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Butterfly - Weezer, Pinkerton

Only in Dreams - Weezer, Blue Album

Good Morning Captain - Slint, Spiderland

The Biggest Lie - Elliott Smith, s/t

I Didn't Understand - Elliott Smith, XO



I like these choices alot. I'd also add:


Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead (The Bends)

Death is Not the End - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Murder Ballads)

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Oh, I love the song, it just doesn;t strike me as a good closing song for the album.



Pretty much all Radiohead albums have great closers. Motion Picture Soundtrack being my favourite for the harp alone.


Pharoah Sanders - Colors(Karma)

The Beach Boys - Surfs Up(Surfs Up)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Cowgirl In The Sand(Everybody Knows..)

Charles Mingus - Freedom(Mingus Mingus..)

Talk Talk - Wealth(Spirit Of Edan)

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Top twenty anybody?

1. Death Cab for Cutie - Plans - Stable Song
2. Radiohead - OK Computer - The Tourist
3. Radiohead - Pablo Honey - Blowout
4. The Beatles - Sgt Peppers - A Day in the Life
5. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World - The Past and Pending
6. Jeff Buckley - Grace - Dream Brother
7. Radiohead - The Bends - Street Spirit
8. Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place - Your Hand in Mine
9. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulliten - Waitin' for a Superman [Remix]
10. Mercury Rev - Deserters Songs - Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp
11. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief - A Wolf At The Door
12. The Doors - The Doors - The End
13. Pink Floyd - Meddle - Echoes
14. Coldplay - Parachutes - Everythings Not Lost
15. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head - Amsterdam
16. The Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic - Bad Days
17.The Doors - An American Prayer - The Ghost Song
18. Dream Theatre - Images and Words - Learning to Live
19. The Pixies - Doolittle - Gouge Away
20. Rush - Hemispheres - La Villa Strangiato


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Inspired by HMKRich's thread:

I'm always awed by the number of great finales in Rock's album history, probably more so than the openers.

To kick things off:

Tomorrow Never Knows, The Beatles, Revolver

The End, The Doors, The Doors

When The Levee Breaks, Led Zeppelin, IV

Subterraneans, Bowie, Low

Love Is Blindness, U2, Achtung Baby

Soon, My Bloody Valentine, Loveless

The Tourist, Radiohead, OK Computer

An inspired thread, I'd say. ;)

Obsession - Cutting Edge Fore - Delirious?
Mothers of the Disappeared - The Joshua Tree - U2
40 - War - U2
Whipping Post - Live at Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers Band
You Can't Always Get What You Want - Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones
Save Me - The Game - Queen
Free Bird - Pronounced - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Find The River - REM, Automatic For The People. It's simply a beautifully written and recorded song that ends the album on a glorious positive note.

:thu: great song, and probably my all-time favourite album

'Find The river' - R.E.M. / Automatic...
'Machines' - Biffy Clyro / Puzzle
'Now the Action is on Fire!' - Biffy Clyro / The Vertigo of Bliss

'Would?' - Alice In Chains / Dirt
'Indifference' - Pearl Jam / Vs
'Third Eye' - Tool / Aenima

'The Remote Part/Scottish Fiction' - Idlewild / The Remote Part
'Eskimo' - Damien Rice / O
'The Opium Willows' - Ben Christophers / Spoonface

'In the Backseat' - Arcade fire / Funeral
'My Body is a Cage' - Arcade Fire / Neon Bible
'Play Me Something' - Roddy woomble / My Secret is My Silence

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dunno bout the best but the most weird and coolest would have to be for me

Third eye on the Tool album Anema



Damn, took mine.




Thrice - Kings Upon the Main

Beatles - Run for Your Life

Converge - Jane Doe

Prince - Purple Rain

Ani Difranco - Joyful Girl

AFI - This Time Imperfect

Radiohead - The Tourist (I know that's under dispute, but I think it caps the album wonderfully)

The Who - Love, Reign O'er Me

John Coltrane - Mr. PC

Joni Mitchell - Woodstock (Live, off of "Shadows and Light")

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No dispute here
I was so disappointed that they didn't play it at the West Palm Beach show in 2004
Definitely one of my top 5 favorite Radiohead songs.

Ah bummer.

When they played in Boston previewing some of the In Rainbows songs, they soundchecked it, so it was nice to hear that they were including it in the set. :cool:

But alas, no "Paranoid Android". :cry:

I guess it comes with the territory of having so many good songs to choose from and knowing that some omissions will disappoint people no matter what you decide.

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"The Days Were Golden" from "How it feels to be something on" by Sunny Day Real Estate


"Heart + Soul" from "Take them on - On your Own" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club


"Scientist Studies" from "We have the facts..." by Death Cab for Cutie


"Blue Line Swinger" from "Electr-o-pura" by Yo la Tengo

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New Way Home from The Color And The Shape by Foo Fighters


Thank you.


and I don't know why... I haven't heard any Weezer in years, but thinking back on 'Only In Dreams' gives me a heavy feeling...


I'll add... (personal favorites of mine)

I Think I Lost My Headache - QOTSA - Rated R

Long Slow Goodbye - QOTSA - LtP (not a great album, but a great closer)

Bag O' Miracles - Eagles Of Death Metal - Death By Sexy (just ridiculous)

Classic Girl - Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual

To Match The Sun - Jane's Addiction - Strays (again... nor a great album... but a beautiful song)

When You Dream - Barenaked Ladies - Stunt (dreamy, for lack of a better word)

Hidden Sun (secret track) - Barenaked Ladies - Maroon

Descending - Black Crowes - Amorica (come on.... great song... and great closer)

Red Colored Stars - OURS - Precious

Out Of Nowhere - Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum

Gospel Plow - Screaming Trees - Dust

Home - Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace

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