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    Not Safe For Work Favourite Double-Albums

    Have been listening to Springsteen's album The River today and it got me thinking about how difficult it is to produce a double-album that actually deserves its length. Can only think of a handful that don't ultimately descend into self-indulgence or repetition so here's my favourites;

    The Clash - London Calling: Seem to remember it being met with a collective shrug when discussed in discord but I love almost every track without exception. The exploration styles is pretty remarkable from what had previously been a four chord punk band.

    Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde: Obviously i was gonna mention Bob. Not gonna pretend that this album isn't self indulgent but the explosiveness of Bob's lyrics are unparalleled here.

    The Beatles - The White Album: There's not really much I can say about this, it's the definitive double album in many ways. There's a handful of tracks that I don't care for but I also think the album as a whole would be poorer with their absence.

    Nick Cave - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus: This very much feels like two separate, fully-realised albums both of which are absolutely phenomenal. It was my introduction to Nick Cave so it'll always be a special album to me. Was definitely the right place to start since it encapsulates so many of the elements that make him such a remarkable artist.


    What are everyone else's favourite double-albums?
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    blonde on blonde and the beatles are my two favourite albums. some others i like:

    - miles davis' early '70s run (esp. live-evil)
    - ella fitzgerald's late '50s songbooks (esp. cole porter)
    - minutemen - double nickels on the dime (1984)
    - prince - 1999 (1982) + sign o the times (1987)
    - the rolling stones - exile on main st. (1972)
    - the smashing pumpkins - mellon collie and the infinite sadness (1995)


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    Oh yeah don't know how I forgot Mellon Collie and the infinite Sadness. That's definitely up there with the best.

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    zen arcade and daydream nation are my personal picks, the latter still blows my mind
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    yea sign ☮ the times obv



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