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Albums where EVERY SINGLE SONG ON IT IS GREAT, not a clunker in the bunch. You can listen to it beginning to end without skipping a track!


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Initial post: Apr 13, 2010 7:31:39 PM PDT
D. Duarte says:
Of the thousands of albums I've listened to over the years, I used to find it rare to like all the cuts... I'll start with...

Cheap Trick -- Cheap Trick; great debut, not a bad cut in the lot!

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 7:38:19 PM PDT
melinda says:
That will be Jason Castro's debut album! Beautiful songs from beginning to end - can't pick one! Great album and great singer/songwriter - well done Jason!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2010 7:39:16 PM PDT
Paul Simon- Graceland
Peter Gabriel- So

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2010 7:39:41 PM PDT
D. Duarte says:
seems like debut albums are often great this way, maybe because they've been saving up their best stuff for a long time before they finally get signed?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2010 7:43:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 13, 2010 7:44:10 PM PDT
Noise says:
A short list for starters.

Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead
Neutral Milk Hotel: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
The Who: Who's Next
Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin'...
Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run
Free: Fire and Water, Heartbreaker
Paul Simon: Graceland
Small Faces: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
Otis Redding: Otis Blue
John Cale: Paris 1919
Stooges: Raw Power

Okay, maybe not a short list. But all good albums!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2010 7:45:39 PM PDT
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Noise says:
D. Duarte - I believe this is true. Sophomore albums are often disappointing because the debut was probably forming for a long time, while the sophomore album holds both higher expectations and less time to put it together.
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Posted on Apr 13, 2010 7:46:04 PM PDT
D. Duarte says:
Wish You Were Here -- Pink Floyd

Animals -- Pink Floyd

To me "Money" is the only clunker on "Dark Side of the Moon"

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 7:47:15 PM PDT
Oops, forgot jazz,
Charles Mingus- Blues and Roots
Miles Davis- Kind of Blue
Oliver Nelson- The Blues and the Abstract Truth
Dave Holland Sextet- Pass It On
Charles LLoyd- Sangam

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 7:51:08 PM PDT
D. Duarte says:
Noise: Yes, but it's great when a good artist beats that sophmore jinx!

I think with "This Year's Model" Elvis Costello continued his trajectory towards the greatness predicted in his first release.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 7:57:19 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
Love,forever changes
Mingus,the black saint & the sinner lady
Dylan,highway 61 revisited
John Lennon/plastic ono band
Flying Burrito Brothers,the gilded palace of sin
Alice Cooper,love it to death
Tom Waits,rain dogs

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 7:57:58 PM PDT
D. Duarte says:
ROMEO VOID came close to having a perfect career, imo, three great albums, only one clunky bad song in the lot...and it was their hit single, "Never say never," (i.e., I might like you better if we slept together).

"It's a Condition" -- great debut album, not a bad cut in the lot!

"Instincts" -- great album all the way through.

"Benefactor" -- great album minus their one hit single :-(

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2010 7:58:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 13, 2010 7:59:43 PM PDT
Noise says:
D. Duarte - Elvis Costello is one of the artists I've never listened to and really should one of these days...

'Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' is one sophomore album that is a huge step forward from the debut. Neutral Milk Hotel's 'Aeroplane' album, meanwhile, is not only considered a step up from the debut, but is so good, they've never put out another album! (I don't really think that's the reason why, but it'd be as good a reason as any, with an album that good.) Who knows what Jeff Mangum is up to these days.

But, getting off topic!

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 8:10:25 PM PDT
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Joe says:
per my library:

Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell, Sabotage, Master of Reality, Paranoid
Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth, A Night at the Opera, Live
Cream - Wheels of Fire
Deep Purple - Machine Head, Made in Japan, Fireball, in Rock
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2 Scenes from a Memory
Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes, Burnt Offerings, Iced Earth
Iron Maiden - Powerslave, The Number of the Beast
Judas Priest- Painkiller, Screaming for Vengeance
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Rainbow - Rising
Rush - Permanent Waves
Symphony X - Paradise Lost
Therion - Secret of the Runes, Deggial, Vovin
The Who - The Who Sell Out
Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Rising Force

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 8:46:17 PM PDT
D. Duarte says:
Pink Flag -- Wire

154 -- Wire

The Quality of Mercy -- The Mekons

Devils, Rats, & Piggies (untitiled 2nd album) -- The Mekons

The Mekons Story -- The Mekons

The Mekons were pitching a perfect career until their fourth album came out.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 9:11:28 PM PDT
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Idiot Flesh The Nothing Show
Kayak Royal Bed Bouncer
The Beatles The Beatles (white album)
Le Orme Felona e Sorona
Slapp Happy Ca Va
Jade Warrior Last Autumn's Dream
Acqua Fragile (self titled)
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick (the album is only one cut)
King Crimson Lizard (or any of the others)
Yes Fragile, Close to the Edge, and Relayer
Doggerel Bank Silver Faces

