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      Bands With One Perfect Album

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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      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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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      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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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      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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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      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.

      Up in RedLFCBlood by the way

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      Reply #45: Oct 27, 2014 06:47:20 pm
      Pearl jam - ten
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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      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
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      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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      Re: Bands With One Perfect Album
      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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