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"Long songs can be tricky for an artist to deal with. They can't really be released as singles, but they also run the risk of ruining the flow of an otherwise great album. These artists got around this problem by placing their extremely long songs at the end of their album."
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When crafting an album, bands and artists often spend part of the time thinking on the right order for the songs, depending on what they want to transmit. One of these decisions involves the longest songs, if they are present. The usual place for these often varies: they may go at the beginning, at the middle, or at the end of a side (in the case of multi-sided albums). However, creating a long song isn't an easy task, and your band may risk boring the listener before the album ends unless you adapt the piece to its place on the list. So bands often place the longest songs at the end of the album, often as a way to close the album on a high note.

This trope comes in two variations: the longest song being placed as the last track of the album, barring hidden tracks, or preceding a musical outro, a variant usually used in concept albums. For the purposes of the trope, we're defining "outro" as a musical piece that isn't structured like a song, but serves as a wrap-up or summary of the album's contentnote .

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Also, for this trope, we're only counting full-length studio albums. Live albums, singles, splits, compilations and cover albums fall outside of the scope of this trope, even if they may feature a possible example of the trope, due to padding, the usual live cutting, and because in compilations and splits the song order is either chronologically-based or isn't given much attention at all. As for the songs themselves, the length of the track itself doesn't matter, the only thing that matters is that the song is the longest in the album and closes it.

Note that this trope is exclusively for albums featuring a single long song in a single track. Some albums feature a long track at the end, but the track itself is composed of two short songs separated by a long silence between them giving the sensation of a long song, which doesn't make said track an example. Also, such a long song must NOT be divided in the tracklistingnote  unless the closing track of the suite is the overall longest song, in whose case it qualifies. And as a final note, the track listing being considered is the original tracklisting (bonus tracks added in special editions or reissues don't count for the purpose of the trope). For the record, for the tracklisting itself we take all sides as a single tracklisting, so only the last song of the last side qualifies for the tropenote .

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  • 100 gecs:
    • 1000 gecs closes with "gec 2 Ü" (3:17).
  • 256pi
    • Marble Jar closes with "Cotangent" (16:01, or 15:23 on the remastered version).
    • If Tommorrow Is A Ball, Can I Bounce It On The Driveway? closes with "The Escalation" (11:40).
  • 2814
    • 新しい日の誕生 closes with "新しい日の誕生" (13:04).
  • Accept:
    • Restless and Wild closes with "Princess of the Dawn" (6:15).
    • Eat the Heat closes with "Mistreated" (8:52).
    • Stalingrad closes with "The Galley" (7:21).
    • The Rise of Chaos closes with "Race to Extinction" (5:24).
  • Anaal Nathrakh
    • The Codex Necro closes with the title track (6:07).
    • Hell is Empty and All the Devils Are Here closes with "Castigation and Betrayal" (4:02).
    • A New Kind of Horror closes with "Are We Fit for Glory Yet? (The War to End Nothing)" (4:10).
  • Alabama:
    • 40-Hour Week (1985) ends with "If It Ain't Dixie (It Won't Do)" (7:34).
    • The Touch (1987) "Pony Express" (7:53).
    • Just Us (1987) The CD version ends with Fallin Again (7:41).
  • Aleph-7
    • Apologies about the noise closes with "The Least Random Number" (17:00).
  • Alestorm:
    • Back Through Time ends with "Death Throes of the Terrorsquid". (7:45).
    • Sunset on the Golden Age ends with "Sunset on the Golden Age". (11:26).
    • No Grave But The Sea ends with "Treasure Island". (7:48).
  • Arcade Fire:
    • Funeral closes with "In The Backseat" (6:19).
    • Reflektor closes with "Supersymmetry" (11:16).
  • Augie March:
    • The Thanks for the Memes EP closes with "Future Seal" (8:12)
    • The Waltz EP closes with "The Moth Ball" (5:46)
    • Sunset Studies closes with "Owen's Lament" (8:46)
    • Bootikins closes with "Bitter Clingerzz" (5:13)
  • Autechre
    • Anti closes with "Flutter" (9:57).
    • Anvil Vapre closes with "Secong Peng" (10:53) (on the CD version, anyway).
