For the purposes of this thread, your choice must fit the following criteria:
1. ALL KILLER, NO FILLER.
2. IT'S MANDATORY TO LISTEN TO THE ALBUM FROM START TO FINISH. NO DEVIATION. YOU WOULDN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT SKIPPING A TRACK.
3. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU'VE HEARD IT, IT NEVER GETS OLD.
4. IT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME.
5. BONUS POINTS: IF YOU GET GOOSEBUMPS DURING THE LISTENING SESSION OF CERTAIN SECTIONS.
There are always classics albums that we all know & love, but it takes a special album to really fit the criteria above. Think about it & see if you can narrow it down. It's harder than you think. With this in mind, I can only think of one album in the last 10 years that does it for me.
OPETH - STILL LIFE
TRACK 1 - THE MOOR
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9wMNXmCUN0]YouTube - ‪Opeth - The Moor (HQ) with lyrics‬‏[/VIDEO]
TRACK 2 - GODHEAD'S LAMENT
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upzn6zHWGjs&feature=related]YouTube - ‪Opeth - Godhead's Lament (HQ) with lyrics‬‏[/VIDEO]
So, what album is it for you? Tell us why, give us links & post 1-2 songs.
Pink Floyd/The Dark Side of the Moon.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DNF687VMAE]YouTube - ‪The Dark Side of the Moon [HQ] Full Album - Pink Floyd‬‏[/VIDEO]
Nothing does it better for me. I have never grown tired of this album, and I can't see that I will. It is chill music of course, not metal in any way. But while I am not always in the mood for metal, Floyd is almost always fine by me, and this is their most concise and well-written masterpiece. Even the "in-between" tracks like On the Run or the long intro to Breathe are at least sonically interesting.
Audio quality of the above video is not the best; so it goes.