Perfect Albums!

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With the exception of the obvious album, I’m gonna try and mention a few that don’t normally come up when this list is contemplated.

Interestingly enough, my first pick goes in a direction that most who know me wouldn’t suspect… Perfect album?

Time Out – Dave Brubeck

Set a standard of what a great jazz album should be, and marked a generation of jazz artists. Sticking with jazz-ish type stuff…..

World Gone Strange – Andy Summers

If the first song, title track, doesn’t bring a huge smile to your face opon first listen… Yer dead to me! Fine collection of songs.

And now to the more conventional.

Dark Side Of The Moon –

Well, you know who. If I were to pick only one album to demonstrate the “perfect album”, this is THE perfect album. Song composition and selection? Musicianship? Production? This isn’t even a favorite album of mine… don’t get me wrong, I love it, but it’s not one of my all time favorites… but it is perfect in every way.

Now on to more standard fare:

Breakfast In America – Supertramp.

Breakfast never sounded so good! Yum!

Crowded House

I would have picked “Together Alone” as it’s a fine album, but the song “Black And White Boy” is the chink in the armor on that one.

Since I’m going on about a Finn, I might as well include the other one.

Everyone Is Here – The Finn Brothers

If you love harmonies, and song that talk about real life stuff, like, oh, the jealousies and healing of the relationship that happens between two incredibly talented brothers, here is the perfect album.

Candy-O – The Cars.

Their debut is stellar. This follow up probably doesn’t get the accolades it deserves because of the stunning debut. Both albums are quirky, but equally as stunning.

Triage – David Baerwald

You’ll not find a darker, politically charge and perfect rant of an album than this. And, at the end of the slow-burn rant, this thing ends with one of the most beautifully expressed songs about loving someone that I’ve ever heard.

And, finally

Bellybutton – Jellyfish

This is PERFECT pop! Yes, it might rot your teeth with its sweetness, but the musicianship is SOOOOOOOOO good, you’ll not mind the multiple trips to the dentist to have those cavities filled! Trust me on this one!