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02-15-2002, 03:59 AM
What albums do you listen to all the way through? I mean without having to use RANDOM or shuffling the tracks, I'm talking about playing an album beginning to end as it was layed down on the disc.

Off the top of my head:

- Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
- Beastie Boys: License to Ill
- Star Wars: ANH - SE Soundtrack
- Star Wars: ESB - SE Soundtrack
- The Best of Bond... James Bond (though I confess, I sometimes play it in chronological order instead of the disc's order)
- Cheech & Chong: Big Bambu
- Guns & Roses: Appetite For Destruction
- Weird Al: In 3D
- Weird Al: Off the Deep End
- Fantasia soundtrack

02-15-2002, 05:37 AM
Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson
The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
Love in Stereo - Rahsaan Patterson
Miss E So addictive - Missy Elliot
One in a Million - Aaliyah
Baduizm - Erykah Badu
Inner Visions - Stevie Wonder


Rollo Tomassi
02-15-2002, 07:48 AM
Except for Musical scores like LOTR and Gladiator, Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, I think License to Ill is my only choice, too. When I read the title of this thread, that was the first one that popped in my head!

I'm sure their are some Greatest Hits compilations I would leave on all the way thru. And back in the day I could make it through Nelson's After The Rain, but I don't think that would be true today.

02-15-2002, 08:25 AM
There is only one group that makes albums to listen to all the way through:
The Alan Parsons Project (puts pinky finger to lip).

No just kidding. For me it would be:
-Any Star Wars soundtrack
-Superunknown by Soundgarden
-Sattellite by POD
-Purple By Stone Temple Pilots (the 2nd album)
-10 by Pearl Jam
-Any Aerosmith Album
-The Ultimate Experience by Jimi Hendrix

I am sure I have more, but those are some of my personal favs.

02-15-2002, 09:06 AM
My albums:

-Any SW CD
-Pink Floyd, The Wall
-Radio Head, both Kid A and Amnesiac

02-15-2002, 09:29 AM
I listen to everything all the way through. I feel really unsettled if I have to stop a CD midway through. I make myself late for appointments because once something starts to play that's it, I'm stuck there. It's like music is a spell or something.

The only time I switch anything off is when the chart show starts up on the radio. Can't abide listening to the dross that hovers at number thirty or whatever. but I couldn't be without music at all. It's my biggest fear to go deaf and not have that magic anymore to get me through life.

02-15-2002, 10:28 AM
Mink Car - They Might Be Giants
Flood- They Might Be Giants
Apollo 18 - They Might Be Giants
Alapalooza - Wierd Al
Honestly, ANY Wierd Al album
Running with Scissors- Wierd Al
Dinosaur soundtrack (simply beautiful music)
Star Wars soundtracks (including the Shadows of the Empire soundtrack)
Little shop of horrors (both movie and off-broadway) soundtrack

Emperor Howdy
02-15-2002, 10:31 AM

I love music, and listen to a lot of albums all the way through, BUT.....off the top of my head:

Beatles: White Album, Abbey Road, Let it Be, Revolver
Soundgarden: All of 'em, but especially BadMotorFinger
Led Zeppelin: All of 'em, but especially the first LP.
Black Sabbath: All of 'em, but especially Masters of Reality
Slayer: All of 'em, but especially Reign in Blood
Metallica: All of 'em (before the black album), but especially Master of Puppets
Alice in Chains: Dirt
Nirvana: In Utero
Pearl Jam: Ten
Stone Temple Pilots: the first two LPs
Tool: All of 'em....except I don't really like the new one
Hendrix: All of 'em...who would dare skip a track?

Wow..I can't stop...

Chris Cornell: Euphoria Morning....wore that out
U2: Joshua Tree
Iron Maiden: All of 'em before Somewhere in Time
Judas Priest: All of 'em
DIO: Holy Diver, Last in Line
DIO/Sabbath: Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules
AC/DC: Highway to Hell

Ok...enough already.....

