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.

mrod's picture

Pink Floyd:Dark Side Of The Moon. When I first heard it I had an Olympic 8-track player and it was perfection. I now listen to it on SACD through a rather sophisticated system and it is still perfection.

Nodaker's picture

The Who: Who's Next or Quadrophenia—take your pick, they both stand the test of time. DSOTM would have to be considered too.

James B.'s picture

Ray Charles: Crying Time. Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue. Neil Young: Harvest Moon.

Paul Basinski's picture

Tom Russell: The Man from God Knows Where

Michael Moore's picture

The Angel in the House by the Story.

L.  Britja, La Jolla, CA's picture

Neil Young Live at Massey Hall. Sheer bliss.

Jeff in Oregon's picture

Haircut 100: Pelican West. Great from start to finish.

Jon O's picture

Fairport Convention : What We Did On Our Holidays (released in US as Fairport Convention). Listen to the LP on a high-end system.

H.M.'s picture

Got to go with I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin. Not only is she lining up the classics, but it's her breakthrough album as well. And what a breakthrough it is!

Mike Agee's picture

Self-effacing to the point of being audacious, in that they manage to occupy a unique and, for me, fascinating musical niche using very traditional tools, The Clientele's God Save the Clientele is without flaw. Same for The Trash Can Sinatras' I've Seen Everything. I'd like to cite a Shack album, as their work is equally successful to me, but part of their magic is including the odd low point as the exception to, and proof of, the brilliance of the many high points.

Guillermo De Simone's picture

Harbour of Joy. A two-CD Camel Tribute album featuring Glass Hammer (USA), Evolution (UK), Cast (Mexico), Algebra (Italy), etc. Excellent!

C.  King, Thousand Oaks, CA's picture

Aja, period.

N's picture

Time by Michael Smith.

Gabriel's picture

Genesis: Selling England by the Pound

Big Lion's picture

Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms. Mark Knopfler: Sailing to Philadelphia.

Jorge Arroyo Jiménez's picture

Steely Dan´s Aja. All compositions first rate. Every little arrangement high in quality, all along the record.

Chris's picture

Talking Heads: Speaking in Tongues

Robert's picture

Lila Down's works, especially the older ones, Anthony & the Johnsons' second, Lhasa by Mark Lanegan, there is a lot of talent around, trouble is to find it in the mass of average pop mass production

Bertrand's picture

Kind of Blue, needless to say, by Miles Davis.

David D.'s picture

Vocalese by The Manhattan Transfer.

Kerry Beverly's picture

Dave Brubeck: Jazz at Oberlin

BILL CRANE's picture

There are many select albums by various artists of the 1960s and early 1970s, but the masterpiece is the Beatles remastered Stereo box set.

Markus's picture

Tool: Aenima

Kris M's picture

Tom Petty: Wildflowers

Laura in Spokane's picture

U2: The Joshua Tree. There is a reason this album put U2 on the cover of Time. Every song is exceptional. There are some real gems on the album that didn't and don't get a lot of radio play time. The remastered 180 gram vinyl is a Record 2D4!

Chris's picture

Rush: Moving Pictures. Genesis: Selling England By The Pound. Yes: Close to the Edge. King Crimson: Red. David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust.

Betto, Italy's picture

Tapestry by Carole King

Chuck's picture

Jimmy Cobb Quartet: Jazz in the Key of Blue

?'s picture

Off the Wall by Michael Jackson/Quincy Jones.

BobNYCNY's picture

The Smiths (first album)