Top 10 Albums to Play All the Way Through.

Via Shawna Turner
on Dec 12, 2012
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I love the energy that goes into creating the perfect playlist.

Thinking about the flow, thinking about the people who will be in the class and surfing through my songs to find just the right list to stoke the fire.

But sometimes, an album is just meant to be played, just as the artist intended, from track one all the way through.

Here are a few amazing albums that I love to toss on, flip upside down and just hit play (in no particular order):

1. Florence and the Machine: Lungs

2. Robert Plant and Alison Kraus: Raising Sand

3. Paul Simon: Graceland

4. Mumford and Sons: Sigh no More

5. Jai Uttal: Bhakti Bazaar

6. Massive Attack: Protection

7. Kings of Leon: Because of the Times

8. Billy Bragg and Wilco: Mermaid Avenue

9. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

10. Led Zepellin: III

Bonus from my homeboy: Grateful Dead: American Beauty

Bonus from my momma: Carol King: Tapestry

I want some more!!! What albums do you find are best played right on through?


Ed: Bryonie Wise

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About Shawna Turner

Shawna Turner. Aimless wanderer. Happiest with a book in one hand, glass of wine in the other, dreaming of down dogs, knitting, and really good cheese. Blog: a side of yoga..


18 Responses to “Top 10 Albums to Play All the Way Through.”

  1. poe says:

    Dire Straits – Communique. Excellent stuff….

  2. Alex says:


  3. Bob says:

    In NO particular order , just off my head…

    1. Exile on Maint Street, The Rolling Stones
    2. Knocked out Loaded, The Velvet Underground
    3. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco
    4. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, The Flaming Lips
    5. Coming Down, Anders Osborne
    6. Bringing it all Back Home, Bob Dylan
    7. Thievery Corp., Radio Retalliation
    8. A Love Supreme, John Coltrane
    9. Head Hunters, Herbie Hancock
    10. Music at Big Pink, The Band

    * and I guess a Beatles album has to be in here… Sgt.Peppers, Rubber Soul and Revolver are all tough choices

  4. Great list! I'd add Devotchka – 100 Lovers, Beatles – St. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the Royal Tenebaums soundtrack.

  5. Meg says:

    Widespread Panic – Til the Medicine Takes
    Bob Marley – Legend
    Dave Matthews Band – Crash
    Cat Power – The Greatest and/or Jukebox
    U2 – Joshua Tree
    Van Morrison – Moondance
    Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks

  6. Shawna says:

    Royal tenenbaums sound track… Nice! I want to add the Juno soundtrack!

  7. Shawna says:

    Yes,yes,yes,yes! Need to look up cat power and widespread power! Thanks Meg!

  8. Shawna says:

    These are all amazing. Do you listen to Phish at all? They did an album cover of Exile on Main Street. Good stuff!!

  9. Shawna says:

    Whoops…widespread panic…

  10. Bob says:

    Funny, I saw Phish do both Quadraphenia and Knocked out Loaded on Halloween shows

  11. Joshua Elias says:

    Revolver by the Beatles is not bad

  12. Liz says:

    Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill
    Guns and Roses – Appetite for Destruction

  13. Mark says:

    Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, Paranoid, Tromp Le Monde, In Utero, Dirt, Mother's Milk, Revolver

  14. matthew says:

    and i saw 'exile.' 🙂

  15. matthew says:

    moondance, for sure. and the boys–panic!

  16. Abby says:

    I agree! I was thinking…how come nobody has listed a Pink Floyd album?? I'll think of some and add them as well 🙂

  17. Mark says:

    Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon, Bob Dylan- Blood on the Tracks, Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,