OT: What Album Do You Listen To All The Way Through?

Submitted by ILL_Legel on June 9th, 2012 at 3:29 AM

Mid afternoon in Shanghai drinking and listening to music.  Looking for feedback from the Board on albums (I say that in a generic sense in today's digital world) you put on and listen to all the way through. 

Most of mine are old school since, one, I'm old (not like Herm old though), and, two, I just download one off songs these days.

Please enlighten me on what albums you play and listen to from start to finish so I can download some more music.

A few off the top of my head that I listen to from start to finsih.

Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys

Kid A - Radiohead

It's Dark and Hell is Hot - DMX

Gentlemen - Afghan Whigs

The Roots Come Alive - The Roots

Room On Fire - The Strokes

Bossanova - The Pixies

The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

Disintegration - The Cure

Nevermind - Nirvana

Life After Death - Notorious BIG

Murmur - REM

Pleased To Meet Me - The Replacements

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

Pretty Much Any Grateful Dead Live

That's enough....yes, I listen to The Beatles and The Smiths too...


EDIT:  As expected you all came through!  I spent way too many hours checking out a lot of different music today and dowloading quite a bit.  Now it is sleep time in Shanghai.  Thanks!



June 9th, 2012 at 4:58 PM ^

Dark Side of the Moon: because if you don't listen to the whole album in order the songs don't make any sense.


Nighthawks at the Diner: great live album, very early Waits.


June 9th, 2012 at 5:14 PM ^

J Dilla - Donuts [in particular, but pretty much anything with him, I will listen to in its entirety]

D'Angelo - Voodoo

Marvin Gaye - pretty much anything by him. 

Serge Gainsbourg - ditto (except for some of his conceptual 80s stuff).

More recent types of stuff that I generally don't skip through - Amy Winehouse, Grizzly Bear, Beck, White Stripes, Santigold. 

Any jazz album or classical album.  Reggae is the same way for me.  If it is on, it stays on.


June 9th, 2012 at 5:54 PM ^

Arcade Fire - Funeral

Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

The Black Keys - Thickfreakness

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark and Twisted Fantasy

NaS - Stillmatic

LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening

The National - High Violet

The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts

Destroyer - Kaputt

Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Eminem - Recovery

Marlo Stanfield

June 9th, 2012 at 6:20 PM ^

Arcade Fire- Funeral

Radiohead- Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends

Any Beatles Album

Nas- Illmatic

Kanye- Late Registration

Jay-Z- Reasonable Doubt

Led Zeppelin- IV

Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

The Weeknd- House of Balloons (mixtape)

Animal Collective- Meriwether Post Pavilion (only when under the influence)





June 9th, 2012 at 6:21 PM ^

Barenaked Ladies - Stunt, and Are Men

Ok Go - Oh No

Tally Hall - Marvin's Marvelous .,, something or other, I can't remember

Bon Jovi - New Jersey

Bill in Birmingham

June 9th, 2012 at 8:09 PM ^

Dear Lord. A few:

Beatles: Revolver, Abbey Road

Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed

The Who: Who's Next, Quadropehia

Springsteen: Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Born in the USA, The Rising

Steeley Dan: Katy Lied, Aja

Petty: Damn the Torpedoes

REM: Document

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

The Clash: Combat Rock

Elvis Costello: Armed Forces

Beach Boys: Pet Sounds

Warren Zevon: Excitable Boy



June 9th, 2012 at 9:09 PM ^

Good stuff, but a couple things y'all missed;

Marvelous 3- all of it
Butch Walker- letters, left of self centered and lets go out tonites
Seven mary three- american standard, rockcrown
Ray Lamontagne- everything, especially God willin and the creek don't rise
David Gray- greatest hits
Ryan Adams- gold, heartbreaker
Eric Hutchinson- sounds like this
Damien Rice- O
Black Lab- everything
Sarah Bareilles- little voice

Tight and Shiny

June 9th, 2012 at 9:16 PM ^


Tom Waits, Melvins, Beastie Boys, Jesus Lizard



The Who - Live At Leeds (deluxe edition)

David Bowie - Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

Black Flag - Damaged

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison

Pearl Jam - Yield, Vs.

Slayer - Season's In the Abyss, South of Heaven

Stooges - Fun House

Medeski, Martin & Wood - Combustication

Portishead - Live at Roseland

Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya Ya's Out, Exile on Main Street

Ramones - It's Alive

Black Sabbath - any of their first four albums

Allman Bro's - Live at the Fillmore


June 10th, 2012 at 12:05 AM ^

I am from the Tool, Zeppelin, Guns n Roses, Phish, Grateful Dead, Janes Addiction, Beastie Boys, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, MMB, Faith No More, Greensky Bluegrass, Doc Watson, Graham Parsons, Metallica, Wilco, Beck,  etc... fan clubs.  There is, however, a Michigan grad that deserves a listen.  Joe Henry...his albums got me through several study sessions.  Try out Short Man's Room or Kindness of the World.   Good Stuff.

  -not Herm