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

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

#1 Post 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?

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#2 Post by onzio »

Top 5:

1)King's Cross
2)Vocal
3)Jealousy
4)Go West
5)Into Thin Air
Expressing passion, explaining pain
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#3 Post by Straight_Talker »

Integral - Perfect!
More strobes and BANGING, please!

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#4 Post by Debussy »

Gosh - four of my most favourite songs are closers.
Into Thin Air
Integral
Legacy
Requiem in Denim

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#5 Post 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

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#6 Post 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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#7 Post 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

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#8 Post by Pod »

Kings Cross
Jealousy
Vocal
Why don’t we live together?
It’s Alright
Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.

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#9 Post 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
A blues would be in B flat, pain defining wisdom,
but the soul is in the high hat, programmed in the system.

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#10 Post by goughsjd »

Vocal
King's cross
Why don't we live together
Integral
Jealousy
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    #11 Post 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

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    #12 Post by leesmapman »

    1. King's Cross
    2. Integral
    3. Vocal
    4. One thing leads to another
    5. Jealousy

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    #13 Post 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!

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    #14 Post by One of the crowd »

    1. Kings Cross
    2. Requiem...
    3. Integral
    4. Jealousy
    5. For Freedom
    Fishing

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    #15 Post by Dog »

    1. King’s Cross
    2. Vocal
    3. You choose
    4. Integral
    5. Why don’t we live together?
    Woof.

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