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    Antics in Stereo?
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    5/04 - Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds - Echo
    5/05 - Explosions in the Sky - Ace (?)
    5/06 - Sunn O))) - Regent (?)
    5/07 - X/Los Lobos/The Blasters - Novo (?)
    5/13 - Charles Bradley - Ace


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    Maybe it's some deep commentary: the perfect album has never been made, so lets use a title for an album that doesn't exist.
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    Or maybe Apples in Stereo covered an Interpol record to such an extent of perfection that it never crossed any of our radars.
    5/04 - Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds - Echo
    5/05 - Explosions in the Sky - Ace (?)
    5/06 - Sunn O))) - Regent (?)
    5/07 - X/Los Lobos/The Blasters - Novo (?)
    5/13 - Charles Bradley - Ace


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    Some Titles That Come closest in my mind

    These are not necessarily my choices for all-time best...but the albums that come closest to maintaining a truly cohesive or in Revolver's case amazingly eclectic feel, and have no bad tracks. Interesting that out of only 20 titles, three have come in last three years.

    Rubber Soul (The American alternate version that opens with I've Just Seen A Face - their most cohesive feeling record) - The Beatles
    Revolver - The Beatles
    Highway 61 Revisited - Dylan
    Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix
    Forever Changes - Love
    The Velvet Underground and Nico
    White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground
    Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
    The Band
    Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones (greatest more than the sum of its parts album ever)
    Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
    Third - Soft Machine
    Another Green World - Brian Eno
    This Year's Model - Elvis Costello (Again, the American Version with Radio Radio)
    London Calling - The Clash
    Life's Rich Pageant - REM
    Disintegration - The Cure
    A Grand Don't Come For Free - The Streets
    The Woods - Sleater-Kinney
    'Sno Angel Like You - Howe Gelb
    Sound Of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
    For Emma, Forever Ago - Bon Iver
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
    Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
    The Seer - Swans

    Some amazing albums I rate ahead of several choices here...but a blemish for me knocks them out of contention - OK Computer...should have ended with Lucky, The Tourist is a big comedown from all that precedes it, Nevermind and Bullocks - too much of their reputation tied to historical impact rather than pure quality, Illinois...first two thirds stands with anything released in last twenty years but positively falls apart in last third...Bowie...never produced one single album that belongs in discussion with those listed above...Ziggy and Low defacto critical favorites but neither is a true 5 star album from a pure front-to-back quality standpoint. Blonde On Blonde - hate the mix...Sgt. Peppers...weaker songwriting by Beatles standards apparent as years have passed, Pet Sounds, similar feeling, not sold on it as a great collection of songs rather than an mixed bag of songs with tremendous peaks and amazing production for it's day, What's Going On, lyrical passages on side one just too cheesy for me to get past (Save the babies!), Joshua Tree and Achtung! Baby a few clunkers scattered along the way...so on and so forth.
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    LCD Soundsystem - Sufjan Stevens - M83 - The Kills - Lord Huron - St. Germaine - Savages - Bob Moses - Mavis Staples - Haelos - Mbongwana Star

    Guns 'N' Roses - Ice Cube - Courtney Barnett - Gary Clark Jr - Lush - Deerhunter - Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Rhye - Bat For Lashes - The Damned - Shamir - Ex-Hex - Alvvays - Matthew Dear - Algiers

    Kamasi Washington - Rancid - Miike Snow - Death Grips - Wolf Alice - Pete Yorn - Deafheaven - Young Fathers - The Vandals - Delux - Girl Pool

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    Interesting choices in the latter half of your list.....Lifes Rich Pageant is mostly great, but 'Underneath the Bunker' and 'What if We Give It Away' are clunkers IMO.

    I prefer Original Pirate Material to A Grand Don't Come For Free, I feel the songs are stronger, but they're both excellent.

    The Seer is really good, but I think that title track is just too long.

    I'll cosign on London Calling, The Woods and Sound of Silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zircona1 View Post
    Interesting choices in the latter half of your list.....Lifes Rich Pageant is mostly great, but 'Underneath the Bunker' and 'What if We Give It Away' are clunkers IMO.

    I prefer Original Pirate Material to A Grand Don't Come For Free, I feel the songs are stronger, but they're both excellent.

    The Seer is really good, but I think that title track is just too long.

    I'll cosign on London Calling, The Woods and Sound of Silver.
    Re: The Streets...Mike Skinner is to me, a lot like The Mountain Goats John Darnielle or E from the Eels...a very appealing and fairly consistent artist...but one with a very small bag of tricks...as such...point of entry for a listener into their catalog is critical because musically, album after album, it starts to get very repetitive...I caught Grand before Pirate Material so for me it's Pirate that feels like the weaker batch of songs, even though it came earlier...plus my biggest draw with Grand, beyond the music, is how great and well constructed the character touches are in the sustained narrative...similar to how Kenrick's Good Kid grew in stature for me with each listen.

    Re: Swans...yes the title track is long, and I do feel Avatar and especially The Apostate do a superior job of delivering pulverizing chills on disc two, but for an album that's meant to play like a two hour descent into pagan madness...I accept the title track's extreme length without complaint.

    You've kinda got me on What If I Give It Away, though I've always loved Bunker as a perfect little throwaway.
    LCD Soundsystem - Sufjan Stevens - M83 - The Kills - Lord Huron - St. Germaine - Savages - Bob Moses - Mavis Staples - Haelos - Mbongwana Star

    Guns 'N' Roses - Ice Cube - Courtney Barnett - Gary Clark Jr - Lush - Deerhunter - Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Rhye - Bat For Lashes - The Damned - Shamir - Ex-Hex - Alvvays - Matthew Dear - Algiers

    Kamasi Washington - Rancid - Miike Snow - Death Grips - Wolf Alice - Pete Yorn - Deafheaven - Young Fathers - The Vandals - Delux - Girl Pool

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    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
    Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Ramones - Leave Home
    Bjork - Post
    Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
    Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain

    That's just a few that come to mind...
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    Histoire de Melody Nelson is inarguable. That album might be the closest to perfect that anyone's ever recorded. Such a unified statement, well-played, unique, forward thinking and endlessly listenable. Just so fuckin' funky.
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    Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
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    Histoire de Melody Nelson is inarguable. That album might be the closest to perfect that anyone's ever recorded. Such a unified statement, well-played, unique, forward thinking and endlessly listenable. Just so fuckin' funky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Histoire de Melody Nelson is inarguable. That album might be the closest to perfect that anyone's ever recorded. Such a unified statement, well-played, unique, forward thinking and endlessly listenable. Just so fuckin' funky.
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    Moondance - Van Morrison

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    This album is absolutely perfect. I probably am drawn to it because it's a fairly straightforward classic rock album, and is pretty light on the prog by Rush standards. Perhaps not considered one of their best because it's pretty slight lyrically compared to some of their more revered efforts, but the music and production are perfect. I think it's their best record without question.

    5/04 - Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds - Echo
    5/05 - Explosions in the Sky - Ace (?)
    5/06 - Sunn O))) - Regent (?)
    5/07 - X/Los Lobos/The Blasters - Novo (?)
    5/13 - Charles Bradley - Ace


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