I read a book on Crowded House this year:I put this list in the Thread of last week's Podcast, but here it is again - all perfect Albums IMHO.
1) Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
2) Crowded House, Woodface
3) Steely Dan, Katy Lied
4) The Black Sorrows, Beat Club
Ouch! That book got pricey!I read a book on Crowded House this year:
(Look at that price! I think I paid a fiver!)
Anyway, the band themselves think that "Together Alone" was their greatest musical achievement, and I tend to agree though I can see why you chose "Woodface" as it's the one that launched them into the stratosphere.
I believe that this picture was designed & freely distributed by the "People's Popular Front for C.D.s" to annoy the "Popular People's Front for Vinyl".These pieces make use of stock pics listed for free use (album covers are a bit of a grey area but are tolerated for example purposes). The choices of free use for 'perfect album' and related subjects weren't that great.
beat me to it with this album, by far the best Rush album for several reasons, Red Barchetta and YYZ being 2 of them. But by far and away the main reason is that you can put the album on and throw the remote on the table after cranking the volume and leave it to entertain you musically and with the quality of musicianship. The anniversary remastered version was a great piece of production workExcellent idea, this should be an interesting discussion. I heard the conversation on this concept on the Podcast and it got me thinking - two Albums below that for me are perfection:
Rush Moving Pictures - faultless album from start to finish, really it forms a defining moment for Rush as a band. Building on Permanent Waves change in direction.
I like Blue Dress, that soft beat through the track does it for me. maybe it stands out as the weakest as the album is sooooooo good.Depeche Mode - Violator would make it were it not for Blue Dress that doesn't sit right in that album for me. Scanning through DMs albums there seems to be one song on each that stops them being perfect for me.
have to completely agree with these selections from your list.A few of my most loved albums both past and present.
David Bowie_Ziggy Stardust
Aladdin Sane, and the amazing BLACKSTAR!!!
David Sylvian_Brilliant Trees
Talk Talk_It's My Life
Jean Michel Jarre_Oxygene
A Winged Victory For The Sullen_The Undivided Five