    • Tri Repetae closes with "Rsdio" (10:08).
    • Envane closes with "Draun Quarter" (10:50).
    • Chiastic Slide closes with "Nuane" (13:13).
    • LP5 closes with "Drane2" (9:38) (this has a hidden track after a further 11 minutes of silence. On US pressings, the hidden track is moved to its own 12th track, making the album no longer an example of this [though the final track could be considered an outro].)
    • Peel Session closes with "Drane" (10:49).
    • Gantz Graf closes with "Cap.IV" (9:02).
    • Untilted closes with "Sublimit" (15:52).
    • Quaristice closes with "Outh9X" (7:14).
    • Quaristice.Subrange.ep.ae closes with "Perlence subrange 6-36" (58:35).
    • NTS Sessions closes with "all end" (58:21).
  • Avenged Sevenfold:
    • Sounding the Seventh Trumpet ends with "Shattered by Broken Dreams" (7:06).
    • Waking the Fallen ends with "And All Things Will End" (7:36), which is concluded by a long, deliberately drawn out solo that devolves into a dissonant mess and then peters out until it stops.
    • Nightmare ends with "Save Me" (10:54).
    • Hail to the King's closer "Acid Rain" clocks at 6:34, although the last minute is just the sound of rain and faraway thunder; if you remove that the song itself is actually shorter than "Coming Home" (6:23).
    • The Stage ends with "Exist" (15:41); the second longest track is the opener, "The Stage" (8:30).
  • Babymetal:
    • BABYMETAL in its original release ends with "Ijime, Damè, Zettai" (6:08)
    • Metal Resistance closes with "THE ONE" (6:29)
  • Beastie Boys:
  • The Beatles:
  • Behemoth:
    • "The Reign ov Shemsu-Hor" (8:27) closes Demigod.
    • "Lucifer" (8:06) closes Evangelion.
    • "O Father O Satan O Sun!" (7:13) closes The Satanist.
  • Being:
    • Anthropocene closes with "The Singularity - Cosmists II" (12:27).
  • Between the Buried and Me
    • Between the Buried and Me closes with "Shevenal Cut a Flip" (9:27).
    • The Silent Circus closes with "The Need for Repetition" (13:41).
    • Colors closes with "White Walls" (14:13).
    • The Great Misdirect closes with "Swim to the Moon" (17:54).
    • Automata I closes with "Blot" (10:27).
  • Blind Guardian:
    • A Night at the Opera closes with "And Then There Was Silence" (14:06), their longest song to date.
  • Boards of Canada
    • Hi Scores closes with "Everything You Do Is A Balloon" (7:03).
    • The Campfire Headphase closes with "Farewell Fire" (8:36).
  • Bob Dylan:
    • Highway 61 Revisited closes with "Desolation Row" (11:21).
    • Blonde on Blonde closes with "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" (11:23), which took up the entire fourth side of the double album.
    • Shot of Love closes with "Every Grain of Sand" (6:12).
    • Time Out of Mind closes with "Highlands" (16:31), the longest song of his career.
    • Love and Theft closes with "Sugar Baby" (6:40).
    • Modern Times closes with "Ain't Talkin' " (8:48).
  • Boris:
    • Pink ends with "Just Abandoned Myself" (18:12).
  • Bruce Springsteen:
    • Born To Run closes with "Jungleland" (9:34).
  • Black Sabbath:
    • Black Sabbath closes with "Warning" (10:32).
    • Master of Reality closes with "Into the Void" (6:12).
    • Sabotage closes with "The Writ" (8:08).
    • Technical Ecstasy closes with "Dirty Women" (7:15).
    • The Eternal Idol closes with "Eternal Idol" (6:35).
    • Forbidden closes with "Kiss of Death" (6:09).
  • The Body:
    • All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood closes with "Lathspell I Name You" (13:50).
    • I Shall Die Here ends with "Darkness Surrounds Us" (9:11).
    • I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer ends with "Ten Times a Day, Every Day a Stranger" (8:32).
  • The Bonzo Dog Band:
    • Keynsham—"Busted" (5:48).
