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Best Song that Closes an album?

Old 06-01-02, 11:43 PM
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Best Song that Closes an album?

I thought I'd contribute to the idea of the previous thread on opening songs, and reverse the theme into closing songs.

My list goes like this:
"Evaporated" by Ben Folds Five (on Whatever and Ever Amen) - I think it gives a good wind-down from the rest of the cd which tends to mix different levels of swing, classical, rock, and jazz. This song has a much more gray feeling, and seems to bring the listener back down to an equilibrium that was lost when listening to the rest of the album.

"Motion Picture Soundtrack" by Radiohead (on Kid A) - Again, this song is a little bit more organic than the rest of the album, which makes for a good decline.

"Broken Chairs" by Built to Spill (on Keep It Like a Secret) - This track is the longest on the cd, which almost seems like a last Hoorah! for BTS and I think that they pull it off magnificently. Definitely a song that should be on every person's computer.

"Two-Headed Boy Parts Two and Three" by Neutral Milk Hotel (on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea) - Considering this is a concept album, and Jeff Mangum is quite ambiguous about his ideas, this song cleared up a couple things for me in the theme of the cd. I still haven't figured out everything, but Mangum (basically Mr. Neutral Milk Hotel) reciprocates and expunges lyrics from track 3 on track 11 and continues to do so throughout the entirety of the cd. I strongly suggest that everyone at least check out a couple of songs off of this album, because its amazing how innovative one man can be. Just to give you some background information...Neutral Milk Hotel is one man in the studio, and his friends touring with him to play the other instruments. Mangum intertwines acoustic guitar, distorted bass, drums, bagpipes, and organs, and horns along with his haunting, New Orleans accent to twist up the cd.

"What People Are Made Of" by Modest Mouse (on The Moon and Antarctica) - This song is much more aggressive, which I think adds an interesting dimension to the style of MM. Its almost like a cd flipped backwards, considering most bands tend to hammer out their hardest songs on the opening track.

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Old 06-02-02, 12:27 AM
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Eclipse by Pink Floyd on DSOTM
Source Tags & Codes by AYWKUBT Trail of Dead on same titled album.
September Song by Frank Sinatra on September of My Years
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Old 06-02-02, 01:24 AM
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Here's some obvious (and not so obvious) choices....

"Waterloo Sunset" - Kinks (Something Else)
"Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" - Bob Dylan (Blonde on Blonde)
"Desolation Row" - Bob Dylan (Highway 61 Revisited)
"Sugar Baby" - Bob Dylan (Love and Theft)
"I'll Be Back" - Beatles (A Hard Day's Night)
"Tomorrow Never Knows" - Beatles (Revolver)
"A Day in the Life" - Beatles (Sgt. Pepper)
"Effigy" - CCR (Willie and the Poor Boys)
"Only in Dreams" - Weezer (blue album)
"Gouge Away" - Pixies (Doolittle)
"Sister Ray" - Velvet Underground (White Light/White Heat)
"Here Comes a Regular" - Replacements (Tim)
"Won't Get Fooled Again" - The Who (Who's Next)
"Down in the Tube Station at Midnight" - The Jam (All Mod Cons)
"Trilogy" - Sonic Youth (Daydream Nation)
"Riot Act" - Elvis Costello (Get Happy)
"All Is Full of Love" - Bjork (Homogenic)
"You Set the Scene" - Love (Forever Changes)
"Reservations" - Wilco (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
"Garageland" - Clash (Clash)

Even though it's a huge list, I just know I left out some good ones... oh well, such is life.
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I agree with The Bus's choice on the Doors song. That is a great closing song for an album.

Here's what I pick:

-"Hats off to Roy Harper" from Led Zeppelin III
-"Luna" from Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
-"Where the River Goes" from Stone Temple Pilots - Core
-"Release" from Pearl Jam - Ten
-"Dyers Eve" from Metallica - And Justice For All
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No mention of Train In Vain yet?!?!?

I, for one, am shocked.
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Originally posted by Fielding Mellish
No mention of Train In Vain yet?!?!?

I, for one, am shocked.

Why? It doesn't end the vinyl or the CD versions of "London Calling" Gee.
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Re: Best Song that Closes an album?

Originally posted by fallow
"What People Are Made Of" by Modest Mouse (on The Moon and Antarctica) - This song is much more aggressive, which I think adds an interesting dimension to the style of MM. Its almost like a cd flipped backwards, considering most bands tend to hammer out their hardest songs on the opening track.
Awesome to see someone else who knows and likes Modest Mouse. In my opinion, their best outro is on "The Fruit that Ate Itself". Karma's Payment goes out really nice, and also leads into the first track, if you player is set to repeat.

Styfoam Boots from The Lonesome Crowded West also works very nicely.

President's of the USA's "Naked and Famous" is also a great way to end one of the timeless, classic albums of all time.
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Old 06-02-02, 07:35 PM
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Oh wow, that is great...I didn't know there were any other Modest Mouse fans on here. I was thinking about some of the other MM cds, but I was trying to type an explanation for each and thought it would take too long. You are right about Karma's Payment and Styrofoam Boots/All Nice On Ice Alright.

What other bands do you listen to?
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Originally posted by Fielding Mellish
No mention of Train In Vain yet?!?!?

I, for one, am shocked.
Agreed, first one that popped into my mind.
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Also, The Worlds a Mess, Its in My Kiss that closes X's Los Angeles, Reoccurring Dreams that ends Husker Du's Zen Arcade, and And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda off of the Pogue's Rum, Sodomy and the Lash.
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Dyers Eve- Metallica- And Justice For All
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The End- The Doors

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Originally posted by fallow
What other bands do you listen to?
Hmmmmm. To sum up the spectrum of all the stuff I listen to...

Ozma
Ugly Casanova
Weezer
SOME Violent Femmes stuff
The Rentals
Radiohead
Elliot Smith
Husker Du
Blur
SOME Pixies stuff

I think Modest Mouse is better than any of the bands listed above. Do you know of any other bands that have that same style? I know that Issac Brock's band, Ugly Casanova came out with their first CD just a couple weeks ago (and it kicks ass to boot). I look all over for someone as good as MM, but I just can't find anything.
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Road To Nowhere off of No More Tears.......that song rules, I love Zakk's solos in it.
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Besides Modest Mouse I like: Built to Spill, The Shins, Sonic Youth, The Pixies, Pavement, The Anniversary, Neutral Milk Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control, Radiohead, Mogwai, and Sigur Ros.

I can't say that I've found a band that is really like Modest Mouse. I like that though...I don't think that I would like a band that sounded like MM. As far as the level...its hard to say. I'd say that Sigur Ros and Mogwai are definitely up there but they are both in a different genre than MM. Bands like The Shins and Olivia Tremor Control have a kind of 50s/60s-Beatles-influence to them, so that's something different as well. I actually have a hard time saying what my favorite band is, considering I like so many, of different genres, equally.

As for Ugly Cassanova, I'll have to check out their cd. I hadn't realized that they had actually formed - I thought it was still a concept in the making. Thanks for letting me know though.
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Ocean Colour Scene's Get Away, on their Mosley Sholes album. That song ends the album with and epic grandure that is tough to recover from.
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