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.

EA's picture

Santana: Borboleta. Timeless , his best .

Alex's picture

David Bowie: Heathen

Peter Thonen's picture

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Segu Blue. Beautiful classic African world music. Listen and enjoy!

metromedia's picture

Marc Cohn by Marc Cohn. I used to have this on redbook and enjoyed it immensely. Lost it in a house fire and after a few years have picked it up on Mobile Fidelity's Ultradisc II Gold CD. Wow! Better than ever! It probably helps that my gear is upgraded also, but this is one of very few albums I've heard where I enjoy every track. His other album Rainy Season is very good also.

Markus K.'s picture

Explosions in the Sky: the earth is not a cold dead place, Sigur Ros: heima. This will destroy you—this will destroy you—sorry, I found 3 albums...

Sven Felsby's picture

Brian Eno's Another Green World. Timeless. Have played the LP every month since 1980.

A-Chan's picture

Perfume's Game—great sound and songs that stick to you.

Regor M.'s picture

Dark Side of the Moon

Ted's picture

Marvin Gaye: What's Goin On, no question about it...

Larry's picture

Abbey Road, by the greatest group that will ever exist in my lifetime.

Julio Cordero's picture

Victor Feldman, The Artful Dodgers. On what was only Victor Feldman's second album as a leader in six years, the multi-instrumentalist stuck to piano and electric keyboards to perform a mostly straightahead jazz set. Assisted by either Chuck Domanico or Monty Budwig on bass, drummer Colin Bailey and a guest appearance by trumpeter-vocalist Jack Sheldon (on the second of two versions of the memorable "Haunted Ballroom"), Feldman is quite creative on four of his originals and particularly on fresh versions of four standards: "Limehouse Blues," Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "St. Thomas." This CD reissue is well worth picking up.

Larry's picture

Abbey Road by the greatest group that will ever exist in my lifetime.

Walter Purdy's picture

This is an easy one. Shadows and Light, by Joni Mitchell. Timeless tunes and maybe the best pop band ever assembled. Needs to be remastered though, pretty glassy on top.

ZZ's picture

Rumours, Fleetwood Mac; Kind of Blue, Miles Davis; Houses of Holy, Led Zep, Scheherazade, Renaissance

John Marks's picture

Court and Spark. Clifford Brown and Strings.

Al Earz's picture

The first one that pops into mind is Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

Jeff Czarnecki's picture

Days Of Future Passed, The Moody Blues.I am sure nobody will agree but my saying is "If everyone thinks the same way, then someone isn't thinking."

Robert's picture

Yes, 90125 and Fragile, Paul Simon, Graceland, The Clash, London Calling, Bruce Springsteen, Born In The USA, Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced, David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Ron's picture

Two classics for me: Moody Blues, Days of Future Passed, ELO, Eldorado

Dirty Doug's picture

From 1975, Dream by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. As near perfect an album as I know of. Not so much in the sense of every song being a killer, but of the whole collection hanging together as a single entity. An album that should be listened to from start to finish. A classic of the "country/rock" era.

tonye's picture

Rock music: there are plenty, but, but, by a large margin I think that would be Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. There's not a single weak song and the record flows wonderfully. It's a real trip. Runners up, would be Wish You Where Here> and Zappa's Apostrophe. Classical? No contest. Most classical records are by definition "concept albums". Take a trip with Beethoven, Villalobos, etc, etc, etc...

Dimitris Gogas's picture

Tender Prey, Nick Cave.

Bill's picture

Grace by Jeff Buckley. A stunning first album which constantly makes you wonder what might have followed.

Craig Bradley's picture

I've been going through my vinyl again, so here are a few: James Gang, Rides Again, Moby Grape, S/T, The Morrells Shake & Push, Treat Her Right, Tied To The Tracks, Tull, Stand Up, Junior Wells, Hoodoo Man Blues, Human Sexual Response, In A Roman Mood, NRBQ, Scraps.

gene vernon's picture

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jesse davis's picture

You must believe in spring by Bill Evans

Michel Bourgonje's picture

Radiohead - Kid A Deftones - White Poney Mastodon - Leviathan Pearl Jam - Ten Nirvana - Nevermind Neurosis - A sun that never sets And so on and so on..... There is enough good music you just have to search for it :-)