Tuesday, August 16, 2005

The perfect album

I found this on plastic.com, and I thought it was an interesting question.

I recently came up against a wall. While sorting my albums of music in the MP3 format, I came to the conclusion that for most, if not all, of the albums I own, there are only a handful of tracks per album that I love. Generally there are a few tracks that are passable and almost always several that are forgettable. This makes listening to an entire album or even mixes of albums set to random less enjoyable than if it was just the best songs per album. So I began purging tracks, saving only the best of each album.
Then I ran into a phenomenon, the phenomenon of the perfect album. An album in which every track is great, each one worthy of being a hit. An album with not a single song I would skip past and nothing mediocre or even average.
I'm only part way through my music library and I've only found a handful. But it piqued my curiosity. What albums would you nominate as a perfect album?

Here are a few of my nominees. Add yours to the comment section.
Elvis Costello--My Aim is True
The Beatles--A Hard Day's Night

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

tegan and sara. if it was you.
the arcade fire. funeral.
the beatles. rubber soul.