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The criteria is simple: Original albums only, no live album, no greatest hits album, no Classical album unless its original (read 20th, 21st century material that is on one of its first cds, this rule is in because somebody argued for an album with Beethoven's 5th and 6th on it and well it is flawless).

 

With the above criteria, what are some albums you can think of that is flawlessly good front to back, no fillers?

 

Had this discussion with some friends earlier today. 

And of the modern music albums I can think of, Michael Jackson's Thriller is the only one I can name that is without a flyer. Michael Jackson isn't my cup of tea but rock is full of good albums with 6 good tracks and 6 fillers. What do you guys think are some album that is flawless throughout?

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Off the top of my head

 

Opeth - Blackwater Park

Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet, Lightbulb Sun

Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Metallica - Master of Puppets

Radiohead - OK Computer

Tool - Lateralus

Pink Floyd - Meddle, DSOTM

Megadeth - Rust in Peace

Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine

SRV - Texas Flood

Steely Dan - Aja

 

just to name a few, I can name a bunch more if I go through my library.

post #3 of 750
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I'm as big of a Radiohead(minus Amnesiac) fan as you'll find, but can somebody explain how Fitter, Happier is not a filler? It may accomplish something in the album, but it doesn't stand out by itself (in a good way) at all.


Edited by playingwithfire - 12/10/10 at 12:12pm
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Massive Attack - Mezzanine

post #5 of 750
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I'm as big of a Radiohead(minus Amnesiac) fan as you'll find, but can somebody explain how Fitter, Happier is not a filler? It may accomplish something in the album, but it doesn't stand out by itself (in a good way) at all.



+1.....I skip it 90% of the time.

post #6 of 750
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That's actually a good one, not sure about Exchange but the rest are all good.
 

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Massive Attack - Mezzanine



 

post #7 of 750
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Originally Posted by playingwithfire View Post

The criteria is simple: Original albums only, no live album, no greatest hits album, no Classical album unless its original (read 20th, 21st century material that is on one of its first cds, this rule is in because somebody argued for an album with Beethoven's 5th and 6th on it and well it is flawless).

 

With the above criteria, what are some albums you can think of that is flawlessly good front to back, no fillers?

 

Had this discussion with some friends earlier today. 

And of the modern music albums I can think of, Michael Jackson's Thriller is the only one I can name that is without a flyer. Michael Jackson isn't my cup of tea but rock is full of good albums with 6 good tracks and 6 fillers. What do you guys think are some album that is flawless throughout?

 

 

I'm a fan of MJ's Thriller, but The Girl is Mine is the definition of filler. That song is terrible.


Edited by Borat - 12/10/10 at 3:37pm
post #8 of 750

the fall of ideals - All that Remains

on letting go - circa survive

night is the new day - katatonia

the fame monster - lady gaga(though technically an EP)

wrath - lamb of god

rust in peace - megadeth

horizons - Parkway Drive

fortress - protest the hero

Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers (my favorite album ever)

swoon - Silversun Pickups

 

 

yep i think thats it for me, there may be other albums where i love the whole thing, but all of those cd's i actively love every single song on them.

post #9 of 750
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The girl is mine is still a chart hit though. And let's be honest, it's a better song than fitter, happier.

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I'll basically list my top ten albums of all time smily_headphones1.gif I can listen to these albums back to front without even a thought of skipping

 

Listed in no order

 

1) ...And justice for all - Metallica

2) Rust in Peace - Megadeth

3) Traced in Air - Cynic 

4) Robot Hive/ Exodus - Clutch

5) Death is This Communion - High on Fire

6) From Mars to Sirius - Gojira 

7) The Longest Night - Pharaoh 

8) Danob - Cryptic Fate

9) Ohom - The Watson Brothers 

10) Above the Weeping World - Insomnium

11) Grayceon - Grayceon 

12) Animals as Leaders - Animals as Leaders

 

Ok so I listed more than 10... so sue me biggrin.gif there are more I'm sure but I can't think of em right now

post #11 of 750
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well i can listen to a lot of albums no problem but doesn't mean there aren't fillers

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Ok... there are no songs on any of the albums that I listed that are filler, even the interludes are not fillers wink.gif

 

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well i can listen to a lot of albums no problem but doesn't mean there aren't fillers

post #13 of 750

-Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull

-Demon Days by Gorillaz

-Funeral by Arcade Fire

-Sound of Silver By LCD Soundsystem

are some albums off the top of my head that dont have fillers

post #14 of 750

Discovery - Daft Punk

 

Doesn't get any better for EDM.

post #15 of 750

+1 on Discovery by Daft Punk and Demon Days ( and maybe Gorillaz too) by Gorillaz.

Other albums I don't even skip when listening to :

Ready for the Weekend - Calvin Harris
Romborama - The Bloody Beetroots

Brothers - The Black Keys

Whatever people say I am, That's What I'm not... - Arctic Monkeys

Lungs - Florence and The Machine

Back to Bedlam - James Blunt

Cross - Justice

Cinquième As - Mc Solaar (for french speakers)

Lambs Anger - Mr. Oizo

The xx - The xx

 

And a little special from Belgium : Cheese - Stromae

 

It's a long list I know, but they're all worth a look. :)

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