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      Bands With One Perfect Album
      Sep 21, 2014 01:33:23 am
      It may be a band or group you're a fan of or one you're not too keen on but hit that right spot once in a blue moon but there are sometimes  when a band just gets things exactly right and 'perfection' is found.

      My first choice is a band I am a fan of but one that for me has never, and will never, get near their debut album and that is Glasvegas with their eponymous debut.

      May not be to everyone's taste but James Allen's lyrics added to their version of a Spector type Wall of Sound style just hits the spot for me.

      1. Flowers And Football Tops
      2. Geraldine
      3. It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry
      4. Lonesome Swan
      5. Go Square Go
      6. Polmont On My Mind
      7. Daddy's Gone
      8. Stabbed
      9. S.A.D. Light
      10. Ice Cream Van

      Glasvegas - It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry

      Glasvegas- polmont on my mind

      glasvegas - flowers and football tops with lyrics
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #1: Sep 21, 2014 07:44:03 am
      2 bands. Both debut albums.

      The Killers.

      Bloc Party.

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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #2: Sep 22, 2014 06:39:56 pm
      The La's... perfect album, but it's their only album too.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #3: Sep 22, 2014 11:14:56 pm
      The Bluetones
      The Stone Roses
      Guns N Roses
      Arctic Monkeys
      Roisin Murphy
      Primal Scream
      Mylo


      All fit into the above category for me.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #4: Sep 25, 2014 09:15:09 pm
      Steely Dan - aja
      Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
      Men at Work - Business as usual
      Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
      U2 - The Joshua Tree
      Snow Patrol - Final Straw
      Radiohead - The Bends
      Spin Doctors - Pocketful of Kryptonite
      Oasis - Definitely Maybe
      Roxy Music - Avalon
      Supertramp - Breakfast in America
      AC/DC - Highway to Hell
      The Jam - All Mod Cons
      and of course..
      The Beatles - Rubber Soul

      All of the above, to me, got it bang on when they released those albums..in lyrics, vibe, musicianship,melody,energy and production..

      I could go on listing...I take it you do mean bands?.. and not individual artists.... coz thats another list.. ;D
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #5: Sep 25, 2014 09:21:41 pm
      Thought the Killers churned out some right sh*te after what can only be described as perfection from there first album

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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #6: Sep 26, 2014 01:19:10 am
      Achtung Baby - U2

      The reality is they've made a few perfect albums (Joshua Tree as mentioned, War) but Changed my perspective on this particular band completely. Only properly listened to it back in 2009 and while I did count myself as a U2 fan beforehand I never quite appreciated just how ambitious and exciting they were. Reading back on that album and the supporting Zoo TV Live tour (along with Zooropa) it seems they stood alone in their brilliance in the early 90s. It may be perceived as "uncool" praising them these days but to do so would be to betray the obvious greatness and contribution they have made to pop/rock music. Their size and scale, which can put people off, should never detract from that. Achtung Baby best defines the perfection of U2 and is relentless in its quality from start to finish, lyrically, musically and production wise.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #8: Sep 26, 2014 09:59:36 am

      One outstanding album,  everytime it gets played I think to myself 'have to get some more of their stuff' - still only got the one CD.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #9: Sep 26, 2014 10:24:11 am
      If it was a one-album band, I would say The La's also. I can still remember the first time I listened to it. It was only a few years ago, around 3 or 4 when I got the full album, and I was just blown away by it and definitely rate it as one of my favourite albums ever now.

      Other than that, I would go for The Killers - Hot Fuss also. 11 years old now.

      Arctic Monkeys - depending on the mood, I can flick between Whatever People Say I Am and AM. Both brilliant albums IMO.

      Kanye West - Graduation is just fantastic. Brilliant mix of melody, soul, beats and stories.

      I have a good few albums I tend to turn to too, depending on my mood, including ones that shouldn't really count but my favourite Bruce Sprinsteen album is actually The Promise - it's all old B-sides!
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #10: Sep 26, 2014 11:20:04 am
      I thought it was a thread about bands that had ONLY 1 great album.

      Some belters of choices of bands with great albums mentioned on here though.

      Kanye back when he was good.

      Guns n Roses before Rose vanished up his own arse.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #11: Sep 26, 2014 01:15:24 pm
      One outstanding album,  everytime it gets played I think to myself 'have to get some more of their stuff' - still only got the one CD.

      Class that album mate.. Richard Ashcroft has had a couple of belting solo albums since.. when you hear them it's pretty much The Verve anyway..
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #12: Sep 26, 2014 01:34:09 pm
      I thought it was a thread about bands that had ONLY 1 great album.

      Sex Pistols - Never mind the Bollocks..
      The Farm - Sparticus

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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #13: Sep 26, 2014 02:29:53 pm
      Class that album mate.. Richard Ashcroft has had a couple of belting solo albums since.. when you hear them it's pretty much The Verve anyway..

