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What albums have you imported, or would you import, into itunes in their entirety (i.e., every single track is essential)?

As it turns, there are not very many on my list, and some of my favourite albums (e.g., Together Alone) don't quite make it:

Abbey Road - Beatles
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Temple Of Low Men - Crowded House
XO - Elliott Smith
Tumbleweed Connection - Elton John
Armed Forces - Elvis Costello
Ten Cent Wings - Jonatha Brooke
Blue - Joni Mitchell
Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis
'Round About Midnight - Miles Davis
Try Whistling This - Neil Finn
After The Gold Rush - Neil Young
Travels - Pat Metheny Group
Peter Gabriel (1) - Peter Gabriel
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Pirates - Rickie Lee Jones
Traffic From Paradise - Rickie Lee Jones
Want One - Rufus Wainwright
Aja - Steely Dan
Innervisions - Stevie Wonder
Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder
Crime Of The Century - Supertramp
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco

...the horse ate my trousers...

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Augie March- Moo You Bloody Choir
Augie March- Watch Me Disappear
Australian Crawl- Sirocco
Bic Runga- Drive
Coldplay- Viva La Vida
All the Crowded House albums.
ENZSO- ENZSO
Finn- Finn
Finn Brothers- Everyone Is Here
The Fray- How To Save A Life
Neil Finn- One Nil
Neil Finn- Try Whistling This
Models- The Collection
New Order- International
OKA- Half Lazy Half Crazy
Pink Floyd- The Wall
All Split Enz Studio Albums
Tim Finn- The Conversation
Yes- 90125

I have some other best of's too but do they count?

If they do I will add

Hunters and Collectors- Natural Selection
Paul Kelly- Songs From The South.
Mental As Anything- Best Of.
Australian Crawl- Greatest Hits.
Good one, Ross!

Here goes but I'm sure there are more:

The Beatles - Too hard to choose but Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Past Masters Vol. 1 and 2 would top the list at this time.
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (must be kept together.)
Bic Runga - Beautiful Collision
CH - Temple (my very first CD and still the standard that I judge other CD's with)
CH - CH
Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Best of
Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five
Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen
Al Green - Greatest Hits
Neil Finn - One Nil
Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
Tim Finn - Feeding The Gods
Joe Jackson - Jumpin' Jive
Joe jackson - Greatest Hits
Billy Joel - Turnstiles
Prefab Sprout - A Life of Surprises: The Best of
Prefab Sprout - Swoon
Todd Rundgren - Anthology
Simon and Garfunkel - Old Friends
Squeeze - 45's and Under
Split Enz - History Never Repeats (Best of)
Split Enz - Time and Tide
The Spinners - Anthology
The Who - Who's Next
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Stevie Wonder - Love Songs
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris
The Ultimate R&B Christmas, Vol 1 and 2
Bing Crosby - Merry Christmas
I know this comes across as a cop out in relation to the thread, but in general, I'll stick with the entire album any day over segmenting it. If it's intended as an album, then I tend to try to listen to it through as an album.

Otherwise I would tend to feel that I'm taking it out of context. Having grown up in that black hole period where music sales were briefly dominated by cassettes, more conducive to linear listening than skipping tracks, my listening habits were formed by that.

I would say that albums in my collection where I would only import some of the tracks are in the minority - There's certainly a few, but they're mostly records where I felt "This would have fit on an EP".
I do that, too. When I import an album, I import the whole thing, but my ipod preferences are set to only sync "checked" songs. There are probably only a few entire albums without something unchecked, and those have to be played without shuffle - the sequence of songs is so important. Like Laura Nyro's Gonna Take a Miracle, or Try Whistling This.

Now,I can only think of a few albums I've downloaded in entirety from itunes, though, because when I want the whole thing, I want to actually get my hands on the CD. I tend to be kind of a song-here-song-there itunes customer, but somethow I have racked up a pretty substantial "Purchased" playlists

RR
Yeah. When I first started importing to itunes I would do whole albums. I still do if it's new (e.g., The Conversation, which I forgot to put on my list) so that I can give the whole album at least a good few listens through before I do any "unchecking". When in doubt I don't uncheck - meaning if i feel that something is a potential "grower" i leave it on.

But as for albums I know inside and out already, there are usually at least one or two tracks that I would skip when listening anyway (e.g., Skin Feeling on TA) so I just don't bother importing them.

