Albums that you listen to straight through / start to finish whenever you put them on!

So I have a few albums that whenever I play them I listen to the whole thing in sequence from beginning to end.
Of course some albums are meant to be that way, they are called concept albums. However, my question is not just for the obvious concept albums per se but for any album you play start to finish because it is strong throughout. All genres are included here so no limits on music preferences.

I’ll start with a few that come to mind -
The Moody Blues - The Days of Future Passed 
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Alan Parsons Project- I Robot 
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
Weather Report - Black Market 


Showing 2 responses by bkeske

All of it more than 90% of the time. It’s rare that I don’t.

I just received a 5 CD set of George Szell’s Decca and Philips Recordings 1951-1969, Original Masters. I began and will listen to all 5 CD’s, all the way through. May not be all in one sitting, but won’t listen to anything else until I do.

I have tendency to do that.
Yesterday I finished the Solti Decca Edition Volume 6. 18 LP’s, straight through over multiple days.

And there are many others I do the same. Now, after I have listened to a set complete, I may not listen to the whole set all the time, but would never listen to a partial symphony when I go back to the set again, and typically listen to more than just one in the set. I am partial to box sets, and am more than happy to explore and enjoy them in their entirety more than once.
“Yet who here doesn’t have an iTunes, Spotify, Tidal etc. playlist?“

I have Tidal, and don’t have a playlist. I have saved some particular albums/collections so they are easy to find (Usually in my car for longer trips), but mostly use my saved artist section, and use it, and various artist albums, as I would an LP or CD. But, I will admit, that one of the reasons I have Tidal is to check out albums I don’t own, so yes, at times I won’t play them through, as I either decide to purchase the ‘hard copy’, or it isn’t to my expectations.