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Sonic Youth- Expressway to Yr Skull at the end of EVOL


Lee's lead part on the chorus gives me shivers- the little cat meow bends followed by that descending part, then right before the noise jam that extra little bit. There is no smiley on HCFX that can express how it makes me feel.





Polvo- When Will You Die For The Last Time In My Dreams? off Exploded Drawing is just so {censored}ing epic


somewhere south of your neighborhood

there's a chemical flavor

not so far from the hotel

the scenery is bringing you down

somewhere south of your borderline

get your father the orders

like an ancient explorer

they recognized your eyes

and you still don't know why


Also, I'm sure someone mentioned it, but Slint- Good Morning Captain off Spiderland

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Hmmm... it's tricky, but an argument could be made for The End on Abbey Road... even though Her Majesty follows it, that's more an accident of history / a hidden track... but IMO, The End was one heck of a cool way to end an album, especially since it was their final farewell as a band.


If that one gets tossed by the judges, then I'll say A Day In The Life off of Sgt Pepper. Or maybe Tomorrow Never Knows off of Revolver. Both are legendary classics.


Non-Beatles? Thorn Tree In The Garden off of Derek & The Dominoes Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs. I mean really - it's about his dog... how many of you didn't cry at the end of Old Yeller? ;)

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I haven't read this thread at all, but I know no one would have said...

The Sound "New Dark Age" (From the Lions Mouth)


Mind you this should have been an opener. At a DJ gig I did about 10 months ago I opened the club with the Clockwork Orange theme, this song, then "We Are the Pigs" by Suede. Very apocalyptic. Certainly created a cool atmosphere that night.

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The Light and the Glass - Coheed and Cambria, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3

Forest (MA?) - Kaddisfly, Set Sail the Prairie

A Day in the Life - The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's

Daylight - Brave Saint Saturn, The Light of Things Hoped For

Invictus - Brave Saint Saturn, Anti-Meridian

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"Stones From The Sky" - A Sun That Never Sets - Neurosis

"Court of The Crimson King" - In The Court of The Crimson King - King Crimson

"Street Spirit (Fade out)" - The Bends - Radiohead

"The Tourist" - Ok Computer - Radiohead

"Darkness on The Edge of Town" - Darkness on The Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen

"Garden of Light" - In The Absence of Truth - Isis

"Elephant Man" - Remission - Mastodon

"Joseph Merrick" - Leviathan - Mastodon

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"Street Spirit" is an obvious choice, and I'm sure it has already been noted many times over (I really can't bother to read the entire thread right now)


I also think that "Nowhere" off of Ride's Nowhere album is {censored}ing epic


Jawbox's hidden track cover of "Cornflake Girl" is pretty good, too.


But my personal favorite is probably "Suffer Little Children" off The Smiths' debut

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