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Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Live albums DO count, compilations do NOT

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5. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix

4. London Calling - The Clash

3. Quadrophenia - The Who

2. Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin

1. Exile on Main St. - Rolling Stones
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

The "Red" and "Blue" albums definitely don't count, being compilations and also embarrassing unless you're in college. No, even if you are in college.
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

London Calling is number one (as well as all time favorite album).
Sandinista is number two (though it's a triple)
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

1. Neal Morse- Testimony (I want this played at my wake, start to finish.)
2. Spock's Beard- Snow
3. Flower Kings- Stardust We Are
4. Jerry Cantrell- Degradation Trip Volume 1 & 2
5. Drive By Truckers- Southern Rock Opera

Honorable Mention:

Flower Kings- Flower Power
David Cross- Shut Up You Fucking Baby
Lewis Black- Carnegie Hall Performance
Leonard Cohen- Live in London
Dream Theater- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

Does Guns N Roses Use Your Illusion count, or is that considered two separate albums? They were released on the same day.

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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Mellon Collie - Smashing Pumpkins
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis
Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth
Zen Arcade - Husker Du
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me - The Cure
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

1. Blonde on Blonde
2. Allman Brothers Live at Filmore East
3. The White Album
4. Ummagumma / Studio Album
5. Yessongs
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

London Calling
Blonde on Blonde
Exile
Bitches Brew
Daydream Nation
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

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Coulda' swore I posted this in the music section... mods?
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Mellon Collie - Smashing Pumpkins

Whats interesting is that it appears that the 'Double Album' were a product of the 60's and 70's and early 80's. The only one of significance I know from the 90s+ is the SMashing Pumpkins Double Album.
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Tupac - All Eyez On Me
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Originally Posted by superdeluxe View Post
Mellon Collie - Smashing Pumpkins

Whats interesting is that it appears that the 'Double Album' were a product of the 60's and 70's and early 80's. The only one of significance I know from the 90s+ is the SMashing Pumpkins Double Album.
That and The Fragile for me, from the 90's.
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Prince Sign O the Times
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death

Those are the only two double albums I've ever needed.
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Pink Floyd - The Wall
Prince - 1999
Metallica - ...And Justice for All
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

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Mellon Collie - Smashing Pumpkins

Whats interesting is that it appears that the 'Double Album' were a product of the 60's and 70's and early 80's. The only one of significance I know from the 90s+ is the SMashing Pumpkins Double Album.
That's just the change in technology. A single LP maxed out at about 45 minutes of music. A single CD could hold much more. Blood Sugar Sex Magik is 73 minutes long, and The Downward Spiral is 65 minutes long, but nobody thinks of them as double albums.
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

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Pink Floyd - The Wall
Prince - 1999
Metallica - ...And Justice for All
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same
Live After Death. Maybe the greatest live album ever.
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Wings Over America
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

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Whats interesting is that it appears that the 'Double Album' were a product of the 60's and 70's and early 80's. The only one of significance I know from the 90s+ is the SMashing Pumpkins Double Album.
There's more than a few solid double albums from the last 20 years, though some might debate their "significance":

- Being There - Wilco
- Sukierae - Tweedy
- Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth
- Speakerboxxx/Love Below - Outkast
- The Fragile - NiN
- Cold Roses - Ryan Adams
- Reflektor - Arcade Fire
- Drukqs - Aphex Twin
- Generation Terrorist - Manic Street Preachers

I'm sure there's more...
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Live After Death
The Wall
Sign of the Times
Exit Stage Left
All the World's a Stage

A close sixth:
The Song Remains the Same

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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Meat Beat Manifesto - Subliminal Sandwich
The Future Sound of London - Lifeforms
Porcupine Tree - The Incident
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1. Songs In The Key Of Life -- Stevie Wonder. Favorite double-album ever, favorite album ever, no question.
2. The Beatles -- The Beatles
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway -- Genesis
4. Agharta -- Miles Davis
5. Exile On Main St. -- The Rolling Stones
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (Also the best album of all time)
The Beatles - White Album
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (technically a triple album)
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Pink Floyd - The Wall
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

Since most of the "usual suspects" have been listed already (Exile on Main St., London Calling, Quadrophenia), I'll just add these:

Ramones - It's Alive
Kiss Alive
The Who - Tommy (why has it taken so long for someone to list this one?!?!)
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Re: Your top 5 favorite DOUBLE albums of all time

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Wings Over America
That's a triple album.

Physical Graffiti
Quadrophenia
Electric Ladyland
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Derek and The Dominos

Live
BOC-On Your Feet Or On Your Knees
Humble Pie-Rockin' The Fillmore
Song Remains the Same
ABB-Live at Fillmore
Golden Earring Live 1977

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