Turns out there are only a couple of dozen "all killer/no filler" albums in my collection.
It is interesting how this thread has morphed into a "how we listen to music in the ipod era". For me, new music is downloaded immediately unless I have time to listen on my audio system in my car or home. I am a volunteer, lo-fi, car trunk style DJ for my neighborhood block parties so I usually download specific songs from my CD collection or purchase from iTunes. When my hard drive was small and did not have a back-up drive, importing select songs was my only choice.

Ross, I agree that some albums do not age well but I would also add that as we age our listening tastes change as well. For instance, Don McGlashan's solo album would not have hit home with me in 1985. Now such mature and graceful tunes like "This is London" or "Toy Factory Fire" thoroughly resonate with me.

I suspect my list has a couple of fillers that may not resonate with me now but it is easier to import the entire album.

Ross, if Jerry Lee Lewis is readying a new album, you must share the great album title of "All Killer/No Filler" with his people! Big Grin

New addition to list:

The Church - Starfish
Beatles - White album
Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Beatles - Let It Be
Beatles - Abby Road
Beatles - Revolver
John Lennon - Rock & Roll
John Lennon - Walls & Bridges
John Lennon - Imagine
Paul McCartney - Chaos & Creation In The Back Yard
Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
The Tubes - Backward Completion Principle
Doors - Morrison Hotel
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Van Morrison - Moondance
Anika Moa - Stolen Hill
Anika Moa - In Swings The Tide
Bic Runga - Try To Remember Everything (Rare & Unreleased)
Peter Gabriel - Big Blue Ball
Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy
Bob Dylan - Love And Theft
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Buddy Guy - Skin Deep
Crosby Stills Nash And Young - Deja Vu
Crowded House - Crowded House
Crowded House - Time On Earth
Dave Dobbyn - Available Light
DD Smash - The Optimist
Elemeno P - Elemeno P
Elton John - Rock of the Westies
Emma Paki - Oxygen Of Love
Foo Fighters - Echoes Silence Patience And Grace
Foo Fighters - The Missing Pieces
Foo Fighters - In Your Honor
Frank Sinatra - Live at The Sands (1966)
Greg Johnson - The Best Yet
Andrew Fagan - Blisters
Guns & Roses - Chinese Democracy
Hollie Smith - Long Player
Hunters and Collectors -The Jaws Of Life
Iron and Wine - The Creek Drank The Cradle
Jakob_Dylan - Seeing Things
Ian Hunter - Shrunken Heads
Jeff Beck - Wired
Joni Mitchell - Shadows And Light
KT Tunstall - Eye To The Telescope
Led Zeppelin - Mothership
Led Zeppilin - Live 1973
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus (Expanded Edition)
Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
Mark Seymour - Titanic
Neil Finn - One Nil
Neil Young - On The Beach
Neil Young - Prairie Wind
Neil Young - Chrome Dreams II
Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
Paul McCartney (The Fireman) - Electric Arguments
Phil Manzanera - 801
Pretenders - Pretenders
Pretenders - Last Of The Independents
Pretenders - Packed
Pretenders - Break Up The Concrete
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
Salmonella Dub - Heal Me
Shihad - Beautiful Machine
Split Enz - Mental Notes
Split Enz - The Beginning of The Enz
Spooky Tooth - Witness - 2005 Remastered Edition
Steely Dan - Aja
Straitjacket Fits - Hail
Straitjacket Fits - Melt
The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
The Black Crowes - Warpaint
The Smiths - The Smiths
The Smiths - Strangeways Here We Come
The Phoenix Foundation - Happy Ending
The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
The john Butler Trio - Grand National
Tim Finn - The Conversation
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes


Good topic since I have just recently loaded up my mp3 player. I didn't import entire albums, just songs but did make me think... and I would probably import all the tracks of the following:-

Crime Of The Century - Supertramp
Innervisons - Stevie Wonder
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
Invisible Touch - Genesis
The Stranger - Billy Joel
Who's Next - The Who
Aja - Steely Dan
Countdown To Ecstacy - Steely Dan
Revolver - The Rutles
Back In The High Life - Stevie Winwood
Tumbleweed Connection - Elton John
Steve McQueen - Prefab Sprout
Pet Sounds - Carl And The Passions
Smile - Brian Wilson (as the three seperate suites)
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd (as two long files)
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield (not that hard, it only has two tracks!)
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 - Midnight Oil
Boom Crash Opera - Boom Crash Opera
Galleon - Richard Pleasance
Band On The Run - Paul McCartney & Wings
Ogden Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces (The second 'side' as one big file)
Blue - Joni Mitchell
So - Peter Gabriel
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles - Sting
Our Favourite Shop - Style Council
Face Value - Phil Collins
A Walk Across The Rooftops - The Blue Nile

