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« on: July 11, 2012, 12:47:59 PM »

What are your favorite albums of music to listen to the entire way through? I mean albums that you love all the songs on, and don't think any are filler or mediocre? The albums that have songs that are similar enough that it forms a beautifully cohesive whole, but in which the songs are not so similar that they sound like they're repeating themselves? 

My favorites would be...

Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Underoath - Define the Great Line
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
All That Remains - For We Are Many
As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us
Opeth - Deliverance
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 05:21:05 AM »

Would have had a few off of your list a few years back, Asterikos. Too noisy for me these days. I must be turning into an old fart. Wink

Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon & Wish you were here (obvious, had to get that out of the way)
John Coltrane- A Love Supreme
Johnny Cash- At Folsom Prison
Marconi Union- Distance
Easy Star All Stars- Dub Side of the Moon
Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever
Muddy Waters- Hard Again
Miles Davis- Kind of Blue
Townes van Zandt- Live at the Old Quarter
Nuyorican Soul
Kelly Joe Phelps- Lead Me On
Johnny Winter- Roots
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ZZ Top- Tres Hombres
Mississippi Fred McDowell- I Do Not Play No Rock N Roll
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 07:47:00 AM »

There are many, but two stand out above all others for me:
Dream Theater, Metropolis Part II: Scenes From a Memory
Rush - Cygnux X-1 Book 2: Hemispheres

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 09:00:56 AM »


This one...in its original LP record format.



The slight crackle...just adds to the charm!

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 09:31:52 AM »

Band on the Run-Paul McCartney and Wings
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton John
Big Science-Laurie Anderson
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 01:43:11 PM »

Charles Mingus- The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Eric Dolphy- Out to Lunch
Donovan- Hurdy Gurdy Man
Hawkwind- Warrior on the Edge of Time
Vashti Bunyan- Just Another Diamond Day
The Congos- Heart of the Congos
The Legendary Pink Dots- The Maria Dimension
Tommy Makem- Songs of Tommy Makem
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 03:08:39 PM »

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

That's about the only album I can listen to start to finish.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 08:15:24 AM »

I find only three, as there are always at least one song, that I don't like...

Metallica - Black Album
Metallica - Load
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 11:18:20 AM »

I really try not to play favorites anymore with music. There are just so many awesome albums out there to list.

On the subject of metal, Asteriktos, or any other metal fans on the board, I urge you all to check out this little-known NWOBHM release.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3DftbXhcGc&feature=related

Truly a hidden gem among the short-lived movement, and one of its best full recordings IMO.
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 12:10:30 PM »

VIRTUE!!  now that's a blast from the past, so to speak!

To answer the OP:

Megadeth: Rust in Peace (original mix, please)
Iron Maiden : X Factor (yes, X Factor)
Queen : Night at the Opera
Cock Sparrer : Shock Troops
Bruce Springsteen : Born to Run
The Hotknives : The Way Things Are
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 12:29:51 PM »

Megadeth: Rust in Peace (original mix, please)

YES! The remaster just completely fails to capture the soul of the original IMO.

What do y'all metalheads think of the re-recorded version of "Bonded by Blood"?
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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2012, 02:11:12 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2012, 06:47:47 PM »

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
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Cock Sparrer : Shock Troops
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And since Achronos decided to make his unquotable, I apologize for the repeats-

The Beatles- Rubber Soul and Revolver (as well as pretty much any recording of their earlier stuff)

The Stooges- Raw Power

The Ramones- The Ramones and Rocket To Russia

Dead Boys- Young, Loud, and Snotty (as the Younger, Louder, and Snottier remix)

Bad Brains- Self titled

Dead Kennedys- Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

Beastie Boys- License to Ill and Paul's Boutique

Run DMC- Raising Hell

Nirvana- Nevermind and In Utero. Also, while it was more of a compilation than an actual album, I have never hit the fast forward button on Incesticide.

Weezer- Self-titled Blue and Pinkerton

Green Day- Dookie

OutKast- every album

DC Talk- Nu Thang, Free At Last, and Jesus Freak

Newboys- Not Ashamed, Going Public, and Take Me To Your Leader

Jars of Clay- Self-titled

Wu Tang Clan- Enter the 36 Chambers

Nekromantix- Return of the Loving Dead

Mad Sin- Sweet and Innocent... Loud and Dirty

Zombie Ghost Train- Dealing the Death Card

The Dwarves- Every album, but I always feel the need for confession after....
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2012, 11:59:41 PM »

In no order:

That was evil...

Megadeth: Rust in Peace (original mix, please)

YES! The remaster just completely fails to capture the soul of the original IMO.

What do y'all metalheads think of the re-recorded version of "Bonded by Blood"?

I've not heard the Bonded By Blood rerelease (never a big Exodus fan). I haven't heard the RIP remaster either, but I do dislike the remasters that I have heard (except KIMB, which I'm not sure about).
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