  • David Bowie:
    • Hunky Dory closes with "The Bewlay Brothers" (5:22). The similarly word salad-tastic "Quicksand" cuts a close second at 5:08, and it's the final track on the first side if you're listening to the album on vinyl or cassette.
    • Lodger closes with "Red Money" (4:18).
  • Built To Spill:
    • Ultimate Alternative Wavers closes with "Built Too Long Parts 1, 2 & 3" (9:24).
    • Perfect from Now On closes with "Untrustable/Part 2 (About Someone Else)" (8:54).
    • Keep It Like a Secret closes with "Broken Chairs" (8:42).
    • There is No Enemy closes with "Tomorrow" (7:41).
    • Untethered Moon closes with "When I'm Blind" (8:24).
  • The Byrds:
    • The Notorious Byrd Brothers—"Space Odyssey" (3:52).
  • David Byrne:
    • Music for The Knee Plays ends with "In the Future" (6:35).
    • Grown Backwards ends with "Lazy" (9:35).
  • Camel:
    • Camel closes with "Arubaluba" (6:28, only barely surpassing "Never Let Go").
    • Mirage closes with "Lady Fantasy" (12:45).
    • Moonmadness closes with "Lunar Sea" (9:11).
    • I Can See Your House from Here closes with "Ice" (10:17).
    • Harbour of Tears closes with "The Hour Candle (A Song for My Father)" (8:03, followed by 15 minutes of ocean sounds).
    • Rajaz closes with "Lawrence" (10:46).
    • A Nod and a Wink closes with "For Today" (10:40).
  • Can:
    • Monster Movie closes with "Yoo Doo Right" (20:27).
    • Future Days closes with "Bel Air" (19:53).
    • Landed closes with "Unfinished" (13:21).
    • Flow Motion closes with "Flow Motion" (10:23).
  • The Cardigans:
    • The original version of Life ends with "Closing Time" (either 6:35 or 10:22 depending on whether you count the studio noise and reprise as a hidden track or part of the song itself).
  • Ugly But Honest by Carissa's Wierd ends with "Alphabet on the Manhole" (14:19).
  • Carnivore's self-titled record ends with "World Wars III & IV" (10:17).
  • Chase's self-title debut album ends with "Invitation to a River" (14:12).
  • Chicago:
    • “Liberation,” the final track on side 4 of their first album, clocks in at 17:38.
  • Cobalt
    • Eater of Birds ends with "Eater of Birds" (10:27).
    • Landfill Breastmilk Beast ends with the uncut version of "Ritual Use of Fire" (29:16).
  • Coheed and Cambria:
    • The Second Stage Turbine Blade closes with "God Send Conspirator" (6:32), preceding bonus tracks.
    • In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 closes with "The Light and the Glass" (9:38), excluding bonus track "21:13" (9:46).
    • Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Volume I: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness closes with "The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut" (7:39).
    • The Color Before The Sun closes with "Peace To The Mountain (6:32).
  • Converge
    • Jane Doe ends with "Jane Doe" (11:34).
    • Axe to Fall ends with "Wretched World" (7:11).
  • The Cure:
    • Faith closes with "Faith" (6:43).
    • The Top closes with another title track, "The Top" (6:50).
    • The Head on the Door closes with "Sinking" (4:57).
    • Wild Mood Swings closes with "Bare" (7:57).
  • Cult of Luna
    • Somewhere Along the Highway closes with "Dark City, Dead Man" (15:49)
    • Mariner closes with "Cygnus" (14:50).
  • Daft Punk:
  • Danielson:
    • Tell Another Joke at the Ol' Choppin' Block ends with "Jokin' at the Block" (12:31).
  • Daughters' debut Canada Songs ends with "The Ghost With the Most" (1:53)
  • Death Grips
    • The Money Store closes with "Hacker" (4:36).
    • No Love Deep Web closes with "Artifical Death in the West" (5:58.)
    • Government Plates closes with "Whatever I Want (Fuck Who's Watching)" (6:38).
    • The Powers that B as a whole is not an example, but the first disc,Niggas on the Moon, is, closing with "Big Dipper" (5:28).
  • Deathspell Omega
    • Inquisitors of Satan closes with "Decadence" (6:35).
