Quoted from TopMoose:
To me, a "perfect album" is one with nothing but strong songs, no weak links, highly listenable, that takes the listener on a complete journey. Greatest Hits compilations don't count.
Spot on. Some "complete" albums which you can listen too track 1 to track 10 without lifting the needle (or pushing "next track...")
Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden. Every song a metal classic. Arguably the definitive metal album.
Purple - Stone Temple Pilots. This was my desert island CD for 20 years. Maybe it still is. So many textures and melodies.
Operation Livecrime - Queensryche. Classic concept album, even better live. Going by the number of mentions in this thread, lots of others agree.
Appetite for Destruction - GNR. The right album at the right time. Every song is a winner. In 1988 everyone in my town had a copy, and everyone wore theirs out. Every party was just Appetite from start to finish. Everyone wanted to be Steven Adler or Slash. Never Axl though. Lol
10 - Pearl Jam. One of the best debut records ever? Every song on the album is a rock classic.
Pyromania - Def Leppard. Love em or hate em, Def Leppard know how to make a melodic rock song. Every song on this album is a good one.
(What's the story) Morning Glory - Oasis. Classic British rock performed by two brothers with killer eyebrows. Strong songs start to finish with some great hooks.
That's one of the reasons I like rock/metal music ... Generally you get albums which are 70-90% strong songs. Pop albums - generally one or two good songs, the rest are fillers.