Perfect Albums

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  1. Tiffin

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    Simple enough, what do you consider to perfect/near perfect (because perfection should be hard to attain) albums.

     
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  2. Heesu

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    Are you staring a "perfect albums" thread with "father john misty" as an example of what isn't a perfect album?
     
  3. Corch

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    Dark Side of the Moon
     
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    Offspring "Smash"
    Pearl Jam "Ten"
     
  5. Tiffin

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    Yes. :crossedarms:

    It's subjective. This isn't about greatest albums of all time. This is about albums that work perfectly together. NOT "Best albums of all time." I'll give some other examples:


     
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    RATM "Evil Empire" and "RATM"
    The Beatles "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
    Car Seat Headrest "Teens of Denial" and "Teens of Style"
    Pavement "Brighten the Corners"
    Parquet Courts "Light Up Gold"
    Viet Cong "Viet Cong" (they now go by Preoccupations)
    Real Estate "Real Estate", "Atlas" and "Days"
    Radiohead "Kid A"
    The Mars Volta "De-Loused in the Comatorium" and "Frances the Mute"
    The Whigs "Give 'Em All a Big Fat Lip"
     
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    The Streets- A Grand Don't Come For Free.
     
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  10. Tiffin

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    Definitely would agree on Sgt. Pepper's.

    Expected to see Radiohead early and often. Not my personal favorites, but hard to argue that they aren't very well put together albums.
     
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    Close to the edge ~ YES
     
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    Edit to add: I'm confusing influential with what the OP asked. I don't care. These are albums I'd put on my iPod if I were ever on a The Book of Eli type apocalyptic journey.

    Sleep-Dopesmoker

    It's one song...really long song. It's not everyone but it's for me.

    Lana Del Ray is far from a favorite but her "Born to Die" is a cohesive story.
    Kendrick Lamar same with TPAB
    Frank Ocean Blonde...if you turn it on I'm probably not leaving for an hour.
    Isbell's Southeastern is a masterpiece.
    Sturgill Simpson hasn't made a song that didn't fit in the storyline of an entire album. They're always tight and he's said he'll quit when they aren't.
    Electric Wizards dopethrone defined a genre that begat many sub genres.
    Waylons Honky Tonk Heroes set the table for outlaw music. I find it to be great.
    Deftones White Pony
    Weezer Blue
    Green Day Dookie
     
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    Love YES, thanks to my dad for some prog rock roots, but I'd be hard pressed to pick a single album for them.
     
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    I'm a Ween fanboy, I know that's a generally unpopular stance, but I their country/western album perfectly achieves what they were going for with a parody album.
    And beyond that, some of my favorite songs are on the album and I'd say Scrape the Mucus Off My Brain is a quintessential Ween song.

     
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    The Marshall Mathers LP
     
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    Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    Nas - Illmatic
    Tupac - Me Against the World
    Pearl Jam - Ten

    Not really on topic, but I can listen to the Last of the Mohicans and Braveheart soundtracks all of the way through, and not want to skip any of it.
     
  19. Tiffin

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    Soundtracks should definitely be it's own thread if it isn't already. Although admittedly I don't generally throw on a soundtrack.
     
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    This albums just builds and builds, an emotional roller coaster really

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    No Strings Attached - Nsync
     
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    Milennium is the greatest, most perfect boy band album of all time, and I'm sorry this isn't up for debate.

     
  23. steamengine

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    Fear Fun really is perfect
     
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    :justsayin:
     
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    Evil Urges and It Still Moves are both close from MMJ, not sure which I'd settle on, but probably It Still Moves.
     
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    Hate all you want, this album was good start to finish:

     
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    Neil Young - Harvest; After the Gold Rush

    Nirvana - Unplugged
     
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    wilco - yankee hotel foxtrot
    nas - illmatic
    broken social scene - you forgot it in people
    talking heads - remain in light
    aphex twin - selected ambient works 85-92
     
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    Live albums are probably prohibited, but this is as good as it gets.

     
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    this + 'the name of this band is talking heads' are perfect live albums
     
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    First thought.

    Second would be Kid A followed by OK computer
     
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    prefer undertow
     
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    Undertow and AEnima are 2a/2b for me, but I get the preference.
     
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