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.

CV's picture

U2: Joshua Tree. Not the biggest U2 fan, but this album is epic. I can think of very few albums (if any) that are as consistently flawless.

lou's picture

Blind Faith: Blind Faith

J.  W.'s picture

Junkie XL's Today, if you're into electronic music.

D Grissom's picture

The Allman Brothers: Beginnings

Rui's picture

Samba Meu by Maria Rita.

Zags's picture

Willie Dixon's I Am The Blues.

Johannes Turunen, Sweden's picture

Pearl Jam's Ten is only one of many that comes to mind. I have many albums I would like bring to that desert island when ship goes down.

Steve NM's picture

Anthony Gomes Live. Killer electric blues recorded direct to 2 track in 07 (released in 08) If you like Coco Montoya and Gary Moore, you need this disc.

Patrick A mcSween's picture

Led Zeppelin's first.

Rick Carlson's picture

Joni Mitchell: Blue. Even the cover art is perfect.

Rob's picture

Talking Heads' More Songs About Buildings and Food. As a sixties fanatic, I was tempted to name something obvious like Revolver. This one has the same quality of every track having something special to offer and the unmistakeable sound of a band at the peak of its creative vision. This was only their second album.

Dave's picture

Joe Dirt Car by the Bodeans. This band never gets enough credit. Great live album.

rodney's picture

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Louis P.'s picture

Popular: Al Stewart's Year of the Cat. A marvelous storyteller album, with great acoustic guitar playing, and the lovely sax solo that the album closes with. I have the Mobile Fidelity version, but the standard pressing is pretty decent and not a collector's item. Great for late night listening. Classical: Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherezade (Reiner/CSO, Classic/RCA LSC2446). Sure it's a "warhorse," it even says so on the liner notes. But on a night when you are in a good mood and the power is clean, it doesn't get better than this.

Aref's picture

Steely Dan: Aja

Kar S.'s picture

In Rainbows by Radiohead.

Jeff0000's picture

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Nathan's picture

Prefab Sprout: Steve McQueen (or "Two Wheels Good", if you prefer).

Dismord's picture

Richard Straus's 'Four Last Songs' with George Szell conducting the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra with Elizabeth Schwarzkopf soprano (on LP) OASD 2888.

Paul Burnett's picture

Red Apple Falls by Smog

Jeff Simon's picture

Aja by Steely Dan.

Zone O.'s picture

Clash London Calling

Cihangir Guzey's picture

Hysteria by Def Leppard.

Shahrukh D's picture

Ummm...lemme think now...1. Moondance - Van Morrison; 2. Abbey Road - The Beatles; 3. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd; 4. Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits; 5. Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

Ven Vedam's picture

Neil Young's Greatest Hits.

Gilberto Vicente's picture

Dream Theater: Image and Words. Simply, the best progressive metal album of all time.

Mark's picture

Abbey Road, Wish You Were Here, Led Zeppelin I—IV.

TYR's picture

Back In Black by AC/DC.

Andrew S's picture

Quadraphenia. Need I say more?

Joe Jacobs's picture

Covenant by Greg Brown. Just a great flow from song to song and the instrumentation and vocals are just about perfect. Sound quality on the recording is excellent. There's one of those bonus secret songs at the very end that purely stinks, but it's not listed among the titles on the album, so I'm allowing for that anomaly.