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The recent discussion about album length in the upcoming 2017 releases thread made me start this one. Album length has been discussed on here in the past quite a few times so I was wondering:

 

What are your favorite very short or very long albums?

 

Short meaning (no EPs) albums that barely crack the 30 min mark, maybe a running time of 30 - 35 minutes, and long albums meaning over 1 hour. If you can, try and avoid prog releases as those usually tend to be a little longer. If you can list long albums consisting of ''traditional'' hard rock that would be perfect

 

So, what are some of your favorite long or short albums??

 

Off the top of my head, short:

 

Michael Bolton - 1983 self titled (33:19 min)

Ratt - Dancing Undercover (34:55 min) - Out of The Cellar and Invasion aren't far off with 36 min each

 

Long:

 

Dokken - Back For The Attack (63 min)

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Bonfire - Point Blank

 

The longest (in terms of number of songs) most consistent album i know.

 

The last Degreed was amazingly consistent over 14 songs as is Freedom Rock by HEAT.

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I'd have to check album lengths on my compy, but I think Extreme cracked 60 minutes a couple times. Anberlin's "Devotion" also did with 18 tracks. I don't skip songs on any of those.

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i love Bon Jovi's 'These Days', it's over 60 minutes and also GNR 'Use Your Illusion 2' at 75 minutes

 

for the short one, well I guess Harem Scarem debut, clocking only at 40 minutes might be the one,

but for album less than that, hm i think Ratt is a good call

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My favourite short albums would include five of the first six Van Halen albums:

 

Van Halen (the longest of the lot - 35:34)

Van Halen II (31:36)

Women And Children First (33:13)

Fair Warning (31:11)

1984 (33:17)

 

As for longer albums:

 

Queensryche: Operation: Mindcrime (59:14)

Warrior Soul: Salutations From The Ghetto Nation (56:23)

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Haha, jeez, I have no idea in the world which albums are short and long. I know Hit The Lights' 'Summer Bones' album was really short, and I liked that. And yeah, 'Point Blank' by Bonfire is long due to many songs, so I like that. Really wouldn't have a clue what 99.9% of albums clock in at, though.

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Haha, jeez, I have no idea in the world which albums are short and long. I know Hit The Lights' 'Summer Bones' album was really short, and I liked that. And yeah, 'Point Blank' by Bonfire is long due to many songs, so I like that. Really wouldn't have a clue what 99.9% of albums clock in at, though.

The summer bones album is in my top 5 modern rock albums ever , love that one !
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My favourite short albums would include five of the first six Van Halen albums:

 

Van Halen (the longest of the lot - 35:34)

Van Halen II (31:36)

Women And Children First (33:13)

Fair Warning (31:11)

1984 (33:17)

 

As for longer albums:

 

Queensryche: Operation: Mindcrime (59:14)

Warrior Soul: Salutations From The Ghetto Nation (56:23)

 

Van Halen debut is a killer too :)

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My favourite short albums would include five of the first six Van Halen albums:

 

Van Halen (the longest of the lot - 35:34)

Van Halen II (31:36)

Women And Children First (33:13)

Fair Warning (31:11)

1984 (33:17)

 

As for longer albums:

 

Queensryche: Operation: Mindcrime (59:14)

Warrior Soul: Salutations From The Ghetto Nation (56:23)

 

Van Halen debut is a killer too :)

 

 

That's the first one on my list ;)

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Iron Maiden: The Book Of Souls ... over 90 minutes ...

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Crikey! I've never actually paid much attention to the actual time length of an album - I guess if I'm really enjoying it might go on for ever without my realising it (but then I am into classical music too which is a bit renowned for long pieces). You've got me thinking though and I'm gonna flipping check my collection tonight and see whether my favourite albums have long play times or not!

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