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If so this.
but the first three were compiled into one record, which became their first album anyway
'The 3 EPs' compilation.
Black Sabbath (almost)
It's hard to argue with NWA (unless you count NWA & the Posse as an album)
but it's not that good
Buddy Holly says you're wrong
My name is Jonas is pretty much perfect. Say it aint so and surf wax america are bettertoo.
Fountains Of Wayne
not a number - Apparat
maybe, untitled - Interpol
emily - Joanna Newsom
so I guess I'll change my answer to the presets then.
if you're referring to 'Disorder'
Sunday Morning's not even the best song on that album, if you ask me. It's not even the best song on the first side.
there are probably VU songs I like equally, but not better.
And All Tomorrow's Parties is better. And on the record overall, Heroin poos on it from a great height.
I can see when I've been beaten. That said, Heroin isn't the best song on the second half either.
Pffft. It's amazing. Overplayed but still amazing.
I skip over this one usually. Let's move on to VelvetLand.
femme fatale > sunday morning ???
but it's trumped by the last track on their last album. fancy that!
However, I reckon Providence might be in with a shout, too.
Sunny Day Real Estate (maybe)
I withdraw my nomination.
(If we ignore that Cloudburst doesn't exist)
I was going to say Jonathan Fire*Eater but I've just discovered they released a self titled debut album I knew nothing about and Tremble Under Boom Lights probably only counts as an EP anyway.
there were two albums before Marcus Garvey
somebody said Beck and then some bedwetting indie try-hard pointed out it was actually his 14th album or something.
It would've been so much easier to just point out that Loser isn't his best song.
or we all fall down?
iLiKE the beeching report best.
Did not like Elegies... at all. Haven't bothered with the new one. Maybe there's something better on that.
You should bother, bother right now!
though i do like the former. Waiting for my copy of he who saw the deep atm - heard it a bit on spotify and encouraged, but seems to have been taken down from there now.
Elegies was a bit of a less good version of P/R, whereas this is a slightly different direction, quicker tempos, more upbeat. But still recognisably the same band.
SO MUCH BETTER ON HOLIDAY
THAT'S WHY WE ONLY WORK WHEN
WE NEEEEEEEED THE MONNNEY
I love that song. Though not as much as Dark of the Matinee and 40'. That one's really funky like.
The first track on silent alarm was every time is the last time, track 0
though you can argue it's bonus content / easter egg and not meant to be the first track on the album people hear.
i don't know if i've ever heard a better opening statement than 'like eating glass'.
Don't try to be a smartarse, son. It doesn't suit you.
I believe. I'm sure some bellum will contradict me. But if I'm right, that'd make it Xtal. Which isn't the best track on that album.
I could see how someone would think was one of his best. but his best ever...seems a stretch.
Possibly, if we're including eps in which case they mean Didgeridoo (i think) which is great but again...
Although my reasoning wasn't so much "That's not the best track on that album," more "Who can decide which track on SAW they like best? I certainly can't." It doesn't seem like the kind of thing where you can pick a favourite, or at least, not to the same extent as when choosing between 'actual songs'.
rage against the machine
Know Your Enemy > Bombtrack > rest of album
Everything else = pretty crap.
whole, horrible career that what they've aimed for actually came off imo. also, choosin between know your enemy and bombtrack is near impossible. can't argue with that intro though...
40-year career and they never did top it
much as I love their entire catalogue, no individual song is better, I don't think
is a contender
plus: Do Make Say Think - LAST track on their S/T pwns everything else they've ever done.
arguably Godspeed again.
probably include all of Jonny Richman's catalogue as well (even though I haven't heard any of it)
I would disagree, but that would probably involve me choosing a favourite song of his. Does it really count if you love all his stuff equally?
I just want to be liked.
Everyone here hates everyone else. Why d'you think we're on the internet?
I think they're wrong, but these people exist
But is Blitzkreig Bop isn't their best song, what the hell is?
Beat On the Brat
I Wanna Be Sedated
KKK Took My Baby Away
But Blitzkreig Bop is the distilled essence of everything that is brilliant about The Ramones. If you wanted to play someone one song to sum up what they were about, you would play them that one.
Also one of my all-time favourites.
made me cry.
And after such a long recording career. Amazing
goes on a bit.
Nine Inch Nails (maybe)
Neds Atomic Dustbin
Mudhoney (EP I know)
It gives my goosepimples goosepimples.
I'm just gonna put that one out there...
The State I Am In is their best song.
Seeing Other People is.
not that i'm a massive sleeper fan, but inbetweener is the best song and also the first on the first album
Inbetweener is a tune, to be sure, but probably prefer a handful of their other stuff. Dress like your mother is very good, innit?
I LOVE 'Perfect Skin'
Firesuite is their best track.
It's a great song and a really good album opener (although it did appear on the Sub Sub album first). But still, same people in a new band (under a new moniker) with an older song. My vote would probably go to 'Sea Song' or 'A House'.
Don't think I could go with Firesuite, though it is damn cool.
