Music

Amazing Albums

Albums I like to listen through from beginning to end with headphones on and no distractions. Some of these are “concept” albums, others just flow well. We seem to have lost the art of the “album” in today’s world: the idea that an album captures a range of expression during a moment in time in a band or artist’s history, regardless of whether or not any single song gains popularity.

In general, I prefer to listen to an album over a playlist, just as I prefer a book over a series of popular articles.

The First of a Million Kisses (Fairground Attraction) 1988

The First of a Million Kisses (Fairground Attraction) 1988

Fragile (Yes) 1971

Fragile (Yes) 1971

Operation:mindcrime (Queensr├┐che) 1988

Operation: mindcrime (Queensr├┐che) 1988

Passages (Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass) 1990

Passages (Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass) 1990

The Stranger (Billy Joel) 1977

The Stranger (Billy Joel) 1977

Surfing with the Alien (Joe Satriani) 1987

Surfing with the Alien (Joe Satriani) 1987

Third Stage (Boston) 1986

Third Stage (Boston) 1986

A Trick of the Tail (Genesis) 1976

A Trick of the Tail (1976)