List good double albums.....

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I can't think of any right now but there must be some......

hmmm (hmmm), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

TROUT MASK REPLICA (but it's a single CD)

AaronHz (AaronHz), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

since you said albums not double CDs I'm gonna keep counting ones that are now single CDs.
Can "Tago Mago"
Zappa/Mothers "Freak Out"
The Clash "London Calling"
John Cage/David Tudor "Indeterminacy"
Notorius BIG "Life After Death"
2Pac "All Eyez on Me"
Outkast "Speakerbox/the Love Below"
Zappa "Joe's Garage" (triple album but double CD, I'm counting it with that acknowledgement)
Rolling Stones "Exile on Main St."

I could keep going but FFS you can't think of ANY good double albums?!?!?!?!?!?!

AaronHz (AaronHz), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hampton Grease Band, Music To Eat
Minutemen, Double Nickels On The Dime
Soft Machine, Third
Funkadelic, One Nation Under A Groove

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

hmm, i'm wondering if prince has any good ones. or maybe the minutemen. or bob dylan maybe. or husker du.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(i don't mean "hmm" as a message to the questioner, i just mean "hmm" as, um, "hmm." for the record.)

fact checking cuz (fcc), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

rumor has it stevie wonder had one.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

man we are so mean sometimes

AaronHz (AaronHz), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yay Hampton Grease Band!! you rule myonga!

Bob Dylan Blonde On Blonde
Dead C Harsh 70s reality
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Roscoe Mitchell Nonaah
Prince Sign O' the Times
Hawkwind Space Ritual
Anthony Braxton For Alto
The Ex Joggers and Smoggers
Kevin Coyne Marjory Razorblade

Reed Moore (diamond), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(x-post w/ the obv prince/dylan comment)

Reed Moore (diamond), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Miles Davis "Bitches Brew"

AaronHz (AaronHz), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

other artists who peaked with a double album, as did more than a few of those mentioned above:

sonic youth
elton john

fact checking cuz (fcc), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh god, yeah, SY for sure. can't believe I forget them

Reed Moore (diamond), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

some obviously crazy people might even be crazy enough to think ..

Greatful Dead - Live/Dead


Allman Brothers - Live at the Fillmore East

.. belong in this category

Reed Moore (diamond), Sunday, 19 September 2004 07:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

good double cds:

the orb - adventures beyond the ultraworld
aphex twin - saw ii

m. (mitchlnw), Sunday, 19 September 2004 10:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ted Nugent, Double Live Gonzo
Fushitsusha, Live and Live II
Miles Davis, In Concert and Get Up With It and Dark Magus and Black Beauty and Agharta and Pangaea and Big Fun and We Want Miles
Cecil Taylor, Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come
Cecil Taylor/Max Roach, Historic Concerts
Motorhead, No Remorse
Metallica, ...And Justice For All

pdf (Phil Freeman), Sunday, 19 September 2004 12:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie etc..
Beach Boys In Concert

dog latin (dog latin), Sunday, 19 September 2004 12:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Drive By Truckers Southern Rock Opera. I love the last 2 but this is still my favorite.

Jim Reckling (Jim Reckling), Sunday, 19 September 2004 12:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The original Nuggets 2xLP.

Dark Horse, Sunday, 19 September 2004 13:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

from the psychedelic side of things...

oneida - each one teach one
black dice - beaches and canyons
can - tago mago
miles davis - live evil

peter smith (plsmith), Sunday, 19 September 2004 14:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ooh ooh - and yoko ono - fly!

peter smith (plsmith), Sunday, 19 September 2004 14:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is about 50% good, which I suppose makes it a good single album.

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Sunday, 19 September 2004 14:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 19 September 2004 14:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Come on, hipster scum loves Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Sunday, 19 September 2004 14:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sonic youth 'goodbye 20th century'
'metal machine music'
sun city girls '330,003...'
morton feldman 'crippled symmetry'

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, 19 September 2004 14:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

modest mouse- lonesome crowded west

Magic City (ano ano), Sunday, 19 September 2004 14:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sonic youth 'goodbye 20th century'

But Goodbye 20th Century is the worst album ever made!!

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 19 September 2004 14:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

In the vinyl standard, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a quadruple album.

sexyDancer, Sunday, 19 September 2004 15:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Kruder and Dorfmeister - K&D Sessions.

Wooden (Wooden), Sunday, 19 September 2004 15:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

piers (piers), Sunday, 19 September 2004 16:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Uncle Meat" is better than "Freak Out!" and 100 times better than "Joe's Garage."

And Husker Du, "Zen Arcade"

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 19 September 2004 16:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

- dylan: basement tapes
- joni mitchell: don juan's reckless daughter (not her best as there is some jazzrock noodling but still good)
- keith jarrett: köln concert
- peter gabriel: passion soundtrack
- godspeed: lift yr skinny fists
- lambchop: aw cmon/no you cmon (not their best but still pretty good)

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Sunday, 19 September 2004 16:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


Star Cauliflower (Star Cauliflower), Sunday, 19 September 2004 16:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


Aja (aja), Sunday, 19 September 2004 17:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hi Aja. Well, ok, yes.

