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Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: alimente ()
Date: October 9, 2016 16:22

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BluzDude
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Boognish
Cosmo's Factory - CCR

While there are several obvious ones mentioned in this thread......this is a good call thumbs up

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While we're at it - there does not seem to be much love for Bolan here, but I think that Electric Warrior is great from start to finish. And Slider... or even Tanx...

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Rip This ()
Date: October 9, 2016 16:46

no list is complete without Amy Winehouse' Back to Black

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: stanlove ()
Date: October 9, 2016 16:52

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keefriff99
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. Even before reading through the threat I am sure alot of people are going to try and force albums on the list.

Yo make this argument you would really have to destroy the meaning of what a classic song is.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-10-09 16:56 by stanlove.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: October 9, 2016 17:22

Humble Pie - Rockin' the Fillmore
Ian Dury - New boots & Panties

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: MartinB ()
Date: October 9, 2016 19:37

JJ Cale - first five or six albums

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: shattered ()
Date: October 9, 2016 19:44

Waiting for Columbus - Little Feat

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: frenki09 ()
Date: October 9, 2016 19:50

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dandelion1967
Nobody will say "Pet sounds?"

Also:
Sgt. Pepper's
Beggar banquet
if it wasn't for Goin' home, of course Aftermath.
Who's next
Any Chuck beery compilation will also be a collection of masterpieces

Oh, yeah! Goin' Home: what a waste of precious space on an otherwise great album! Listen to the vocal track, the one without any musical instruments, and you'll never ever listen to that song again... NEVER! That song hurts!

I am not sure is it was mentioned, but here are a few undeniable classics that I might not even like so much:

Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Tom Petty Full Moon Fever
Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker
Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon
Michael Jackson Thriller
Peter Gabriel So

Rolling Stone, Uncut, Classic Rock give 5 stars to albums way too easily nowadays. As far as I am concerned, there shouldn't be more 10 five-star albums per year. I am not sure if an album can be called a (timeless) CLASSIC if it didn't produce at least one worldwide hit.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: October 9, 2016 20:12

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frenki09
I am not sure if an album can be called a (timeless) CLASSIC if it didn't produce at least one worldwide hit.

There were no worldwide hits on Let It Bleed, a timeless classic if ever there was.


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: wonderboy ()
Date: October 9, 2016 20:28

If we're talking Stones, I'd say Let it Bleed.
...
I love the Kinks, and would say that Village Green Preservation Society is a wonderful album that holds a certain mood through all the songs, even if they are not all 'classic.'

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: crumbling_mice ()
Date: October 9, 2016 20:37

I'd agree with the majority of everyone's choices...I'd throw in the following...

Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes

The Band - The Band

Does Tubular Bells count...it should!





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-10-09 21:11 by crumbling_mice.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Svartmer ()
Date: October 9, 2016 20:56

A lot of fine albums in this thread, but strangely enough no Bob Marley. Rastaman Vibration, Exodus, Uprising, all masterpieces in my book.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: October 9, 2016 22:47

The Cult - Love; Electric; Choice Of Weapon
Bob Marley - Natty Dread;Exodus
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind; Bringing It Back Home; Blonde On Blonde
Jimmy Buffett - A1A; Changes In Latitudes...
The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet; Let It Bleed; Sticky Fingers; Exile On Main Street; Tattoo You
Led Zeppelin - 1; 2; Houses Of The Holy
AC/DC - Powerage; Dirty Deeds; High Voltage; Highway To Hell
Beck - Morning Phase
The Beatles - Abbey Road; Sgt Peppers
The Doors - The Doors; Morrison Hotel; LA Woman
Van Halen - 1; 1984
Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South; A Blessing And A Curse
Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
Nirvana - Nevermind; In Utero
The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion; Before The Frost/Until The Freeze
Bonnie Raitt - Green Light
Hank 3 - Lovesick Broke & Driftin'
Suede - Suede
The Police - Synchronicity
Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam aka Versus
The Who - Who's Next
Ottmar Liebert - Nouveau Flamenco
David Bowie - The Next Day
Prince - Purple Rain
Elvis Costello - Brutal Youth
Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
Harry Belafonte - Calypso
REM - Automatic For The People
U2 - Achtung Baby; All That You Can't Leave Behind; The Joshua Tree
Willie Nelson - Stardust; Sings Kris Kristofferson
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon; The Wall
Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas

There are probably quite a few more I'm forgetting at this time...

