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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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      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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      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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      Reply #7: Sep 26, 2014 05:27:57 am
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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Reply #25: Sep 27, 2014 12:01:38 am
      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

      Absolutely and many will agree with you.

      Oh and I've got another suggestion - Franz Ferdinand's debut. That was something else. 10 years old now!  :o

      edit: And a couple more!

      Demon Days - Gorillaz
      A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay

      Three albums I ravished growing up.
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      Reply #26: Sep 27, 2014 12:06:08 am

      Great shout.

      Coldplay haven't got near this album since.

      Some good stuff but A Rush Of Blood To The Head will not be bettered by them.
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      Reply #27: Sep 27, 2014 11:16:52 pm
      Great shout.

      Coldplay haven't got near this album since.

      Some good stuff but A Rush Of Blood To The Head will not be bettered by them.

      A superb album (recorded in Liverpool no less!) accompanied by some fine b sides from that era as well. Check out Crests of Waves and I Ran Away on youtube especially. Will never be bettered.
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      Reply #28: Sep 28, 2014 11:13:34 am
      I like these threads because I do genuinely then make the effort to listen to the suggested albums and give them a go.
      It concerns me when the likes of U2 and Coldplay are mentioned, however!  :laugh:

      Radiohead - The Bends is a good shout because, like racer I'm reading the topic subject as bands with one great album, not just an album from your favourite band (I like some of Pablo Honey but it's not a great album).

      The Offspring - Smash
      Career defining work. One of the standout New-Wave Punk albums that didn't take itself too seriously and could be left to spin over and over on a hot summer's day or late night bender.

      The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream.
      Gish was great but raw and not easily accessible.
      Mellon Collie could have been great but was padded out by dodgy offerings to make a double album.
      Everything they did after that was dog sh*t.
      Between those two albums was a work of perfection with no weak links. Siamese Dream can still calm me after a bad day or bring a lump to my throat, inspiring memories of carefree times... when decent music was being made!

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      Reply #29: Sep 28, 2014 11:33:12 am
      Radiohead - The Bends is a good shout because, like racer I'm reading the topic subject as bands with one great album, not just an album from your favourite band (I like some of Pablo Honey but it's not a great album).

      Interesting Rep.

      As I said above Radiohead don't go in here as I think they have had two 'perfect' albums with Ok Computer and The Bends.

      And you and racer have got the thread right. Good to see you posting by the way.
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      Reply #30: Sep 28, 2014 02:01:04 pm
      Interesting Rep.

      As I said above Radiohead don't go in here as I think they have had two 'perfect' albums with Ok Computer and The Bends.

      And you and racer have got the thread right. Good to see you posting by the way.

      Surely greatness and perfection are separate things though with perfection being subjective? I mean, The Beatles have probably at least 4 great albums but for me their one true perfect album is Abbey Road.
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      Reply #31: Sep 28, 2014 02:08:41 pm
      Surely greatness and perfection are separate things though with perfection being subjective? I mean, The Beatles have probably at least 4 great albums but for me their one true perfect album is Abbey Road.

      The innovative, ground breaking Sgt Pepper is the one for me, Abbey Road while being a perfect album was a precursor to the musically abstract brilliance of Sgt Pepper.
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      Reply #32: Sep 29, 2014 12:15:54 pm
      The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream.

      Many a drunken discussion between myself and my mates on this.
      I've always claimed Siamese Dream to be a more complete album.
      If Melon Collie had been a single CD it would have been perfect, but there is far too much self indulgent sh*te on there.

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      inspiring memories of carefree times... when decent music was being made!

      You can sing that one.
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      Reply #33: Sep 29, 2014 12:28:00 pm
      Bands with just one perfect album -

      Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
      Sex Pistols - Nevermind The Bollocks
      Blondie - Parallel Lines
      Eels - Beautiful Freak
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      Reply #34: Sep 29, 2014 12:35:56 pm
      Nirvana - Nevermind.

