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Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: September 30, 2015 14:31

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Doctor Robert and Dead Flowers aren't masterpieces, imo.

Seriously! Lennons take on the drugdealer-doctor is almost above a masterpiece with it's odd song-construction...and Dead Flower..pretty boring to play but very attractive to listen to...smoking smiley

I like both, for different reasons, but I must admit I think they both pale in comparison with their companion songs on those albums.

Doctor Robert, a masterpiece? Well, to each his own...

I can live without songs like 'Here, there and everywher' and 'Good Day Sunshine'...but the rest of them on 'Revolver' is Masterpieces to me...

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Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Tops ()
Date: September 30, 2015 14:49

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Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Date: September 30, 2015 15:00

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I love ALL the songs on side A dearly, but the only true masterpieces on that side are SMU and Slave, imo. The rest is "only" great winking smiley

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: September 30, 2015 15:21

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I love ALL the songs on side A dearly, but the only true masterpieces on that side are SMU and Slave, imo. The rest is "only" great winking smiley

How do you define a masterpiece though?

Next to say, groundbreaking works like Ruby Tuesday, Sympathy For The Devil or Gimme Shelter is SMU really a masterpiece or a solid piece of Stones' songwriting craft hewn from the same rock as Respectable or When The Whip Comes Down. Just asking!

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Date: September 30, 2015 15:27

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I love ALL the songs on side A dearly, but the only true masterpieces on that side are SMU and Slave, imo. The rest is "only" great winking smiley

How do you define a masterpiece though?

Next to say, groundbreaking works like Ruby Tuesday, Sympathy For The Devil or Gimme Shelter is SMU really a masterpiece or a solid piece of Stones' songwriting craft hewn from the same rock as Respectable or When The Whip Comes Down. Just asking!

It's not in the same league of the songs you mention songwriting-wise, imo.

But SMU is perfectly excecuted and performed and the groove and its catchiness is unbeatable.

Sometimes when everything clicks, people notice it and it becomes a major hit - like it did.

There is a reason why we're still humming Mannish Boy, Johnny B. Goode, Satisfaction or Start Me Up. Isolated, they're not really masterpieces musically, but they are still better songs than the most clever, emotional, picturesque pieces of music out there.

I don't know if that was a good explanation, he he grinning smiley Let's say that action (music) speaks louder than (written) words smileys with beer

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: September 30, 2015 15:28

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How do you define a masterpiece though?

A song you can listen to 10 times in a row wondering "wtf happens here?"
SFTD is one of these songs as is GS, Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile", Dylan's "Hard Rain", and Led Zep's 'Hot Dog" (nope this one!) grinning smiley

Now I wonder if the 80's the 90's or the 00's produced songs with such an immediate impact on the listener :
I'd say "No Speak No Slave" (1992) but this one has an unpleasant retro/Exile pt.II feel that I cannot include it.



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Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Date: September 30, 2015 15:34

Hot Dog? The one with the piano riff over and over again? grinning smiley

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: September 30, 2015 16:01

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How do you define a masterpiece though?

A song you can listen to 10 times in a row wondering "wtf happens here?"
SFTD is one of these songs as is GS, Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile", Dylan's "Hard Rain", and Led Zep's 'Hot Dog" (nope this one!) grinning smiley

Now I wonder if the 80's the 90's or the 00's produced songs with such an immediate impact on the listener :
I'd say "No Speak No Slave" (1992) but this one has an unpleasant retro/Exile pt.II feel that I cannot include it.

I guess it's hard to define a masterpiece but I like that. Songs that you can go back and listen to and hear different nuances, layers, tones - a song that perhaps means different thing to different people?

