Name an album that you think is perfect from beginning to end.

Name an album that you think is perfect from beginning to end.
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Total votes: 246

Plenty of albums have one or two great tracks, but once in a while, an album will be near-flawless from start to finish. Name an album that you think is perfect from beginning to end.

Brendan's picture

Bliss: Quiet Letters

Larry Fisher's picture


Nommie KASHANI's picture

Thievery Corporation: Cosmic Game

Tim's picture

Lorna Hunt : All In One Day (Classic Rec.)

ch2's picture

The Beatles' Revolver pops into mind immediately. Just relistened to it on my original '60s purchased vinyl—wow, it's still great.

Humberto's picture

Aero by Jean Michel Jarre.

Mikael Johnsson, Norway's picture

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Rodger's picture

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks

Marsanz's picture

Somethin' Else—a quintessential classic!

Vladimir Sheftelyevich's picture

Yo La Tengo's Painful.

Chris's picture

Bowie: Ziggy Stardust. XTC: Drums and Wires. Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour. Miles Davis: In A Silent Way. Duke Ellington: And His Mother Called Him Bill. Bill Monroe: Bluegrass Time.

RM's picture

The Mothers of Invention's first release Freak Out. Touches you on so many levels

Rich in Chicago's picture

Pink Floyd's Animals, but with really only three songs, it's almost cheating. British Steel from Judas Priest would be my answer. Wait—both of these are 30 years old. I need to get out more.

jason's picture

Puccini, La Boheme ( London ffrr). Tebaldi, Bergonzi, Serafin, L'Accademia di Santa Ceciaia, Rome.

Sherwood's picture

Jeff Beck: Blow by Blow

Roscoe's picture

A Love Supreme

Geordy Duncan's picture

Queensryche: Operation Mindcrime. Seamless integration of story and music. Could very well be the best progressive-metal album of all time.

darek's picture

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (Book II) Angela Hewitt (Hyperion 2009)

David Allen's picture

Philip Glass: Low Symphony

hal's picture

Stivell's Renaissance of the Celtic Harp.

Jimmy's picture

Kind of Blue by Miles Davis—for starters, Led Zepplin I/VV (arguably the best rock album of all time!), & Marvin Gaye's What's Going On?. There are others too many to list here, but these stand out perhaps as the best in their respective genres.

Isiah's picture

Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You. This album is over 40 years old and I still love every song on it. I guess a lot has to do with the way each song reflected my life at that time. It's just the best example I know of pure soul music.

george's picture

Kind of Blue

brian carlson's picture

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Eric Shook - Pittsboro, NC's picture

Zero 7: Simple Things

Paul J.  Stiles, Mtn.  View, CA's picture

Abbey Road, The White Album, Let It Be, Magical Mystery Tour, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Pick one.

Laurent's picture

Torch of the Mystics by the Sun City Girls. Pure genius.

özgür akdoğan's picture

Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits.

Philippe Georges's picture

Oscar Peterson and Milt Jackson: Very Tall

Tonko Papic - CHILE's picture

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (the RCA Living Stereo version with Monteux).