      Let's be honest, as good as In Utero was there was a lot of "F**k the Record Company" noise on it.
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      Reply #35: Sep 29, 2014 01:00:41 pm
      Rock

      Led Zepplin 4

      Grunge

      Sound Garden - Down on the Upside

      Metal

      Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

      Popular

      The Beatles - Sgt Peppers

      Rap

      Dr Dre - 2001

      Will think of more later
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      Reply #36: Sep 29, 2014 06:21:35 pm
      Rock

      Led Zepplin 4

      Grunge

      Sound Garden - Down on the Upside

      Metal

      Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

      Popular

      The Beatles - Sgt Peppers

      Rap

      Dr Dre - 2001

      Will think of more later

      Surprised at the Soundgarden and Pantera suggestions. Not because they aren't awesome albums (they definitely are) but because Superunknown and Far Beyond Driven are also great, great albums (imho).

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      Reply #37: Sep 29, 2014 09:59:16 pm
      S'more of my choices ;

      UB40 - Signing Off
      Rush - Moving Pictures
      XTC - Drums and Wires
      The Specials - The Specials
      Genesis - Duke
      The Police - Reggatta De Blanc
      Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
      The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
      Simple Minds - Once Upon a Time
      Maroon 5 - Songs about Jane
      Living Colour - Times Up
      Rage against the Machine - Rage against the Machine
      Massive Attack - Protection

      Thought i'd share those with yer... all super cool albums... to me, perfect..
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      Reply #38: Sep 30, 2014 12:38:37 pm
      Surprised at the Soundgarden and Pantera suggestions. Not because they aren't awesome albums (they definitely are) but because Superunknown and Far Beyond Driven are also great, great albums (imho).



      Defo mate.

      I just think that was when both bands hit that peak. 
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      Reply #39: Oct 26, 2014 01:57:00 am
      Downloading this now.

      It's all on you Si.

      How'd it go then mate?
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      Reply #40: Oct 26, 2014 10:02:13 pm

      I haven't listened to the whole thing Si. Found his accent a  bit overpowering if I'm honest. Didn't hate what I heard but I didn't love it either mate.

      Bands with just one perfect album -

      Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
      Sex Pistols - Nevermind The Bollocks
      Blondie - Parallel Lines
      Eels - Beautiful Freak

      I've just downloaded Eels and Beach Boys on the back of your post and will give them a listen on the drive to Northumberland tomorrow.

      I do like some Eels but have always got them mixed up with Doves for some strange reason when they're referred to.
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      Reply #41: Oct 26, 2014 10:06:31 pm
      I haven't listened to the whole thing Si. Found his accent a  bit overpowering if I'm honest. Didn't hate what I heard but I didn't love it either mate.

      James Allen's accent is very strong and I'd guess a love or hate thing.

      I've just downloaded Eels and Beach Boys on the back of your post and will give ether listen on the drive to Northumberland tomorrow.

      I'm not that sure on the Eels album but Mouse is 100% with Pet Sounds. Perfection.
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      Reply #42: Oct 27, 2014 08:13:13 am
      I've just downloaded Eels and Beach Boys on the back of your post and will give them a listen on the drive to Northumberland tomorrow.
      Listen to them then listen to them again Dave - you should find something 'new' each time.
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      Reply #43: Oct 27, 2014 08:43:52 am
      New York band We Are Scientists came onto the indie scene by storm with their second album "With Love and Squalor". I totally loved this band from the first listen, they had everything in the album - all killer songs and even today (it was released in 2005) the music does not sound past it. Unfortunately they sizzled out after that and their follow-up albums can never grace the heights of their debut. They use to headline the main stages at festivals, now they've been relegated to the smaller ones, shame because that breakthrough album was a masterpiece.
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      Reply #44: Oct 27, 2014 06:44:59 pm
      Listen to them then listen to them again Dave - you should find something 'new' each time.


      Yeah will give them a proper headphone listen when I'm back home. 4 year old demanding the Ghostbusters song every 5 minutes of my journey kind of ruined the moment. That and Henrietta by the Fratellis are the scourge of my life now. Must have heard them both 2 million times.

