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listening Foreground by Grizzly Bear made me realise that sooo many of the great albums end with incredible songs. here are my album of year selections recently


2009 - Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear - ends with Foreground

2008- S/T Fleet Foxes - ends with Oliver James

2007 - In Rainbows by Radiohead - ends with videotape

2006- Whatever People Say... by Arctic Monkeys - ends with A Certain Romance

2005- S/T Wolfmother - ends with Vagabond


others include Take It or Leave It by The Strokes and Amsterdam by Coldplay. all of the songs i've mentioned are some of my faves of all times. brings truth to the saying, Saving the best for last.

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Good question. Amsterdam is an amazing final track.


My favourite 'album closer' is actually a track that is 2nd last on the Editor's record, 'An End Has A Start'... 'Spiders'.... I just get the feeling that something is coming to an end when I hear that. It's a great playlist closer.

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uum, a little song.

you might have heard of it.

its called AMSTERDAM.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwf5iRBbilM]YouTube - Coldplay - Amsterdam (Live 2003)[/ame]

:bigcry: its just so.. beautiful!




anyway, here's a few more:

"her majesty," from abbey road.

"bold as love," from axis: bold as love.

"only in dreams," from the blue album.

"my first wedding," from tales of love, loss and desparation.

"everythings not lost," from parachutes.


there's a lot more.. i just cant think of them at the moment:nice:

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Amsterdam for me as well. Doesn't get much better for a closer than that.


But I like The Wanderer by U2 featuring Jonny Cash on Zooropa as well.

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Amsterdam, indeed.

But also:

A Day in the Life closing Sgt. Pepper's (The Beatles). That last Pianochord - goosebumps.

Plus Married with Children and Champagne Supernova by Oasis, closing Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story?) Morning Glory, respectively, aswell as The Shins' The Past and Pending, which is on Oh, Inverted World. All are extraordinary brilliant.

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6QnK0yql8s]Resurrection[/ame] at the end of The Stone Roses s/t first album is the. best. album closer ever...fact! ;)


Other notable mentions include..


* Comforting Sounds at the end of Frengers (Mew) cos it's just so epic

* Happiness at end of West Ryder (kasabian) which is just achingly beautiful

* Everything's Not Lost , of course - Amsterdam's good, but ENL is better :)

* A Day in The Life from Sgt Pepper's

* Bonus at the end of Travis's The Man Who is pretty special too :D

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Great thread.


Among my favorites are:


Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead

The Tourist - Radiohead

Amsterdam - Coldplay

Champagne Supernova - Oasis

In The Backseat - Arcade Fire

Leif Erikson - Interpol

Lower Your Eyes to Die With The Sun - M83

My Weakness - Moby

A Day In The Life - The Beatles

Goodnight, Travel Well - The Killers

Mothers Of The Disappeared - U2

Popplagio - Sigur Ros

All Alright - Sigur Ros


honourable mentions:

The Past & Pending - The Shins

I Love - Athlete

Take it or Leave It - The Strokes

Bedshaped - Keane

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interesting. that was my only criticism of the album, that the tracks were a little out of place. otherwise its one of the best albums i've ever heard (Jonny Greenwood says that too, so it must be right) when i get the chance i'll post on the GB appreciation thread what i think the track listing should of been

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