  • Def Leppard:
    • On Through The Night closes with "Overture" (7:44).
  • Depeche Mode:
    • A Broken Frame closes with "The Sun & the Rainfall" (5:02).
    • Some Great Reward closes with "Blasphemous Rumours" (6:21).
    • Playing the Angel closes with "The Darkest Star" (6:55).
    • Sounds of the Universe closes with "Corrupt" (8:59).
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan
    • Under the Running Board closes with "Abe the Cop" (3:12).
    • Calculating Infinity closes with "Variations on a Cocktail Dress'' (7:55).
    • Dissocation closes with the title track (6:14).
  • The Doors:
  • Dream Theater:
    • Images and Words closes with "Learning to Live" (11:30).
    • Falling into Infinity closes with "Trial of Tears" (13:07).
    • Train of Thought closes with "In the Name of God" (14:15).
    • Octavarium closes with the eponymous song (24:00).
    • Systematic Chaos closes with "In The Presence of Enemies (Part II)" (16:38).
    • Black Clouds & Silver Linings closes with "The Count of Tuscany" (19:16).
    • Dream Theater closes with "Illumination Theory" (22:17).
  • Duke Ellington:
    • The Far East Suite ends with "Ad Lib on Nippon" (11:27).
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer:
    • Brain Salad Surgey closes with the epic "Karn Evil 9" (so long that on the vinyl album, it actually starts halfway through side 1), although it could be argued that it's actually a suite of three (or even four) songs.
  • Equilibrium closes three consecutive albums with extra-long Instrumentals:
    • Sagas closes with "Mana" (16:23).
    • Rekreatur closes with "Kurzes Epos" (13:02).
  • Five Iron Frenzy:
    • The End Is Near closes with "On Distant Shores" (5:18).
  • British funeral doom band Esoteric have done this from time to time.
    • Epistemological Despondency closes with "Awaiting My Death" (26:43).
    • The Pernicious Engima closes with "Passing Through Matter" (19:18).
    • The Maniacal Vale closes with "Ignotum per Ignotius" (22:43).
  • Fall of Efrafa:
    • Owsla ends with "The Fall of Efrafa" (14:51).
    • Elil ends with "For El Ahrairah to Cry" (22:06).
    • Inle ends with "The Warren of Snares" (17:26).
  • Foster the People:
    • Torches closes with "Warrant" (5:23).
  • Frank Zappa:
    • Freak Out closes with "The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet." (12:22).
  • Gamma Ray:
    • Heading for Tomorrow ends with "Heading for Tomorrow" (14:30)
    • Powerplant closes with "Armageddon" (8:48)
    • No World Order! ends with "Lake of Tears" (6:48)
    • Majestic ends with "Revelation" (8:30)
    • Land of the Free II ends with "Insurrection" (11:33)
    • ...To The Metal! ends with "No Need To Cry" (5:56)
  • Garbage (the last song is also usually really depressing)
    • Version 2.0 ends with "You Look So Fine" (5:25)
    • Beautiful Garbage ends with "So Like a Rose" (6:17)
    • Bleed Like Me ends with "Happy Home" (6:00)
    • The deluxe edition of Not Your Kind of People ends with "Show Me" (5:14), which also subverts the sad ending said above
  • Gas
    • Oktember closes with "Oktember B" (15:14).
    • Pop closes with an untitled track (14:37).
    • Narkopop closes with an untitled track (17:09).note 
  • Genesis:
    • Foxtrot closes with "Supper's Ready" (22:57).
    • We Can't Dance closes with "Fading Lights" (10:16). Although it should be noted this is barely longer than "Driving the Last Spike" (10:08), track 3.
  • Glitched Hero Y
    • Headphone Hunters closes with "Noise is dead" (6:10).
    • Drowing closes with "Monochrom Noiz" (6:04).
    • Self Remixes closes with "変わってゆくもの" (10:03).
    • Where is Grantie Records? closes with "今日も明日も明日も明日も明日も今日ももももも。" (7:31).
    • GK on LK closes with "F" (9:24).
    • Somewhere.EP closes with "わたげのたんぽぽ その2" (4:57).
