Monday, May 11, 2009

Perfect Albums: Live

After spending my weekend in awe of Mastodon's complete Crack The Skye live performance—and reading about ATP New York 2009's plans to have several bands perform respective classic albums in their entirety—I began thinking about which records I'd love to see performed live.

The following Top 10 albums are listed in no particular order and are there for my own sonic amusement—picked for their superb tracking, ability to transition well to a live stage and, most importantly, the probability of the event actually happening. I'm always open to hearing other peoples' selections, so please comment back with your choices. And for more Mastodon pics, come over here.

1. Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen

2. Monster Magnet - Dopes To Infinity

3. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

4. At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul

5. Carcass - Necroticism...

4. Cursive - The Ugly Organ

5. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

6. Deftones - White Pony

7. Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain

8. Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting

9. Faith No More - The Real Thing (Hey, it was good enough for The Sword!)

10. Rancid - Let's Go

1 comment:

Richard Edward Horner said...

I'm compelled to think about albums that are more than just a collection of good songs or that have an exemplary dynamic arc.

With regards to the former there are the obvious choices like Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime and Promised Land (both of which I've seen performed numerous times and it's always amazing), Ram-Zet's Escape, any of the first 4 Pain of Salvation albums and Edge of Sanity's Crimson and Crimson II.

With regards to the latter, Vauxdvihl's To Dimension Logic, Emperor's IX Equilibrium, Dissection's Storm or the Light's Bane, Fates Warning's Perfect Symmetry, Nevermore's Dreaming Neon Black and Meshuggah's Nothing immediately come to mind.