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    Quote Originally Posted by huckbucket View Post
    More of a Leisure fan myself. Did we go to school together? Yikes. Lots of the same picks.
    Dunno. But I went to the neighboring high school to Damon Albarn. Played in opposing school football teams quite frequently. Boy done good for an Essex lad.

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    Kaya
    I just don't get the several mentions for this Marley Album.
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    Marley you gotta go Babylon By Bus I'd have to say. Again.

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    A few that weren't mentioned.

    Paul Simon - Graceland. (That album never misses a beat).

    Tortoise - TNT

    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness (IMO, the best alt-country album)

    Arcade Fire - Funeral

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I just don't get the several mentions for this Marley Album.
    I think it's a good and consistent record, but if I had to pick a 'Marley' album I'd pick either Catch a Fire or Burnin'. I prefer the Wailers to Bob Marley and the Wailers. A lot was lost with the departure of Peter and Bunny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I think it's a good and consistent record, but if I had to pick a 'Marley' album I'd pick either Catch a Fire or Burnin'. I prefer the Wailers to Bob Marley and the Wailers. A lot was lost with the departure of Peter and Bunny.
    Yeah I don't get the perfectness of it in comparison to his other albums.

    It's great, don't get me wrong...
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    Somehow we're onto Page 5 and nobody's mentioned Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA. How is that possible?
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    Agreed re Marley, Catch A Fire would be my choice if I was putting him on this list.

    And Graceland is an excellent pick, very much a perfect album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman829 View Post
    Not the biggest Radiohead fan but In Rainbows is on this list for me. Thickfreakness - The Black Keys is pretty damn perfect. Has anyone mentioned Excitable Boy by Zevon yet?
    I like this birdman & endorse his suggestions

    also Live albums really shouldnt be here

    funny I have been listening to albums recently
    I mean all the way through, even stopping after side one to appreciate how they were put together. intentionally, not just a collection of songs. in his auto biography, Keith Richards talks about when pop/rock albums evolved into albums and not just a collection of Singles & b sides &chatting with Paul mcCartney about it.
    Jazz seems to have always done this
    some real LPS
    glad someone mentioned 40 oz to freedom, it hit me as a full album even back in college when it came out

    Talking Heads Fear of Music
    Check your head by the beastie boys

    Decoration Day Drive by truckers & Everyday Widspread panic for an old friend who thought they were 2 of the best ever made

    James Brown - Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
    Isaac Hayes Shaft
    Ziggy Stardust Bowie
    Scarecrow John Cougar mellancamp is way underrated

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    oh and Blood on the Tracks may be the perfectest album ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by auvgeek View Post
    Somehow we're onto Page 5 and nobody's mentioned Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA. How is that possible?
    Because Springsteen sucks?

    I also nominate the Travelling Wilburys Vol 1 as a perfect album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auvgeek View Post
    Somehow we're onto Page 5 and nobody's mentioned Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA. How is that possible?
    Funny, I started reading your post and as I saw Bruce and "Born" I thought to myself, he's right, Born to Run might be a good choice. But you went with Born in the USA. Really? Sorry, can't agree with that choice.
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    A few more, some have been mentioned already:

    Van Halen 1 - VH
    Montrose - Montrose
    In Rock - Deep Purple
    Bridge Of Sighs - Robin Trower
    Hemispheres - Rush
    Sky Valley - Kyuss
    Powertrip - Monster Magnet
    Killers - Iron Maiden
    Blizzard of Oz - Ozzy Osbourne
    Aenima - Tool
    Earthshaker - Y & T
    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

    Do live albums count?
    Strangers In the Night - UFO
    Go For What You Know - Pat Travers Band
    Irish Tour 74 - Rory Gallagher
    All The Worlds A Stage - Rush
    Made In Japan - Deep Purple
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    oh and if you want to read some short books (about as long to read as it is to listen to an album) by some interesting people on albums they feel are perfect, go here http://www.33third.blogspot.com/p/co...series_27.html

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    ugh. can't stand wilburies or graceland and have never cared for springsteen much. i always joke that whoever jeff lynne touches gets elo-ed. and i loved elo when i was 16.

    live i like SRV live alive. not perfect, but pretty damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spook View Post
    ugh. can't stand wilburies or graceland and have never cared for springsteen much.
    Which begs a bigger question, do you have to like the artist to recognize the perfectness of the album?

    For instance I can't fucking stand the Beastie Boys.. but it would be difficult to argue (edit: against the stance) that they may have released a (or more than one) perfect album.

    Springsteen does suck though. And someone mentioned Genesis earlier.... them too, but even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Which begs a bigger question, do you have to like the artist to recognize the perfectness of the album?

    For instance I can't fucking stand the Beastie Boys.. but it would be difficult to argue that they may have released a (or more than one) perfect album.

    Springsteen does suck though. And someone mentioned Genesis earlier.... them too, but even more.
    i don't think you should have to like the artist to recognize the perfectness of the album, but i'm definitely less of a music aficionado than some here. i like a lot of different music, but very little of it is current.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Which begs a bigger question, do you have to like the artist to recognize the perfectness of the album?
    I think you have to at least like them to recognize the perfectness of an album. I mean, people are listing all sorts of albums by all sorts of artists, and to really say "that album is perfect for what it is", I can't see hating the music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I think you have to at least like them to recognize the perfectness of an album. I mean, people are listing all sorts of albums by all sorts of artists, and to really say "that album is perfect for what it is", I can't see hating the music.
    yeah, maybe at least respect instead of like. i'd probably have a hard time with the beastie boys because i just can't stand their music or their lyrics. if i can identify with the writing, i can get past the music that is not my favorite. i'm sure there are a lot of musicians who respect the skill and talent of a lot of music that they may not necessarily care for because they recognize the skill and talent where a consumer might not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I think you have to at least like them to recognize the perfectness of an album.
    I respectfully disagree.

    But it depends on the definition of perfect in this whole context, which may in fact be a more interesting conversation than any specific music selections offered up?
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    ben folds five- self titled
    stereolab- dots and loops
    beastie boys- hello nasty (im sure im in the minority in thinking hn is their best album)
    tom petty- wildflowers
    they might be giants- flood
    talking heads- remain in light
    yo la tengo- i can hear the heart beating as one
    vampire weekend- both albums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    ...edit:
    oh and Blood on the Tracks may be the perfectest album ever
    I thought of that one, but got distracted and forgot it from my last post. BotT is perfect.
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by spook View Post
    i don't think you should have to like the artist to recognize the perfectness of the album...
    Well then we should all agree that Michael Jackson's Thriller is a perfect album... just don't make me listen to it.

    And yes, I like Kaya more than Babylon by Bus. Another Reggae Album that's perfect (or nearly so) is Black Uhuru's Red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippster View Post
    Well then we should all agree that Michael Jackson's Thriller is a perfect album...
    Nope. It has a post-Beatles Paul McCartney on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tippster View Post
    And yes, I like Kaya more than Babylon by Bus.
    So do I (probably) That doesn't explain why it'd be more perfect than >....any other Marley studio album....<. It's certainly quite different in style/content/theme.
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    We're gettin' a little out there on some of these I could listen to NRBQ At Yankee Stadium all the way through any day.

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