Greatest opening to an album?

“So there’s this woman and she was um… on an airplane
And she’s flying to meet her fiancé”

Feel like I need to start Lyricl for all the real heads out there

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As a statement of intent of everything the artist was about:

It still get the hairs on the back of my neck tingling when I remember the anticipation and then release when he came out and played this as the opening track when I saw him live for the first time at Leeds in 2002. The whole tent went crazy, like greeting a boxer returning to their hometown after winning a title.

Also:

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Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time
For y’all have knocked her up
I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe
I was not offended
For I knew I had to rise above it all
Or drown in my own shit

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I mean it’s a toss up

Slayer

There’s a bunch of dance albums I could suggest but they just aren’t as good

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You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge…

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Arab strap is the obvious answer but was always a big fan of the start of Terrifyer by Pig Destroyer. The footsteps are eerie and it’s a great intro into the hell that follows

(the cover isn’t sfw if anyone is in an office anymore)

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The pitter patter of rain-drops and thunder. The distant sound of clock bells. Although there’s no visuals you simply know it’s night-time. Suddenly -

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Love it when she comes in going absolutely HAM right from the first nanosecond

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One of the best heavy metal intros of all time IMO

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A gorgeous little palate cleanser for the Siamese Dream crowd before launching into the full on bombast of Tonight Tonight.

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Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine

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the delay drone, the hi-hats, the killer beat, some of Kele’s best lyrics, that fucking bassline. A career in a song

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can’t picture marckee at a streets show

Why not?

A slow fade in on a sparse drum beat to herald in the beginning of the end

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“shaolin shadowboxing and the wu-tang sword style… if what you say is true, the shaolin and the wu-tang could be dangerous. do you think your wu-tang sword can defeat me?”
“engarde, i’ll let you try my wu-tang style”
BRING DA MOTHERFUCKING RUCKUS!!!

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in terms of opening lyrics I like Elbow

we blew the doors, didn’t we
pissed in their champagne

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