It could also be a song that profoundly moves you and in that case Dandy is right - because it's certainly hard not to move when Start Me Up is played! >grinning smiley<

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: September 30, 2015 16:09

From the Stones, I would mention "the big four" + Aftermath + "the big two" (SG, TY), but I am not really sure all songs are really masterpieces. Hard to define that word, I find.
However, I think the following is an album full of masterpieces:

Lou Reed - Berlin
(It's actually the only album of Lou Reed I really like very much)

Also:

Nick Cave - No More Shall We Part
Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: stanlove ()
Date: September 30, 2015 16:55

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We've been debating the last classic Stones album, and someone made the comment that a classic album requires every song on the album be a classic. I tend to disagree...

...but it raises a question that I don't know has been debated here: albums from the rock'n'roll era where EVERY song is a classic/masterpiece.

I'll start off with a couple of ideas:

Springsteen - Born to Run
Stones - Sticky Fingers
No such thing, If anyone thinks there is they are minimizing the word classic.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: HalfNanker ()
Date: September 30, 2015 20:12

Dire Straits - Making Movies

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: September 30, 2015 20:17

Every song is a Masterpiece? - Ok here it goes:

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: guitarbastard ()
Date: September 30, 2015 20:29

sticky fingers
apetite for destruction
nevermind

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: September 30, 2015 21:28

A great album with two masterpieces ("Carry Home" and "Mother Earth") : the Gun's Club's "Miami" (1982).

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Grison ()
Date: September 30, 2015 22:42

I do not know all Albums released around the world which might be a masterpiece. For me it is:

Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones
Hunky Dory - David Bowie
IV - Led Zeppelin

There are quite a few more masterpieces. For me a masterpiece does not mean that all Songs are the best and most famous ones.
A masterpiece is more a kaleidoscope of a band or a musicians which tells his future directions. These three Albums I mentioned and if you listen of all three very carefully do tell you the next decades of the Musical directions all of These bands or musician did go.

As I wrote there are much more master pieces like Queen -Sheer Heart Attack or the very best Album Yes with Yessongs which is was a circuit in ist own and will never be superseed for its time history.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Fernandobsas ()
Date: October 1, 2015 00:03

I agree with all the albums listed but also would not forget ELECTRIC WARRIOR by T-REX

Bye
Fernando

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: aralla ()
Date: October 1, 2015 01:32

Albums where EVERY song is really a masterpiece? It doesn't exists!

Perhaps just a selection of your top 10 albums in studio which you love/like every song (no compilations and live ones).

My cup of tea:

Rolling Stones - all until 83 (may be a few songs out)
Led Zeppelin - II & IV
The Who - Who's Next & Quadrophenia & Tommy ("Fiddle about" out)
Pink FLoyd - Wish You Where Here & Dark Side of the Moon
Jethro Tull - Stand Up & Aqualung
Bryan Adams - Reckless (yes)
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Black Crowes - first 3
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
Deep Purple - Machine Head & Burn
Black Sabbath - Paranoid & Heaven&Hell
Dio - first 2
Yes - Going for the One & 90125
Santana - Santana & Abraxas
Van Halen - I
Genesis - A Trick of the Tail

Cheers
Alex

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: October 1, 2015 01:52

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Every song is a Masterpiece? - Ok here it goes:

....I pretty much agree, but with a 10% margin of error, here's my list:

Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin IV
Houses of the Holy
Physical Graffiti
Wheels of Fire (Cream)
Making Movies (Dire Straits)
Powerage
Highway to Hell
Back In Black
Born To Run
10 (PJ)
Doors (1st)
Are You Experienced?
Cosmo's Factory
Dark Side of the Moon

....ok, I think I'll stop before I get to the British Invasion bands of the 60's.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: dgodkin ()
Date: October 1, 2015 02:36

love-forever changes the allman brothers band- live at fillmore east

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Date: October 1, 2015 15:28

Off the top of my head...

Big Star - Radio City
Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Kinks - Something Else
The La's - The La's
Ramones - Ramones
Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
T Rex - Electric Warrior
Velvet Underground - VU and Nico
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground (3rd album)

"Masterpiece" is a strong word...but I think every track here is excellent...there is certainly no "filler" in my mind.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: October 1, 2015 18:57

Days Of Future Past - Moody Blues

Forever Changes - Love

Harvest - Neil Young

After The Gold Rush - Neil Young

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie


There's got to be more...

