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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:14 PM
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Most bands have 3, maybe 4 good albums in them
Then they put out crap with a capital K.

Led Zeppelin defied the curve and put out 5 good ones.

The Beatles did 6.

But bands like Yes? Close to the Edge was their last good one, and that was #4.

VanHalen? Stopped at 4 too.

Pink Floyd pretty much jumped the shark after Animals. Sure, The Wall mezmorized us when we were 15 - but most of The Wall is filler.

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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:18 PM
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Skinny Puppy: 10 awesome albums
Didn't blow until D.R. Goettel died.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:18 PM
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1. The Beastie Boys have 6 good mainstream albums
Edited on Thu Nov-02-06 02:24 PM by flvegan
and are still going.

"License to Ill"
"Paul's Boutique"
"Check Your Head"
"Ill Communication"
"Hello, Nasty"
"To the 5 Boroughs"

Of course, if not for Zeppelin, "License to Ill" might not have ever existed, as a good amount of it was sampled from them.

Edited for forgetting "Check Your Head" like a moron.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:19 PM
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2. The Beasties would have been better to stick to EPs
All of the albums you mentioned could have been great EPs, as half the tunes were good.

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:21 PM
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7. Same for the Beatles.
Zep? 75%, tops.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:20 PM
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5. The last two are filled with filler.
And you're missing "Check Your Head", which is a great album.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:22 PM
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9. I did, as I was rushing.
Check is one of my faves. I disagree about the "filler" opinion, though. To me, both Nasty and Boroughs are excellent BBoy works.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:19 PM
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3. Actually, I think *most* bands only have one GREAT album in them.
Examples: Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, etc.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:20 PM
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6. Pearl Jam's last album absolutely rocked
Seriously!
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:30 PM
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16. Siamese Dream-
yep, the great one.

Sublime and Alice in Chains were consistently Great, imo.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:32 PM
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19. siamese dream was crap (Butch Vig saved that album), Gish was their one great one
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:33 PM
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22. you are invisible to me
blech.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:33 PM
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24. Ha! GMTA, nt
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:33 PM
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23. Not IMO. Gish was their only *great* album. nt
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:35 PM
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26. i saw them play
before they hit mainstream
--
downhill.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:36 PM
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28. Well, then, they would have been playing Gish material
Since that was their first full-length album. Siamese Dream was the second.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:37 PM
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31. burn. i'm calling that a burn.
Edited on Thu Nov-02-06 02:38 PM by MrCoffee
i saw them tour on both gish and siamese dream, and they were FAR BETTER on gish than on siamese dream...the massive studio production work by Vig notwithstandinding, they sucked ass on the siamese dream tour.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:38 PM
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32. It's not a burn! I don't "burn" buddhamama!
It's just the facts, Jack. :D
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:41 PM
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34. i didn't see the Siamese Dream tour
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:40 PM
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33. Siamese Dream
captured what i appreciated about them live. the Gish stuff was great but for me it didn't have the same strength to it. Maybe it them coming into their own, a group. You are never gonna convince me otherwise so don't even try. Mayonnaise is the best.

I still heart you. :)
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:41 PM
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35. i heart you right back.
even though you're so wrong about siamese dream. at least you're not trying to defend that crap Mellon Collie foolishness. 1979 is about it for that album.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:43 PM
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37. Mellon Collie was bad
i saw them play that tour and was disappointed.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:42 PM
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36. I heart you forever and always!
Even when you're wrong! :P

:loveya:
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:45 PM
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39. Ok,
music is one of things i never really argue about because it is based on personal taste more than anything.

So, as i was Sublime and Alice in Chains, your thoughts? Please don't tell me you thought they too, had only one Great album.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:47 PM
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40. I never liked Sublime at all.
I thought they were musically kind of lame.

Alice in Chains was a terrific band who made excellent music and had a seriously talented lead singer. It is a damned shame what happened. Fucking drugs.

