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Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 11:26 am
by jasonjohn
So Long LIve Vinyl describes Wedding as "a slice of prime Chris Lowe giddiness" (viewtopic.php?p=586393#p586393)

So starting to think I may enjoy this track after all. Since I'm actually pretty tolerant of slightly wayward/oddball album sendoffs (You Choose, Leopardskin, Legacy, Footsteps - all fine by me)

@geowayne has there ever been a poll or ranking for album closers? I did try to search, but it's an awkward thing to search for. Polls on here only allow 10 options, so I guess PSB albums have outgrown phpBB :)

Pretty clear to me that half the time they don't aim to finish on a high (such as Vocal or Go West). Rather they seem to like to leave you hanging with an unresolved/kooky feeling. Into Thin Air does that to me.

I'm guessing Kings Cross is the strongest track by far, but Vocal would get a strong rating? Go West too, but it's maybe worn thin these days? Oh and lets not forget Jealousy - whoa!

Any particular favourites, anyone?

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 11:36 am
by onzio
Top 5:

1)King's Cross
2)Vocal
3)Jealousy
4)Go West
5)Into Thin Air

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 11:55 am
by Straight_Talker
Integral - Perfect!

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 12:18 pm
by Debussy
Gosh - four of my most favourite songs are closers.
Into Thin Air
Integral
Legacy
Requiem in Denim

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 12:22 pm
by Nickname
1 - Go West (considering it was the final track, not the poscript of Chris Lowe)
2 - Integral
3 - King's Cross
4 - Why don't we live together?
5 - Jealousy

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 12:36 pm
by PopKid78
Top 5

1) Kings Cross
2) It’s Alright
3) Vocal
4) Integral
5) Jealousy

The only closing tracks that don’t really do it for me are, Saturday Night Forever, Footsteps, and Into Thin Air.


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Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 1:45 pm
by Bjossi
Continuing the top 5s, here's mine:

1. Requiem in denim and leopardskin
2. Go west
3. Integral
4. It's alright
5. You choose

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 2:11 pm
by Pod
Kings Cross
Jealousy
Vocal
Why don’t we live together?
It’s Alright

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 2:11 pm
by domino
Oh, nice topic. :)

My top 5 are:

1. King's Cross
2. Vocal
3. Go West
4. Requiem in denim and leopard skin
5. It's alright

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 3:43 pm
by goughsjd
Vocal
King's cross
Why don't we live together
Integral
Jealousy

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 4:04 pm
by Parkol
1. King's Cross (it's hard to beat it)
2. The Forgotten Child
3. Requiem in denim and leopardskin
4. Footsteps
5. You choose

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 4:12 pm
by leesmapman
1. King's Cross
2. Integral
3. Vocal
4. One thing leads to another
5. Jealousy

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 4:45 pm
by dequesi
Great topic! I was under the impression that they tend to close albums with their weakest tracks, but I realize now that this was mostly because of Saturday night forever and Footsteps ;-D

I keep falling in and out of love with Legacy and Requiem, so I guess those two also reinforced at times my negative impression.

But now that you guys are listing such absolute gems as King's Cross and Jealousy, wow! And even in more recent albums, I adore You choose, Go West, Integral, Into thin air... And even from the EPs: The forgotten child, One thing leads to another... Hard to select 5 and number them! A playlist of these closing tracks turns out to be a selection of some of their more mature material, who would have thought!

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 5:14 pm
by One of the crowd
1. Kings Cross
2. Requiem...
3. Integral
4. Jealousy
5. For Freedom

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Posted: Fri 10 Jan 2020, 7:01 pm
by Dog
1. King’s Cross
2. Vocal
3. You choose
4. Integral
5. Why don’t we live together?