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Old 12-12-2009, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 5 Star Albums: Every Song

Are there any albums (any genre) on which every song merits 5 stars or whatever your highest designation is?

This is not quite the same question as 'what albums have no filler', because it seems inappropriate to call a 3 or 4 star song 'filler'. The question is also not necessarily 'what is your favorite album', because your favorites might have some filler.

Upon consulting I-Tunes, the only albums whose every track I have given 5 stars to are:

Secret Treaties - Blue Oyster Cult
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Saxophone Colossus - Sonny Rollins

No doubt it helps that these are relatively short albums.

Very close contenders were:

Powertrip - Monster Magnet
Crush the Insects - Reverend Bizarre
Death is this Communion - High on Fire
Master of Reality - Black Sabbath
Painkiller - Judas Priest
Tyranny and Mutation - Blue Oyster Cult
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Kind of Blue - John Coltrane
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Albums on which every song is a classic?
Alligator-The National
Dummy-Portishead
The Stone Roses-S/T
Led Zeppelin IV
Highway 61 Revisited-Bob Dylan
Heartworm-Whipping Boy
Illmatic-Nas
Radiator-Super Furry Animals
If You're Feeling Sinister-Belle & Sebastian
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm gonna have to go with:

Mr. Bungle - California
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd - Animals
Between the Buried and Me - Colors
Opeth - Deliverance

Runners up
Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Opeth - Damnation
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To be honest, I think every single album I've ever heard has at least one song that's no higher than a 4. Therefore, that's all I can contribute.
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Sorry, I meant Miles Davis. That was dumb of me.
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I guess that which comes closest is R.E.M.'s "Reckoning," but mind you that doesn't mean it's my favorite album ever. It's just very consistently excellent.

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I guess that which comes closest is R.E.M.'s "Reckoning," but mind you that doesn't mean it's my favorite album ever. It's just very consistently excellent.
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Wu Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Pixies - Doolittle
Operation Ivy - Energy

And although I don't really think it would fit in well wit all these other albums, I still feel like Choking Victim's No Gods / No Managers doesn't have a bad song on it.
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