Your Best Album Pairs

g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,513
edited March 2014 in Other Music
Sometimes albums seem to belong together, compliment one another, or work great side by side. Album buddies, if you will. Here's some that come immediately to my mind:

A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres

Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures

Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy (hard to explain, but every other Zeppelin album seems to stand on its own, but these two have always seemed a pair to me)

High And Dry & Pyromania....Def Leppard more so than Hysteria which took them to a whole other level besides it sounded completely different.

Ride The Lightening & Master Of Puppets......Metallica.....one seem to elevate itself over the other.

Ghost In The Machine & Sycronicity .....The Police

Crystal Planet & Engines Of Creation.....Joe Satriani

Stay Human & Everyone Deserves Music....Michael Franti And Spearhead

1999 & Purple Rain....Prince

Up Against The Wall & Thriller......Michael Jackson

The Unforgetable Fire & The Joshua Tree.....U2

Piece of Mind and Powerslave (Maiden)

Holy Diver and The Last in Line (Dio)

Powerage & Highway To Hell....ACDC

Ten & Vs....PJ

Duke & Abacab.....Genesis

Van Halen I & I I....then...Women And Children First & Fair Warning

Screaming for Vengeance and Defenders of the Faith (Judas Priest)

Lots more, however mine eyes can't take anymore.


Peace
*We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

*MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
.....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

*The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,513
    edited March 2014
    Countdown To Extinction & Youthanasia ..MEGADETH
    Post edited by g under p on
    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,791
    TOOL-Aenima/Lateralus
    Beatles-Rubber/Revolver
    PJ-Yield/Binaural
    Floyd-DSOTM/Wish You Were Here
    Crowes-The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion/Amorica
    The Band-Music From Big Pink/Brown Album
    Dr. Dog-Fate/Shame,Shame
    Radiohead-The Bends, OK Computer
    RHCP-By the Way, Stadium Arcadium
  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,513
    DewieCox said:

    TOOL-Aeni
    RHCP-By the Way, Stadium Arcadium

    I agree,

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    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,791
    ^^^Damn, I blanked on those. That's a gimme!!
  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,659
    I'd say Californication/By The Way for the Chili Peppers.....

    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream/Mellon Collie spring to mind


  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,547

    The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday / Boys and Girls in America
  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,290
    P/G...you and I would have a lot of fun hanging out and cranking tunes over a few beers.
    Bright eyed kid: "Wow Typo Man, you're the best!"
    Typo Man: "Thanks kidz, but remembir, stay in skool!"
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    DewieCox said:

    TOOL-Aenima/Lateralus
    Beatles-Rubber/Revolver
    PJ-Yield/Binaural
    Floyd-DSOTM/Wish You Were Here
    Crowes-The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion/Amorica
    The Band-Music From Big Pink/Brown Album
    Dr. Dog-Fate/Shame,Shame
    Radiohead-The Bends, OK Computer
    RHCP-By the Way, Stadium Arcadium

    That's interesting, I see more Yield being with No Code.
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,791
    thefixer9 said:

    DewieCox said:


    PJ-Yield/Binaural


    That's interesting, I see more Yield being with No Code.

    I can see that, too, but to me Yield and Binaural both being really textured albums, but have really different vibes puts them together in my mind. Definitely would've added No Code if it was trio of albums, as it's just PJ at their most creative and unique.

    I'd be more apt to pair No Code with Vitalogy as a pair....Both raw, but Vitalogy being more straight ahead and basic and No Code being more exploratory.


    Would've loved to add a Zeppelin pair, but I couldn't really decide 2 that went together. Each album is complementary to the entire catalog. If pressed I might with II and III, but I'm not sure that fits the bill for me.
  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,290
    edited March 2014
    Lots of entries from my list are already on here.