And I was only kidding about you being "wrong". As you say, music is totally subjective. i'm just taking the piss. :D
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:51 PM
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43. have some Kool-Aid
it helps with the pissing. ;)



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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:30 PM
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17. Ten, Vs., Vitology, No Code, Yield, and the latest are all great.
Binaural isn't so hot, but that's 6 great Pearl Jam albums.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:32 PM
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20. Ten is the only *great* PJ album
The rest are okay.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:35 PM
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25. clearly you are deranged, what with all the christmas shopping you've been doing
Vs. is great. Vitology is almost as great as Vs. No Code is really great. Yeild is less great than No Code, but greater than Vitology. The newest one is greater than Ten.

Does that help?
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:36 PM
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27. Heh.
Well, at least we agree on Smashing Pumpkins (see above). :D
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:32 PM
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21. heh-
didn't like Vs. so much. but i agree that their albums were great.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:20 PM
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4. Just FIVE?
I count EIGHT and that doesn't include any live or post-Bonham releases

:grumble:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:21 PM
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8. Presence was OK, but not great
SRTS is a live album, and a bad one at that

ITTOD was craptacular

And I miscounted, Phys Graf was #6
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:26 PM
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10. Well ITTOD was the beginning of the end
And how could you forget PG - geez, are you a republican or something?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:27 PM
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11. I know - Bad Taverner!
And it's my favorite!

Actually part of me wants to eliminate Led Zep IV if only because the first side of that is so fucking overplayed.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:30 PM
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15. But you eliminate Stairway and Rock&Roll
And you have a fucking AWESOME album
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:31 PM
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18. I'd get rid of Black Dog too
And start the album with Misty Mountain...
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:28 PM
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12. I would say most bands don't have ONE good album in them
:evilgrin:

Then there's a bunch that have one, somewhat less that have two, and so on down the line, till you eventually get to a theoretical band that cannot put out a crappy album, no matter how many albums it produces.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:29 PM
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13. Correction. By far, most bands have zero good albums in them.
Most fans have the ability only to really listen to zero songs.

Most fans do not have the ability to accept change in the artists they like.
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:43 PM
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38. I'd have to agree
Statistically speaking, there is no good music at all.
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olshak Donating Member (339 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:30 PM
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14. Two More Bands
In my opinion:

Rush (at least 9 albums)

2112
A Farewell to Kings
Hemispheres
Permanent Waves
Moving Pictures
Grace Under Pressure
Hold Your Fire
Test for Echo
Vapor Trails


Blue Oyster Cult (7 albums)

Secret Treaties
Agents of Fortune
Fire of Unknown Origin
The Revolution by Night
Imaginos
Heaven Forbid
Curse of the Hidden Mirror


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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:37 PM
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29. Rush is three great musicians who suck when they play together.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:37 PM
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30. Best definition of Rush EVER.
:thumbsup:
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:48 PM
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41. Most bands have one good album in them - their "greatest hits" album.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:51 PM
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42. Well there's been one person who worked with the bands
and she also helped with direction. So would she count for albums?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 02:58 PM
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44. Frank Zappa put out at least 20 albums worth owning
Of course, those are all live albums, but still!
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cemaphonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 04:22 PM
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45. How about Prince? I know, not a band but...
I count 6 greats:

Dirty Mind
1999
Purple Rain
Sign 'O the Times (a double album at that)
Around the World in a Day
The Gold Experience

A fair number of near greats.

And some merely OK (and yes, some unmitigated crap)
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 04:26 PM
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46. All of the 'Dan's first 6 albums are really excellent.
Yes, even Can't Buy a Thrill.

Gaucho wasn't BAD, but it lacked the sincere cynicism of The Royal Scam, the shocking imagery of Aja, the pop brilliance of Pretzel Logic, the grooving jams of Countdown to Ecstasy.

And the two albums from this century aren't bad, either; they just lack the original brilliance of the 'Dan from about '72 to '77.
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