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Don't just list your favorites, think about it.
Even with ATLiens or Illmatic I have to skip the intros.
Every track is perfect and in the perfect order
I think the NIN album almost has to be listened to in its entirety, and I dont think there is a bad track on The Wildhearts album.
I'd never just put on one track from The Downward Spiral. Whole thing or nothing.
But not Source Tags. Baudelaire and one other (track 8 ish) are bollocks.
Let It Be
Big Star - Third / Sister Lovers
If the idea to skip a track on it were ever to occur to me, I'd have myself institutionalized.
Mount Eerie - Lost Wisdom (it's real short and all the songs are great)
Napalm Death - Scum (no time!)
Broadcast - Tender Buttons
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson
Earth - Earth 2 (not much point really)
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury (no intro, no skits, and bangers as far as the eye can see)
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
but yeah, I'm wont to skip tracks on just about anything, depending on my mood. Even Prince and Kraftwerk get the skip button sometimes.
I just read that the other day so it was fresh on my mind. I agree with some of these, especially Television, Serge and Clipse. I havent heard Mount Eerie or Napalm Death though.
It'd take a lot more to derail an album that good. I'd probably skip it if it were any longer, but it's well placed as a palate cleanser after the two gloomiest songs on the album. And it hardly seems very substantial in the rearview mirror when you're smashing through You Are Invited, Gyroscope and The City.
Interesting idea for an article though.
and I'm going to say the Twin Shadow album of last year.
Never want to skip. Never want to fast-forward. Even if I don't like that exact moment I know in about 2 seconds time it'll be amazing again.
The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Absolutely THE most perfect jazz record I've ever heard.
I will add these:
John Coltrane - Lush Life
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Grace - Jeff Buckley
High Violet - The National
Blue Album - Weezer
Hospice - The Antlers
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
thankfully they titled the actual music tracks with a "vocal" tag. I just threw all those into my playlists, there's 13 I think.
I've never heard Reign In Blood! I think I will listen to that soon.
Turn On The Bright Lights
I *used* to skip a couple of tracks on Alligator (for SHAME), but now I would NEVER do that. Those songs were meant to be listened to TOGETHER, and that's why they're my favourite albums (partly).
8 near perfect tracks.
Modest Mouse- The Moon & Antarctica
Aphex Twin- Selected Ambient Works 85-92
My Bloody Valentine- Loveless
Nirvana- In Utero
The Clash- London Calling (amazing at 19 tracks, really)
Talking Heads- Remain in Light
Beastie Boys- Paul's Boutique
Aesop Rock- Labor Days
Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
DFA1979- You're A Woman, I'm A Machine
Beck- Mellow Gold
if it weren't for Eddie's Ragga.
The groove of that song aches so good =D
Brian Eno - On Land Ambient 4
never makes sense to me, no matter how many times I hear it
Couldn't get over it when Q said Cabron was a must-skip track - it's so fun!
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun
Zelienople - Give It Up
Just realised that my beloved MSP have at least one track per album worthy of the skip button.
And..Interpol - Antics
wish i could say the same for OLTA, the self titled one does'nt really have any skip moments come to think of it..so yeah those three then.
station to station
Clipse- Hell Hath no Fury
Dm Stith- Heavy Ghost
most Radiohead albums
Hmmm probably have to say Daydream Nation. If you skip a track then you're a little lost.
I'd pick 100 Broken Windows as the album I never skip tracks on though
just have no desire to listen to it anymore when I could just jump straight to "GREETINGS EARTHLINGS"....BOOOM BAP, BADOOM BOOM BAAAP
Moon & Antartica
Perfect From Now On
Turn On The Bright Lights
I could go on.
Pure perfection from start to finish.
Modest Mouse - Building Nothing Out Of Something
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
Pavement - Westing / Slanted & Enchanted
Pixies - Doolittle / Surfer Rosa
There's tons more, but that'll do for now.
even if i don't like them, dunno why. something to do with that famous english stoicism, i would guess
i'd say TooL-Lateralus.
Now 'And Water Cycles' and 'Hospice'
but its split into seven parts, each with the name of a stage of the water cycle.
it's an incredible, incredible, incredible album
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command.
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City...
Mclusky Do Dallas
Immediately springs to mind.
Orbital - In Sides
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master And Everyone
Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
And would add:
Underworld - Second toughest in the infants
Breeders - Title TK
and maybe some others.
I would say "any Modest Mouse recording," but then I remembered the Dial-A-Song section of Sad Sappy Sucker.
The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot
Kanye West - Late Registration / My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
They Might Be Giants - Flood
Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
The Decemberists - Picaresque
Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster / We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (Romance Is Boring would be included if not for the ill-conceived Heart Swells pt. 2)
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
Kayo Dot - Coyote
Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
Menomena - Friend & Foe / Mines
The Postal Service - Give Up
Long list, I know. I'm sorry.
My tolerance for Brandy is not that high.
but the last one on Late Registration is definitely pushing it at a minute plus.
is that even though they may be funny or appropriate, they never have any lasting power in my collection. I just don't personally care to listen to them more than a couple times.
The Vonnegut parts are unbearable.
Also, The Postal Service - Recycled Air? Terrible track.
Also, Los Campesinos! - surely you just bin the album altogether?
if anything I usually skip Such Great Heights - one of the few songs where I genuinely prefer the cover even after hearing the original many times.
Nothing remotely terrible about it. Anyone thinking so is indeed a foo'.