    • 青春ドリルンベースガール​.​EP closes with "煙草をくゆらせて" (5:34).
    • Reach Where I Wanted To Go To closes with "Mod2" (5:18).
    • One Two,One Two... closes with "8月の旅人(Monotone Mix)" (4:19).
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    • F♯ A♯ ∞ closes with "Providence" (29:02) (this length includes the period of silence and the hidden track that forms the song's outro, however even if you took it out it would still be the longest song on the album. Also, on the original vinyl, this track does not exist, and "The Dead Flag Blues" is extended, making that version not an example of this trope).
    • Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada closes with "BBF3 (Blaise Bailey Finnegan III)" (17:45).
    • Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress closes with "Piss Crowns Are Trebled" (13:50).
    • Luciferian Towers closes with "Anthem for No State" (14:48).
      • On the digital release, "Anthem for No State" (as well as "Bosses Hang") is divided into three parts. This still makes "Anthem for No State, Pt. III" the longest song on the album (8:36).
  • Goreshit
    • watashi wa baka yaro desu closes with "Goretrance 1" (16:57).
    • end. closes with "another in a long line of failings" (7:41).
    • wake up, painful sister! closes with "when i die" (7:44).
    • gnb closes with "unnatural" (6:22).
    • ministry of shit closes with the title track (6:20).
    • semantics:the benzo chronicles closes with "one way to hannover" (8:04).
    • goretrance x closes with "goretrance x - serbian fuckboy edition" (16:13).
  • Haken:
    • Aquarius closes with "Celestial Elixir" (17:00).
  • Hana Sumai
    • shattered bone orchestra​/​liminal space closes with "liminal space" (20:31).
    • death is beautiful​/​withering coils closes with "withering coils" (17:23).
    • depressed rock guitar in d closes with "fourth phase" (32:31, 35:08 on the uncut version).
  • Havalina Rail Co.:
    • Russian Lullabies ends with "Rivers of Russia" (7:08).
    • Space, Love & Bullfighting ends with ''Space, Love and Bullfighting Suite" (6:05).
  • Have A Nice Life:
    • Deathconsciousness ends with "Earthmover" (11:28).
    • The Unnatural World ends with "Emptiness Will Eat the Witch" (8:49).
  • Helloween:
    • Walls of Jericho ends with "How Many Tears" (7:16).
    • Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt. 2 ends with "Keeper of the Seven Keys" (13:38).
    • The Dark Ride ends with "The Dark Ride" (8:48).
    • Rabbit Don't Come Easy ends with "Nothing To Say" (8:35).
    • 7 Sinners ends with "Far in the Future" (7:42).
    • My God-Given Right ends with "You, Still of War" (7:21).
  • His Name Is Alive:
    • The original 4AD version of Mouth by Mouth ends with "The Dirt Eaters" (4:00 to 4:50 depending on the reissue), but reissues of the album add on "The Homesick Waltz" (4:01) after it, thus averting this.
    • Detrola closes with "I'll Send My Face to Your Funeral" (4:59).
    • "The Eclipse" (11:00) closes out The Eclipse.
    • "Silver Arc Curving in the Magnetic Field" (8:11) closes out Patterns of Light.
  • Julia Holter:
    • Ekstasis closes with "This is Ekstasis" (8:55).
    • Loud City Song closes with "Appearing" (7:16).
  • Imagine Dragons:
    • The normal version (that means not one of the many deluxe versions of the album) of their first album Night Visions ends with "Nothing Left To Say/Rocks" (09:01)
  • Inkubus Sukkubus:
    • Wytches ends with "Devils". (5:25)
    • Science and Nature ends with "Sympathy for the Devil" (9:38).
    • The Dark Goddess ends with "Karnayna". (6:02)
    • The Goat ends with "Melancholy Blue". (5:52)
  • Iron Maiden:
    • The Number of the Beast closes with "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (7:13).
    • Piece of Mind closes with "To Tame a Land" (7:25).
    • Powerslave finishes with "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (13:36).
    • Somewhere in Time closes with "Alexander the Great" (8:35).
    • "Mother Russia" (5:32) closes No Prayer for the Dying.