      Heard the solo stuff mate and it is basically the Verve, Ashcroft is the star man.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #14: Sep 26, 2014 03:06:29 pm
      I thought it was a thread about bands that had ONLY 1 great album.

      It was supposed to be mate. ;D

      Can't have Radiohead in here for one.

      The Bends and OK Computer. Two perfect albums.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #15: Sep 26, 2014 03:10:00 pm
      Can't have Radiohead in here for one.

      The Bends and OK Computer. Two perfect albums.

      Could never get into them, and I can't see myself ever doing it to be honest! I don't know what it is, but not just my style.

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      Reply #16: Sep 26, 2014 03:11:39 pm
      Could never get into them, and I can't see myself ever doing it to be honest! I don't know what it is, but not just my style.



      You listened to The Bends LL?
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #17: Sep 26, 2014 03:48:54 pm
      Are The Smiths not mentioned because a belief that all FOUR of their albums were perfect?! :D

      Nonetheless if I chose one it would always be The Queen Is Dead.
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      Reply #18: Sep 26, 2014 03:58:32 pm
      Are The Smiths not mentioned because a belief that all FOUR of their albums were perfect?! :D

      Got it in one mate.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #19: Sep 26, 2014 05:01:52 pm
      Ben Howard -Every Kingdom

      Audio joy.

      I must have lay on my bed at night listening to the song 'Promise' with my headphones on over 1000 times.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #20: Sep 26, 2014 10:30:23 pm
      Could never get into them, and I can't see myself ever doing it to be honest! I don't know what it is, but not just my style.



      I really like The Bends and some of OK Computer....but that's it. The rest is largely for pseudo-intellectual art students to furiously w*nk over proclaiming their love of Radiohead and Thom Yorke just to look 'progressive' and 'with it' in the company of their vacuous pals. I may admire the technical wizardry of Kid A and the rest after it but at the end of the day they just don't represent song writing in its most natural and pure form. The whole 'confused? You should be!' act is getting a bit tiresome now and it showed with their last album which was insipid bar the odd song like Codex.
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      Reply #21: Sep 26, 2014 10:32:37 pm
      It may be a band or group you're a fan of or one you're not too keen on but hit that right spot once in a blue moon but there are sometimes  when a band just gets things exactly right and 'perfection' is found.

      My first choice is a band I am a fan of but one that for me has never, and will never, get near their debut album and that is Glasvegas with their eponymous debut.

      May not be to everyone's taste but James Allen's lyrics added to their version of a Spector type Wall of Sound style just hits the spot for me.

      1. Flowers And Football Tops
      2. Geraldine
      3. It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry
      4. Lonesome Swan
      5. Go Square Go
      6. Polmont On My Mind
      7. Daddy's Gone
      8. Stabbed
      9. S.A.D. Light
      10. Ice Cream Van

      Glasvegas - It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry

      Glasvegas- polmont on my mind

      glasvegas - flowers and football tops with lyrics

      Downloading this now.

      It's all on you Si.
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      Reply #22: Sep 26, 2014 11:43:31 pm
      I really like The Bends and some of OK Computer....but that's it. The rest is largely for pseudo-intellectual art students to furiously w*nk over proclaiming their love of Radiohead and Thom Yorke just to look 'progressive' and 'with it' in the company of their vacuous pals.

       :o :o

      Cheers mate. ;D

      I think OK Computer is a masterpiece and for me is Radiohead's 'Dark Side Of The Moon'.

      Truly great album and I actually thought, given chat we've had before about music, you might have liked it as well.

      Downloading this now.

      It's all on you Si.

      Sh*t. :D

      As I said in my original post mate it's maybe not to everyone's taste but I love everything about this album and I think James Allen really hits a chord with some of his lyrics.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #23: Sep 26, 2014 11:53:41 pm
      :o :o

      Cheers mate. ;D

      I think OK Computer is a masterpiece and for me is Radiohead's 'Dark Side Of The Moon'.

      Truly great album and I actually thought, given chat we've had before about music, you might have liked it as well.

      Sh*t. :D

      As I said in my original post mate it's maybe not to everyone's taste but I love everything about this album and I think James Allen really hits a chord with some of his lyrics.

      No I don't have an issue with those who proclaim OK Computer's greatness. I just think The Bends is better but there's no doubt that those two albums were Radiohead's best as it was all about the songs and melody.
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      Reply #24: Sep 26, 2014 11:57:17 pm
      No I don't have an issue with those who proclaim OK Computer's greatness. I just think The Bends is better but there's no doubt that those two albums were Radiohead's best as it was all about the songs and melody.

      I find it hard to find a 'winner' between The Bends and Ok Computer as they are different albums in how they sound.

      But as I said Radiohead can't be in this thread as they have had more than one perfect album.

      In my opinion of of course. :D

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