Perfect Albums (Read 326 times)


Revenge of the Nerd

     

    Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday

    Moody Blues  In Search of the Lost Chord

     

     

    Wow!  A Heep fan.  Tough call but I'd go with Demons and Wizards.

     

    ... Lost Chord is a great choice.

    One of these days is none of these days.

    ~ H.G. Bohn

    ZZCaptainObvious


      For me, it's The Protomen's first album. Partly because I randomly found it and party because it really grooves with me. Fast, aggressive, tells a story. It's a good rock opera.

       

      It's also loosely based on Mega Man, so there's that too.


      Revenge of the Nerd

        The combination of Trower's guitar and James Dewar's vocals give this album an earthy, rumbling quality - like a volcanic eruption, with periods of great upheaval followed by the slow oozing of molten lava.  It is at once bluesy, psychedelic and hypnotic ... and never far from reach.

        One of these days is none of these days.

        ~ H.G. Bohn


        Not dead. Yet.

          Jethro Tull - Aqualung

           

          Perfect!  Truly divine from start to finish!

          How can we know our limits if we don't test them?


          Got Hills?

             

            Perfect!  Truly divine from start to finish!

             

            All the songs fit together, and they stand up well on their own as well!

            "Not to touch the Earth, not to see the Sun, nothing left to do but run, run, run..."


            Prince of Fatness

              Pink Floyd - Animals

              Yes - Close To The Edge

               

              I was just going to mention these two.  Good thing that I went back a page.  A couple more...

               

              Genesis - Nursery Cryme

              Pink Floyd - Meddle

              Neil Young - After the Gold Rush

              Semi-retired.


              Prince of Fatness

                Tom Petty - Wildflowers

                 

                Damn the Torpedoes

                Semi-retired.

                  most any album by the Beatles but my personal fav- revolver

                   

                  either of first 2 albums by Traffic-check out 40000 headman if you don't know this song (2nd album "Traffic")

                   

                  Night Moves-Bob Seeger    not sure lf he ever made a bad song

                   

                  Tommy- by the Who of course

                   

                   

                  these would be the top of my list as I am writing this,  may change at any random time (except Revolver)


                  Cool Jump Suit

                     

                    Led Zeppelin  - IV

                     

                    As a kid I looked forever for Kashmir on side one of Led Zeppelin IV thanks to Mark Ratner.  Damone was kind of an ass anyway.

                    The kiss goodnight, it comes with me,
                    Both wrong and right, our memories. 
                    The whispering before we sleep,
                    Just one more thing that you can't keep.

                    Our favorite place we used to go,
                    The warm embrace that no one knows.
                    The lovin' look that's left your eyes,
                    But I know in time we'll find this was no surprise.

                    jimmyb


                      Someone mentioned Neil Young's After The Goldrush,    perfection.

                      I also think Harvest and Harvest Moon by are in the same pantheon.

                      I saw Neil play back in '91 or so with Booker T and the MG's as his back up band. Blind Melon and Soundgarden opened the show. They were fine, but when Neil took the stage, he showed them how a rock performance was done. Amazing show. He has some of the most grandiose endings to songs I've ever heard—whole other art form almost.

                       

                      I just listened to the The Beatles (a.k.a The White Album) on a recent road trip. It's the greatest example of a perfect imperfect album (could be another thread). A lot of the songs written while they were tripping out in India with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The record is all over the map. Reflects minds becoming more unstructured, as well as a band. Putting that sound collage, "Revolution #9", on what was side 4 (yes, young ones, albums use to have "sides", and we did to them a thing we called "flipping them over") took major artistic balls—I'm sure some would call it an "over-reach", but great artists do that on occasion). I was only 6 years old when that record came out, so wasn't so aware. I wonder what fans thought of this particular piece being on the record back in '68. The only drawback of Revolution #9 would be that some people would probably stop the record at that point and miss that lovely last song, "Good Night",  with Ringo singing. RIngo was always this breath of fresh air when his song came along (I still get chills when he comes in singing "What would you do if I sang out of tune..." on Sgt. Pepper's). The album is well-recorded, but it has a loose feel to it.

                       

                      The White Album had to have as much impact on the bands that followed as Sgt. Pepper's did. No bigger blurt of eclectic songwriting and, perhaps, over-reaching, by a band that I've heard.

                      Log    PRs

                        yes! definitely! well put!   white album for sure s/b close to top of "perfect, imperfect" list/  based on its variety & collectilon of songs.   songs like Helter Skelter (one of my all time fav Beatle songs)  & "good night"  on the same album?  wow,   what a range.  only the Beatles could pull this off!

                        Chantilly75


                        It's always something...

                           

                          Wow!  A Heep fan.  Tough call but I'd go with Demons and Wizards.

                           

                           

                          I have to have both albums,  but  I find that  All my Life is sort of annoying and seems out of place.

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          FSocks


                          Gramps

                             

                            As a kid I looked forever for Kashmir on side one of Led Zeppelin IV thanks to Mark Ratner.  Damone was kind of an ass anyway.

                             

                            Hahaha.

                            Running is dumb. 

                              OOoh, and how about Violent Femmes (the first).

                               

                              Oski - coincidentally this just got a mention in today's Wall Street Journal.

                              Did not realize this is the 30th anniversary of its release. Oy.

                              Dave


                              Hip Hip Hooray

                                 

                                Oski - coincidentally this just got a mention in today's Wall Street Journal.

                                Did not realize this is the 30th anniversary of its release. Oy.

                                 

                                Annnnnnnd I feel old. lol