Star Cauliflower (Star Cauliflower), Sunday, 19 September 2004 17:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sun City GIrls - Dante's Disneyland Inferno
oh wait,

brock (brock), Sunday, 19 September 2004 19:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Aquasky: Bodyshock
4 Hero: Two Pages

(I'm probably the only one who loves the latter.)

Tuomas (Tuomas), Sunday, 19 September 2004 19:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Funkadelic, One Nation Under A Groove

Er, that should've been America Eats Its Young. Dunno what I was thinking - the original "One Nation" LP did include a bonus 7" but that wasn't on my mind at all.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Sunday, 19 September 2004 20:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Soft Machine and 'Zen Arcade' seconded; also Husker Du's 'Warehouse: Songs & Stories'.

The Country Teasers 'Science Hat Artistic Cube Moral Nosebleed Empire', although that's an odds 'n' sods comp., so mebby it doesnae count.

Minutemen's 'Double Nickels on the Dime'

Sasha (sgh), Monday, 20 September 2004 01:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Gary Numan - Living Ornaments

Not only the best double album of all time, but also the best live album of all time.

the music mole (colin s barrow), Monday, 20 September 2004 01:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Beatles - (white album)
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything
Todd Rundgren - Todd

jim wentworth (wench), Monday, 20 September 2004 01:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Peggy Suicide" by Julian Cope

James Wilson, Monday, 20 September 2004 01:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

James Brown, The Payback.
Thin Lizzy, Live and Dangerous.
Jorge Ben & Gilberto Gil, Gil e Jorge.
The Tony Williams Lifetime, Emergency!
Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority (a.k.a. I) and II.
Pink Floyd, The Wall.
The 5th Dimension, Live!
Fleetwood Mac, Tusk.
Electric Light Orchestra, Out of the Blue.
Rod McKuen, Live at Carnegie Hall.
And Prince has been hmmm'ed, but then someone mentioned Sign 'O' the Times but not 1999, so I better say that.

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Monday, 20 September 2004 02:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Bongwater - Double Bummer
Ween - GodWeenSatan: The Oneness

nameom (nameom), Monday, 20 September 2004 04:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music
Tangerine Dream - Zeit
Royal Trux - Twin Infinitives
Public Image Limited - Second Edition
Chilliwack - Self-titled (their 2nd album)

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 20 September 2004 05:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

1. Tago Mago
2. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
3. Shadow Ring - Lighthouse
4. Charalambides - Market Square
5. The Dead C - Harsh Seventies Reality
6. Hawkwind - Space Ritual
7. Minutemen - Double Nickels
8. Husker Du - Zen Arcade
9. Compulsive Gamblers - Live & Dangerous: Memphis & Chicago
10. Les Rallizes Denudes - Live '77

disappointing goth fest line-up (orion), Friday, 8 September 2006 01:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no Chilliwack, no credibility

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 8 September 2006 01:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ghost - Hypnotic Underworld

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 8 September 2006 01:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh, yeah, that's a great choice. don't own the LPs so i didn't even think of it.

disappointing goth fest line-up (orion), Friday, 8 September 2006 01:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges, Clube da Esquina
Donna Summer, Bad Girls, Once Upon a Time
Chicago I and II and III and VII
Neil Diamond, Love at the Greek
Marvin Gaye, Here, My Dear
Isaac Hayes, Black Moses
Nellie McKay, Get Away From Me

Haikunym (Haikunym), Friday, 8 September 2006 02:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Pink Floyd,Ummagumma

EZ Snappin (EZSnappin), Friday, 8 September 2006 02:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium.

Hey, I like it.

GLC (ZakAce), Friday, 8 September 2006 03:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Ghost - Hypnotic Underworld"

and lama rabi rabi!

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 8 September 2006 03:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Tangerine Dream- Poland

trees (treesessplode), Friday, 8 September 2006 04:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wu-Tang Forever

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Friday, 8 September 2006 04:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Public Flipper Limited.

If double CD's count, then I'd say the Kleenex/LiLiPUT double disc. Along with Swans Filth/Body to Body, Cop/Young God/Greed/Holy Money, and the expanded versions of Pavement's Slanted and Enchanted and Crooked Rain Crooked Rain.

xgurggleglgllg (xgurggleglgllg), Friday, 8 September 2006 06:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Velvet Underground, Live 1969

One Man's Mede Is Another Man's Persian (Dada), Friday, 8 September 2006 08:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

PiL, Metal Box

One Man's Mede Is Another Man's Persian (Dada), Friday, 8 September 2006 08:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

a doi,
exile - stones &
zen arcade - husker du &
double nickle- minutemen

also, regarding nellie mckay - AAARRRGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!

timmy tannin (pompous), Friday, 8 September 2006 08:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Stevie Wonder, Songs In the Key of Life
The Incredible String Band, Wee Tam and the Big Huge

One Man's Mede Is Another Man's Persian (Dada), Friday, 8 September 2006 08:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Lonesome Crowded West and Songs In The Key Of Life are the only ones I know that are good all the way through, in that Nilsson Schmilsson way where every new track that comes on makes you go, "Fuck! This is good!" There are tons, tons, tons of double albums that more or less acquit themselves, the White Album being the quintessential example, with enough gems to balance out the general lack of focus. But on a single album those kinds of ratios would equal a major bomb, making these types of things a "fans only" thing whose idiosyncracies you come to love... very few artists manage even one SINGLE album that really feels like it needs all its songs, so perhaps I'm holding doubles to a high standard, but really we'll be here all day if we list every double album that's "good" in the White Album sense....

