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Offline Mr. Beagle

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Old albums that have held up well in their entirety?
« on: November 22, 2017, 09:10:54 AM »
Spotify provides a great opportunity to find complete albums that still hang together as a complete set with a minimum of turkeys after some time has passed. What other complete, overlooked albums stand the test of time?

The one I ran across today was "Animalization" by Eric Burdon and the Animals from 1966. While known for some schlocky overplayed hits like "House of the Rising Sun," they were one of the best of the early British blues bands, with Hilton Valentine on guitar and Alan Price, and then Dave Rowberry, on Hammond organ. Even bassist Chas Chandler knew his stuff, discovering Jimi Hendrix in London, putting the original Experience together, and managing him.

There are a couple pop numbers here, but also some great blues and R&B covers. Their version of the classic "See See Rider" was not one of their bigger hits in the US, but remains one of the best covers of that song.

I've been revisiting a lot of this music after reading Rhino Records founder Harold Bronson's book "My British Invasion," which focuses a lot of the last days of a lot of these artists, when they are broke and need Bronson's financial advances.



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Re: Old albums that have held up well in their entirety?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 09:23:21 AM »
Best rock and roll album of all time, "Let Love In" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.


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Re: Old albums that have held up well in their entirety?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 05:18:18 PM »
Master of Puppets is just such a monster from start to finish.

I will nominate number of the beast.

Every pre-2010 Opeth album
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 05:22:33 PM »
I'll see your Number of the Beast and raise you Master of Reality






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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 05:25:05 PM »
The best late 1950s jazz holds up really well.









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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 06:27:40 PM »
Rush 2112

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 07:16:05 PM »
Rush 2112

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Re: Old albums that have held up well in their entirety?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 02:40:36 PM »
Cecile Buencamino Licad -- Ravel Piano Works



Captain Beefheart -- Lick My Decals Off, Baby



Julieta Venegas -- Bueninvento

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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 04:09:59 PM »
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "Dark Side of the Moon" are the two oldest albums in my library where I consistently like/listen to the whole thing...

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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 04:25:24 PM »
Rush - Fly By Night (1975)



Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)



Slayer - Reign in Blood (1986)


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Re: Old albums that have held up well in their entirety?
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 05:42:29 PM »
Led Zeppelin IV I listened the crap out of that album.
Also Deep Purple Machine Head
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