the luminous grass of the prairie hides
feet lovely and still as sleeping doves,
porcelain bones strong enough to carry a life,
but weighty and unmovable
As black Dakota hills. ~ Riesa
Load/ReLoad - Metallica
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
amongst many others...
also can I contribute to the conversation above that the popularity of an album should never be a sway in either direction on the greatness spectrum.
I can't imagine ever wearing myself out on these albums. They're so many more but I'll stop with these.
Echoes - The Rapture
Aqeumeni - Outkast
Conversions - Kruder and Dorfmeister
The White Album - The Beatles
The Miseducation of Lauren Hill - Lauren Hill
Nevermind - Nirvana
Prodigy - The Fat of the Land
Purple Rain - Prince
All good books have one thing in common- they are truer than if they had really happened. (Hemingway)
Hey, we agree on something pertained to music, Mark! Though, I must admit that I enjoy watching her, sort of like a car-wreck.
"If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia."
- Margaret Atwood
Just because it's late and I feel like sticking something out there more subjective than the closely-argued logic I've been working on for the past ten hours...
Julie Is Her Name - Julie London
Abbey Road - The Beatles (if I must pick only one)
Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
Citizen - Steely Dan (bit of a cheat, as it's a sixty-three album set)
Costello Music - The Fratellis
That Arctic Monkeys album with 'Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secure' on it
Probably the first Tom Petty album
This Year's Model - Elvis Costello
A compilation of Alice Cooper's original band, put together by me
Steve McQueen - Prefab Sprout (renamed Two Wheels Good for the US market)
45s and Under - Squeeze
Ram - Paul McCartney
On another night, about half of those would be different.
But if I really, really had to go for just one...man...
I'd like to say Abbey Road, but I know every note of it. Pushed, I'd have to take a mid-period Steely Dan album, simply because there's a lot left in there to find.