Bullet-proof albums

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 3,750
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I'll cast another vote for Every Picture Tells a Story. :)
    Heck of a rekkid. Almost amazing considering some of Rod the Mod's later... output ;)

    If there's a more perfect song than Mandolin Wind, I don't think that I've heard it.

    That is a GREAT song !
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,051
    Tom Petty "Wildflowers"
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,614
    edited December 2017
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Tom Petty "Wildflowers"

    I am not a yuuuuuuuge Tom Petty fan, but, yeah, it's a nice album.
    The aforementioned Jennys do a nice cover, I'd opine, of his song Wildflowers -- Petty fans may or may not care for it; it's very Jenny-esque.

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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,144
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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,121
    dromunds wrote: »
    I know this was mentioned previously, but I just put this SACD on, mostly because I play it periodically and often at the end of the year. One can really appreciate on SACD the genius of Yes at this period, especially I Get Up I Get Down, as well as the intro to And You and I. The complex and layered vocals and instrumentation sound great on SACD. There aren't too many albums that have held up for me for forty years, this one has. So has Hendrix's Are You Experienced, also mentioned. And Dire Straits ST, (LOL).

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    Agreed Don. The Hoffman mastered AF SACD is one of the best sounding SACD's I own, period.

    IMO, Close To The Edge (the song) is the greatest rock song ever written, period. I told this to Jon Anderson once, and he slowly said.......... "I think so......."[pondering my question as he said it]. CTTE (the track) is one of those songs and CTTE is one of those albums that were truly inspired from "somewhere else". Jon Anderson probably doesn't even truly realize how completely outstanding the track is.

    When I saw YES at the now famous San Louis Obispo "Keys To Ascension" concert, Jon Anderson introduced Close To The Edge by giving a synopsis of one of the reviews of the song, quoting the reviewer as saying "The sang was 'close to the edge' of disaster. Anderson's response was: "He just didn't get it, that's all." That is the truth. For many people YES's music is way too over the top, involved, and "self-indulgent". I never found it so. I also never found their music pretentious. The members of YES (especially on CTTE) all had music writing skills and instrument playing skills to back up what they wrote. Rick Wakeman is one of the best rock (or otherwise) keyboard players of all time. Bill Bruford is one of the best drummers of all time. Steve Howe was voted the best guitarist 7 years in Guitar Player magazine. Chris Squire is considered one of the best bass players of all time. And Jon Anderson has one of the most unique sounding voices in rock, his lyric writing is phenomenal, and his vocalization(s) are completely original, unique, and inspirational.

    Subjective? Maybe, but I find it hard for some to say pretentious. That is utter BS, IMO, and the reasons in the paragraph above are why I say that. (No offense intended @mhardy6647)
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,144
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  • Can't believe this did not come up sooner

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,520
    The Rolling Stones were probably the most consistent for me in putting out good albums, at least until the 80s

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,056
    I would say that the glass pictured on this album cover is bullet-proof, because, as far as I know, Peter Gabriel has never been shot in the face.

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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,051
    Can't believe this did not come up sooner

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    That was the first album I ever bought.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,411
    ^^^ You just lost 10,000 points in the he-man contest.
  • GospelTruthGospelTruth Posts: 258
    As a product of the 80s, the albums I consider "bullet proof" are those that I can listen all the way through over and over. Of course these are both Mutt Lange produced albums. Not everyone cares for these I know, but these are subjectively a couple of my favorites all the way through.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,761
    @Nightfall... there is a special place in hell for people that post Beiber pics. :p

    Why we haven't declared war on Canada for this abomination is beyond me.
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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,035
    Some really truly bulletproof stuff here already! Here's a few that come to mind - and a few I should get roasted over - still, bulletproof to my ears!

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  • GospelTruthGospelTruth Posts: 258
    I thought about this more last night and went through my collection trying to find albums that I consider a total package of songs.

    For more rock from the 80s.
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    No country music has been added yet, and this again depends on your taste.

    Mary Chapin Carpenter has always been a good singer/songwriter/story teller. These are two I consider some of her best.

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    Shooting Straight in the Dark
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    Kelly Willis is not a household name, but I could listen to this album over and over. It's no longer in print, which is a shame.

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,056
    ^^^^ I have that Kelly Willis CD. I bought it after seeing her perform this song on "Austin City Limits".

  • dkfreebirddkfreebird Posts: 850
    Saw them in a small club in Dallas.
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  • obieoneobieone Posts: 5,030
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    obieone wrote: »
    Albums (NOT 'greatest hits) that every song is good. Yes, it's obviously subjective, but....
    Here are some to get the idea:

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    Just out of -- academic -- curiosity :)

    How often do you listen to Within You, Without You?

    Now, it's not a bad track, and it's at least a bit historically significant as a touchpoint in the introduction of Indian music (or at least the instruments and style of classical Indian music) to young Western ears... but it's a little out there relative to the rest of the album.


    How often?....only when I'm tripping balls :D
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,520
    I love every song on The Pale Emperor. In fact, this album made me re-examine my opinion of Marilyn Manson, and I now have most/all of his albums.

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  • obieoneobieone Posts: 5,030
    Nightfall wrote: »
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  • obieoneobieone Posts: 5,030
    Forgot this one

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  • dromunds wrote: »
    Nobody's listed Dire Straits' first album?

    Never heard of them.

    Love over gold. Another great album by Dire Straits. I mean, if you've heard of them.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,614
    obieone wrote: »
    Forgot this one

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    I do like Wish You Were Here. Still.
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  • Floyd had some of the best ever.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 3,750
    edited January 6
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    Just a PF song excerpt reference.
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