It's easy these days to skip right over half of the tracks on any album. Maybe it isn't what you expected, they've "taken a different direction", or you just bought it for the one song you've heard on the radio or on iTunes. But there are some in your collection that you can hear anytime, no matter what kind of mood you're in and not skip a single track. These are the perfect albums to listen to...beginning to end. For me? Incubus-Make Yourself. Every track is funky, as is demonstrated by deep slap bass and easy to groove to beats. Brandon Boyd's voice is on point, and his lyrics paint very clear picture. DJ Kilmore scratches his way through "Battlestar Scratchlactica", showcasing his skills. There's a little something for everyone. Men and women, young and old. Gnarls Barkley's debut album, St. Elsewhere, is another I can hear without skipping around. Cee-Lo Green evokes the image of a preacher, calling the listener to take to their knees at the altar of gospel funk. DangerMouse spins a swirling wall of beats, picking up the pace on tracks like "Transformer", and Cee-Lo fights his demons on "Just a Thought" and "Who Cares".
What are some of your favorite beginning to end-ers?
Listening: Gnarls Barkley-St. Elsewhere
Quote: "Consequence, it seems, can be stranger than a gang of drunken mimes"-Incubus