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: powerage78 ()
Date: October 9, 2016 22:54

ACDC: Back in Black
Beatles: Abbey Road
Led Zeppelin IV

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I'm just a Bad Boy Boogie

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: KRiffhard ()
Date: October 10, 2016 03:03

Led Zeppelin IV
Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
London Calling - The Clash
Sticky Fingers - Stones

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: stanlove ()
Date: October 10, 2016 03:12

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GasLightStreet
The Cult - Love; Electric; Choice Of Weapon
Bob Marley - Natty Dread;Exodus
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind; Bringing It Back Home; Blonde On Blonde
Jimmy Buffett - A1A; Changes In Latitudes...
The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet; Let It Bleed; Sticky Fingers; Exile On Main Street; Tattoo You
Led Zeppelin - 1; 2; Houses Of The Holy
AC/DC - Powerage; Dirty Deeds; High Voltage; Highway To Hell
Beck - Morning Phase
The Beatles - Abbey Road; Sgt Peppers
The Doors - The Doors; Morrison Hotel; LA Woman
Van Halen - 1; 1984
Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South; A Blessing And A Curse
Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
Nirvana - Nevermind; In Utero
The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion; Before The Frost/Until The Freeze
Bonnie Raitt - Green Light
Hank 3 - Lovesick Broke & Driftin'
Suede - Suede
The Police - Synchronicity
Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam aka Versus
The Who - Who's Next
Ottmar Liebert - Nouveau Flamenco
David Bowie - The Next Day
Prince - Purple Rain
Elvis Costello - Brutal Youth
Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
Harry Belafonte - Calypso
REM - Automatic For The People
U2 - Achtung Baby; All That You Can't Leave Behind; The Joshua Tree
Willie Nelson - Stardust; Sings Kris Kristofferson
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon; The Wall
Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas

There are probably quite a few more I'm forgetting at this time...

Exactly what I predicted. The work masterpiece will be made meaningless in this thread.

So No Use in Crying,Dear Doctor, Country Honk, and You Gotta Move are Masterpieces?

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Chacho ()
Date: October 10, 2016 07:04

• Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
• Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
• Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
• Fathers and Sons by Muddy Waters
• Abbey Road by The Beatles
• Harvest by Neil Young
• Elton John by Elton John
• Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
• Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
• Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
• Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
• American Beauty by The Grateful Dead
• Electric Warrior by T Rex
• A Date With The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
• Who's Next by The Who
• The Doors by The Doors
• Layla by Derek and The Dominoes
• Gasoline Alley by Rod Stewart
• Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
• Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
• Back To Black by Amy Winehouse



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-10-11 04:39 by Chacho.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: saltoftheearth ()
Date: October 10, 2016 10:19

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It's really hard to decide if certain albums have ONLY masterpieces on them. Exile? Not sure. ...Pretty much the same with Beggars Banquet -- perhaps my favourite Stones album, but are Factory Girl, Dear Doctor or Salt of the Earth masterpieces? Let It Bleed is almost the opposite -- I think Banquet is a better album but Bleed has pretty much only masterpieces on it. At least as far as songwriting goes -- there are a bunch of songs (Rambler, Live With Me, Love In Vain) that sounded better on Ya-Ya's, for example. Don't know if this makes sense at all...

Dear doctor as a song is no masterpiece, but it fits perfectly on the album.
Factory girl and Salt of the earth are masterpieces because the lyrics represent the mood of the late 1960s perfectly.
But the real masterpiece is the Beggars Banquet Album in its entirety. Classic albums do not consist necessarily of masterpiece songs but each song fits.
Monkey man is really no masterpiece (I even do not like the song). As an individual song it would never have had anything.
Same goes for the Exile album. It is a masterpiece as an albumbut not every song is a classic.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: October 10, 2016 11:29

Love - Forever Changes
The Byrds - Notorious Byrd Brothers
Pretty Things - SF Sorrow
The Who - Sell Out
The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle
Spirit - The 12 Dream Of Dr Sardonicus
The Kinks - Face To Face
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard A True Star
Paul McCartney - RAM
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Max Romeo - War In A Babylon
Can - Tago Mago
Neil Young - After The Goldrush
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Small Faces - Ogdan's Nutgone Flake

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Date: October 10, 2016 12:16

London Calling – The Clash
Sandinista – The Clash
Moondance – Van Morrison
Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones
Five Leaves Left – Nick Drake
In A Silent Way – Miles Davis
Arthur – The Kinks
The Village Green Preservation Society – The Kinks
The Who Sell Out – The Who
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – Pink Floyd
Superfly – Curtis Mayfield
Phanerothyme – Motorpsycho
Piledriver – Status Quo
Ma Kelley's Greasy Spoon – Status Quo
Monkey Man – The Maytals
Natchl Blues – Taj Mahal
Blonde On Blonde – Bob Dylan
Rockin' At The Hops – Chuck Berry
Griveous Angel – Gram Parsons
Tomorrow The Green Grass – The Jayhawks
Crosseyed Heart – Keith Richards
I've Got My Own Album To Do – Ronnie Wood
Revolver – The Beatles
The Doors – The Doors
Bring The Family – John Hiatt
Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone – Lucinda Williams
Get Loud – Dan Baird And Homemade Sin
Santana III – Santana
Dreamtime – The Cult
Notorious Byrd Brothers – The Byrds