02-15-2002, 10:55 AM
Let me see

Kate Bush - the Sensual World... actually, any Kate Bush
Evita - Original UK double-album
War Of The Worlds - Double album
The early 90's symphonic Star Wars album by John Williams.
Madonna - Ray Of Light
Erasure - Chrorus and I say, I say, I say
Tori Amos - Under The Pink
Murray Head - Wave, Say It Ain't So.

Eclectic enough?

good shot jansen
02-15-2002, 11:58 AM
lou reed - new york
who - live at leeds (all three versions now, dayum mca! why ya gotta make me buy it thrice :frus: )
fiona apple - when the pawn...................
beatles - abbey road (fer some reason this album is more satisfying than the rest when listened to as a whole :confused: )
william joseph russo - Pieces for Blues Band and Symphony Orchestra, Op 50 - conducted by seiji ozawa san fransisco orchestra
iggy pop - nude lewd and rude the best of iggy ( i usually don't go for best of's, but this particular compilation is perfect!

02-15-2002, 01:01 PM
Really Mink Car, StarFig873. I never liked their new album. But anyways the list is this:

Any They Might Be Giants (except Mink Car)
The Refreshments: Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big, and Buzzy
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers: Honky Tonk Union
Tenacious D: Self Titled
Any Star Wars
Any Indiana Jones
Any Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Any Greenday album especially Dookie and Warning
Blink-182: The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show and Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

That's all I can think of right now

02-15-2002, 01:04 PM
There are sooo many, but this is my personal fav.

QUEENSRYCHE: Operation Mindcrime.

master jedi
02-15-2002, 01:54 PM
Don't call me a sissy but I like to listen to the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.

El Chuxter
02-15-2002, 02:08 PM
I have to agree on Abbey Road, GSJ. That's one of those cases where the parts are excellent, but the whole is so much more than the sum of the parts. Even if the parts are Come Together, Here Comes the Sun, and Maxwell's Silver Hammer (my personal Beatles fave).

SithDroid, it's great to see there's at least one other person (not counting the two who turned me onto it in the first place, of course) who loves Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big, and Buzzy! :D

As far as albums go, I listen to most of them all the way through, even though I have probably around 2000. (I didn't say I listen to all of them at once.) But here's a few I couldn't think of only playing one song from or putting on shuffle mode:

Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (possibly the best album ever recorded)
Anything by Pink Floyd (they sound weird out of order)
The Beatles: Abbey Road
Beastie Boys: License to Ill
Derek & the Dominos: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road or Madman Across the Water
Guns n Roses: Appetite for Destruction
Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street or Their Satanic Majesties' Request
Radiohead: Kid A
the Judgment Night soundtrack
the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
Soundgarden: Superunknown or Down on the Upside
Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
REM: Monster
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars
Izzy Stradlin: 117
Janis Joplin: Pearl
Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Trouble Is or Ledbetter Heights
Jonny Lang: Lie to Me or Wander This World
Shannon Curfman: Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Johnny Cash: Unchained
U2: Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Pop, All That You Can't Leave Behind
Metallica: S&M, Metallica, or Reload

Oh, and anything I've ever heard by Frank Zappa (except maybe Jazz From Hell).


02-15-2002, 04:58 PM
Hmm........ Although I do not listen to "pop" music, I do listen to some, in my opinion, "real" music. I just bought the Harry Potter soundtrack (I didn't like the movie but I like John Williams and the music). I also bought his Olympics 2002 cd and also the Sydney one. I also bought his Green Album, which is somewhat patriotic. They are all good but nothing beats a good Star Wars cd. I also like the Best of John Williams cds. I mostly listen to show tunes and soundtracks.

02-15-2002, 05:28 PM
..and it's fun to read the opinions of others on such a subjective topic, and gain a little insight about everyone in the process.

my picks & agrees...

I agree that most tracks by PFloyd sounds strange played separately.

Beatles White Album
...and I find it impossible to not play Sgt. Pepper's in its entirety.

