Overheard on CNN.com: In search of the 'perfect album'
What's your idea of a "perfect album"?
June 26th, 2012
06:22 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: In search of the 'perfect album'

[Editor's note: This post is part of the Overheard on CNN.com series, a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.]

People love to talk about music. A story about Ken Caillat's new book covering the inside story behind the Fleetwood Mac album, "Rumours," had several readers gushing about their own favorite albums. Seems there are all kinds of "perfect albums" for all kinds of tastes.

Take a look at what readers said, and then let us know what "perfect albums" pop up into your mind. Do people still think albums are still a big deal? And, for that matter, what are the qualities that make a great album?

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' at 35: Still the 'perfect album'

"Rumours" takes this reader back.

mikrik13: "The first time I heard this album being played in a music store on the main drag in Morgantown, WV. I thought it was amazing. Purchased it at that moment. Everyone I played it for in Buckhannon, WV, thought it was magical. Anytime I wish to jump back into my college days in the early '70s, I play this music."

One reader gave their Top 5 list, including "Rumours."

JRJNJNY: "Besides all of the Beatles' perfect albums (i.e. "Abbey Road," " Sgt. Pepper," the "White Album," "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver"). there are five albums that I consider a journey or a perfect force in music from 1955 to today ... in order:

1. "Rumours" (Fleetwood Mac)
2. "Bat Out of Hell" (Meat Loaf)
3. "Led Zeppelin 4"
4. "The Joshua Tree" (U2)
5. "Dark Side of the Moon" (Pink Floyd)

MaynardKrebs: "I'll concur with the Meat Loaf, but I'd scratch the Zeppelin for 'Hotel California.' "

yohi60: " 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' still gets a lot of play."

There were several votes for Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon." FULL POST

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