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Since it is already bubbling up in other threads, it may be better to divert it here instead of in Who vs. Stones vs. Beatles vs. Bob Dylan vs. everyone else threads.


My list:

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

3. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea :whoo

4. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

5. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

6. The Beatles - Revolver

7. The Beatles - Rubber Soul

8. The Clash - London Calling

9. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

10. The Beatles - The Beatles

11. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

12. The Beatles - Abbey Road

13. Sigur R

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This is strictly personal opinion. Yeah I like the Beatles but I like these albums better.



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They might be vital in the album, but since I don't think the album is all that vital, I'm not a big fan of some of the tracks. Maybe filler isn't the right word, but some of the songs aren't as strong as others, and thus, it doesn't really work for me.

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Pet Sounds has tons of filler, but the good songs are so good that you kind of forget about the not so good ones. It's alot like Exile on Main St. in that way.

I guess I don't think the "good" songs are that good then.

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Pet Sounds has tons of filler, but the good songs are so good that you kind of forget about the not so good ones. It's alot like Exile on Main St. in that way.


What do you mean by filler? I take that to mean that the people making the music are half-arsed on these tracks and just doing them to fill the gaps between the other songs. This is something I'd say was the polar opposite of everything on Pet Sounds. Someone said it about What's Going On? too, again that album was not made with that attitude in any way shape or form.


Now, if someone says Help! is there favourite album, then you can say there is filler - cos there clearly is. Not that the filler songs are bad or otherwise, it's just that full effort was not put into every track on that album.

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My list:

1. Wilco-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

2. John Coltrane-A Love Supreme

3. The Beatles-White Album

4. Steve Reich-Music for 18 Musicians

5. Radiohead-OK Computer

6. The Beatles - Revolver

7. Sonic Youth-Daydream Nation

8. Yo La Tengo-I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

9. Miles Davis-Kind of Blue

10. Califone-Quicksand/Cradlesnakes

11. XTC-Skylarking

12. David Bowie-Low

13. REM-Murmur

14. Charles Mingus-The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

15. Beck-Sea Change

16. Igor Stravinsky-The Rite of Spring

17. David Bowie-Ziggy Stardust

18. Calexico-Feast of Wire

19. Brian Eno-Another Green World

20. Wilco-Summerteeth

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Mine changes pretty much daily, but for now (in no particular order):


Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Beatles - Revolver

Wire - Pink Flag

John Cale - Paris, 1919

Brian Eno - Another Green Day

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Tom Z

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Filler, in my eyes is any song that isn't as good as the rest of the songs on the album. I don't really know about the artists intent, as there are songs like "Her Majesty" that were obviously intended as throwaways but which are still essential to the album. I suppose when I say filler I just mean songs that I could take or leave. They just serve as buffers between the other better songs.

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