Just for starters-----there are dozens of others.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 9:13:13 PM PDT
Keri Leigh "No beginner"
Trisha Yearwood "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love"
SRV "In Step"
Sugarland "Love on the Inside"
Mary Chapin Carpenter "Stones in the Road"
Christian Kane "the first 5 anyway that have been released "American Made, House Rules,Whiskey in Mind, Circles, Let Me Go"

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 10:09:19 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 13, 2010 10:27:50 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 13, 2010 11:42:09 PM PDT
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NT says:
Huey Lewis & The News - Sports
Huey Lewis & The News - Fore!
Huey Lewis & The News - Picture This
Huey Lewis & The News - Huey Lewis & The News
Journey - Escape
Journey - Departure
Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band
Beatles - Abbey Road
The Eagles - Hotel California
Billy Joel - The Stranger
Billy Joel - 52nd Street
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
Boston - Boston
Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Aerosmith - Rocks
Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
The Cars - Heartbeat City
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu
Foreigner - Records
Mr. Mister - Welcome To The Real World
Rick Springfield - Working Class Dog
Rick Springfield - Living In Oz
Rick Springfield - Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
Led Zeppelin - IV
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffitti
Rolling Stones - Out Of Our Heads
David Bowie - Changesbowie
The Who - Who's Next
The Cars - The Cars
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
Chicago - IX
Chicago - XVII
Pilot - Two's A Crowd
Supertramp - Famous Last Words
The Doors - The Doors
Billy Joel - Glass Houses
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Dokken - Tooth & Nail
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Queen - A Night At The Opera
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
Elton John - Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
Beatles - Revolver
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
Carole King - Tapestry
Prince - Purple Rain
Airplay - Airplay
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
Nirvana - Nevermind
REO Speedwagon - You Can Tune A Piano But You Can't Tuna fish
Styx - Cornerstone
Rolling Stones - 40 Licks
Bryan Adams - Reckless
Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
Bad Company - Bad Company
Alice Cooper - Trash
Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Van Halen - Van Halen
Van Halen - 1984
Van Halen - II
Van Halen - Diver Down
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Hall & Oates - Voices
Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
ZZ Top - Eliminator
ACDC - Back In Black
Aerosmith - Aerosmith

Recommended to all.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2010 11:50:31 PM PDT
There's many. 'Who's Next', 'Born to Run', 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs', 'Forever Changes', 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols', 'Beggars Banquet', 'Blonde on Blonde', 'A Hard Day's Night (the UK version ONLY)', 'Pet Sounds', 'Jesus of Cool', 'Pretenders', 'London Calling', Sinatra's 'In the Wee Small Hours', 'Are You Experienced ?', Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme', 'This Year's Model', 'Rust Never Sleeps'. Those are the ones that immediately come to mind.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2010 12:06:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2010 5:24:02 AM PDT
D. Duarte says:
Niel Young's "Decade"

...might sound like "cheating" because it was a greatest hits collection, BUT considering it was a double disc set, and most greatest hit's collections still have one or two cuts that don't please everybody, and it actually has a "flow" to it rarely seen in any greatest hits collection (i.e., it could stand on it's own as an album itself), I have to include it!

It's one of the best rock double-albums ever!

Actually, I think this might have been a triple album, during the days of vinyl.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010 12:59:12 AM PDT
Nightmusic says:
This is the funniest Discussion ( because of the answers) , and proves that people means diversity.

The "all hits , no fillers" album was often the standard in my youth , and not the exception. Hree's just a sampling of what I mean:

1. Sgt Peppers, Abbey Road - Beatles
2. The Stranger, 52nd st - Billy Joel
3. Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon and Garfunkle
4. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
5. Graceland - Paul Simon
6. Thriller - MJ
7. Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
8. Johnny's Greatest Hits - Johnny Mathis ( Granted, this is a compilation)
9. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
10. Hotel California, Greatest Hits - Eagles

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2010 1:04:44 AM PDT
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D. Duarte says:
Nightmusic,

from your picks, I'd guess we're about the same age, or you may be a little older, but I've always found it rare to find an album with all good songs, most commonly there were fewer good songs than not.

I have noticed that, on there, there are a lot of people easier to please than me though :-)

I do find that since I've gotten more into ambient, house, and some techno, that it is becoming more common to find all-track good albums though. Even on the Beatles albums, I never liked every track.

I.e., Elton John's, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, great double album, but there was one track I didn't care for. See, close, but no cigar :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2010 3:12:37 AM PDT
The not expanded version of Who's Next, the one without Water. Don't like that song at all, but every one else is great.

Appetite for Destruction, Guns N' Roses.
Comatose, Skillet.
Blackbird, Alter Bridge.
Rust in Peace, Megadeth.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010 3:50:57 AM PDT
Buckingham Nicks (one of the few LP's not officially released on CD)
Born To Run
Can't Buy A Thrill - Steely Dan
Touch - John Klemmer
Brand X - Brand X
Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis
Nursery Crime - Genesis
Peter Gabriel - So
Abraxas - Santana
Sketches Of Spain - Miles Davis
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
Ballads - John Coltrane
Anita Baker's 1st
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