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FUCKING BONUS TRACKS. GET THE FUCK OFF MY ALBUM. YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. AAAAARRGH!
I rarely want a few half-arsed b-sides, demo versions or whatevers tagged on the end of my remastered albums. If you insist, put them on anofher CD.
the new twlight sad album has a wonderful dark and atmospheric instrumental at the end as a tenth bonus track that if included on the album main listing, it'd have worked perfectly, and improved the flow of the record for sure.
i hate them. actively avoid downloading them, and if they are there, then they'll be retagged as an extra EP thing.
I get a bit mad when one country releases an album WITH bonus tracks, and in my country without them (e.g., new Twilight Sad in the US has no bonus song).
Exception: If Biffy Clyro released all their b-sides on 1 album or a couple, it would go top ten as their b-sides are as good as their a-sides.
The Twilight Sad's 'No One Can Ever Know' features the bonus track 'Tell Me When We're Having Fun' which is only available on emusic.com - for fans in the US!
It's a lovely song - even more so than 'A Million Ignorants', but I can't get it in the UK.
So I'm afraid I've ripped it.
What annoys me more are bonus tracks which should really have been on the album.
I don't use emusic...I still buy those glorified drink coasters called cds
I found a youtube of the song; shame it isn't more readily available!
Were all better than Biffy A-Sides
And with the scissorkick is victorious!
what a bloody tune that is
The worst offenders are 'alternate takes'.
The Marquee Moon re-issue has lovely liner notes and Little Johnny Jewel and a nice instrumental but then 3 alternate takes. 3 of the 8 songs, a second time. In between the two ACTUAL extras. Never mind that it's the 3 best songs on the album, it's still annoying.
is precisely the album I was thinking of when I wrote that.
and rare tracks in a remastered package. But hate it when they put on demos at the end of a classic album. Alternate takes are the worst. I'm also not a big find of live tracks either to be honest. If you're going to do live stuff do a bonus disc and have it be complete. This was the only flaw of the utterly awesome Suede reissues. Everything about them was perfect except for those shitty demo version that come on right after the album. If you want to see the most egregious form of album reissues look to Morrissey's latest batch where he actually messes with tracklisting and sticks demos on in the middle of the album. He's worse then George Lucas.
are reissues that fuck with the original track listing by slotting the bonus tracks in the middle rather than tacking them on at the end. See - QOTSA self-titled from last year
definitely This Nation's Saving Grace anyway. But those CD issues have been around almost as long as the original album so I'm not sure how to feel about it. Especially as the extra tracks are really good (except Vixen).
Especially those demo versions they stick on the end. As auteur55 says in the previous post just do a fucking 2nd disc for christ's sake!!
Worst one iv'e had recently was The Fall's 'Dragnet' which contained five versions of 'Rowche Rumble'. NO NEEED!!!!
is 15 minutes of silence followed by some birds tweeting / or 20 seconds of low drone
then some mp3s and playlists
(nah. i can't even fake this for lulz. bonus stuff belongs on a second disc.)
see the new a whisper in the noise album, but...
in the middle of a workout/whilst cycling, on an ishuffle (that i can't switch tracks on) less so
they end up getting trimmed in Audacity if i can be bothered.
But when I'm ripping it to my computer I always go "Urgh fuck off bonus tracks, I don't know how to tag you and you're interfering with the ORIGINAL ALBUM". In short, the digital age has turned me into a ridiculous, pedantic human being, while if I was still just buying CDs and listening to them on my CD Walkman I'd probably be perfectly fine (though I might still sometimes be very insistent on stopping the album after the PROPER last track.)
Those are definitely annoying though, especially in the MODERN AGE when it seems really pointless because you can SEE that there's another 8 minutes after the song has ended if you're listening on a computer so it's NOT EVEN A SURPRISE ANYMORE.
where bonus tracks are concerned i'd mind less if they weren't labelled as such, and 80% or not musically worthy
yes, I love having the choice of either a thirty minute track on my iPod with twenty of silence in the middle or of sittting here and timing out the actual song but so I can extract them from the file. thanks. thanks so much.
hours and hours
they are alreet
really annoying when the album finishes on a big note or gesture + then you want to sit there appreciating it for a bit then it goes in to a house remix of the single or something, or a Peel Session of a Joy Division cover etc
having to dive from my music appreciation chair across the room to my cd player ? ruins it
that has like 38 minutes of unbearable silence (or unbearable CD fast forwarding holding a stupid button down) just to get to an utterly shit throwaway instrumental track?
Can't say I bothered with 38 mins of silence at the end
looking at you Moon & Antarctica. Although at least they're good cuts, just wouuld've preferred another disc like people have been saying.
For hidden tracks I usually use Audacity to edit them out or separate them and make them an individual mp3. Helps for playlists and all that. That's what I did with All Apologies.
On the other side of the spectrum though, it pisses me off when they separate basically the same song into two separate tracks, which makes it annoying for playlists. For example Lost in the World and Who Will Survive in America. Urgh.
Mini Maggot or Pink Maggot?
AS THE OPENING TRACK!!!!!!!1
Didn't know they'd done that. I don't mind that song, but isn't meant to be on the album. At least you can start from track 8
like the low album that had 'because you stood still' as a bonus track, which is the best thing they've done.
when I've just sat through the fairly tedious Working On A Dream and been rewarded with The Wrestler at the end
But there are a few albums by bands that were 'before my time', so I've only ever heard the +bonus tracks editions of their albums without realising it.
Probably the best song on it.
So many DiSers are still concerned about the flow of a whole album, what happened to ADD, short attention spans and "the album is dead"?
I'm always appreciative of extra stuff from good bands, reissues do tend to suffer from quality control, some bands do tend to delude themselves with how good/worthwhile a demo is...
Seem to remember Danananananaykroyd's last album being bad for it.
Download from iTunes for this bonus track.
Download from this other place for some other bonus track
Buy from HMV and get a free live EP
It's like they hate the people who want to buy their record by making them choose. Only wankers are going to buy every copy so why do it? WHY?
But it is annoying with vinyl, I have a copy of Funhouse in a fat 2LP package, I never listed to the alternate takes crap on the second LP.
The only time I am OK with bonus tracks is on an artist's early album in the days when it could have just been 8 tracks on a single 30-40 minute LP. Adding some seminal early EPs and singles isn't too much of a crime then.
I've got their album on vinyl and it has a bonus track at the end of side 1! Unacceptable behaviour. (And this is on the original release, not even a re-release). (And it's not there on the CD at all. Not even at the end).
The original copy of Definitely Maybe had an extra track on the end of side one. So in a way, that is the correct tracklisting and the CD version is wrong. Unless it is some crappy studio outtake of course.
album is so lovely
Also Hope of The States bonus/stealth track on first album is pure gold
Not quite bonus tracks those i guess