August 31, 2005

Filler–free albums

Way back when, I wrote about albums where every song is great and there isn't a single bad track on the whole disc.

The same topic has popped up over at Plastic, with rather more suggestions than my original entry generated. Someone went through and tallied up all the votes and the top ten were:-

  • Radiohead — OK Computer
  • Miles Davis — Kind of Blue
  • Radiohead — Kid A
  • The Beatles — Abbey Road
  • Pink Floyd — The Dark Side of the Moon
  • The Clash — London Calling
  • U2 Achtung Baby
  • John Coltrane — A Love Supreme
  • My Bloody Valentine — Loveless
  • The Beach Boys — Pet Sounds

The complete list of voted-for albums is well worth a look, though, because once you get out of the top ten things get much less predictable.


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  1. My two favourite bands have not only produced perfect albums, but have actually failed to produce a single sub-par track to date. This means that to date Sonata Arctica has 4 perfect albums, 3 perfect EPs, numerous perfect singles (including b-sides) and one perfect live album (giving us a total of 87 awesome tracks). Dragonforce only has two albums so far but not a single bad song on either of them.

    31 Aug 2005, 17:59

  2. How can OK Computer be on there what with Fitter, Happier? And a survey where the winner has 13 votes doesn't seem to be that worthwhile to me.

    I would suggest Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism, Coldplay's Parachutes, Mae's The Everglow, Something Corporate's Leaving Through the Window and possibly Stereophonics' first two albums as well. It's been a while since I listened to them though so I might need a refresher :-)

    01 Sep 2005, 03:12


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