Listened to Bang Bang Rock & Roll for the first time in a while last night and realised that I love side A as much as anything ever. Absolute 10/10 perfection. Side B I can take or leave.
Those first 6 tracks are untouchably excellent imo
Sleater Kinney’s One Beat is wall to wall bangers for the first side, more of a mixed bag in the second.
Light Rail Coyote
The CD version of OK Computer.
Love - Da Capo…
First side is every bit as good as Forever Changes. Side B is handed over to the meandering jam Revelation which is a bit
Stephanie Knows Who 2:33
Orange Skies 2:49
¡Que Vida! 3:37
Seven & Seven Is 2:15
The Castle 3:00
She Comes In Colors 2:43
Whole album is very good but the first side of REM’s Document is basically flawless
I agree apart from 18,000 Lira which is my fave
First side of Hot Fuss, innit. No matter what you think of them now, it’s a corker
Fugazi - In on the Kill Taker
Wall to wall bangers on side A, side B is fine
Great example. That first side is amazing. Second side starts with The One I Love then meanders off into the sunset a bit.
Closing song is the best though
Hunky Dory fits the bill:
- “Changes” – 3:37
- “Oh! You Pretty Things” – 3:12
- “Eight Line Poem” – 2:55
- “Life on Mars?” – 3:43
- “Kooks” – 2:53
- “Quicksand” – 5:08
Side two has The Bewlay Brothers which is possibly the greatest Bowie song ever but the rest of it doesn’t live up to Side One.
Oddfellows is good but Disturbance at the Heron House is my favourite song on Document. There seems to be a pattern of albums with great first sides and then disappointing second sides ending with a great song (see also Hunky Dory).
Can take or leave most of side one of Born in the USA but side 2 is smash after smash.
The One I Love >>>>>>> Exhuming McCarthy or Strange
Such a good example
No Surrender into Bobby Jean, phoar
Yeezus sounds like the greatest album ever made for the first four tracks, back end, not so much
Maybe Silent Alarm by Bloc Party? Like Eating Glass through She’s Hearing Voices feels like a great album, but after that it starts feeling more like a collection of songs.
Probably the two best tracks after that though IMO (This Modern Love and So Here We Are)