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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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.

Frank's picture

Allman Brothers Band: At Fillmore East

Pete's picture

Mahler's 9th—any recording.

Fearless Leader's picture

Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record

Geoffrey S's picture

The most obvious one I can think of is Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.

Chris's picture

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Brankin's picture

Here's two that equal perfection: Genesis' Foxtrot and Selling England By the Pound.

John Florance's picture

Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden

Lila's picture

Themis Fernando: Cierra las ojos. Hilary Duff's Dignity—around 50% of songs stand out to me.

Nick's picture

Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

Paul's picture

On the Beach by Neil Young. A strange one to include, when I say it could have been better (look up David Rohl's comments about its production), but also Mandalaband by Manadalaband.

Phil Wright's picture

Shawn Mullins: Soul's Core. One of his earlier works—my album of the '90s by a long way.

Francesco's picture

Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

TC's picture

With out a doubt, the Clash's London Calling is one of the best rock recordings ever.

Glen Anderson's picture

Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.

D.  Vreeswijk's picture

This has got to be Paul Simon's Graceland.

Panagiotis Katsivardis's picture

The Zombies: Odyssey & Oracle. Just think of it: the last song in this record is "Time of the Season"!

Oli - Bristol, UK's picture

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours. There is a very good reason it has sold so well. It is my reference for trying out upgrades and always sounds great.

Nick's picture

The Empyrean by John Frusciante.

Tim Bishop's picture

Have to go with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

Francisco's picture

Duke Ellington's Such Sweet Thunder (1957).

Mohit25's picture

Sailing to Philadelphia by Mark Knopfler.

Mattias Alm's picture

Peter Gabriel's fourth album, Security. One from a bunch.

Lee Scoggins's picture


John's picture

Piece of Your Soul by Storyville.

david w.'s picture

Van Morrison: Veedon Fleece, beautiful and powerful, or Gurdjieff, Tsabropoulos: Chants, Hymns and Dances by Anja Lechner and Vassilis Tsabropoulos—gorgeous!

Brad M.'s picture

Crime of the Century by Supertramp and Graceland by Paul Simon.

m's picture

The Clash: London Calling

usman's picture

Dave Grusin: The Music of Henry Mancini

C.  Healthgut, M.D., FACS's picture

That Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is the definitive perfect album as far as I'm concerned is not of much consequence, given that there are so many genres from which to choose. This question will span those genres, depending on who you ask.

Zvjezdan's picture

I can’t choose only one. The Bright Mississippi by Allen Toussaint. Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell. Gershwin's World by Herbie Hancock. Le Pas Du Chat Noir Anouar Brahem. Being There by the Tord Gustavsen Trio.