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05 July 2004 @ 01:04 pm
High Fidelity Questions...  
I'm bored at work, and I'm wondering randomly...

What do you think are the top five closing songs for an album?
 
 
Mood: boredbored
 
 
 
S0n of N00nbibble on July 5th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
5. Microphones - Mount Eerie EP - Universe
4. Pinback - Offcell EP - Grey Machine
3. Radiohead - Amnesiac - Life in a Glass House
2. Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West -
1. Bjork - Homogenic - All is full of Love

with special mention to rock'n'roll suicide at the end of ziggy.
Mellenabsentmammoth on July 5th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
All is Full of Love also made my list (I did this earlier today in the Bowiechat, and it was so fun I decided to do it here too).

Your choices are of course great. Better than what I picked, though Alex also chose two that I had on my list (Strangers When We Meetand A Day In The Life).

I also did top five first songs. What are your picks on that? Can you guess mine?
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on July 5th, 2004 07:46 pm (UTC)
This one is probably a bit easier:

Though I agree with 2+2 being a good opener, I am very partial to Everything in its Right Place myself, at least in context.
REM - Drive from Automatic for the People
Beck - Loser
Bowie - Sunday
Damn there are so many I can't decide which one is best for the last spot: Smeels Like Teen Spirit, London Calling, In the Meantime, Ambulance...

The only problem with opening tracks is that a lot of times it's a short intro track leading into the worlds greatest 2nd track like with Kenna or the new Muse album for example, so I'm not sure how to count those cases. And of course you have ones like Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother where the first track takes up half the album.
(no subject) - bibble on July 6th, 2004 01:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - intheblacklodge on July 6th, 2004 04:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
Mellenabsentmammoth on July 5th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)
Also, the the Ziggy closer is a good one...he's good at closing songs, because Bring Me The Disco King is on my list of honorable mentions too.
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on July 5th, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
In no particular order:

Well any Radiohead, but specifically Wolf at the Door on HTTF
Disco King! (Strangers When We Meet is not far behind.)
Beatles - A Day in the Life

Damn, I'm having trouble coming up with two more without reusing Bowie or the Beatles. I'll get back to you.
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on July 5th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
Though I don't know if they're the best, but certainly good are Spacehog - Beautiful Girl and Flaming Lips - Approaching Pavonis Mons
Mellenabsentmammoth on July 5th, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, off the top of my head I made one silly choice for best closing song. I put Hurt off the Downward Spiral on there, and thinking back, I really should have chosen something off Brandon's list, hehe.
S0n of N00nbibble on July 5th, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC)
some random awesome ones

m1a1 off gorillaz.
grandaddy - software slum - so you'll aim towards the sky
mk ultra - bunker song/ending the 20th century gently
enon - high society - diamond raft
i think flaming lips' best ending song is bad days, followed by their cover of wonderful world off priest driven ambulance
bright eyes - lifted - let's not shit ourselves (to love and be loved) is probably pretty essential
beck comes abck from a disasterously dumb middle of an album to bring us Debra
battery in your leg is a pretty awesome ending song
won off beta band's hot shots ii

this is fun i might make a mix cd out of only ending songs.
(no subject) - absentmammoth on July 5th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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S0n of N00nbibble on July 5th, 2004 06:37 pm (UTC)
OH SHIT - GOUGE AWAY. i can't belive i forgot that fucking song. number one.
(no subject) - absentmammoth on July 6th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on July 5th, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC)
Also, as I think about it more, Day in the Life is definitely number one.
Mellenabsentmammoth on July 5th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
A Day In The Life is probably the best closing song ever, with Bjork's All is Full of Love right up next to it. It was on my list too.
S0n of N00nbibble on July 5th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
radiohead always has the best ending songs. even pablo honey has blow out, which is like ten hundred times better than any other song on that album. (you, is second).

but honestly even though wolf at the door is amazing i still have to considering context and everything, give glass house the number one ending radiohead track, just because it's so fucking different from the rest of the album, comes out of nowhere, should suck ass but is the bes thing ever instead.
(no subject) - absentmammoth on July 5th, 2004 06:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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S0n of N00nbibble on July 5th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)
elliot smith - i didn't understand

or maybe "bye".

:(
Secret Agent Beach Partypharminatrix on July 6th, 2004 06:13 am (UTC)
Beatles- Rubber Soul- Run For Your Life
Grandaddy- Sophtware Slump- So You'll Aim Towards the Sky
Guided By Voices- Sunfish Holy Breakfast- Heavy Metal Country
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea- Two-Headed Boy, Pt. II
Ween- Pure Guava- Poop Ship Destroyer
Mellenabsentmammoth on July 6th, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC)
I thought of Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 2 last night as I was laying in bed and went "Damn! Why didn't I pick that?"