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I'm in the same boat as those who listen to all their albums start to finish. I can only think of one fairly recent cd I skip the first song and go straight to the second.

The Flaming Lips ..Yeah, yeah, yeah song drives me nuts...the rest of the album is great !!!

I was never a 'singles' guy...or 1 song at a time downloader. I've always appreciated the variety on albums I buy...I LIKE EVERYTHING on every album I have...'cept the above mentioned.

Used to be I'd only listen to one side of a record sometime before I put on another...but that's because one side was a 'unit'. Now with cd's playing the entire album or double...I just listen to the entire thing....up to 80 minutes straight....

I don't fragment it.

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One of the best of ALL TIME...not just the 80s. You're missing out if you discount that decade...

Definitely lots good music then: Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley, Culture, Itals, the Mighty Diamonds, R.E.M., U2, the Replacements, the Church, Guadalcanal Diary, the Cure, the Connells, the Alarm, Omar and the Howlers, Los Lobos, Steve Earle, the Blasters, X, Del Fuegos, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Lone Justice, the Long Ryders, the list is nearly endless.

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I always liked Spirit Of Eden more than Laughing Stock. But the later is usually considered their finest achievement.

Come to think of it...I do too.

In the thread I started about 3 consecutive albums that show remarkable progression...I listed Talk Talk from The Colour of Spring to Laughing Stock....I really meant It's My Life - The Colour of Spring - Spirit of Eden.

That's where the progress was remarkable. I love Laughing Stock..but I don't really see it surpassing SoE in progress. It's quite similar to me...on that level.

Laughing Stock was '91 I believe too...

Too often the 80s are seen only in the Hair Metal and fag rock of the techno/pop crews....but the early 80s had some great music still hanging onto the late 70s...XTC, Talking Heads, Police amongst lesser known artists...the middle 80s is where I feel were a bit lean...but not totally.

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AC/DC - All albums up to Flick of the Switch

Black Sabbath - VOL.4

Zep - All, except III. I don't like Hats off the Roy Harper.

Rush - Moving Pictures

The Who - Who's Next

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall

I am sure there are more, but it's late and I'm tired.

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I usually have a whole lot of free time to listen to music, so I am able to listen for 45 minutes to an hour. It's easy to fill that time.

Led Zeppelin - I, II, III, IV, Houses of the Holy

Grateful Dead - AOXOMOXOA, American Beauty

Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Obscured By Clouds, Dark Side of the Moon, Meddle, Wish You Were Here

The Who - Quadrophenia, Tommy, The Who Sell Out, Who's Next

The 13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere

Sublime - Self Titled, 40oz to Freedom

The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed

Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

Jerry Garcia - Garcia

Frank Zappa - We're Only In It For The Money

The Doors - The Doors, Morrison Hotel

Buck 65 - Vertex

Gorillaz - Demon Days

Dylan - Blonde on Blonde, Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited,

The Beatles - Abbey Road, Let It Be, White Album (it's become a sort of tradition), Love

The music I listen to, for the most part, is much more effective when it's heard in context of the full album... There's no other way for me. And even if I choose to listen to one song, I usually want to hear the whole album anyway.

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Put The "O" Back In Country - Shooter Jennings

Show And Tell - Silvertide

American Minor - American Minor

Icky Thump - The White Stripes

Chief Boot Knocka - Sir Mix A Lot

Doggystlye - Snoop Doggy Dogg

All of the previously mentioned zep, hendrix, skynyrd, etc. Skynyrd's 1st album Pronounced, wow!

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LZ :

ITTOD

Houses of the Holy

LZ III

PG

Floyd:

The Wall

Animals

WYWH (not really, only side 2, side 1 is a snorefest)

Deep Purple - The House of Blue Light

Manic Street Preachers - Send Away The Tigers

The Killers - Sam's Town

The Nightwatchman - The Nightwatchman

AC/DC - Highway to Hell

Beatles - Love and Rubber Soul

Rush - Signals

U2 - Rattle and Hum, War, Acthung Baby

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The Black Keys - "The Big Come Up", "Thickfreakness", "Rubber Factory", "Chulahoma", "Magic Potion"

Free - "Tons Of Sobs", "Fire And Water", "Live!", "Heartbreaker"

Led Zeppelin - "Led Zeppelin", "II", "III", "Presence"

Mariah Carey - "Mariah Carey", "Music Box", 'Merry Christmas", "Daydream", "Butterfly"

Gavin DeGraw - "Chariot"

Alter Bridge - "One Day Remains"

Lynch Mob - "Lynch Mob"

Nirvana - "Nevermind"...well, I haven't listened to that one for a very long time.

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The Beatles - Revolver, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band

Bob Dylan - Bringing In All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited

The Doors - The Doors

Led Zeppelin - IV, Houses Of The Holy, Physical Graffiti

Love - Forever Changes

Nine Inch Nails - The Downwards Spiral

Oasis - Definitely Maybe

Oh My God - Fools Want Noise

Pearl Jam - Ten

Prince - Sign O' The Times

Radiohead - OK Computer

The Redwalls - De Nova

The Smithereens - Especially For You

Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

The White Stripes - Elephant

The Who - Who's Next, Tommy

Neil Young - After The Gold Rush

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Boston - Boston

Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix

Axis: Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix

Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix

Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin

IV - Led Zeppelin

LZI - Zep

LZII - Zep

Who's Next - The Who

That's all that really comes to mind.

Italic part: How dare you!

Bold part: I would, but I'm listening to Trilogy by ELP, plus I don't have those songs.

good choices I'd add theough appitite for destruction

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I'd say 75% of my record collection consists of albums that I pleasantly listening all the way through. If I would make a list, it'd be more or less a list of my favorite albums, but I guess that's another thread.

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Anything Zep

Tool - Undertow

The Dark Side of The Moon

Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

Metallica - Master of Puppets

Metallica - ...And Justice For All

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood To The Head

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

The Doors - In Concert

Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien

Jurassic 5 - Power In Numbers

King Crimson - In The Court of The Crimson King

Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley

Lou Reed - Rock N Roll Animal

The Mars Volta - De Loused in The Comatorium

Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

The Clash - London Calling

Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks...

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Nas - Illmatic

Pendulum - Hold Your Colour

Opeth - Blackwater Park

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I am, That's What I'm Not

Pantera - Cowboys From Hell

Peter Frampton - Cowboys From Hell

Radiohead - The Bends, OK Computer

Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour

Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material

Sublime - Sublime

Ugly Duckling - Taste The Secret

The Who - Live at Leeds, Who's Next

A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step

Jeez, that's a long list. Theres probably more I didn't remember too. Theres a bit of everything in there: Metal, Punk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, rap even some DnB.

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There is hardly an album in my collection that I don't listen to, from start to finish. Except maybe, double albums where I might often just listen to one disc separately.

Same here.

Song-skipping annoys the hell out of me.

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All the Zep stuff

Yes - 90125/Going For The One/Drama/Fragile/CTTE/Yessongs

Pink Floyd - Dark Side/WYWH/The Final Cut

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left/Bryter Layter/Pink Moon

Porcupine Tree - Deadwing/Stupid Dream/The Sky Moves Sideways

Kate Rusby - Underneath The Stars

Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking/Liege & Lief/WWDOOH

Marillion - Misplaced Childhood/Clutching At Straws

Robert Plant - Mighty Rearranger

Steve Earle - Jerusalem/Just An American Boy/wasington Square Serenade

Nick Harper - Miracles for Beginners/Treasure Island

Sigur Ros - Takk

Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue/Sketches of Spain/In A Silent Way

Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible/Send Away the Tigers

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

I think that's enough for now!

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