At work I have 40 or so CDs. Out of all of these CDs, here is a list of those that I do not skip over any songs:
Carole King’s Tapestry
Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill
Big Boi and Dre Presents. . . Outkast
Saturday Morning (Punk rock bands playing old cartoon songs)
Bob Marley’s Legend.
That’s only 5 CDs out of 40-- and two of those are greatest hits CDs. Is it that I’m super picky or is it really hard for anyone to find an album in which they love all of the songs? What are your Love 'em All picks?
Just a few off the top of my head, and in no particular order:
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Liz Phair - Whitechocolatespaceegg
Nirvana - Nevermind
The Eagles - Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Counting Crows - August and Everything After and Recovering the Satellites
Fiona Apple - both albums
Joan Osborne - Relish
I would put more albums by Tori, but there is always one song I don’t like, even if I love the rest of the album. For example, my favorite album is From the Choirgirl Hotel, but I hate the last song.
I tend to listen to the album as a whole (all right, I’m old enough to tend to listen to the album as a whole) and I have to like pretty much all of it for it to qualify as a favorite. I don’t like to have to skip over half the songs or make a playlist of only the ones I like. I like to be able to put it on and leave it.
Posies - <i>Frosting on the Beaters</i>
Massive Attack - <i>Mezzanine</i>
Bauhaus - <i>Press the Eject Button and give me the tape</i>
The All American Rejects - <i>All American Rejects</i>
Hoodoo Gurus - <i>Mars Needs Guitars</i>
The Church - <i>Heyday</i>
The Church - <i>Starfish</i>
Rush - <i>Permanent Waves</i>
there are more.
Tool - any album
Neil Young - Weld (both CDs, unfortunately I don’t have the Arc disc.
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
Nine Inch Nails - broken (it took me a while to get to like Happiness in Slavery)
Metallica - Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning
Wow, there are more than I thought there would be.
Rush - Signals
Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Shudder to Think - Pony Express Record
Neko Case - Blacklisted
Lush - Split
Any album by Anonymous 4
Spiritualized - Live at the Albert Hall
Many more… I tend to like most songs on albums I buy.
[li]The Dreaming Kate Bush[/li][li]When I Was a Boy Jane Siberry[/li][li]Miss America Mary Margaret O’Hara[/li][li]Grace Jeff Buckley[/li][li]Mirmama Eddi Reader[/li][li]Ill Communication Beastie Boys[/li][li]Antichrist Superstar Marilyn Manson[/li][li]The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem[/li][li]The Sporting Life Diamanda Galas and John Paul Jones[/li][li]Saltpeter Ruby[/li][li]Maxinquaye Tricky[/li][li]To Bring You My Love PJHarvey[/li][li]Gling Glo Bjork[/li][li]Gash Foetus[/li][li]Lucacentric Lucas[/li][li]A Darker Passion Ingrid Karklins[/li][li]Ay! Astrid Hadad[/li][li]Bad Girls Upset by the Truth JoCarol Pierce[/li][/ul] No particular order; more later
– Nearly any by Pink Floyd
– Nothing Feels Good by the Promise Ring (and as an aside, for those who read liners, I recently got my first ride on the Bear Affair!)
– Nest by the Odds
– It’s a Shame about Ray, the Lemonheads
– Dreamboat Annie, Heart
– What are you going to do with your life? Echo and the Bunnymen
– This Year’s Model, Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Sadly, I only have FIVE that have not already been mentioned, and between my husband and myself there are over 300 CD’s in the collection:
Living With Ghosts - Patti Griffin Ten - Pearl Jam Back In Black - AC/DC Greatest Hits Volume I - James Taylor Fly - Dixie Chicks (which, incidentally, also includes a cover of a song on the Patti Griffin CD)
(I also really dig Tapestry and Jagged Little Pill but they have already been listed so I left them off my list.)
Mary Chapin Carpenter-Come On Come On
Michelle Shocked-Arkansas Traveler
Oxford American 1999 Southern Music Sampler (Track this amazing album down at all costs! You won’t regret it!)
Lyle Lovett-Large Band
Ella Fitzgerald-Something to Live For
Dave Brubeck-Take Five