Top 10 Albums That Need to Be Listened to Entirely In One Sitting

These albums are masterpieces! Many songs on them are wonderful on their own! But when put in order, one after another, like the artists intended them be, these albums become celestial.

The Top Ten

1 Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd Product Image

Just about every song on this classic album is memorable and wonderful, but they all blend together in such a way, that after sitting and listening for so long, the final chord of "Eclipse" is enlightening.

2 Abbey Road - The Beatles Abbey Road - The Beatles Product Image

The last album by the greatest band of all time. In fact, Golden Slumbers and on is MEANT to be played in concession.

The B-side Medley that starts at You Never Give Me Your Money and goes all the way to the end of the album is one of my favorite pieces of music ever.

3 The Wall - Pink Floyd The Wall - Pink Floyd Product Image

Literally one of the best albums to listen to in order you hear a story and the songs are strung together so well from beginning to end you get taken on a ride and by the end you understand the concept of "The Wall"

This is the quintessential concept album. Listen to this one all the way through, and you'll realize that every song on it is important.

If you don't listen to the whole album, it doesn't connect. It's like skipping through a novel.

4 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye What's Going On - Marvin Gaye Product Image

The two popular songs to come from this album were "What's Going On" and "Mercy Mercy Me"; the other songs lack the catchiness to become singles. But all put together, the album gives a bleak, but hopeful view of our times and future.

5 Smile - Brian Wilson Smile - Brian Wilson Product Image

This is an incredibly tough decision, as I love every album on this list, especially Dark Side and Abbey Road. But this is an album that needs to be taken in one dose. The recurring themes running through it--bit of melody, snatches of lyrics--all culminate in the band's mega-hit, "Good Vibrations". We waited almost forty years for this album. It wasn't a disappointment.

6 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles Product Image
7 To Our Children's Children's Children - The Moody Blues To Our Children's Children's Children - The Moody Blues Product Image
8 Sea Change - Beck Sea Change - Beck Product Image

Beck's first leap into transcendence was a bleak one, with an album all about heartbreak, due to his breakup at the time.

9 18 - Moby 18 - Moby Product Image
10 Random Album Title - Deadmau5 Random Album Title - Deadmau5 Product Image

Yes. The further you get into the album, the more isolated it feels. I used to listen to this album several times a week to keep me going through school. Never fails to cheer me up and make my day better.

The Contenders

11 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie Product Image
12 Innuendo - Queen Innuendo - Queen Product Image

This is the final Queen album of Freddie Mercury's lifetime. You may not hear it, but Mercury was slowly dying throughout the recording of this entire album, and it makes the final song "The Show Must Go On", all the more pressing.

13 Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - The Moody Blues Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - The Moody Blues Product Image
14 In the Air - Morgan Page In the Air - Morgan Page Product Image
15 Play - Moby Play - Moby Product Image
16 4x4=12 - Deadmau5
17 Metamodern Sounds In Country Music - Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds In Country Music - Sturgill Simpson Product Image

Although less known than the other artists here, Sturgill Simpson is an emerging CLASSIC country artist, with songs that break the boundaries of modern and classic country music, coming to a psychedelic finale in "It Ain't All Flowers".

18 The Rhythm of the Saints - Paul Simon The Rhythm of the Saints - Paul Simon Product Image
19 The Who Sell Out - The Who The Who Sell Out - The Who Product Image
20 Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys Product Image
21 Destroyed - Moby Destroyed - Moby Product Image
22 The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album) The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album) Product Image
23 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin Product Image
24 Mirage - Armin Van Buuren Mirage - Armin Van Buuren Product Image
25 Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater Product Image
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