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
there's another thread in that...
is this it
they fuel the vibe. plus they're short and so don't overstay their welcome. Waits' is an inspired editor of his material.
I love those little pieces, they fit in perfectly, the whole thing just works.
I sometimes skip The Hall Of Mirrors. Not really sure why.
Kid A (and yes, that includes Treefingers. It works)
Rain Dogs / Mule Variations / Blue Valentine
Highway 61 Revisited
The Velvet Underground and Nico
The Stone Roses
Dark Side of the Moon
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
A Northern Soul
Kind of Blue
What's Going On?
Safe As Milk
BoC - Music Has the Right to Children
NMH - ITAOTS
Four Tet - Rounds
Hood - Cold House
The Notwist - Neon Golden
DJ Food - Kaleidoscope
The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
The KLF - Chill Out
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Popol Vuh - Coeur de Verre
Labradford - Mi Media Naranja
I'm so predictable :/
It's just with some I do sometimes skip to a track that I particularly want to hear, or something. But they certainly never REQUIRE use of the skip button...
I'd imagine Endtroducing....
I honestly had a hard time thinking of any albums. And require may have been the wrong word, but you get the point hopefully.
Maybe. Might not be. I know what you meant anyway - the one that springs to mind for me is The Sea and the Bells by Rachel's, which is definitely one of my favourite albums, but has me diving for the skip button 80% of the time The Sirens comes on. And some albums are just too long/stodgy/samey even if it's all good, so I often don't listen to them in full.
Converge - Jane Doe
Bob Dylan - The Time They Are A'Changing
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe
Meshuggah - Chasophere
to name but a few.
on account of only being one track
My Bloody valentine - Loveless
Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal
Wire - Pink Flag
The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters
Mogwai - Happy Songs For happy People
Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
Yellow Swans - Going Places
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
I'll stop there because I'm just listing my favourite albums really...
Travels With Myself and Another
Every time I put it on I usually won't even think to stop it before its run through 2 or 3 times.
Dark Side of the Moon
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles & Cosmogramma
Nas - Illmatic
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
65daysofstatic - The Destruction Of Small Ideas
Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Buck 65 - Talkin' Honky Blues
Radiohead - OK Computer
NIN - The Downward Spiral
Baroness - The Red Album
and that'll do before I rattle through another 20 or so!
would've been the first one on my list, but then I remembered that sometimes I program it to just listen to the Riverbed series, or I just fancy listening to certain other tracks. But that was me being particularly strict - there's definitely nothing that has to be skipped. Good shout.
Kyuss - Blues for a red sun
Clutch - Elephant Riders
The National - High Violet
Converge - Jane Doe
EYEHATEGOD - Dopesick
Karate - Unsolved
Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire
Mogwai - Come On Die Young
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
British Sea Power - Decline of...
...just how many albums that I love have at least one track which I consider duff. A top three of albums that I have to listen to as a complete set however:
DJ Shadow - Entroducing
Spiritualized - Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
and a recent love, Anais Mitchell - Hadestown
Well, mostly something old:
Roy Harper - Stormcock
Dirty Three - Ocean Songs
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists...
Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen...
Joanna Newsom - Ys
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden/Laughing Stock
Patti Smith - Horses
Six By Seven - The Things We Make
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
you end up missing most of the album
Grandaddy - Under the Western Freeeway
Headswim - Flood
Pixies - Trompe Le Monde
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual
A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step
Idiot Pilot - Wolves
Amplifier - Amplifier
Dark Star - Twenty Twenty Sound
Radiohead - ok computer
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
You are probably the only other Idiot Pilot fan on this forum - nice one!
All killer, no filler.
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake Its Morning
Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows/The Remote Part
Pavement - Terror Twilight
Delays - Faded Seaside Glamour
Elliott Smith - XO
One of those albums I come back to every few years and forget how good it is.
'All of the Lights' is a ffwd moment.
Also I always skip 'Singapore' on 'Rain Dogs', no skippable moments after that though. Much as I love the Replacements 'Gary's Got a Boner' is pretty much the definition of a skippable song.
'Purple Rain' requires no skipping.'Q: Are We Not Me A: We Are Devo', 'Aja', 'Moon and Antarctica', 'Illmatic' and 'Fear of Music' likewise
Agreed. There are few albums that are as stong as this from start to finish.
The Chameleons-Script of the Bridge
Bruce Springsteen-Darkness on the Edge of Town
The Sound-From the Lions Mouth
High Violet - The National
They're two stand outs that work perfectly as albums.
Can't get behind Relationship of Command and Siamese Dreams as 'unskippable' records. While there's no real filler on them, there are little dips and highlights which follow them which lead my hand to the remote.
Is one of those rare albums with a totally cohesive sound where every note (even the cover at the end) feels like it totally fits and is part of a coherent hole. Never skip that.
i think you'd be mad to skip anything from any of their first four albums (apart from, perhaps, Electric Guitar from Fear Of Music, which is a bit shit).
but I almost never feel the need to skip any individual tracks on any album. Some might not be as good as others obviously but I never feel I have to skip over them, unless my ipod shuffle suddenly comes across a 20 minute post-rock or modern classical number when all I'm in the mood for is a 2 minute punk thrash!
Polar Bear - Peepers
REM - Up
Sigur Rós - Takk, Von and ( )
Alight of Night
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Grand National - Kicking the National Habit
Portishead - Dummy
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Engineers - Engineers
Nine Black Alps - Everything Is
Air - Moon Safari
Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
The Rakes - Capture/Release
The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love