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Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: HMS ()
Date: October 10, 2016 12:42

Dandelion I agree on some of your choices (Doors, John Hiatt) but Keith´ Crosseyed Heart a masterpiece from start to finish?????????? It´s an ok album but nowhere a masterpiece, IMO.

There is only one album where every song is a masterpiece: The Who: Who´s Next.
Maybe I should add Pink Floyd´s Animals & Wish You Were Here. David Bowie´s Aladdin Sane. David Bowie´s Never Let Me Down. Not to forget Sting´s Nothing Like The Sun.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Redhotcarpet ()
Date: October 10, 2016 12:48

Michael Jackson - Bad (album version) and Off the wall

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Redhotcarpet ()
Date: October 10, 2016 12:51

John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Date: October 10, 2016 12:59

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alimente
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BluzDude
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Boognish
Cosmo's Factory - CCR

While there are several obvious ones mentioned in this thread......this is a good call thumbs up

thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up

While we're at it - there does not seem to be much love for Bolan here, but I think that Electric Warrior is great from start to finish. And Slider... or even Tanx...

Huge Bolan fan, I have many of his crazy Box sets that I used to get from this crazy label/website. Cant recall their name. I just don't quite think his albums are classics like OP means. Of his albums actually "Warrior" has always been myleast fave.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: October 10, 2016 13:03

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DandelionPowderman
London Calling – The Clash
Sandinista – The Clash
Moondance – Van Morrison
Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones
Five Leaves Left – Nick Drake
In A Silent Way – Miles Davis
Arthur – The Kinks
The Village Green Preservation Society – The Kinks
The Who Sell Out – The Who
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – Pink Floyd
Superfly – Curtis Mayfield
Phanerothyme – Motorpsycho
Piledriver – Status Quo
Ma Kelley's Greasy Spoon – Status Quo
Monkey Man – The Maytals
Natchl Blues – Taj Mahal
Blonde On Blonde – Bob Dylan
Rockin' At The Hops – Chuck Berry
Griveous Angel – Gram Parsons
Tomorrow The Green Grass – The Jayhawks
Crosseyed Heart – Keith Richards
I've Got My Own Album To Do – Ronnie Wood
Revolver – The Beatles
The Doors – The Doors
Bring The Family – John Hiatt
Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone – Lucinda Williams
Get Loud – Dan Baird And Homemade Sin
Santana III – Santana
Dreamtime – The Cult
Notorious Byrd Brothers – The Byrds

Sandanista would have been a double album masterpiece but side 5 starts to lose it and side 6 is positively sad with kids singing Career Opportunities and dub/backwards version of other songs on the album.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: October 10, 2016 13:09

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Palace Revolution 2000
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alimente
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BluzDude
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Boognish
Cosmo's Factory - CCR

While there are several obvious ones mentioned in this thread......this is a good call thumbs up

thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up

While we're at it - there does not seem to be much love for Bolan here, but I think that Electric Warrior is great from start to finish. And Slider... or even Tanx...

Huge Bolan fan, I have many of his crazy Box sets that I used to get from this crazy label/website. Cant recall their name. I just don't quite think his albums are classics like OP means. Of his albums actually "Warrior" has always been myleast fave.

Sad to see that the incredible T. Rex album from 1971 never seems to get much love from Bolan fans, probably because it didn't have any singles on it. But songs like Jewel, Diamond Meadows, Root Of Star, Beltane Walk, and Summer Deep have a unique late psychedelic/pre-glam rock charm that not only show off the warmth of his song-writing but arguably the best of his guitar playing.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: KRiffhard ()
Date: October 10, 2016 13:11

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HMS
Dandelion I agree on some of your choices (Doors, John Hiatt) but Keith´ Crosseyed Heart a masterpiece from start to finish?????????? It´s an ok album but nowhere a masterpiece, IMO.

There is only one album where every song is a masterpiece: The Who: Who´s Next.
Maybe I should add Pink Floyd´s Animals & Wish You Were Here. David Bowie´s Aladdin Sane. David Bowie´s Never Let Me Down. Not to forget Sting´s Nothing Like The Sun.

