates Warning - Parallels
Sting - Dream of the Blue turtles
Slayer - Reign In Blood
Minor Threat - Out of Step
Queensryche - Rage For Order
Primus - Sailing the Seas of cheese
Dave Brubeck - Time Out
Spinal Tap - Smell The Glove
RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Styx - Crystal Ball
Barenaked Ladies - Gordon
The Police - Synchronicity
Bob and Doug McKenzie's Great White North
Yes - Fragile
Ozzy - Diary of a Madman
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
Dredg - Catch Without Arms

this could go on for days....

I am one of those people who listen to the whole album no matter what, so I feel like I could list a ton of stuff. I rarely will listen to partial albums, or one song at a time
 

dmacc_2

Well-known member
I almost don't want to add anything because almost all of my favorite drummers are jazz drummers and to me whatever they touched is priceless to me.

I think for non-jazz albums the only ones I'll contribute are two Steve Smith played on... Escape and Frontiers
 

kev82668

Member
Big Wreck - In Loving Memory Of...

Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind

Guns & Roses - Appetite For Destruction

Faith No More - Angel Dust

Sevendust - Seasons

Alter Bridge - One Day Remains

Enuff Z' Nuff - Strength

Van Halen - Fair Warning

Just to name some of mine.
 
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specgrade

Senior Member
Candlebox --- Candlebox
Dokken --- Under Lock and Key
Def Leppard --- High 'N Dry
AC/DC --- Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Rick James --- Street Songs
 
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