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Old 08-21-15, 10:31 AM
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Deep Purple - Live in Japan (can't believe no one mentioned one of the best live album ever)
The Clash - London Calling
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Rolling Stones - Exile in Main St.
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Nocturne
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Originally Posted by dom56 View Post
Deep Purple - Live in Japan (can't believe no one mentioned one of the best live album ever)
The Clash - London Calling
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Rolling Stones - Exile in Main St.
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Nocturne
Made In Japan, you mean ? I mentioned it in post 44.
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Rush - All The World's A Stage
Beatles - White Album
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Metallica - ...And Justice For All
Pink Floyd - The Wall
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

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I guess for me the dividing line is that Daydream Nation was recorded at a time when vinyl was the dominant music format, which means music was made for vinyl first. Music is now made for CD/digital release first, and if an album gets a vinyl release, it just takes as many vinyl discs as necessary to contain all the music. If, say, Sonic Nurse required two vinyl discs, I'd say that was just a consequence of the modern dominant format not being vinyl, but Daydream Nation was recorded and released when vinyl would have been the paramount concern.
I agree that this has something to do with how I first consumed the album. I bought it when it came out on a single CD (the Enigma release with the fake Zeppelin logos on the disc).

It's also a matter of content. To me, a double album is crammed full of ephemera and weird songs that wouldn't make a single LP. They have a generally rambling character. Daydream Nation (which may be my favorite album of all time) is 12 relatively concise songs.

I realize that there's no real logic here, it's just when I think of a "double album", Daydream Nation doesn't really fit into that category...
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls

Yeah, I know it isn't out yet, but from all that I've read about it and the one song that I have heard this is so likely to be my favorite double studio album that I may as well mark it as my favorite now.
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

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I agree that this has something to do with how I first consumed the album. I bought it when it came out on a single CD (the Enigma release with the fake Zeppelin logos on the disc).

It's also a matter of content. To me, a double album is crammed full of ephemera and weird songs that wouldn't make a single LP. They have a generally rambling character. Daydream Nation (which may be my favorite album of all time) is 12 relatively concise songs.

I realize that there's no real logic here, it's just when I think of a "double album", Daydream Nation doesn't really fit into that category...
To me, neither London Calling nor Exile have ephemera that wouldn't have made a single LP from those bands in that period of their careers.
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Made In Japan, you mean ? I mentioned it in post 44.
Whoops a little boo-boo typo by me.

Kind of forgot to add Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous on the list as honorable mention.
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Since the subject line asks for my favorite double-albums, and not what I think are necessarily the best, here are my picks:

Out of the Blue: Electric Light Orchestra
1999: Prince
Works: Volume 1: Emerson Lake & Palmer
Something/Anything?: Todd Rundgren
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Elton John
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Pink Floyd ~ The Wall
Genesis ~ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Hawkwind ~ Space Ritual
Wishbone Ash ~ Live Dates
Aphrodite's Child ~ 666

And a 6th for good measure...

The Allman Brothers Band ~ Beginnings


There are others but these will do.

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