Great pick - Alan Parsons!

Zappa's albums, for the most part lose meaning if played as separate tracks, as so many of them are a story laced through all the tracks. The exception for me is "Shut Up & Play Yer Guitar." I often play only the track "Variations on the Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression" from that box set.

Jade Warrior's albums are tough to break up into tracks. Often, there is no blank band between cuts to even discern where the tracks transition from one to the next (for those of you born in the 80's or later, the last reference is about strange musical discs we O.F.'s refer to as "record albums")

I never play 801 Live! without listening all the way through - or at least a whole album side (kiddies, see parenthetical comment above).

"Go", and "Go, Too" are entire-album-onlies for me.

Consequences, by Godley & Creme only works en toto.

[recipients of my 'greatest hits' cassette/CD will note a definite trend here]

Something about the Stevie Ray Vaughan cds I have makes me almost always listen to 'em whole.
- same for Buddy Guy & Walter Trout, but *not* for Geo. Thorogood - I wonder why?

Stones' "Some Girls" has always played best for me all together vs. broken into tracks.

Marvin Gaye's "What's Goin' On?"

that's all for now...

02-15-2002, 11:01 PM
Oh, you didn't like Mink Car SithDroid? Just out of curiousity, may I ask why?

Yeah, I think it's a great album, and it feels very much like the music from Flood. :)

02-15-2002, 11:40 PM
I just don't like the new songs. The only one I really like on there is First Kiss. Everything else seems totally different than their other albums. I don't know, perhaps I'll have to listen to it a couple more times before it starts to grow on me. Don't get me wrong, I love TMBG. I have all their albums and I am a huge fan. Been listening to them since Flood was released back in 1990. Oooh I feel old.

02-16-2002, 12:32 AM
Wow, looks like a lot of forum folks are more into music than I... am. (sorry, aniquated preposition rule was screaming in my head. Heck, I'm not even sure if I shoulda said "me" instead of "I am" there, darn language!)

I don't think Pink Floyd is even meant to be listened to as a bunch of songs, but more like one album-length performance. I've never actually tried to listen to Dark Side of the Moon out of order, but whenever I hear one of their songs on the radio or something and it ends, my brain instantly continues with the next track.

As I understand it, in the '60s, bands were paid for albums not for length of time, but instead for number of tracks, so if someone like Iron Butterfly puts out an hour-long album with only 4 tracks on it, they got less than other bands with a 40-minute album cut into ten tracks. I hear Mick Jagger is the one who got this all changed, but I'm no music history expert so don't take my word for it. ;)

I wish I could find the Indy movies' soundtracks on CD, I never ordered from the SW Insider when they were available and now they're hard to find. I bet those are albums I'd put in my list here though.

For me, most "Greatest Hits" albums have one or two songs that I just don't like. Even "Every Breathe You Take", the Police's greatest hits album, has a few songs that totally rub me the wrong way. Same with Aerosmith's "Pandora's Box" boxed set (though the set has a really cool book inside).

PloKoon2385, some of the albums mentioned here aren't exactly really "pop music" anymore. Hell, some of the albums mentioned on this thread are over five decades old and clearly still holding their own.

02-16-2002, 12:39 AM
That's true. I guess what I meant was vocal music. I don't know, I just find that a lot of music really isn't musical. Especially music nowadays, even though I am growing up with it, I don't like it. I am 16 and I like Oldies and instrumentals better than the most of the "music" that is being listened to right now.

Emperor Howdy
02-16-2002, 02:59 AM
Good calls I forgot about:

DahrJin: Operation Mindcrime is killer

El Chuxter: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars...awesome

PloKoon: "real" music? It's ALL real music! :cool:

02-16-2002, 09:12 AM
Don't get me wrong, I love TMBG. I have all their albums and I am a huge fan. Been listening to them since Flood was released back in 1990.

