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Ok, what album can you slap on the turntable and enjoy every single note? For me, that would be Dire Straits side A, "Making Movies".  Three wonderful tunes: "Tunnel of Love", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Skateaway", all tunes that seem to have fallen off the Rock n Roll radar screen for some reason.

 

What is your album side masterpiece?

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Thoe albums that MUST run through all the way to the end, once I start them (so, these are both A+B side masterpieces):

  • Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
  • Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes
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I abandoned vinyl in 1987 and haven't looked back so I'm not as familiar with post-1987 album sides as I once was (prior to 1987).  That said, Side 2 of "Who's Next" is pretty great.  

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Hey NoJ - can we do live sides? I'll start.

 

-Side 1, Deep Purple - Made In Japan (Highway Star, Child In Time)

 

-Side 2 Genesis Live (1973) - (The Musical Box, The Knife)

 

- Side 6, Yessongs - (Yours Is No Disgrace, Starship Trooper)

 

-Side 2 Live Cream - (Sweet Wine, Rollin' & Tumblin')

 

-Side 1 Pink Floyd - Ummagumma (Astronomy Domine', Careful With That Axe Eugene)

 

-Side 3 Allman Brothers - At Fillmore East (Hot Lanta, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed)

 

-Side 4 Renaissance Live At Carnegie Hall (Ashes Are Burning)

 

-Side 1 Lou Reed - Rock & Roll Animal (Sweet Jane, Heroin)

 

Side 2 Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails (Mona, Cavalry)

 

Side 1 Traffic - On The Road (Glad > Freedom Rider)

 

There's 10 right off the top of my head, I could go on.  :stunned . And I didn't even mention The Dead - that's a whole 'nother thing in itself. 

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Urge Overkill - The Supersonic Storybook, side A (The Kids Are Insane > The Candidate > (Today Is) Blackie's Birthday > Emmaline

 

The Jesus LizardGoat, side A (Then Comes Dudley > Mouthbreather > Nub > Seasick)

This Kind of Punishment - A Beard Of Bees, entire LP
 

Sonic YouthEVOL, side A (Tom Violence > Shadow Of A Doubt, Starpower, In The Kingdom #19, Green Light)

 

Neil YoungOn The Beach, entire LP

 

Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream Of Trains, side B

 

FeltForever Breathes The Lonely Word, entire LP

 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Henry's Dream, Side A (Papa Won't Leave You, Henry > I Had A Dream, Joe > Straight To You > Brother, My Cup Is Empty > Christina, The Astonishing)

 

Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling, Come On Die Young, entire LPs but esp Sides D

 

 

there are a bunch of records i really like where a great song takes up an entire side, too (Feedbacker, Meddle, Dopesmoker, Atma, Clearing The Path To Ascend, Foxtrot, etc)

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Um,  Dead Flowers and Moonlight Mile are on side 2, dude.

You may be right. I would have cited the entire album save for Sister Morphine which I don't like much and in fact I only listened a few years ago as the Spanish edition was mutilated by the f*** Franco government; they also forced the label to change the cover which has become a piece for coleccionists (and I dig it)

 

http://electricvinylrecords.com/es/rock/729-the-rolling-stones-sticky-fingers-2-lp-vinilo-reedicion-portada-espanola.html

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You may be right. I would have cited the entire album save for Sister Morphine which I don't like much and in fact I only listened a few years ago as the Spanish edition was mutilated by the f*** Franco government; they also forced the label to change the cover which has become a piece for coleccionists (and I dig it)

 

http://electricvinylrecords.com/es/rock/729-the-rolling-stones-sticky-fingers-2-lp-vinilo-reedicion-portada-espanola.html

The whole album is excellent, and while not a big fan of "Sister Morphine," either, it fits the mold of the album, imo.

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You may be right. I would have cited the entire album save for Sister Morphine which I don't like much and in fact I only listened a few years ago as the Spanish edition was mutilated by the f*** Franco government; they also forced the label to change the cover which has become a piece for coleccionists (and I dig it)

 

http://electricvinylrecords.com/es/rock/729-the-rolling-stones-sticky-fingers-2-lp-vinilo-reedicion-portada-espanola.html

 

I always thought the cover was cool, too.

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