In search of the ‘perfect album’
The mainstream media finally asks a good question:
People love to talk about music. A story about Ken Caillat’s new book covering the inside story behind the Fleetwood Mac album, “Rumours,” had several readers gushing about their own favorite albums. Seems there are all kinds of “perfect albums” for all kinds of tastes.
Take a look at what readers said, and then let us know what “perfect albums” pop up into your mind. Do people still think albums are still a big deal? And, for that matter, what are the qualities that make a great album? – CNN
Other than the fact that I agree with Paul Ledney that perfection does not exist (or rather, to be perfect must be imperfect) I’ll bite. A perfect album is one with a concept that holds it all together, consistent songwriting, good quality and that takes on important topics or emotional changes. It has to be something you can throw on again and again and not get bored.
- Morbid Angel – Altars of Madness
- Slayer – Hell Awaits and South of Heaven
- Deicide – Legion
- Sepultura – Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation
- Incantation – Onward to Golgotha
- Pestilence – Consvming Impvlse
- Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion
- Enslaved – Vikinglgr Veldi
- Summoning – Dol Goldur
- Beherit – Drawing Down the Moon and Electric Doom Synthesis
- Demigod – Slumber of Sullen Eyes
- Bolt Thrower – …For Victory
These are the kind of albums that people should aim to emulate, not the trendy flavor-of-the-day black metal or indie rock hybrids!