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      Reply #45: Oct 27, 2014 06:47:20 pm
      Pearl jam - ten
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      Reply #46: Oct 27, 2014 07:43:05 pm
      Surely greatness and perfection are separate things though with perfection being subjective? I mean, The Beatles have probably at least 4 great albums but for me their one true perfect album is Abbey Road.

      The innovative, ground breaking Sgt Pepper is the one for me, Abbey Road while being a perfect album was a precursor to the musically abstract brilliance of Sgt Pepper.

      "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" are both perfect for me. Choosing one "perfect" Beatles album is like trying to pick a "perfect" Kinks album: "Village Green," "Arthur" and "Lola" are all perfect.

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      A few off the top of my head:

      "Highway Star" - Deep Purple
      "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" - Derek & the Dominos
      "All Things Must Pass" - George Harrison (do individuals count?)
      "New Miserable Experience" - Gin Blossoms (one of my favorite 90s albums)
      "Nevermind" - Nirvana
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      Reply #47: Oct 27, 2014 08:12:23 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.

      Listened to this on the back of this Dave

      Thanks lad
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #48: Nov 01, 2014 03:55:56 am
      IMO and in no particular order:

      The Christians - The Christians (album)
      Talking Heads - Little Creatures
      Prefab Sprout - From Langley Park to Memphis
      U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
      Big Country - The Crossing
      Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time
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      Reply #49: Apr 14, 2015 10:26:31 pm
      Jeff Buckley - Grace.
      Although people probably wont appreciate it until they've had a bottle of wine after being dumped.
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      Reply #50: Apr 14, 2015 10:36:18 pm
      On an aeroplane over the sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
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      Reply #51: Apr 14, 2015 11:53:26 pm
      I've been meaning to post in here for wages now with one so thanks for the bump guys.





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      Reply #52: Apr 15, 2015 12:02:17 am
      I've been meaning to post in here for wages now with one so thanks for the bump guys.







      Definitely part of my 90s soundtrack that one Si. Common people, Sorted for E's and whizz, Disco 2000, Mis shapes....
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      Reply #53: Apr 15, 2015 12:04:43 am
      Definitely part of my 90s soundtrack that one Si. Common people, Sorted for E's and whizz, Disco 2000, Mis shapes....

      Their masterpiece mate.

      Pure pop gold.
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      Reply #54: Apr 15, 2015 12:10:41 am
      Their masterpiece mate.

      Pure pop gold.

      We're you down with the whole Brit pop thing then? I would have Blur, Oasis, and Pulp as my getting ready to go out music back then.
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      Reply #55: Apr 15, 2015 01:10:33 am
      I've been meaning to post in here for wages now with one so thanks for the bump guys.







      Well, I aint paying you to post in here. :D
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #56: Apr 15, 2015 02:25:48 am
      Hole - "Live through this" is an amazing album. Probably written by Cobain but I digress on that. Other than that, their stuff was crap.




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      Reply #57: Apr 15, 2015 10:55:28 pm
      Hole - "Live through this" is an amazing album. Probably written by Cobain but I digress on that. Other than that, their stuff was crap.



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      Reply #58: Jun 15, 2015 02:23:50 pm
      Pearl jam. .Ten. imo better than Nirvanas nevermind

      Rage against the machine 1st album

      Beatles Rubber Soul/Revolver...which was technically 1 album.

      Metallica And Justice For All

      Foo Fighters 1st

      Smashing Pumpkins

      Beck Odelay

      Minor Threat...Out of Step

      Fugazi...any
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      Reply #59: Jun 15, 2015 09:36:22 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



      Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon was their era defining album with honourable mention to The Wall
      ACDC - Back in Black, one of the all time great rock albums
      Beatles - White album

      then again this is the beauty of music everyone has a different take on it.
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      Reply #60: Jun 15, 2015 09:37:56 pm
      Van Halen - Van Halen a whole new direction of rock which inspired so many bands which followed them
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      Reply #61: Jun 16, 2015 12:24:02 am
      The La's - one and only album
      Echo and the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
      Love - Forever Changes
      Tricky - Maxinquaye (late, n loaded)
      Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space

