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    Name an Album Where Last Song Is The Best

    You know how it is when you get a new record or CD and you listen to it and you find your favorite track that really defines the album for you. Sometimes it's the title track, or the first track. As you listen further and you get to the end and you say, well I guess they threw that last track on to get the recording done. What if that's not the case and the last track is the best. I'm sure you all have a few albums where last is best. I have a couple off the top of my head.

    Kansas -- Masque--- "The Pinnacle"

    Foghat -- Rock and Roll Outlaws -- "Chateau Lafitte 59 Boogie"
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    Smile The first thing that came to mind

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    Typically the closer is almost never the best overall song, cause it often serves a different purpose. But sometimes that other purpose does make it the best... one of my favorite closers is the 9 1/2 minute "Blue Line Swinger" from Yo La Tengo's Electr-O-Pura...



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    Big Star - Third/Sister Lover
    'Take Care' is the closer on my lp version of this one (guess the track listing varies on many of the releases - I have the remastered from orig. analogue tapes pressing that came out on Record Store Day last year and it sounds Good!) ...just a lovely, harrowing closer song that rings perfect for such a desolate but beautifull album. I played Yo La Tengo's version as the good-night song at my wedding reception.

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    Two come to my mind: Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms and The Eagles: The Sad Cafe.

    Rock and Roll just don't get much better!
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    Some few that come to mind at the moment:


    => PINK FLOYD - Meddle - "Echoes"

    => CAMEL - Mirage - "Lady Fantasy"

    => GENESIS - Foxtrot - "Supper's Ready"

    => GRACIOUS - Gracious - "The Dream"


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    Beatles -- Sgt. Pepper's -- A Day in the Life
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterCylinder View Post
    Beatles -- Sgt. Pepper's -- A Day in the Life
    First one that came to mind for me, too.

    And speaking of 'classic rock'... how about The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr MidFi View Post
    First one that came to mind for me, too.

    And speaking of 'classic rock'... how about The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again"?
    GOOD ONE !

    Here's another...................

    Deep Purple -- Fireball -- No One Came
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    How about It Never Rains on Dire Straits' Love Over Gold?
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    King Diamond - Abigail - "Black Horsemen"

    Depeche Mode - Speak and Spell - "Just Can't Get Enough"

    Danzig - Circle of Snakes - "Black Angel, White Angel"

    Iron Maiden - Fear of The Dark - "Fear of The Dark"

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    Supertramp did it several times
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    Pinback - Summer in Abaddon

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    Allman Bros - Eat a Peach - Mountain Jam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyfi View Post
    Allman Bros - Eat a Peach - Mountain Jam
    That's the first response that I differ with. Now granted a lot of the other things mentioned I don't know. As far as Eat A Peach, I prefer Les Brers In a Minor.
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    Just listened to Nightrage's - Descent Into Chaos

    The last song Reality vs Truth....is freakin amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rae View Post
    Pinback - Summer in Abaddon

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    I don't know Rae, I think I have both Sender and Fortress ahead of AFK.

    And how about two more candidates...

    XTC - Skylarking
    The Velvet Underground - Loaded

    And while I'm thinking about Lou...

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    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Lion Tamer View Post
    I don't know Rae, I think I have both Sender and Fortress ahead of AFK.
    I'm not saying there isn't more than one good song on the record! But "AFK" comes as such a contrast to the rest of the songs... so massive and anthemic. Protect! Embrace! Engulf!

    ~Rae

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rae View Post
    I'm not saying there isn't more than one good song on the record! But "AFK" comes as such a contrast to the rest of the songs... so massive and anthemic. Protect! Embrace! Engulf!

    ~Rae
    Agreed, and the tie to the album title, and the playful little nod to Slint at the end make it all the moreso. And speaking of Slint... "Good Morning, Captain" fits that closer role to near perfection too.... I miss yooooouuuuuuuuu....

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