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Albums that are artistically brilliant from start to finish

Discussion in 'Music' started by Skerpokes, Nov 29, 2018.

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    What is an album that you can not only listen to from beginning to end but is also so well done artistically, whatever that may mean to you.

    For me, one album is OK Computer from Radiohead. It just flows from song to song so well and the creativity musically is brilliant. There are some bass lines in that album that are incredible.

    Radiohead isn't for everybody, I get it. But about once or twice a year I will break that album out and just let it go.

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    So many excellent ones over the years...
    ...but you still can never go wrong with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.




    Tracks:
    01 Speak to me
    02 breathe
    03 on the run
    04 time
    05 the great gig in the sky
    06 money
    07 us and them
    08 any colour you like
    09 brain damage
    10 eclipse

    Personnel:
    David Gilmour – vocals, guitars, Synthi AKS
    Nick Mason – drums, percussion, tape effects
    Richard Wright – organ (Hammond and Farfisa), piano, electric piano (Wurlitzer, Rhodes), vocals, VCS 3, Synthi AKS
    Roger Waters – bass guitar, vocals, VCS 3, tape effects

    Additional musicians:
    Dick Parry – saxophone on "Us and Them" and "Money"
    Clare Torry – vocals on "The Great Gig in the Sky"
    Doris Troy – backing vocals
    Lesley Duncan – backing vocals
    Liza Strike – backing vocals
    Barry St. John – backing vocals

    Production:
    Alan Parsons – engineering
    Peter James – assistant (incorrectly identified as "Peter Jones" on first US pressings of the LP) Chris Thomas – mix supervisor

    Design:
    Hipgnosis – sleeve design, photography
    George Hardie – sleeve art, stickers art

    Released - 1 March 1973
    Recorded -June 1972–January 1973 Studio Abbey Road Studios, London
    Length 42:49
    Label - Harvest
    Producer - Pink Floyd
     
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    Another of my personal faves is the landmark Kind of Blue album by Miles Davis.

    It's a masterpiece and never gets old....




    00:00 So What
    09:24 Freddie Freeloader
    19:13 Blue In Green
    24:50 All Blues
    36:25 Flamenco Sketches
    45:50 Flamenco Sketches (Alternate Take)


    Kind of Blue - Wikipedia
     
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    The Beatles or White Album (50 Years ago last week)

    The Beatles or "The White album" as it became better known was released on 22nd November, 1968 on the fifth anniversary of their second album, With The Beatles. A total of 34 new tracks were released in 1968 and 30 were contained on this one double-LP.

    Following the recording of their single "Lady Madonna" in February, the Beatles flew to Rishikesh, India for several weeks of meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi during which they enjoyed a prolific period of song writing. Recording began at Abbey Road on 30th May and studio work occupied most of their time until the final session in mid October.

    The colourful artwork that had adorned Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour albums was absent here. The double wallet merely had words The BEATLES embossed on the front cover. Early copies also had a individual number stamped on the front. Inside the package along with the two discs wrapped in black inner sleeves were four individual photographs of the guys and a folded poster containing a photo-collage with the lyrics to the songs on the reverse.

    The Beatles was the group's first album to appear on the Apple label. The change from Parlophone to Apple had first taken place with the release of the "Hey Jude" single in August, 1968.

    Despite the fact that it was a double album it entered the UK chart at no. 1 and occupied that position for eight of the 22 weeks it spent in the chart. The US situation was even more impressive with a nine week stay in the top spot during an initial chart run of 65 weeks.
     
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    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland
    Beatles - Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt Pepper, Abbey Road
    Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street, Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers
    The Doors - The Doors
    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Boston - Boston
    Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
    Van Halen - I, II, Women & Children First, Fair Warning
    Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream, Machina, Gish
     
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    Wow. Before I opened the thread I came here to say The Bends.
     
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    Division Bell for me.
     
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    I'd also say Astral Weeks from Van.
     
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    The Bends is my fave from Radiohead as well, followed by OK Computer. They lost me a bit after that.
     
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    Kid A has a special place in my heart.

    Pablo Honey is not bad. I always liked this song.