Oh hey, I'm not getting you wrong. :)
Can't like all of them. Personally I'm not that big of a fan of the album "John Henry." :p

02-16-2002, 11:28 AM
Emperor Howdy's list part 2 is closest to mine so far.
Judas Priest:all but the last 2(I just saw them on tuesday!!)
Dio- everything up to Angry Machines
Manowar- every one(Battle Hymns and Into Glory Ride tie for 1st)
Hammerfall- Glory to the Brave
Anvil- pretty much any of them
Metallica- the first three albums
Kiss- Destroyer, Dynasty, Love Gun
Megadeth- euthanasia
Rainbow- Self titled, Rising, Long Live Rock and Roll
Hendrix- BBC sessions, Blues(SRV eat yer heart out)
Saxon- Denim and Leather, Crusader
Scorpions- anything from before 82 (Tokyo Tapes RULES!!)
Motley Crue- Too Fast for Love and Shout at the Devil
Maiden- up to and incl. 7th son, Killers is the Best,though.
There are more, but these absolutely DEMAND the respect, and must be played both in their entirety, and as loud as you can stand/afford/get away with. Woooooooooo!!!

02-16-2002, 12:18 PM
. . .but actually Likes weird al? ewwww :p

gibbs: the only eViTa cut i like -& prolly the Only andrew lloyd webber song i like- is "i'd be surprisingly good for you". a couple years ago i saw the film and then found the double-cd at a pawnshop for $2; i've yet to even Listen to any other track :p
a singin brit sw fan eh? that makes 4 things i can think of that you & jeddah have in common ;)

i've long accepted & worked around the fact that most albums don't have more than a coupla worthwhile cuts, but here's some exceptions. to save time i had to consult my thankfully still-archived grand unified theory of when to listen to what (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/johnbarry/message/7296), which i wrote almost 2 years ago so i'll likely be leaving out a few since-then acquisitions:
soundtracks (http://sirstevesguide.com/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?threadid=2216&pagenumber=1)
john barry: Dances W/Wolves, Across the Sea of Time, Until September, Indecent Proposal, Specialist, Ruby Cairo, Body Heat, Playing By Heart, Cry The Beloved Country, Tamarind Seed, Raise the Titanic, Jagged Edge, Follow Me, Boom
ryuichi sakamoto: Wild Palms, High Heels, Little Buddha, Handmaid's Tale, Sheltering Sky, Discord, BTTB, 1996, Cinemage
michael nyman: Prospero's Books
michael stearns: Chronos
david baerwald: Hurlyburly
morricone: Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down
angelo badalamenti: Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me
shudder to think: High Art
thomas newman: Erin Brockovich
richard robbins: Jefferson in Paris
philip glass: Secret Agent
akira senju: Mystery of Rampo
caetano veloso: Tieta do Agreste
maurice jarre: No Way Out
eliot goldenthal: Heat
var. artists: Trainspotting

glass: Akhnaten, Hydrogen Jukebox, La Belle Et La Bete, 1000 Airplanes on the Roof
john adams: Nixon In China, Fearful Symmetries
delibes: Lakme

pop etc.
Nervous Breakdown (nervous records' deep house comp.)
strictly rhythm presents Little Louie Vega Live at the Underground Network
smiths: Hatful of Hollow
vanessa daou: Slow to Burn, Zipless
depeche mode: Ultra
ultravox: greatest hits
jamiroquai: Travelling Without Moving, Emergency On Planet Earth
sade: Diamond Life
toots theilemans: Brasil Project 1 & 2
hector zazou: Sahara Blue
harold budd: Serpent In Quicksilver
brian eno: Music For Airports
bryan ferry: As Time Goes By
bow wow wow: Girl Bites Dog

there's lotsa other albums that come close, but i either i only listen to Most of em (glass' Einstein on the Beach, malcolm mclaren's Paris or missing persons' Spring Session M) or i completely resequence the play order of the cuts (mazzy star, nat merchant, serge gainsbourg, heaven 17, abc's Lexicon of Love, ferry's Bete Noire, glass' Songs From Liquid Days and Mishima score, propoganda's Secret Wish, sakamoto's Smoochy & Sweet Revenge, smith's Meat Is Murder, opus 3's Mind Fruit, grace jones' Slave to the Rhythm, doors' greatest hits) :)
np (now playing): bucketheads (aka m.a.w. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004RCEH/o/qid=1013883907/sr=2-2/ref=sr_bt_2/202-7986981-4419014)), "these sounds fall into my mind"

