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Ill agree that disarm is the weak link-and the radio/video play killed it


but I dont skip it



Rush moving pictures comes to mind

and as much as I hate to admit it

Nirvana nevermind

Tribe called quest low end theory

kudos to whomever said pauls boutique (although I like Ill communication better and would add that to the list)

Joe Jackson-big world

Zep? its II for me

Floyd? now that I think about it, they have a bunch of records that are damn close to flawless

meddle, dark side, wish you were here, animals, the wall, the final cut-love em all start to finish


funny, I dont think I saw a who record mentioned

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kudos to whomever said pauls boutique (although I like Ill communication better and would add that to the list)


Zep? its II for me



I like Paul's Boutique, but I like Ill Communication and Check Your Head better. AWOL is a super weak link on Paul's Boutique.


For Zep, it's Houses of the Holy for me.

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Some I haven't seen....


Led Zep-IV

Counting Crows-August

The Church-Starfish

Sonic Youth-Goo

Jimi Hendrix-Are Your Experienced

The Who-Who's Next

Whiskeytown-Strangers Almanac

Fleetwood Mac-Rumors

Bob Marley-Natty Dread

U2-Joshua Tree

Andrew Bird-Noble Beast

Fleet Foxes

Brian Eno-Before and After Science

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U2-Joshua Tree


I agree with that. unforgettable fire is pretty solid as well. I forget that U2 used to be awesome, due to the fact that there is a whole generation that's been born since they had balls.

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Counting Crows-August


Whiskeytown-Strangers Almanac


Fleet Foxes


i included august on my flawless list.


that's a good one by whiskeytown. pneumonia is pretty close for me too...but i may be in the minority there.


i have fleet foxes, but i haven't given it much time. maybe i should.

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agree with several mentioned, but couldn't see...


Silver Jews - American Water

Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On + Keep It Like a Secret

Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me


there's isn't a note i would change on those albums

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I was going to list Quadrophenia but for whatever reason didnt .... yes it is far better than Tommy in my opinion



Quadrophenia, perfect, brilliant, and unmatched to this day.

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Arcade Fire - Funeral

The Beatles - Rubber Soul

Bound Stems - The Family Afloat

Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On

The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts

Eluvium - Copia

Explosions In The Sky- The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West

The National - Alligator

Neil Young - After The Gold Rush

Pink Floyd - Meddle

Pixies - Doolittle

Radiohead - Kid A, Amnesiac

Sam Cooke - Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963 (do live albums count)?

Sigur Rós - ( )

The Smiths - Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead

Spoon - Kill The Moonlight

Weezer - Pinkerton

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost Is Born

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The Wedding Present- Seamonsters

Mendoza Line- Fortune

Blitzen Trapper- Furr

Centro-matic- Distance and Clime

Centro-matic- Fort Recovery

Tim Easton- Porcupine

Flaming Lips- Transmissions from the Satellite Heart

Flaming Lips- Clouds Taste Metallic

Frank Black- Teenager of the Year

Frank Black- Pistolero

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The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

The Feelies - Good Earth

Little Feat - Dixie Chicken

Ryan Adams - Love is Hell

Steely Dan - Aja, Countdown to Ecstasy

The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall

The Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express, Oceans Apart

Dylan - Highway 61, Blood on the Tracks

Crowded House - Temple of Low Men

Allman Brother - Live at Fillmore East

Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

The Beat - Just Can't Stop It

The National - High Violet

REM - Automatic for the People

The Pixies - Doolittle

The J Geils Band - Live Full House

Led Zeppelin - Led Zep IV

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

John Martyn - Solid Air

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The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses


Im almost there with you, except.... "Don't Stop" is a pointless waste of space on an otherwise perfect album.

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it's only one ("Poledo") and while thematically it's not a good fit, it does presage Lou's direction w/ Sebadoh and is interesting from at least a historical perspective.

Well it's two: "Lose" (track 8) is a Lou rocker that I don't like that much. For me it's a real drop off from the first seven songs. And I appreciate your point about "Poledo" but I can't call an album flawless if there are songs that I skip and probably half the time I listen to You're Living All Over me I skip Poledo.


Another tough one for me to leave out is Husker Du's Flip Your Wig. I absolutely love that album - except for the two instrumentals at the end. They are OK but they just feel sort of tacked on.

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