posted on Mar, 15 2015 @ 02:12 AM
I've got TMS(That Metal Show) paused at the moment but they raised a interesting "list" question I thought might be fun to pose to all of ATS. Top
5 album closers.
I wanted to throw The Trial from Floyd in the list, but can't, since Outside the Wall technically is the last track so no deal on that one. That's
the only caveat, if it ain't the last track, it don't make the list. Even if it's the climax of the album.
So far, I have, in no order yet as I just started this thought process and have yet to reach five(I so want to throw in a MOnty python joke but the
numbers don't match - bummer) ...so:
Queensryche - I Will Remember - Rage For Order
The trilogy at the end of RFO is one of the most amazing sequences on any album I've ever heard. London/Screaming in Digital/I Will Remember give me
chills just thinking about it. IWR was Silent Lucidity, before Silent Lucidity, and is a much better song.
Rush - The Garden - Clockwork Angel's
I like concept albums. This closer is amazing in how the mood sets just the right tone to end this concept album. All the other tunes(besides the
throw-away BU2B2 are rockers) and this is just the right mood for the musical feel of the album and a great lyrical finale.
Yeah yeah,so bloody what, it's my list and I'm a Rush geek. Deal with it. There may be more.
Spock's Beard - The Great Nothing - V
One note timeless, came out of nowhere
It wailed like the wind, and night
It sought no glory
It added no meaning
Not even a reason why
That's just the beginning. Clocking in at a measly 27 or so minutes it's the denouement of the album and a rather fine one at that.
Dream Theater - In The Name Of God - Train of Thought
It just works. And it rocks, albeit you have to be able to slog through fifteen minutes of it. I do have a affinity for long tunes and the last two
are just that, obviously.
RIGHT! I'm at four, and this list(where's that bloody trademark symbol at) is subject to change at the whim of the OP. Crikey, there are lots of
albums out there and I've only scanned about half of what I have. Kansas - Magnum Opus is a contender along with Maiden's Rime of the Ancient
Mariner(Up The Irons!!!) and, and....... and
I don't know. Let's see what those putzes on TMS say.
Crap. Trunk got me with Hallowed Be Thy Name. Having played that tune it has a special memory for me. May have to addend this to top ten. Y&T Winds of
change from Black Tiger is also a awesome tune and a great closer. Damn, maybe fifteen?
I really hadn't thought of this enough. Metallica, Damage, Inc., AC/DC RARANP(Back In Black). Huh.
Ozzy, Diary, even. Huh again.
I disagree with DP's Space Truckin', and I'm a huge DP fan.
The fans agreed with Hallowed.
Right, I need to think about this, I think. Bit off a LOT more than I could chew at the moment.