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Friday, 8 September 2006 11:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Songs In The Key Of Life is rubbish all the way through, though (sorry Doc, I've tried for 30 years but I still don't like it; big comedown from the previous three).

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Friday, 8 September 2006 11:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And "Nilsson Schmilsson" isn't good all the way thru either (and is far from being Harry's best album)

One Man's Mede Is Another Man's Persian (Dada), Friday, 8 September 2006 11:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Jethro Tull - Living In The Past
Prefab Sprout - Jordan: The Comeback
Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard/A True Star
Spirit - Spirit Of '76

hank (hank s), Friday, 8 September 2006 12:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Todd Rundgren - A Wizard/A True Star

Not a double album

One Man's Mede Is Another Man's Persian (Dada), Friday, 8 September 2006 12:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

er, would you believe I meant to say Back To The Bars?

hank (hank s), Friday, 8 September 2006 12:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I trust you!

One Man's Mede Is Another Man's Persian (Dada), Friday, 8 September 2006 12:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Todd Rundgren mention reminds me to be shocked that XTC's English Settlement has not yet been mentioned (although, like many others mentioned here, it's only a single CD).

bernard snow (sixteen sergeants), Friday, 8 September 2006 14:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Deep Purple-Made in Japan

Bill Magill (Bill Magill), Friday, 8 September 2006 14:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Motorpsycho has made some great double albums:
Timothy's Monster
Trust Us
Black Hole/Blank Canvas

Marty Innerlogic (marty innerlogic), Friday, 8 September 2006 14:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

The Method Actors - Little Figures
The Suburbs - Credit In Heaven
Lift To Experience - The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 2 April 2010 05:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Yer Skinny Fists... (etc)

kelpolaris, Friday, 2 April 2010 06:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

my list from three years ago ain't bad. maybe replace the compulsive gamblers pick with exile on main street, and double nickels with 'disaster.'

ian, Friday, 2 April 2010 06:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

Whoever mentioned Skylarking 4 years ago must have been thinking English Settlement, since Skylarking wasn't a double.

Less likely they were thinking Oranges and Lemons.

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 3 April 2010 04:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

the twenty-six

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 3 April 2010 04:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

pelt - brown cyclopaedia

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 3 April 2010 04:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

altho I guess that must be the CD cover. LP set is just a light brown sleeve with a 'pelt' silkscreen...

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 3 April 2010 04:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

RIP Jack

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 3 April 2010 04:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

I mentioned OK Computer on some other double albums thread and got told off because it's a single CD, even though it's a double on vinyl. People were arguing that in the CD era the definition of a double album is a double CD. Oddly enough the same argument didn't seem to take flight on the triple albums thread, where people were nominating all sorts of albums that are triples on vinyl but only doubles on CD.

anagram, Saturday, 3 April 2010 06:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Odd: Nobody mentioned Aphrodite's Child 666

Mark G, Friday, 30 March 2012 08:17 (six years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

There are six great double albums that came out this year by Colour Haze, Ufomammut, Motorpsycho, Crippled Black Phoenix, Baroness and Swans:

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 3 December 2012 14:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Nice write-up. The Ufomammut and Swans are locks for my top five, with the Baroness and Color Haze releases not too far behind. I thought the Crippled Black Phoenix had some great moments, but didn't really earn its epic length. Haven't heard the Motorpsycho album.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 December 2012 20:19 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I don't know what the heck you people are talking about! The best Double album is obviously Blue.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 23:58 (three years ago) Permalink

mellon collie and the infinite sadness
the white album
sign o the times
pom pom
blonde on blonde

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:16 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

The new Motorpsycho album. I think it might be their best.

Motorpsycho – The Tower (Rune Grammafon)

Amon Düül II – Yeti
Colour Haze – Los Sounds de Krauts
Game Theory – Lolita Nation
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – The Rarity of Experience
Klaus Schulze – X
Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls
Kate Bush – Aerial
Bongwater – Double Bummer
Half Japanese – Charmed Life
Polvo – Exploded Drawing
Magma – Kobaïa
Cardiacs – Sing To God
Oneohtrix Point Never – Rifts
Unwound – Leaves Turn Inside You
Focus – Focus III
Donovan – A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus
Oneida – Rated O
Judas Priest – Angel Of Retribution
Klaus Schulze – Cyborg
Ween – The Pod
Iva Bittová & Vladimír Václavek – Bílé inferno
Natural Snow Buildings – The Dance Of The Moon And The Sun
Steven Wilson – Grace For Drowning

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

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