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    Stone Sour - House of Gold and Bones
    Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile

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    sunn O))) & Boris - Altar

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    Filling in a few things I haven't seen mentioned, but they're mostly live albums.

    ACDC Live (1992) is fucking awesome, and pretty much negates the need for individual ACDC albums. If the searing opening version of Thunderstruck doesn't get your clit hard you're dead inside.
    Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes - another limited edition 2CD thing
    Front 242 - Off & Up Evil - companion albums
    Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion I & II - companion albums
    Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings
    U2 - Rattle and Hum
    Ween live albums, Paintin the Town Brown and Live at Stubbs.
    NASA Voyager Recordings (uh... but this is 12 albums or something)
    David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir - Harmonic Convergence (very ambient throat singing)
    Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans (just kidding)

    There really aren't very many great double albums are there? Beyond those I would list a bunch that have already been mentioned:
    The White Album
    The Wall
    Physical Graffiti (my favorite Zeppelin album)
    The Fragile
    Drukqs (probably my favorite double album overall)
    Selected Ambient Works vol2
    Exai (and anything else by Autechre)
    Shaking the Habitual
    In Rainbows
    Speakerboxx/Love Below
    CCR - Chronicle (a greatest hits collection with great sequencing and song selection)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magtig View Post
    Physical Graffiti (my favorite Zeppelin album)
    seconded. i love that album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    sunn O))) & Boris - Altar
    Ah yes. I missed this one. *adds to list*

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    Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me by The Cure comes close to a double album.

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    how could I forget Lou Reed and Metallica's double coaster set, 'LuLu'?

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    Bassnectar's Mesmerizing the Ultra is chock full of electronica ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    a regular rpm 12" record holds a little more than 20 minutes per side.

    Also, I don't agree at all with you guys about The White Album. I didn't know that people disliked Why Don't We Do It in the Road or Yer Blues, and Revolution #9 is awesome. I also never understood the hatred for Wild Honey Pie. It's a minute long!
    Can't stand 'Why don't we do it in the road'. However, I was going to say it was repetitive nonsense, and then big up Revolution #9, which is a bit of a contradiction, but that's me for ya! Piggies is a good song imo. Blackbird, Rocky Racoon, I'm So Tired, love them all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiggy View Post
    I consider everything post Californication to be complete rubbish by the RHCP. It's cringworthy these days watching them. Sorry just my opinion.
    Stadium Arcadium has maybe 5 -6 pretty good songs, but for me, they've released nothing else worthy of the name since One Hot Minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katara View Post
    Really struggling to think of even one song I'd cut from the album. I know there's a lot of hate for Starfuckers, Inc, but I personally think it's great.
    If held at gunpoint and forced to cut three songs from The Fragile (I know this seems like an unlikely scenario) - Pilgrimage, The Way Out Is Through and Starfuckers for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    how could I forget Lou Reed and Metallica's double coaster set, 'LuLu'?
    Therapy maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonn View Post
    Stadium Arcadium has maybe 5 -6 pretty good songs, but for me, they've released nothing else worthy of the name since One Hot Minute.
    One Hot Minute is my favorite...and they don't play anything off of it live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak33 View Post
    One Hot Minute is my favorite...and they don't play anything off of it live.
    I think it was perceived as being a train wreck at the time. God knows why, I think it rocks, and has some great mellower stuff on there too. Navarro was a good fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonn View Post
    If held at gunpoint and forced to cut three songs from The Fragile (I know this seems like an unlikely scenario) - Pilgrimage, The Way Out Is Through and Starfuckers for me.
    oh, man...those first two are two of my favorites! the way out is through achieves that perfect balance of beautiful and brutal, and the first time i listened to it, i remember literally jumping because i did not expect it to get that loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonn View Post
    If held at gunpoint and forced to cut three songs from The Fragile (I know this seems like an unlikely scenario) - Pilgrimage, The Way Out Is Through and Starfuckers for me.
    For me, "Looking forward to joining you, finally" top of the list. I get stuck after that. Probably "Starfuckers, Inc.", then I don't know. Can I say "(with Decay)" but keep "Ripe"?