    Rush - AFTK/Hemispheres
    Rush - Permanent Waves/Moving Pictures
    Rush - FBN/Caress of Steel
    PJ - VS/Vitalogy
    PJ - No Code/Yield
    Phish - A Picture of Nectar/Rift
    The Beatles - Rubber Soul/Revolver
    The Beatles - Sgt Peppers/Magical Mystery Tour
    Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky/Filles de Kilimanjaro
    Miles Davis - On The Corner/Big Fun
    Miles Davis - Relaxin'/Steamin'/Workin'/Cookin'
    CAN - Tago Mago/Ege Bamyasi
    Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking/Ritual
    Billy Cobham - Crosswinds/Total Eclipse
    Metallica - Lightning/Puppets
    Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother/Meddle
    Pink Floyd - The Wall/Final Cut
    Poster Children - Daisychain Reaction/Tool Of The Man
    Steve Morse - Coast to Coast/Southern Steel
    The Kinks - Village Green/Lola
    Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary/LP2
    U2 - Achtung Baby/Zooropa
    Zep - Houses of the Holy/Physical Graffiti
    Brad - Shame/Interiors
    Screaming Trees - Buzz Factory/Uncle Anesthesia
    RCHP - Mother's Milk/BSSM
    Talking Heads - Remain In Light/Speaking In Tongues
    Joe Satriani - The Extremist/Time Machine
    Helmet - Meantime/Betty
    Pixies - Surfer Rosa/Doolittle
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia/Deadwing
    Herbie Hancock - Headhunters/Thrust
    NIN - Broken/Fixed (cheating a bit I think)
    Primal Scream - Screamadelica/Give Out But Don't Give Up
    Mudhoney - Self Titled/EGBDF
    Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left/Bryter Layter
    The Police - Reggatta de Blanc/Zenyatta Mondatta
    Primus - Frizzle Fry/Sailing The Seas of Cheese
    Beastie Boys - Check Your Head/Ill Communication
    Bright eyed kid: "Wow Typo Man, you're the best!"
    Typo Man: "Thanks kidz, but remembir, stay in skool!"
  • TheseGoToElevenTheseGoToEleven Charlotte, NCPosts: 106
    Great ones already listed, submitting a few of my favorite back-to-backs, purely off of ones I lived through and my nostalgia at the time I first enjoyed them:

    Prince: 1999 --> Purple Rain
    Michael Jackson: Thriller --> Bad (such a huge fan as a kid)
    Aerosmith: Pump --> Get a Grip
    R.E.M.: most of their early discography in retrospect, but my eyes unfortunately weren't opened until Out of Mind --> Automatic for the People
    Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions... --> Fear of a Black Planet
    Nirvana: Nevermind --> In Utero
    Pearl Jam: Ten --> Vs.
    Rage Against the Machine: s/t --> Evil Empire
    Weird Al Yankovic: Off the Deep End --> Alapalooza
    Beck: Mellow Gold --> Odelat
    NIN: Pretty Hate Machine --> The Downward Spiral (was hard to choose that over The Downward Spiral --> The Fragile, but I word PHM out)
    Tool: Aenima --> Lateralus
    Devin Townsend: Terria --> Accelerated Evolution
    Weezer: s/t (Blue) --> Pinkerton
    [i]Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?[/i]
  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,513
    BinFrog said:

    Lots of entries from my list are already on here.


    Talking Heads - Remain In Light/Speaking In Tongues

    Yes a very good pair and I waited on David Byrne after a SIT tour show back when I worked graveyard at Denny's.

    Peace
    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,290
    g under p said:

    BinFrog said:

    Lots of entries from my list are already on here.


    Talking Heads - Remain In Light/Speaking In Tongues

    Yes a very good pair and I waited on David Byrne after a SIT tour show back when I worked graveyard at Denny's.

    Peace
    Find a Denny's. Find yourself a Denny's to eat in.
    Bright eyed kid: "Wow Typo Man, you're the best!"
    Typo Man: "Thanks kidz, but remembir, stay in skool!"
  • 63schoefflin63schoefflin Posts: 2,580
    Yup Dewie.....

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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,513
    BinFrog said:

    g under p said:

    BinFrog said:

    Lots of entries from my list are already on here.


    Talking Heads - Remain In Light/Speaking In Tongues

    Yes a very good pair and I waited on David Byrne after a SIT tour show back when I worked graveyard at Denny's.

    Peace
    Find a Denny's. Find yourself a Denny's to eat in.
    He didn't believe me that I went the show at the Hampton Coliseum till I showed him my tank yellow top shirt from the tour. It was the oddest shirt that it was half tshirt half tank top. Oh he had just white wine and a ceaser salad. He did leave me a nice, non of my co workers and the patrons knew who he was.

    Peace

    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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