Flawless albums?

Jun 6, 2012
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On Mr Bowie, the only album I don't ever fcuk with is Ziggy. The others I might skip a song here and there but never with Ziggy.
That drums intro start coming in and the next thing I know it's the final violin strains of Rock'n'Roll Suicide. Every time

But I have to go with Dougie on Quadrophenia. It was the only album I had in my car for over a year and I just never got sick of it. Once side to the next and repeat (yes this was a 120 cassette). After a while you cannot even distinguish songs. It's just Quadrophenia man!:cool:
 
[MENTION=99]Mr.Gilfoid[/MENTION] - here's a criminally underrated album which you won't ever have heard of...i mention it as you added the cult here.

when billy duffy left the cult for a period in 98/99/00 he teamed up with mike peters from the alarm (who i follow big time) and formed a band called 'coloursound'...band also included craig adams from sisters of mercy / the mission, steve grantley from stiff little fingers.

they made one album and it only sold among people who went to the gigs really...wasn't distributed through a big label...duffy ended up going back to the cult, and that was that really...but it was exciting while it lasted...

this is a poor video to offer up of them...

[video=youtube;BfdCwrgSUgA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfdCwrgSUgA[/video]

http://www.cultcentral.com/reviews/Coloursound.html
 
Jun 6, 2012
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Cheers dougie!
Roger still got another 20 years left in him at the least!:happy

Yeah saw them live about 12 years ago in Glasgow and had a great time. You see them too mate?
I remember reading about Coloursound at the time but I didn't ever get the chance to hear their stuff.
I did see Mike Peters live one night at King Tuts when he was with Dead Man Walking (name of a Bowie song coincidentally!) I was partial to a bit of Spear of Destiny as a lad so mainly went to see Kirk Brandon but they played a mean set

[video=youtube;eaM1Nq4XO1U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaM1Nq4XO1U&feature=related[/video]
 
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Teeto

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As individual tracks they don't stand up but in the context of an album and how it adds to the flow? The album couldn't be bettered IMO.

In terms of the criteria laid out in the OP, so many short tracks on 'Madvillainy' that I don't think I've ever skipped a track on it once.
this is how I feel. To me a great album is like a great atmospheric film which you don't just skip to the good scenes. You let the whole thing absorb you from beginning to end. Madvillainy creates an atmosphere for me and so many albums just do not do that.
 

Teeto

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Take A Look Around by Master Ace is a flawless album for me. I can still play that shit now, all these years later!
nice, I'll throw Disposable Arts in there too, a great concept album and for me it was the best hip hop album of 2001, normally fans rate The Blueprint as the number one and Stillmatic as the number two but for me Disposable Arts was the best.
 
I remember reading about Coloursound at the time but I didn't ever get the chance to hear their stuff.
I did see Mike Peters live one night at King Tuts when he was with Dead Man Walking (name of a Bowie song coincidentally!) I was partial to a bit of Spear of Destiny as a lad so mainly went to see Kirk Brandon but they played a mean set
i've seen the alarm play 26 times...at least twice a year still...too much probably....only went to one dead men walking gig, in llandudno in wales....mikes with big country now too
 
I'm all over the place in terms of musical preference, and it's going to show on this list.

Iron Maiden: Powerslave, Number of the Beast
Big Country: The Crossing, Steeltown
Metallica: Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, And Justice For All
Band of Gypsies: Live at Fillmore East
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland
Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Toots and The Maytalls: Funky Kingston
Living Color: Time's Up
Pink Floyd: Dark Side, Meddle, Final Cut
Dire Straits: Love Over Gold
Slayer: South of Heaven
Muse: Black Holes and Revelations
Prince and the Revolution: Purple Rain
Police: Ghost in the Machine, Synchronicity

Etc.
 
Jun 21, 2012
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As soon as i saw the thread my 1st thought was 'Nas - The lost tapes'.

For me the album although it consisted of throwaway tracks that didnt make the cut for I am & Stillmatic, it just sounds fucking immense every time i listen to it. If im in a bad mood, that album gets me out of it. If you wanna blaze and zone out, thats the album for me etc. I just love the way it starts with the piano in doo-rags, then the album starts to pick up pace mid-way through with blaze a 50 then it winds back down with poppa was a playa & fetus at the end.

The album highlights Nas lyrical abilities in so many different ways.

I know other people will put Illmatic higher in terms of his catalogue, but i dont give a fuck, for me thats my favourite album.
 

Ernest Shackleton

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Neu! 75
Buena Vista Social Club
Stone Roses
Forever Changes
Portishead Dummy
DJ shadow Endtroducing
Diamond mind by King creosote
Manu Chap Clandestino
Max Richter memoryhouse
Glass Koyaanisqatsi
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Van Morrison Astral Weeks
 

McGrain

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Blood on the Tracks
Uptown Saturday Night
Liquid Swords
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Leftism
Is This Desire?
The Stone Roses
Run The Jewels
 
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London Calling
Spring Session M
Dark Side of the Moon
Wish You Were Here
Pleasure Victim
Who's Next
Sublime
 
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kf3

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slayer live 2 disc thing don't know the title.
otis sings the blues
blackstar
dah shinin
thriller & bad

close but no cegar:
36 chambers, cuban linx and supreme clientele. - too much timewasting talking
johnny cash at folsom - that egg sucking dog song


it's not a really albums but the best of otis, sam cooke, aretha ect are all obviously 10/10
 
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Trail

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slayer live 2 disc thing don't know the title.
otis sings the blues
blackstar
dah shinin
thriller & bad

close but no cegar:
36 chambers, cuban linx and supreme clientele. - too much timewasting talking
johnny cash at folsom - that egg sucking dog song


it's not a really albums but the best of otis, sam cooke, aretha ect are all obviously 10/10
Decade of Aggression.
 
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Haggis

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Is there such a thing as a flawless album? Every album has at least one track that's really skippable, surely.

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Is there such a thing as a flawless album? Every album has at least one track that's really skippable, surely.

:hat
I would say for sure there are flawless albums. It depends to whom it is flawless though.

I think Led Zepplin IV is flawless for me.

Same with Abbey Road. Fuck it, it includes octopus's garden, but that song is a nice reprise before 'I want you' kicks in...
 
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