, Wincing The Night Away ~ Sleeping Lessons
(To me, this is like the perfect start to the album's dream. My only qualm is that the song ends so shortly after it kicks off.)
, Illinois ~ Come On, Feel the Illinoise!
(I admit I'm kind of cheating with this one, since it's actually the third track off the album, but to me, the first two are just preludes and this
is where the album really starts.
I have the same feelings about the last two tracks. The third to last track is really where the album ends. What comes after is an instrumental epilogue.)
, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness ~ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
(Beautiful piano heavy instrumental opener to one of the greatest mega-albums out there.)
, The Suburbs ~ The Suburbs
(My favorite song on the entire album. The Book Ends
reprise ending is one of my favorites.)
, The Bends ~ Planet Telex
(Not just the beginning of a great album, this song feels like the beginning to Radiohead's unique career, beyond the forgettable Pablo Honey and the daunting shadow of Creep
, The Lonesome Crowded West ~ Styrofoam Boots/It's All Nice On Ice, Alright
(Very interesting song lyrically, quite a bit more subdued than the other songs of the album for the first two to three minutes, then the drums and bass kick in and power away through the rest of the song as the singer chants the it's all nice on ice alright!
They grow faster and faster until the very end, as they finish with "1, 2, 3" -drums-
, Illinois ~ The Tallest man, The Broadest Shoulders
(Once again, it's not the last song on the album, but it's where the album really builds up to it's apex and concludes. It's even the last song with lyrics, and the last lyrics are "Oh great Illinois". Too great not to mention.)
, Oh, Inverted World ~ The Past and Pending
(This is my favorite song from The Shins. It's one of their longest, and a great finisher to their first album.)
, OK Computer ~ The Tourist
(Hey man, slow down.)
There's a couple I've missed, and I know I've only covered a small cluster of bands here, but I'm running out of steam, so I figure I'll think of some more later.
edited 9th Sep '12 8:25:40 PM by Ryuhza