I can't get behind that. Even if you've decided to bypass 'Trailer', as a lot of folk seem to do, i'm pretty sure it's not 'Loose Control' either (as good as that is).
for this purpose, I've unilaterally classified trailer as a mini album. So there.
Angel interceptor is the one that runs it close.
Think I just about prefer 'Morning Light'.
because I honestly can't think of any.
Two Gallants - You Losin' Out
nah, Las Cruces Jail
It was a lazy attempt. Can't front on that Zapp though can you know?
Hymie's Basement - 21st Century Pop Song
I don't really think this, Just haven't mentioned them here in a while.
Anyone? Waiting room holds fond memories for me.
Still, that's a fucking a great opening.
Not that I don't enjoy the rest of it, but Death to... is the bestest.
sunburn is by far their best track
I much prefer 'Space Dementia' - hard to top
"The Wild Ones" is CLEARLY Suede's best song.
...not in my opinion, but it's up there and i'm sure there are some who think this.
but then I couldn't actually decide if it is the best or not. It's certainly up there.
but, I don't agree :) It's up there though, besides it's not their first album is it? Sad Sappy Sucker pre dates it but wasn't released until 2001 which confuses things :)
Arctic Monkeys ('The View From The Afternoon')
Eels, maybe? ('Novocaine For The Soul')
Ryan Adams (I'm talking solo and first song rather than first track, so 'To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)')
Last Shadow Puppets ('Age Of The Understatement')
though it's a contender for his best.
but 'To Be Young' doesn't even crack the top 3 from the 1st side of Heartbreaker IMO.
I bloody love it. It's a tough one to call for me between that, 'Call Me On Your Way Back Home', 'Come Pick Me Up' and 'In My Time Of Need', but I'd say it just about pips the rest as my favourite.
Although title track wise, Beautiful Freak > Electro-Shock Blues
that there aren't any ^ This's for this.
Hope of the States
i most definitely agree, the rest of the lost riots is also brilliant though.
but then there's Cedar Nouns, Stay Ups, Present of Future End, Anhoi Polloi, Phages... quite a lot of great stuff... hard to say for sure.
it's possibly not their best, but this is relative given their output, however as an opening song...my gods.
and add you a Geneva.
Maybe not his best (it's not my very favourite, personally, though it is up there), but in terms of setting out his stall, as it were, you'd be hard pushed to find a more appropriate first album opener than Daniel Johnston's Grievances. (I'm sure someone will argue that it's not technically a proper album etc, but fuck it)
The For Carnation
Nine Inch Nails
with Coldplay and possibly Shins. And Pavement as well maybe.
So many songs better than Don't Panic, such as the track immediately following it...
Don't Panic's nice, but it kind of sounds like a short set-piece to tee up Shiver.
Don't think much of the rest
They have tons of better songs
The Greys ftw.
The Modern Lovers
The Gun Club
Did anyone mention White Lies yet?
Although, only one album, so bit of a cop-out.
I think I could live listening only to 'words'...
but I don't think Titus Andronicus will top their opening gambit
and I think that I actually like A More Perfect Union a little bit more. But those are two STUNNING opening tracks.
but then again, Death Disco is as good as Public Image.
also I'm also nominating Archers Of Loaf and Silversun Pickups. And I think the Hidden Cameras would have to be a contender too.
Do I win a prize?
Even that first record has a lot of tracks that are arguably better than it, plus Kick Up The Fire, whilst undervalued critically, had some astonishing tracks on it. Namely all the tracks except the lead singles..!
'Murder Song' a close second
Though, as with the Lift to Experience suggestion, there is only one album to go on.
Rarely do bands of their ilk manage to nail a really great song, as Taking Back Sunday proved. Not one of their songs are in the same division as "You Know How I Do"
Altogether now, "so sick so sick of being tired / and also tired of being sick!"
but it's not up there with You Know How I Do, I'm Not Ok (I Promise), Letters to You and Konstantine in the higher eschalons on that genre.
Boston. More Than A Feeling. Yeah, it's "dad rock" and there are a few songs of equal footing on the s/t debut, but there's an argument for this.
Also, this might be cheating, but Ceremony. New Order's first-ever release, almost a year before their debut album dropped. More of a Joy Division song, but probably my favorite thing that New Order has released.
Icky Mettle begins with the glorious Web In Front!
But Floating Friends gets better every day
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Up there with my favs so it was worth throwing out there. Can't think of much I consider to be definitely better than it
But Blew is easily among their best for me. Can't think of many I could definitively say are better than it, at any rate
I'm not even necessarily convinced I think this even, but I was definitely appalled at "Can't Knock The Hustle" not being on his best of. I really think its up there
wasn't on Pink Flag.
and Another The Letter and A Touching Display and 1 2 X U and... arrgh. I do love me a bit of Reuters though.
or outdoor miner
or practice makes perfect
or any other song on chairs missing, becuz it's a perfect album
and poooooossibly American Football for that matter.
sums up everything they were about
Sonic Youth: Burning Spear?
Really amazed no-one thought of this first.