02-16-2002, 02:57 PM
Rx Bandits- Halfway Between Here and There, Progress
Smash Mouth- Fush Yu Mang
Five Iron Frenzy- Upbeats and Beatdowns, Our Newest Album Ever, Quantity is Job 1
Bad Religion- Process of Belief, Gray Race
Hippos- Heads are Gonna Roll
Suicide Machines- Destruction by Definition
Taxicab Samurais- 5 Miles to Newark
Supertones- Strike Back
Metallica- Everything up to and including Justice

02-16-2002, 04:13 PM
I get jeddah instead of jdah? How kind of you to waste your time :p



02-16-2002, 06:35 PM
I saw Police mentioned somewhere, but i would need to add Stings- Soul Cages and Ten Summoners Tales.
NIN- the downward spiral
Luscious Jackson- Garbage In, Garbage Out
Counting Crows- August....
John Mellencamp- Scarecrow
Pearl Jam- Yield, Vitalogy, Vs
Nirvana- Unplugged
Sarah MacLachlan- Any of them
REM- Out of Time, Automatic..., Monster
U2- Any
10,000 Maniacs- In My tribe
the Crow soundtrack (the first one)

02-16-2002, 06:57 PM
Well, here are mine

No Doubt - No Doubt
No Doubt - Rock Steady
Weird Al - In 3-D
Weird Al - Off the Deep End
Weird Al - Running With Scissors
Garbage - Garbage
Van Halen - 1984
Fear of a Black Hat Soundtrack
Green Day - Dookie
Angus Soundtrack
Kenny Rogers - Greatest Hits
Van Halen - 5150
Madonna - Immaculate Collection
Madonna - Breathless
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Madonna - Bedtime Stories
Two Live Crew - Sports Weekend
Bruce Springsteen - Born In the USA
Go Go's - Greatest Hits
B-52's - Cosmic Thing

There is more I am sure....but I am at work, and have to leave


02-16-2002, 07:41 PM
I'm sure there are more than this,but these are some of my favorites

-Break the Cycle : Staind
-Any Greenday CDs
-Any of the Starwars CDs
-Nearly anything Aerosmith

02-16-2002, 09:26 PM
anything by:

la toya jackson
air supply
eddie murphy
ace of base
vanilla ice

Emperor Howdy
02-16-2002, 11:58 PM
Good God, derek, you ARE being a smart-arse, no!?!?!?:eek: :confused: :sur:

P.S. .....another good call I forgot about:

mabudon: Rainbow......Gates of Babylon is ruthless!

02-17-2002, 10:53 AM
Manitoba's Wild Kingdom - And You! ...

....a later product of Handsome Dick Manitoba, front-man of one the best new york rock & roll (it was considered 'punk rock' when they first started out) bands of all time -- The Dictators !!!!!!!!

Any of you kids who cited some of that metal music earlier in this thread oughta try to find yourselves some ol' Dictators music and hear a band who likely inspired many of the musicians you enjoy today.

GSJ, if you read this, did you ever get to see the dictators during your time in NYC? If so, whaddidya think?

