10 Albums I Can Listen To In Their Entirety

This topic needs absolutely no explanation. We ALL have those albums (can we still call them albums?) that we can enjoy from the first to last track and never even consider skipping ahead. They may not be your favorite album. They may not be your favorite artists. They may not even be remembered by the general music population. But pound for pound, or should I say “note for note”, you’ll play them faithfully. And although I have many (especially from the 80s) that I could list here, I’ll keep it to 10 for now and in no particular order, intentionally not name the same artist twice (Even though Prince, Chante Moore and Earth, Wind & Fire have many).

…and I offer no explanations, apologies or excuses. This is MY list…

Let’s begin, shall we?

(I’ll put my favorite track in bold print, even though it may come close to a tie with others.)

Stevie Wonder
In Square Circle (1985)

  1. Part Time Lover
  2. I Love You Too Much
  3. Whereabouts
  4. Stranger On The Shore Of Love
  5. Never In Your Sun
  6. Spiritual Walkers
  7. Land Of La La
  8. Go Home
  9. Overjoyed
  10. It’s Wrong

Earth, Wind & Fire
Electric Universe (1983)

  1. Magnetic
  2. Touch
  3. Moonwalk
  4. Could It Be Right
  5. Spirit Of A New World
  6. Sweet Sassy Lady
  7. We’re Living In Our Own Time
  8. Electric Nation

Chante Moore
Love The Woman (2008)

  1. Always Gonna Be Something
  2. Can’t Do It
  3. Special
  4. It Ain’t Supposed To Be This Way
  5. My Eyes
  6. Give Me Time
  7. Do For You
  8. Love The Woman
  9. Love Action
  10. First Kiss
  11. Guess Who I Saw Today

The Style Council
Confessions Of A Pop Group (1988)

  1. It’s A Very Deep Sea
  2. The Story Of Someone’s Shoe
  3. Changing Of The Guard
  4. The Little Boy In A Castle
  5. The Gardener Of Eden (A Three Piece Suite)
  6. Life At A Top People’s Health Farm
  7. Why I Went Missing
  8. How She Threw It All Away
  9. Iwasadoledadstoyboy
  10. Confessions 1, 2 & 3
  11. Confessions Of A Pop Group

Minnie Riperton
Perfect Angel (1974)

  1. Reasons
  2. It’s So Nice (To See Old Friends)
  3. Take A Little Trip
  4. Seeing You This Way
  5. The Edge Of A Dream
  6. Perfect Angel
  7. Every Time He Comes Around
  8. Lovin’ You
  9. Our Lives

Grover Washington, Jr.
Come Morning (1981)

  1. East River Drive
  2. Come Morning
  3. Be Mine (Tonight)
  4. Reaching Out
  5. Jamming
  6. Little Black Samba
  7. Making Love To You
  8. I’m All Yours

Luther Vandross
Never Let Me Go (1993)

  1. Little Miracles (Happen Every Day)
  2. Heaven Knows
  3. Love Me Again
  4. Can’t Be Doin’ That Now
  5. Too Far Down
  6. Love Is On The Way (Real Love)
  7. Hustle
  8. Emotion Eyes
  9. Lady, Lady
  10. How Deep Is Your Love / Love Don’t Love Nobody (Medley)
  11. Never Let Me Go

Prince & The Revolution
Around The World In A Day (1985)

  1. Around The World In A Day
  2. Paisley Park
  3. Condition Of The Heart
  4. Raspberry Beret
  5. Tamborine
  6. America
  7. Pop Life
  8. The Ladder
  9. Temptation

Whitney Houston
Whitney (1987)

  1. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  2. Just The Lonely Talking Again
  3. Love Will Save The Day
  4. Didn’t We Almost Have It All
  5. So Emotional
  6. Where You Are
  7. Love Is A Contact Sport
  8. You’re Still My Man
  9. For The Love Of You
  10. Where Do Broken Hearts Go
  11. I Know Him So Well

Swing Out Sister
It’s Better To Travel (1987)

  1. Breakout
  2. Twilight World
  3. After Hours
  4. Blue Mood
  5. Surrender
  6. Fooled By A Smile
  7. Communion
  8. It’s Not Enough
  9. Theme From “It’s Better To Travel”

…and that’s it! I had so much fun listing these that I’m actually disappointed to limit it to just 10. I thought of about 15 more while gathering the track lists. No, I don’t love everything I listen to, but I religiously listen to everything I love. By the way, I know there are artists you expected to see on this list, but let me repeat, this is MY list. It doesn’t mean I like or love anyone else any less. These are albums I love all the way through.

And who knows? Maybe I’ll create another list and hopefully you’ll give a listen to one or two… …or ten of them.

In the meantime, feel free to list albums you can honestly play from start to finish and enjoy all the while.

…until next time, keep listenin’ and movin’…

…never stop glistenin’ and groovin’!

One comment

  1. This is a list I have to check out indefinitely. I’ve heard different singles off of most but not the whole album in it’s entirety.

    The only album that immediately pops into my head that I can listen to from start to finish is Chico DeBarge’s “Long Time No See”. I’m sure there’s more though!

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