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    Gotta echo the Drukqs and Exai (Autechre) talk. Exai especially is fucking monolithic and diamond-like and seriously so perfect in my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmtd View Post
    For me, "Looking forward to joining you, finally" top of the list. I get stuck after that. Probably "Starfuckers, Inc.", then I don't know. Can I say "(with Decay)" but keep "Ripe"?
    Ha - ILFTJYF is probably in my top 5 on the album! Opinions eh...!

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    As far as filler on the fragile, and having to cut one or two, I would cut No You Don't, and MAYBE TDTWWWA.

    Best Double cd's for me are

    David Bowie-Best of Bowie (i know you said no compilations, but i played it till BOTH tapes broke and then bought the CDs.)

    Outkast-Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (ESPECIALLY the love below, although i believe that this was a Big Boi album and an Andre album packaged together....not a double album,)

    Physical Graffiti for sure,

    Old 97's-Alive and Wired

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    Quote Originally Posted by perceptionnexus View Post
    My favorite double album of the 2000's was Eels Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
    Amazing album. Never thought E would top Electro Shock Blues but he somehow he did.

    Ontopic:
    Apart from the mentioned and obvious Wall, Mellon Collie
    Pig Destroyer - Book Burner deluxe (kinda cheating but the bonus disk is damn good)
    Tori Amos - Venus and Back

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    Meat Beat Manifesto - Subliminal Sandwich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zipfinator View Post
    I've been listening to Hurry Up, We're Dreaming by M83 a lot lately.
    ^ THIS.

    Generally I dislike double albums. It's too much material to properly digest in one sitting and they tend to be burdened with a lot of filler and/or mediocre songs.

    I read (or heard, can't remember) an interview with Trent recently where he was reflecting on "The Fragile". My memory is a bit hazy but I'm almost positive he said that in retrospect he probably should have released it as two separate albums.

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    The Walkabouts - Drunken Soundtracks

    It's a two-disc collection of B-sides and covers from a band, continually ignored by everyone, from what's generally considered to be their weakest period. I don't know how this could've possibly worked enough to include it here but it does! I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to check this one out. Gorgeous!

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    Wu-Tang Forever ain't gettin' no love?! Every track is good...

    PS- The three songs to remove from The Fragile would easily be Pilgrimage, Starsuckers, and Ripe. With an honorable mention going to Underneath It All.

    PSS- One Hot Minute is a sick record and it holds up extremely well. Forgotten songs like the title track and Transcending need to be revived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Failure View Post
    Wu-Tang Forever ain't gettin' no love?! Every track is good...

    PS- The three songs to remove from The Fragile would easily be Pilgrimage, Starsuckers, and Ripe. With an honorable mention going to Underneath It All.

    PSS- One Hot Minute is a sick record and it holds up extremely well. Forgotten songs like the title track and Transcending need to be revived.
    starsuckers isn't on the fragile

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidcalm View Post
    No-ones said Baroness - Yellow and Green yet
    That kinda makes me sad, so good.
    Flaming Lips - Embyronic was billed as a double album, but they fit it on one CD
    I think it's completely insane that no one but you has mentioned Baroness - Yellow and Green. I found out about those guys when they opened to Meshuggah last year, they were so good. I'm usually not extremely interested in opening bands, but these guys caught my attention right away. I would call that album the Kid A of Metal (a metal album turning wide left).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cahernandez View Post
    I think it's completely insane that no one but you has mentioned Baroness - Yellow and Green. I found out about those guys when they opened to Meshuggah last year, they were so good. I'm usually not extremely interested in opening bands, but these guys caught my attention right away. I would call that album the Kid A of Metal (a metal album turning wide left).
    I just discovered them and i agree! I really like this band!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Failure View Post
    Wu-Tang Forever ain't gettin' no love?!
    I named it in my list.

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    To keep from simply repeating stuff others have already said I'll just say Crippled Black Phoenix - ​The Resurrectionists / Night Raider.

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    I haven't seen these two mentioned. Pardon, if they have been.

    Orbital - In Sides
    Coil - Remote Viewer

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