Perfect Albums

By realitybites · Sep 19, 2012 · ·
  1. (*Update August 2013 - Fixed broken links. Will periodically check links for functionality.)

    These are the albums I love because every single song on each of them is a masterpiece. I am not a music elitist so some of my favorite albums are actually reissues and repackages... singles, best of's etc. The reason that I have so many Smiths albums and just one Morrissey album--besides the best of's--is because I feel that their music was more consistent. There isn't a Smiths song that I don't like. Whereas there are a few songs on each of Moz's solo albums that aren't my favorites, thus making the albums slightly less than perfect. But this is just my opinion. I know many people disagree with this. It's all very subjective. Musical tastes are cultivated by a lot of different variables, including the decade of one's coming of age years, familial and peer influences, geographical residence, class, and ethnic background. I've never been a novelty seeker when it comes to music. I can listen to the same albums over and over again. And while I do like a great number of other bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, none of their albums are treasured as much as the ones I have listed below. List is ongoing--subject to additions. I have also included some of my album cover paintings. Here are the albums that are perfect, imo... in no particular order, other than grouped by artist...

    Ten - Pearl Jam
    Listen to Full Album


    High Violet
    - The National
    Sample Track - Conversation 16

    Trouble Will Find Me - The National
    Listen to Full Album

    Without You I'm Nothing - Placebo
    Sample Track - You Don't Care About Us

    Loud Like Love - Placebo
    Sample Track - Loud Like Love

    Palace - Chapel Club
    Sample Track - All the Eastern Girls

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    Sample Track - Over and Over Again

    Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
    Sample Track - Disorder


    Meat is Murder - The Smiths
    Sample Track - Bigmouth Strikes Again

    Strangeways, Here We Come - The Smiths
    Sample Track - I Won't Share You

    Louder Than Bombs - The Smiths
    Sample Track - Half a Person

    Hatful of Hollow - The Smiths
    Sample Track - Hand in Glove

    The World Won't Listen - The Smiths
    Sample Track - Unloveable

    The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
    Sample Track - Cemetry Gates

    The Smiths - The Smiths
    Sample Track - What Difference Does it Make?


    Music Complete - New Order
    Sample Track - Restless

    Brotherhood - New Order
    Sample Track - Paradise

    Technique - New Order
    Listen to Full Album

    Singles - New Order
    Sample Track (Japanese bonus track) Everything's Gone Green (Cicada Remix)

    Best Of - New Order
    Sample Track - Love Vigilantes

    Substance -New Order
    Sample Track - Ceremony

    Power, Corruption & Lies - New Order
    Sample Track - Age of Consent


    You Are the Quarry - Morrissey
    Sample Track - I Like You

    Vauxhall and I - Morrissey
    Sample Track - Now My Heart is Full

    Very Best of Morrissey - Morrissey
    Listen to Complete A Side LP

    Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey - Morrissey
    Sample Track - Suedehead

    - The Cure
    Sample Track - Disentegration

    Standing on a Beach - The Cure
    Sample Track - In Between Days


    Fables of the Reconstruction- R.E.M.
    Sample Track - Green Grow the Rushes

    Document - R.E.M.
    Sample Track - The One I Love

    Collapse Into Now - R.E.M.
    Sample Track - My Heart

    Life's Rich Pageant
    - R.E.M.
    Sample Track - Flowers of the Guatemala


    Reckoning - R.E.M.
    Sample Track - Pretty Persuasion

    Murmur - R.E.M.
    Sample Track - Talk About the Passion

    Monster - R.E.M.
    Sample Track - Bang and Blame

    Green - R.E.M.
    Sample Track - Hairshirt

    Automatic for the People- R.E.M.
    Sample Track - Nightswimming


    Actually - Pet Shop Boys
    Sample Track - It's a Sin

    Soviet Kitsch - Regina Spektor
    Sample Track - Us

    The Game
    - Queen
    Listen to Full Album

    The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
    Listen to Full Album

    The Back Room - Editors
    Sample Track - Open Your Arms

    An End Has a Start - Editors
    Sample Track - An End Has a Start


    Little Creatures - Talking Heads
    Listen to Full Album

    Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
    Sample Track - Blister in the Sun

    Rio - Duran Duran
    Listen to Full Album

    Violator - Depeche Mode
    Sample Track - Enjoy the Silence


    Greatest Hits - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Listen to Full Album

    The Wall - Pink Floyd
    Sample Track - Run Like Hell

    Hopes and Fears - Keane
    Sample Track - Everybody's Changing

    - Bob Marley
    Sample Track - Stir it Up


    Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
    Sample Track - The Boxer

    Fast Car
    - Tracy Chapman
    Sample Track - Fast Car

    Who's Next? - The Who
    Sample Track - Baba O'Riley

    Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
    Sample Track - Thank You

    Purple Rain - Prince and the Revolution


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  1. realitybites
    Yes it is. One of my favorite songs of all time.