I'm bored so I thought I'd start a little fun thread for people to list albums that worked 'as an album as a whole' rather than just the odd song. I've got albums with plenty of hits on but the odd filler track seems to kill the flow of it, or it may be the artist had a completely different style for the second half that again may break the flow of listening to it. Some albums don't have any killer songs but they just work well as a whole.
Compilations aren't allowed as that's cheating
And no comments about others' taste... just list your albums of choice.
Here's my choice off the top of my head (the first two being my main choice):
Guns 'n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
Michael Jackson - Thriller & Bad (both were good)
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland (the original vinyl playing order, not the updated single CD one)
Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell
Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Nirvana - Nevermind
Ultravox - Vienna
Any album by Primal Scream.
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
ABC - Lexicon of Love
Allman Brothers Band - 1st Album
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
Plan B - The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Brian Eno - Apollo:Atmospheres and Soundtracks
Joni Mitchell - Blue
The Clash - The Clash
The Clash - Give Em Enough Rope
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division - Closer
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
Psychedelic Furs - Psychedelic Furs
Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
Leatherface - Mush
Peter and the Test Tube Babies - The Mating Sounds of South American Frogs
The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
The Damned - Strawberries
Motorhead - Motorhead
Yes - Close to the Edge
Yes - Relayer
ACDC -Highway to Hell Bryan Adams - Reckless Cardigans - Gran Turismo Def Leppard - Hysteria Evanesance _ Fallen Dire Straights - Making Movies, Love over Gold, Brothers in Arms The Eagles - Hotel California Thin Lizzy - Live & Dangerous Thunder - Back Street Symphony
Nancy Gfriffith, Little love affairs.
Taylor Swift - Fearless
Pam Tillis - Sweethearts Dance
Caro Emerald - Deleted scenes from the cutting room floor.
Tift Merritt - Tambourine
Goldfrapp - Supernature
'' - Headfirst
'' - Seventh Tree
Meatloaf Bat Out of Hell Plan B Defamation of Strickland Banks Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Elbow Seldom Seen Kid Kaiser Chiefs yours truly Angry Mob Keane Hopes and Fears Fleetwood Mac Rumours Elo Out of The Blue Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds
Most of the aforementioned plus anything by the following:
Celine Dion Andrea Bochelli The Shadows Abba Enya The Corrs
Savages (I have to support my daughter's band who are currently in the USA but not really my taste in music although I like "Marshal Dear", I will wait with interest for the new album due out later in the year to see what that brings to the table