      I could go on but I need my bed.
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      Reply #62: Jun 16, 2015 12:32:09 pm
      Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space

      That one is brilliant
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #63: Jun 16, 2015 07:57:19 pm
      Bands with just one perfect album -

      Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
      Sex Pistols - Nevermind The Bollocks
      Blondie - Parallel Lines
      Eels - Beautiful Freak

      Been listening to The Beach Boys recently and made reminded me how incredible some of their work was. I think everyone would be unanimous in saying this was THE one perfect album for The Beach Boys. They might have what many feel to be their only great album but it might just possibly be the greatest of all time. If only Smile had been fully flourished because the sessions they released back in 2011 were incredible.
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      Reply #64: Jun 16, 2015 09:54:33 pm
      Suede - Dog Man Star
      The Strokes - Is This it
      Sebadoh - Harmacy
      The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen

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      Reply #65: Jun 16, 2015 10:32:04 pm
      Supertramp- Breakfast in America
      Kiss- Alive
      Boston- Boston
      Chicago- Chicago Transit Authority
      Fleetwood Mac- Rumors
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      Reply #66: Jun 18, 2015 07:58:29 pm
      Been listening to The Beach Boys recently and made reminded me how incredible some of their work was. I think everyone would be unanimous in saying this was THE one perfect album for The Beach Boys. They might have what many feel to be their only great album but it might just possibly be the greatest of all time. If only Smile had been fully flourished because the sessions they released back in 2011 were incredible.
      Totally agree. The Beach Boys were unbelievable musicians. A lot of people think of them as just a standard pop, bubble gum surf band and they were so much more. Their use of string quartets, new instruments and new recording technologies were revolutionary. Not too mention their harmonizing.  After listening to Pet Sounds Lennon and McCartney wrote Sgt. Pepper.  They said they wanted to make an album that was as good as Pet Sounds. 
      Beach Boys are so much more than a surf band. Brian Wilson is easily a top 10 musician, writer of all time.
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      Reply #67: Jun 18, 2015 08:05:04 pm
      Totally agree. The Beach Boys were unbelievable musicians. A lot of people think of them as just a standard pop, bubble gum surf band and they were so much more. Their use of string quartets, new instruments and new recording technologies were revolutionary. Not too mention their harmonizing.  After listening to Pet Sounds Lennon and McCartney wrote Sgt. Pepper.  They said they wanted to make an album that was as good as Pet Sounds. 
      Beach Boys are so much more than a surf band. Brian Wilson is easily a top 10 musician, writer of all time.


      Completely agree. I think their surf pop/rock was pure pop perfection as well but they really did something no other band has come close to with Pet Sounds and Smile. For Brian Wilson and co to do it without the kind of pretentiousness that too many music acts feel they must display to show their creative and original side made them even more brilliant in my view. Just a level of creativity and ingenuity that came naturally to Wilson.
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #68: Jun 19, 2015 10:35:48 pm
      Yes Pet Sounds is just unbelievable. And Smile is regrettably the greatest lost masterpiece in the history of music - such a shame what happened with that.

      After that, I was always of the opinion that everything after was pretty poor, but Sunflower and Surf's Up from 1970/71 were both very good albums. Obviously not at the level of Pet Sounds but critically, those albums were very well received and are well worth listening to and are arguably two hidden gems considering they didn't do much commercially.

      Has anyone seen the new film Love & Mercy? Only seen the trailer, but the Paul Dano bits look really good, but the John Cusack bits look naff - for a start, Cusack looks nothing like Brian Wilson.
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      Reply #69: Jun 20, 2015 08:38:05 am
      Yes Pet Sounds is just unbelievable. And Smile is regrettably the greatest lost masterpiece in the history of music - such a shame what happened with that.

      After that, I was always of the opinion that everything after was pretty poor, but Sunflower and Surf's Up from 1970/71 were both very good albums. Obviously not at the level of Pet Sounds but critically, those albums were very well received and are well worth listening to and are arguably two hidden gems considering they didn't do much commercially.

