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Postby O! » Thu Jun 03, 2004 2:21 pm

For what it's worth,

U2 - The Joshua Tree

ranks among my top 10 perfect albums. Here are the other 9:

Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Red House Painters - Old Ramon
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
His Name Is Alive - Mouth By Mouth
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Low - Secret Name

I realize some of these are redundant. But so what?


Postby Guest » Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:16 pm

Baltimucho wrote:I
Can't go with YHF because of "Reservations"; .

"I've got McDonald's...for a table for two"

That song sucks.

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Postby MightyPOLY » Thu Jun 03, 2004 5:51 pm

It seems like I'm re-listing the choices who have come before, but here it goes anyway. 10 in no order.

Note - I'm a sucker for songs that lead in and out of one another.

Beatles - Sgt. Pepper (I think it flows better than Revolver, although Revolver has higher high points)
Failure - Fantastic Planet
Wilco - YHF
U2 - Joshua Tree
Weezer - Blue album
Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Radiohead - OK Computer
DJ Shadow - Preemptive Strike
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

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Postby tera dactil » Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:28 pm

Wow. I'd say YHF is perfect except for "Radio Cure". To me, "Reservations" is sublime.

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Postby tera dactil » Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:33 pm

My perfect picks (later additions notwithstanding)
"Ingenue" by kd lang
"Beggar's Banquet" - Stones
"Let It Bleed" - Stones
"This Year's Model" - Elvis Costello
"Little Criminals" - Randy Newman
"Marshall Crenshaw" - Marshall Crenshaw
"Nevermind" - Nirvana

Beatles: really torn between Sgt Pepper and Revolver, for a lot of the reasons mentioned upthread. To me, Revolver's high points are higher than anything on Sgt Pepper save for "A Day In The Life". But it's true there are some lightweight songs on it. And Sgt Pepper, for all its daring, really slides off the rails with "Within You Without You", for me.

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Postby jaimoe0 » Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:30 pm

I think Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend is darn near perfect. Beautifully recorded, great playing, perfectly sequenced and Sweet's best batch of songs ever. A truly great album.



Postby cdeez » Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:49 pm

I could repeat the obvious. O.K. computer is it. Leave Fitter, Happier alone... Its still perfect. Without it the album becomes great singles. What about Pink Floyd--Animals, Bruce--Nebraska, Rem--Adventures?

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Postby Futhermucker » Fri Jun 04, 2004 12:08 am

YHF - Wilco
You Forgot it in People - Broken Social Scene
Rubber Soul / Revolver - The Beatles
Either / Or - Elliott Smith
Chutes Too Narrow - The Shins
The Sophtware Slump - Grandaddy
Michigan - Sufjan Stevens
Pixies - Doolittle
Blood on the Tracks / Blonde on Blonde / Hurricane - Bob Dylan

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Postby DJMurphy » Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:40 am

My list, which doesn't include (but probably should include) some of the albums everyone else listed above:

Loud Family, Plants & Birds & Rocks & Things
Jellyfish, Spilt Milk
Joe Jackson, I'm The Man
Joe Jackson, Big World
Joe Jackson, Look Sharp
Steely Dan, Katy Lied
Big Star, Radio City
Primal Scream, Vanishing Point
XTC, Skylarking
Elvis, This Years Model
Elvis, Imperial Bedroom
Elvis, King Of America
Verbow, White Out
Afghan Whigs, Black Love
Game Theory, Real Nighttime
Teenage Fanclub, Songs From Northern Britain
Clash, Give 'Em Enough Rope
Queen, Greatest Hits (UK edition)*

*sorry, I know that doesn't count, but it is a perfect slice, esp. the way the songs are cut so close together at times.

I know there are albums I'm missing.

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Postby Dawg » Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:33 pm

Just thought of a few more this week:

REM "Automatic for the People" and "Lifes Rich Pagent"

and above all else....

The Flaming Lips "The Soft Bulletin"

Good call above on "Spilt Milk" too. I thought I was the only person who bought that album and really likes Jellyfish!

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