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'sail away' on neil young's 'rust never sleeps' - why is it there? wrecks the feel of the album. it's a harvest song
Great song, but sandwiched in between Floyd The Barber and School it just feels ridiculous.
or in this world
Loads of lovely ambient music crassly punctuated by an aimless track of novelty porno bass.
on the futureheads awesome debut.
just such a sloooooow tempo. hate it. one for the skip.
a rest before Carnival Kids launches in, but I can understand your point.
Nah I agree, I think it works perfectly, cos you can draw breath before the der-der-der of 'Carnival Kids' starts up. It adds a bit of light and shade to the album for me, but, again, I can see your point.
on The Colour & The Shape.
Hunting Bears on Amnesiac.
february stars is the perfect track to have before everlong...
Drunk and Hot Girls.
I appreciate him trying to work a Can sample at younger kids, but the song sucks.
Bows and Arrows
It Ain't Easy on Ziggy Stardust...especially considering Bowie had a handful of good to great Ziggy glam-rock songs at the time.
was trying to think of a good example of a really good, interesting record that clearly stumbled into one killer single.
though that said i love that song and the rest of that record.
from Portishead - Third. Ukulele twee doesn't work as an opener to "Machine Gun," and doesn't really fit overall. Or so I think.
Love the song but what a truly weird place to have it. In fairness it doesn't really belong on any album. If ever there was a case for a stand-alone single
on Choose a Bright Morning
Great song, just a complete 180 to everything else on there
Manics - Miss Europa Disco Dancer
Blur - Tender
It's not that either is bad, but they don't both belong on the album. They're both similar in feel and superb final tracks - I just don't think you need them both and they make the album a bit too long for me. One or the other would be perfect.
on Beck's 'Mutations. It's a great song, but doesn't really fit with the rest of the album.
on And Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. Too loud and skreechy, even for YLT feedback.. The album would be a bit one-tone without it, but it would be a nice, dreamy tone.
'The Sun Smells To Loud' on 'The Hawk Is Howling' by Mogwai
'Lights Go Down' on Dance Mother by Telepathe
It's a skipper for me, although I always feel a little bad for Kim Deal when I do skip, as (other than Gigantic) I'm pretty sure its the only album track Black Francis ever let her sing or have the main writing credit for. Cursory research could soon prove me wrong though.
Another one - 'Less Than You Think' by Wilco belongs neither on A Ghost Is Born, nor any album. Yes I get that its experimental, and Jeff Tweedy playing with sonics and atmospherics, and indulging his artistic blah blah... but the fact is it RUINS the prospect of listening to the album all the way through for me, which is something I rather enjoy doing.
i love silver, and it adds a little something else to the album.
It ruins the whole album.