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Anitapal82 ()
Date: October 1, 2015 19:08

The gun clubs "Miami " is a great nomination , what an underrated band. But what about raw power or funhouse by the stooges.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: RockingLonestar ()
Date: October 1, 2015 19:09

Adele- 21
Wishbone Ash - Argus
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffitti
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Carolyn Wonderland - Miss Understood
Govt Mule - Dose
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors
Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
The Who - Qudrophenia
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
Bonnie Raitt - Nick Of time

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Turner68 ()
Date: October 1, 2015 19:11

Metamorphosis

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: geordiestone ()
Date: October 1, 2015 21:17

I'm still gobsmacked that no one else here apart from myself has mentioned Oasis Definitely Maybe, The Stone Roses, or the last 2 Smiths albums. Not to mention Primal Screams Screamadelica. All classics and all influenced by that wonderful beat combo The Rolling Stones!

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: kammpberg ()
Date: October 2, 2015 00:02

Wishbone Ash - Argus - good call - amazing album (especially the remixed CD version)

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: rich-wdc ()
Date: October 2, 2015 00:50

Jane's Addiction - NOTHING'S SHOCKING
Lenny Kravitz - LET LOVE RULE
U2 - THE JOSHUA TREE
Aerosmith - ROCKS, GET YOUR WINGS
The Black Crowes - SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER, SOUTHERN HARMONY..

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: RockingLonestar ()
Date: October 2, 2015 11:00

Jackson Browne - Running On Empty
David Lindley - Win This Record
Ry Cooder - Bob Till You Drop

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Turner68 ()
Date: October 2, 2015 11:23

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Doctor Robert and Dead Flowers aren't masterpieces, imo.

Dr. Robert is an excellent song.

The lyrics are excellent

The "well well well" break is amazing.

It has also aged well. Play it next to "Mother's Little Helper" and compare. I could see a band today releasing the song and it being a hit, to whatever extent rock songs are hits these days.

The rhythmic guitars are deceptively simple and I love their tone.

The use of the Dorian mode gives it a distinctive feel.

The subtle, restrained use of the harmonium is exactly right.

Pauls' backing vocals beginning in the second verse add just the right feel.

My verdict: masterpiece.







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Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Turner68 ()
Date: October 2, 2015 11:35

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I love ALL the songs on side A dearly, but the only true masterpieces on that side are SMU and Slave, imo. The rest is "only" great winking smiley

How do you define a masterpiece though?

Next to say, groundbreaking works like Ruby Tuesday, Sympathy For The Devil or Gimme Shelter is SMU really a masterpiece or a solid piece of Stones' songwriting craft hewn from the same rock as Respectable or When The Whip Comes Down. Just asking!

Start Me Up is a masterpiece.

For their whole careers Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman explored various ways of playing around with rhythm. Playing and singing around the beat and one another, with the instrument leading the band being Keith's guitar.

Start Me up is the culmination of nearly 20 years of research and practice with doing this, and it represents the ultimate rhythmic guitar-oriented 3 1/2 minute rock-n-roll single.

Listen to each instrument, including Mick's voice, and how they play perfectly off of one another. I recently have been gaining new respect for Mick's singing on this song, the timing is absolutely perfect. Yes the lyrics to the song are stupid, that's not the point, think about his voice as an instrument.

If you are still struggling to see it as a masterpiece, play it next to an AC/DC or better yet a rock song from Journey or Foreigner or that ilk, again paying attention to the rhythm. As Keith says in "under the influence", "rock" music is essentially a march - the guitar isn't playing around the beat, it's playing on the beat. Now listen to start me up again. That's the sound of "roll," perfectly captured and distilled.



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