Those rare albums that are great on first listen.


You know the ones. They blow your mind and make you glad you're an audiophile.

Share your favorites.

For me it’s usually some style or vibe I haven’t heard before. My list so far is around 20, but I’ll keep it to my top 5. Feel free to share as many as you like.

!. Poe ‘Haunted’
2. Spirit “Twelve dreams of Dr. Sardonicus’
3. Midlake ‘The Trials of Van Occupanther’
4.Tori Amos ‘Little Earthquakes’
5. Skindive  ‘Skindive’

 

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Not unusual at all for me to love an album at first listen…. 95% of my favorites I loved at first play;

 

Beatles - Abbey Road

XTC - Drums and Wires

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder 

Fairport Convention- Unhalfbricking

 

 

 

 

 

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@chrisoshea

Not unusual at all for me to love an album at first listen…. 95% of my favorites I loved at first play;

Good to know I’m not the only one for whom this is not only not a "rare" occurrence but the norm! 

 

Some may not like the album itself for various reasons (political, band feuds, etc) but Pink Floyd’s last album The Final Cut is awesome to listen to with all the extra background sounds. The audio engineering is excellent. 

Cream/Fresh Cream ,Santana/First Album,Doors/First Album,Somewhere in Time /Soundtrack Lp, Queen/A Night at the Opera.