      Has anyone seen the new film Love & Mercy? Only seen the trailer, but the Paul Dano bits look really good, but the John Cusack bits look naff - for a start, Cusack looks nothing like Brian Wilson.
      Ha..i know. John Cusack???  Dont get me wrong I like Cusack, but playing Brian Wilson?   

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      Reply #70: Jan 13, 2016 10:57:09 pm
      Probably get a few funny looks for this but waiting for the new Drake album to drop so had his 'Take Care' album on repeat. I love my hip hop and R&B and loved Biggie and Tupac, Jay Z, etc but that album.

      It is my favourite Hip Hop/R&B album ever now. So different. Jam packed with gorgeous sounds and beats it just oozes style. Night time music. If you've only ever heard his stuff that gets played on the radio and been put off but like that kind of stuff then you're missing out. No gangster bollocks just stylish music with clear lyrics.

      Excellent. Perfect album for me.

      Not a band but ya know.
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      Reply #71: Jan 13, 2016 11:19:29 pm
      Appetite for destruction and definitely maybe must be up there
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      Reply #72: Jan 13, 2016 11:24:24 pm
      Appetite for destruction and definitely maybe must be up there

      Love Definitely Maybe Bri.

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      Reply #73: Jan 13, 2016 11:27:34 pm
      I really like "Brothers and Sisters" by the Allman Brothers Band. "Wasted Words," "Jessica," "Southbound" and of course one of all-time my favorites, "Ramblin' Man." Great album!
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      Reply #74: Jan 14, 2016 02:20:24 pm
      Pearl jam. .Ten. imo better than Nirvanas nevermind

      Rage against the machine 1st album

      Beatles Rubber Soul/Revolver...which was technically 1 album.

      Metallica And Justice For All

      Foo Fighters 1st

      Smashing Pumpkins

      Beck Odelay

      Minor Threat...Out of Step

      Fugazi...any

      If there is a Foo Fighters album going in here it has to be "The Colour and The Shape"
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      Reply #75: Jan 14, 2016 03:08:10 pm
      If there is a Foo Fighters album going in here it has to be "The Colour and The Shape"

      Agree
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      Reply #76: Jan 21, 2016 10:44:39 pm
      Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys

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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      Reply #77: Feb 10, 2016 12:41:16 pm
      The perfect Live Albums
      Song remains the same - LED ZEP
      LIVE & DANGEROUS- THIN LIZZY
      STOP MAKING SENSE- TALKING HEADS
      LIVE ALIVE - STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
      ALCHEMY - DIRE STRAITS
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      Reply #78: Feb 10, 2016 01:38:14 pm
      The perfect Live Albums
      Song remains the same - LED ZEP
      LIVE & DANGEROUS- THIN LIZZY
      STOP MAKING SENSE- TALKING HEADS
      LIVE ALIVE - STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
      ALCHEMY - DIRE STRAITS

      "perfect live albums" that doesn't include "Live at the Apollo," "Live at Leeds," "Frampton Comes Alive," "At Fillmore East" and "One More From the Road"? Surely you jest!
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      Reply #79: Feb 10, 2016 03:28:25 pm
      "perfect live albums" that doesn't include "Live at the Apollo," "Live at Leeds," "Frampton Comes Alive," "At Fillmore East" and "One More From the Road"? Surely you jest!

      Can't believe i left out " One More From the Road"  I stand corrected. Also  " The Last Waltz "
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      Reply #80: Feb 11, 2016 04:16:21 pm
      Yes-90215
      The cure-disintegration
      The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
      OMD-Architecture & Morality
      China Crisis - Difficult Shapes
      Kaleidoscope - Siouxsie and the Banshees
      Blondie - parallel Lines
      Squeeze - Cool For Cats
      Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
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      Reply #81: Feb 12, 2016 09:39:17 pm
      Dark side of the moon for me still get the hair on the back of my neck to stick out

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