LIST: Album Closers

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Postby Lep » Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:55 pm

Greenwood The Sock Monkey wrote:The Clash - London Calling - Train In Vain

Hmmm, mentioned at least twice. I always felt like this was tacked on and didn't fit the character of the album myself. I consider "Revolution Rock" -- because it's joyful, a big mix of a lot of stuff, and because of the the title itself -- to be the summing up and the rightful closer.

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Postby Jiggle Billy » Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:59 pm

Mixmaster Shecky wrote:Bob Dylan...Buckets Of Rain


What a great song! Here is my favorite:

Neutral Milk Hotel - "Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 2" - hands down, perfect closer to a perfect album.

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Postby blackshoestring » Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:04 pm

Patti Smith "Easter" (Easter)
Brian Eno "Here Come the Warm Jets" (Here Come the Warm Jets)
Brian Eno "Taking Tiger Mountain" (Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy)
PJ Harvey "We Float" (Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea)
The Wrens "This Is Not What You Had Planned" (Meadowlands)
REM "hidden track 11" (Green)
Liz Phair "May Queen" (Whip Smart)

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Postby LionIndex » Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:39 pm

blackshoestring wrote:Brian Eno "Here Come the Warm Jets" (Here Come the Warm Jets)
Brian Eno "Taking Tiger Mountain" (Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy)

I was just thinking "Spider and I" was good, too.
Along with "Superman", another hidden REM track.

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Postby Baltimucho » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:52 pm

More:

Whiskeytown -- Faithless Street (the CD version that tacks on parts of Strangers Almanac) -- Factory Girl
Elvis Costello and the Attractions -- Armed Forces -- Peace Love and Understanding
Bright Eyes -- I'm Wide Awake it's Morning -- Road to Joy


I love Wilco, huge fan, but...I think their album-enders are their Achilles heel(s?).

I can't stand "Reservations," am not fond of "Dreamer in my Dreams," and while I did like "The Greatest Lost Track," it didn't fit on AGIB that well and really seemed like a bad fit for a last song.

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Postby dam05 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:48 pm

I don't post much (the lurker that I am), and probably wouldn't have if this had already been posted, but...

Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction -- Rocket Queen

For me, it's really two songs in one...excellent song for air drums!

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Postby Barabajagal » Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:32 pm

blackshoestring wrote:Patti Smith "Easter" (Easter)
Brian Eno "Here Come the Warm Jets" (Here Come the Warm Jets)
Brian Eno "Taking Tiger Mountain" (Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy)
PJ Harvey "We Float" (Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea)
The Wrens "This Is Not What You Had Planned" (Meadowlands)
REM "hidden track 11" (Green)
Liz Phair "May Queen" (Whip Smart)


That is a great list!!

Though in some ways I wish the Wrens had ended with "13 Months in 6 Minutes," and left on a great melody, I like how it sets up "...Planned," too, lyric-wise.

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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:12 am

Greenwood The Sock Monkey wrote:Eels - Daisies Of The Galaxy - Mr. E's Beautiful Blues
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed - You Can't Always Get What You Want


That's what I'm talking about! 'Mr. E's Beautiful Blues' is a great closer and a great song. Possibly one of E's best ever.

We need not mention the above Stones selection for it's greatness. Need we?

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Postby Maarten » Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:26 am

these songs work perfectly as closers;

throwing muses; two step
suede; the next life
bjork; unison & all is full of love

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Postby WildMercurySound » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:36 am

some of these have been mentioned, but:

EELS - P.S. You Rock My World Electro-Shock Blues - the lyrics almost set up the cheerier Daisies of the Galaxy, and it's actually uplifting.

Elliott Smith - Say Yes Either/Or

The Flaming Lips - Approaching Pavonis Mons Yoshimi...

Bob Dylan - Buckets of Rain Blood on the Tracks

Iron & Wine - Passing Afternoon Our Endless Numbered Days

Calexico - No Doze Feast of Wire

and perhaps my favourite:
Tom Waits - Closing Time Closing Time
although I like The Ghosts of Saturday Night from The Heart of Saturday Night a great deal too.


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