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Masterpeice

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by OnTheOne, Sep 20, 2010.


  1. OnTheOne

    OnTheOne

    Aug 9, 2010
    Driving in to work today I put a CD in the radio, something that I do every day. I put in Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys. I was unable to leave the car until the last song was played. Of course this made me late for work. I couldnt help from thinking that this album is a work of art. Machine Gun should be played often, and at high volume. What is that one album for you TB that you cant turn off until the last song is played. What is that perfect album? (for all you young cats, I know they are called CD's. They will always be albums to me)
     
  2. ggunn

    ggunn

    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    To quote Frank Zappa, "What is your conceptual continuity?"

    Conceptual albums are not nearly as common today as they used to be.
     
  3. fearceol

    fearceol

    Nov 14, 2006
    Ireland
    I would not call it a "perfect" album ( they are albums to me also ;) ), but Miles' "Bitches Brew" has the effect on me that you describe.
     
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    "Close To The Edge" by YES. The whole things is tasty as hell.
     
  5. ggunn

    ggunn

    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    There are so many to choose from, but my nomination would be Argus by Wishbone Ash.
     
  6. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Regardless of the medium...they're all albums.

    Anyway, just picked up the just issued Legacy version of Bitches Brew...includes a nice DVD performance of Miles, Shorter, Dejohnette, Corea & Holland in Copenhagen 1969.
    http://www.amazon.com/Bitches-Brew-...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1285007399&sr=8-1
     
  7. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    Agreed, and now more than ever. The last time I cranked that in my car it made me cry. There is a lot of pain in that recording. Tortured playing.

    Sorry to derail...
     
  8. not that anyone asked but i think the only album that can be considered a masterpeice is marquee moon - television
     
  9. Two of my favorites instantly come to mind:

    Jeff Beck - Wired
    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
     
  10. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    I like that one too..
     
  11. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Reno/Tahoe
    Abbey Road
     
  12. SuperTbass

    SuperTbass

    Aug 29, 2010
    Ohio
    In the age of shuffle, I can say that whenever I hear a single track off any of the following albums, I feel the need to listen to the whole thing.

    The Blood Brothers - ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
    The Doors - Self-Titled
    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
    Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters
    Descendents - Milo Goes to College
    Filter - Short Bus
    Frank Zappa - Apostrophe, Overnight Sensation, Roxy and Elsewhere, Freak Out, Absolutely Free, Weasels Ripped My Flesh
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
    Morphine - The Night
    NIN - Broken
    The Offspring - Ignition
    A Perfect Circle - The Thirteenth Step
    The Phunk Junkeez - Injected
    The Pimps - To a Cool Person, Stay That Way
    Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire
    Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
    Rollins Band - Nice
    Sage Francis - Personal Journals
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    Stabbing Westward - Wither, Blister, Burn and Peel
    Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale
    System of a Down - Self Titled
    Toad the Wet Sprocket - Coil
    The Toadies - Rubberneck
    Tool - Aenima
    The Who - Quadrophenia
     
  13. Rocker949

    Rocker949

    Apr 20, 2005
    The "Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland" trilogy.
     
  14. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    Thick As A Brick
     
  15. Seconds of Pleasure
     
  16. tomber

    tomber

    Sep 8, 2010
    Its a very hard question but if i had to choose it'd be one the following.

    Led Zeppelin III
    Fragile by YES
    OK Computer by Radiohead
    Stand Up by Jethro Tull
    Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
    Animals by Pink Floyd
    and
    Flight of the Conchords by Flight of the Conchords

    I couldn't choose.
     
  17. Spraeg

    Spraeg

    May 13, 2010
    Chicago
    Even to us young cats, they're still albums. Thats the difference, and Album is a single piece of work that makes sense together (and sometimes only makes sense together), whereas a CD is just a medium for a collection of music, an LP or EP, depending on length. As for my picks, there's certain albums I can really ONLY listen to in album form, front to back, all at once, the way it was intended. Although there may be one or two songs that can be picked out on their own, they just make me want to listen to the whole thing, especially when it's the first track... But I digress. Most of Pink Floyd's catalogue falls in to this category, although the standouts are The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon. Tool's 10,000 Days fits as well, along with Jethro Tull's Aqualung. They just work better in context.
     
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