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I've noticed that even with my favorites albums there's always at least a couple of songs that I just don't want to listen through, and so I end up skipping them. It seems no matter how good an album is, there always has to be something like that each and every time. For instance, on LOTGA, I usually skip Vermillion, and always skip Alabama Motel Room. It got me thinking as to whether or not there's really a totally perfect album, on which every song is as listenable to (or close) as the next. Naturally it's a matter of taste, but I was curious as to which, if any, albums people think are actually perfect. It's not a question of whether it's a great album, or a favorite, but whether or not you think it's actually perfect. So... discuss.

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I never skip a song on Astro Creep: 2000: Songs Of Love, Destruction, & Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head by White Zombie. the same goes for the Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me by brand new. I wouldn't say they're perfect albums though... it's hard to think of what I could call perfect

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Maroon by BNL is an album where every song is listenable, but personally, I usually skip one or two songs.


If you don't count the 'interludes' I feel the same way about The Black Halo by Kamelot (though I'm not a big fan of When the Lights go Down.) Actually, damn, I'm not finding any examples of a CD where I am a 'big fan' of every single song.

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Nah. I think if every song on the CDs we were listening to were the same (and we therefore liked every one) we'd be listening to shitty music. It's good that bands experiment a bit, but because of the nature of experimentation (variance in sound) not everyone likes the same songs, and nearly no one likes every song.

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it's not about every song sounding the same. it's about picking bands who make really good albums as a whole.

Surely you accept the subjectivity of art, though? Just because every song achieves a certain level of technical quality doesn't mean that it will tickle the fancy of every listener.

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Rush - 2112

The Cure - Pornography

Van Halen - I, II, and 5150

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, and Disintegration

DMB - Every single live show I have (422)

Queensryche - Operation:Mindcrime

Led Zepplin - Every single album

Matthew Good/Matthew Good Band - Every single album


And so many, many many more

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Albums I would pick:


Tool - Lateralus/Aenima

Radiohead - Kid A

Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream


Boards of Canada - Geogaddi

Acid Mothers Temple - La Novia

A Perfect Circle - 13th Step/Mer de Noms

Matthew Good - Avalanche

The Beatles - Revolver

The Yardbirds - Roger the engineer

Led Zeppelin - IV



Way too many to list. Muzack pwns.

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My favorite albums are:


Grandaddy "The Sophtware Slump"

The Old 97's "Too Far to Care"

Bear vs Shark "Right Now, You're in the Best of Hands"

The Pixies "Doolittle"


MGB "Underdogs"


But I would never call any album perfect, it's just not a term that applies to art for me.

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