Don't forget Led Zeppelin IV:
Black dog
Rock and roll
The battle of evermore
Stairway to heaven
Misty mountain hop
Four sticks
Going to california
When the levee breaks



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-10-10 13:12 by KRiffhard.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: October 10, 2016 13:20

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KRiffhard
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HMS
Dandelion I agree on some of your choices (Doors, John Hiatt) but Keith´ Crosseyed Heart a masterpiece from start to finish?????????? It´s an ok album but nowhere a masterpiece, IMO.

There is only one album where every song is a masterpiece: The Who: Who´s Next.
Maybe I should add Pink Floyd´s Animals & Wish You Were Here. David Bowie´s Aladdin Sane. David Bowie´s Never Let Me Down. Not to forget Sting´s Nothing Like The Sun.

Don't forget Led Zeppelin IV:
Black dog
Rock and roll
The battle of evermore
Stairway to heaven
Misty mountain hop
Four sticks
Going to california
When the levee breaks

Led Zepp III would have been a masterpiece but is let down by the last 2 songs, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp and Hats Of (To Roy Harper) which sound like they were jammed and made up on the spot in the studio. I love it dearly for its edgy straddling of delta blues, chicago blues and folk but I can see why people don't include it up there with 2, 4 and Physical Graffiti.

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Date: October 10, 2016 13:39

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Silver Dagger
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DandelionPowderman
London Calling – The Clash
Sandinista – The Clash
Moondance – Van Morrison
Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones
Five Leaves Left – Nick Drake
In A Silent Way – Miles Davis
Arthur – The Kinks
The Village Green Preservation Society – The Kinks
The Who Sell Out – The Who
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – Pink Floyd
Superfly – Curtis Mayfield
Phanerothyme – Motorpsycho
Piledriver – Status Quo
Ma Kelley's Greasy Spoon – Status Quo
Monkey Man – The Maytals
Natchl Blues – Taj Mahal
Blonde On Blonde – Bob Dylan
Rockin' At The Hops – Chuck Berry
Griveous Angel – Gram Parsons
Tomorrow The Green Grass – The Jayhawks
Crosseyed Heart – Keith Richards
I've Got My Own Album To Do – Ronnie Wood
Revolver – The Beatles
The Doors – The Doors
Bring The Family – John Hiatt
Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone – Lucinda Williams
Get Loud – Dan Baird And Homemade Sin
Santana III – Santana
Dreamtime – The Cult
Notorious Byrd Brothers – The Byrds

Sandanista would have been a double album masterpiece but side 5 starts to lose it and side 6 is positively sad with kids singing Career Opportunities and dub/backwards version of other songs on the album.

I love the «versions». Those turned me onto dub thumbs up

Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: Hansman ()
Date: October 10, 2016 14:21

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saltoftheearth

Factory girl and Salt of the earth are masterpieces because the lyrics represent the mood of the late 1960s perfectly.

LOL. Because a lyric represents the mood/vibe of a part of a decade it makes a song a masterpiece? How interesting.

Apart from the fact that I have never heard anyone but you saying that these songs are masterpieces (I like them both, don't get me wrong) I think we should first and foremost define the term "masterpiece" and what makes a song a "masterpiece".

"Rock historians/critics" tend to say that albums like Sgt. Peppers and Pet Sounds are milestones and...yes, masterpieces. Personally I don't think that anyone would miss a song like Within You Without You, Good Morning Good Morning or Pet Sounds (the song) if they wouldn't exist. The Beatles recorded and released a lot of crappy songs, and so did the Stones and any other band. There is no band and artist without a fair share of filler songs.

As I already said, I don't think that there is an album outthere where I don't have the feeling that at least one song is skipworthy or much worse/weaker than other ones.

I find some of these lists here ridiculous, really.



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Re: Albums where EVERY song is a masterpiece
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: October 10, 2016 15:12

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KRiffhard
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HMS
Dandelion I agree on some of your choices (Doors, John Hiatt) but Keith´ Crosseyed Heart a masterpiece from start to finish?????????? It´s an ok album but nowhere a masterpiece, IMO.

There is only one album where every song is a masterpiece: The Who: Who´s Next.
Maybe I should add Pink Floyd´s Animals & Wish You Were Here. David Bowie´s Aladdin Sane. David Bowie´s Never Let Me Down. Not to forget Sting´s Nothing Like The Sun.

Don't forget Led Zeppelin IV:
Black dog
Rock and roll
The battle of evermore
Stairway to heaven
Misty mountain hop
Four sticks
Going to california
When the levee breaks

I think we have a winner!

Also, Jethro Tull's - Thick As A Brick, each song on it is a masterpiece (what does this word mean again?)...

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