...and as far as Best Of's...
History Never Repeats - Tim, Eddie and Nigel featuring The Mullanes
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Greatest Hits - Neil Young
Best Of - Mental As Anything
The Platinum Collection - Genesis
1967 - 1970 - The Quarrymen
Complete Greatest Hits - Eagles


...and that's about all for now.

As it is, not many of these albums have tracks that are currently in my mp3 player!
Augie March ~ Moo You Bl**dy Choir
Beatles ~ Sgt Peppers
Beck ~ Mutations
Beck ~ Sea Change
Bic Runga ~ Drive
Bic Runga ~ Birds
Bob Marley ~ Exodus
Coldplay ~ Parachutes
Coldplay ~ A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Crowdies ~ Together Alone
Crowdies ~ Time On Earth
David Bowie ~ Hunky Dory
David Bridie ~ Succumb
Finn Brothers ~ Finn
Finn Brothers ~ Everyone Is Here
Golden Boy ~Blue Swan Orchestra
Leonardo's Bride ~ Romeo Blood
Liam Finn ~ I'll Be Lightening
Lifehouse ~ No Name Face
Mercury Rev ~ Deserter's Songs
Neil Finn ~ Try Whistling This
Neil Finn ~ One All
Neil Young ~ Best Of
Neil Young ~ Living With War
Sarah Blasko ~ What The Sea Wants The Sea Shall Have
Shuggie Otis ~Inspiration Information
Split Enz ~ Dizrythmia
Split Enz ~Extravgenza
Split Enz ~ Frenzy
Split Enz ~ True Colours
Tim Finn ~ Imaginary Kingdom
Train ~ Drops Of Jupiter
I have limited space (around 250 songs) on my little Ipod and it is well over 50% Finn. Quite coincidentally Wink it contains only 3 entire albums, all from my favourite Finn: The Conversation, Feeding The Gods and the self titled album. True Colours is almost complete, bar 1 track. I am in serious need of an upgrade, as right now it is a case of "1 out, 1 in."
True confession - I am a bit of a "Greatest Hits" queen...

Recurring Dream
Afterglow
Spellbound
Kate Bush - The Whole Story
RHCP - Californication
RHCP - Greatest Hits
Green Day - American Idiot
Foo Fighters - In Your Honour
David Bowie - Greatest Hits
Aretha Franklin - Greatest Hits
(please don't tell anybody but...) Robbie Williams Greatest Hits (ssshhhhhhhh....)
INXS - Kick

There would probably be more. I'll be back.
I don't have one.

I'm afraid there are always certain songs I dislike or am not fussed about so don't listen to much, if at all.

Like I have said before I am queen of skip. I program cds to play the songs I want if I don't want to keep skipping and I only have the best ones on my player.

Oh wait....maybe Abbey Road...but then I'm not a big fan of Octopus's Garden...so maybe not.

Just quirky old me, I guess! Razzer
I use Windows Media Player not iTunes, but anyway here are the albums I have in their entireity (is that how you spell it?)

Beatles: Beatles Ballads compilation
Crowded House: Crowded House
Crowded House: Temple Of Low Men
Crowded House: Woodface
Crowded House: Together Alone
Crowded House: Afterglow
Crowded House: Time On Earth
Midnight Oil: Diesel And Dust
Midnight Oil: The Real Thing
Midnight Oil: Red Sails In The Sunset
Midnight Oil: Scream In Blue live
Queen: A Night At The Opera
Split Enz: All the studio and live albums, including Beginning of the Enz.

You can see how wide a collection i have...
Usually import the entire album but in the spirit of the question asked (i.e. songs with no skippable tracks)...

All studio Split Enz and Beatles releases

Splendid - Have You Got A Name For It (2002 and still waiting to hear a better album from ANYbody - how did this not even get released in the US?!!)

World Party - Bang!

Crowded House - Together Alone

Crowded House - Crowded House

Finn - Finn

Richard Pleasance - Galleon (barely)

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