02-17-2002, 10:34 PM
Converge:Jane Doe, When forever comes crashing
Cave In: Until your Heart stops.
Metallica: Master of Puppets. ride the lightning, killem' all
Slayer: Seasons, reign in blood, and South of Heaven.
Rush: 2112, moving pictures, and permanent waves.
Nirvana: nevermind, bleach
Black Sabbath: s/t, master of reality, volume iv
weezer: pinkerton, and the blue album
any and all MISFITS
any and all Police
any and all Zeppelin
Botch: we are the romans
Dillinger escape Plan: calculating infinity
GNR: appetite
Samhain: initium
Iron Maiden: anything before and including seventh son
Ozzy: blizzard of ozz
...forget it I give up

good shot jansen
02-18-2002, 07:20 AM
Originally posted by SWAFMAN
did you ever get to see the dictators during your time in NYC? If so, whaddidya think?

the dictators were a regular staple at both cbgb's and max's in the mid to late 70's.

they were kinda more pure power pop than punk (imho), but they wuz a hellava band to start a show. as i recall i saw em a couple o' times, the main memory was as the opener on a three band bill with the vibrators and i think the buzzcocks ( i could be wrong, this wuz a looooong time ago in a galaxy far far awaaaaaaaaay)

they did some true covers of other peoples tunes (what go's on - velevet underground), as well as some spoofs, they seemed like spoofs back then (i got you babe - sonny and cher)

i'v got their album, "the dictators go girl crazy", and although it works well when thrown into the 5 disc changer along with lou, iggy, new york dolls and the voidoids, i wouldn't put it down aa an album i listen to all the way through. it's parts are definately bettern than it's whole.

but again, that's me.

El Chuxter
02-18-2002, 11:36 AM
How'd I forget Destroyer, What's Going On, Garbage, Nirvana Unplugged, Led Zeppelin I-IV, and Buddy Guy (especially Last Time Around w/ Junior Wells)? :eek:

Here's some others:
Ray Stevens: Crackin' Up
Savatage: Drops of Rain
Eric Clapton Unplugged
Queen: Night at the Opera, Sheer Heart Attack, Day at the Races, Innuendo
Aerosmith: anything except Done With Mirrors and Just Push Play

Did I say Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever and Miles Davis' Kind of Blue before?

Also two tremendously underrated albums by hair metal bands that came out too late to be appreciated: Def Leppard's Slang and the Scorpions' Eye II Eye.

And I just picked up Keb' Mo's self-titled debut (?). Awesome album--I think it's going to go on this list, too!

02-18-2002, 12:46 PM
just thought i'd be xtra careful w/this particular introduction, seeing as how:
-judging from his profile, gibbs/gp is new to these parts & may not be familiar w/our abbreviations, and:
-seein as how you both favor i'm-a-dolly icons, i got the feelin introing gp to jdah could be the beginning of a beYOOOOteeful friendship ;)
btw i retroedited my post above to mention a bunch more albums :D
np: sandra bernhard, "new york post"

02-18-2002, 11:31 PM
GSJ, yes, I agree that the Dictators' songs I've heard play just fine as separate tracks vs. as a whole album, and "..go girl crazy" is the definitive Dictators album. It was strictly the "Manitoba's Wild Kindom ..And You" album I was speaking of when I said it plays best for me all the way through. I'm very envious that you got to see them. To me they seemed like a cross between the Ramones and the Tubes.

03-17-2002, 03:32 AM
Question for Pink Floyd fans:

Did you get that Echoes "best of" set? There are some great tracks, but many people say that Floyd songs are at their best in the context of the entire album . . . . just wondering how you like the song arrangements :)

03-17-2002, 12:57 PM
Linkin Park-Hybrid Theory
Disturbed-The Sickness
System of a Down-Toxicity

thats about it. :) i listen to other stuff too though.

Dar' Argol
03-17-2002, 01:13 PM
Counting Crows-August and everything after
Lynard Skynard-some greatest hits album?
Disturbed-The Sickness
Prodigy-The Fat of the Land
Any of my burned compilation cd's(Hippy Hitz 1-5)
Rob Zombie-Sinister Urge
Rob Zombie-American Made Music to Strip By(remix of Hellbilly Deluxe)

That's all I can think of at this time