    • "Fear of the Dark" (7:17) closes Fear of the Dark.
    • The Final Frontier closes with "When the Wild Wind Blows" (10:59).
    • The Book of Souls closes with "Empire of the Clouds" (18:05).
  • Joy Division had their both albums closing that way:
    • Unknown Pleasures closes with "I Remember Nothing" (5:53).
    • Closer closes with "Decades" (6:10).
  • Isis
    • Mosquito Control closes with "Relocation Swarm" (11:43).
    • The Red Sea closes with "Red Sea" (7:20).
    • Sawblade closes with "House of Low Culture" (11:09.)
    • SGNL>05 closes with "Celestial (Signal Fills the Void) (10:22).
    • In the Absence of Truth closes with "Garden of Light" (9:17).
  • Judas Priest:
    • Painkiller closes with "One Shot At Glory" (6:49).
    • Jugulator closes with "Cathedral Spires" (9:17).
    • Angel of Retribution closes with "Lochness" (13:30).
    • Nostradamus closes with "Future of Mankind" (8:29).
    • Firepower closes with "Sea of Red" (5:51).
  • Kayo Dot:
    • Choirs of the Eye ends with "The Antique" (14:41).
    • Blue Lambency Downward ends with "Symmetrical Arizona" (10:50).
    • Gamma Knife ends with its Title Track (6:47, though this is barely longer than the other tracks).
    • Hubardo ends with "The Wait of the World" (14:23).
  • King Crimson:
    • Lizard ends with the Title Track (23:13).
    • Starless and Bible Black ends with "Fracture" (11:14).
    • Red ends with "Starless" (12:15).
    • Beat ends with "Requiem" (6:48).
  • Korn:
    • The untitled album ends with "I Will Protect You" (5:29).
    • The Path of Totality ends with "Bleeding Out" (4:49).
    • A special mention to how much the band screws with this trope must be mentioned: several albums feature long songs at the end, but there are hidden tracks containing even more songs embedded within the finishing track, which don't qualify for the tropenote .
  • Kyuss:
    • Sky Valley closes with "Whitewater" (7:53), with a hidden track extending the song to 8:58.
    • ...And the Circus Leaves Town closes with "Spaceship Landing" (11:15), with two hidden tracks extending the song to 34:04.
  • Kendrick Lamar:
    • To Pimp a Butterfly closes with Mortal Man (12:07).
  • LCD Soundsystem:
    • LCD Soundsystem closes with "Yr City's a Sucker" (9:20)
    • American Dream closes with "Black Screen" (12:06).
  • Led Zeppelin
    • Led Zeppelin closes with "How Many More Times" (8:28).
    • Coda closes with "Wearing and Tearing" (5:27).
  • Limp Bizkit:
    • Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$ closes with "Everything" (16:26).
  • Love:
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd:
    • (Pronounced_'Lĕh-'nérd_'Skin-'nérd) closes with "Free Bird" (9:09).
  • Madness:
    • The Liberty of Norton Folgate ends with the title track (10:11).
  • Madonna:
    • Bedtime Stories closes with "Take a Bow", which is tied with "Love Tried to Welcome Me" (5:21).
    • ''American Life" closes with "Easy Ride" (5:05).
  • Mägo de Oz:
    • Mägo de Oz ends with "Mägo de Oz". (9:16).
    • Jesús de Chamberi ends with "El fin del camino" (8:53).
    • Finisterra ends with "Finisterra" (15:16).
    • Gaia ends with "La Venganza de Gaia" (11:04).
    • Gaia II: La Voz Dormida ends with "La Cantata del Diablo - Missit me Dominus" (21:11).
    • Gaia III: Atlantia ends with "Atlantia" (19:16)
    • Hechizos, pócimas y brujeria ends with "Hechizos, pócimas y brujeria" (8:22).
  • Marianas Trench:
    • Masterpiece Theatre ends with "Masterpiece Theatre III" (6:40), a medley of all the other songs on the album.
    • Ever After ends with "No Place Like Home" (6:41).
    • Astoria ends with "End of an Era" (7:40).
  • The Mars Volta:
    • Frances the Mute ends with "Cassandra Gemini" (32:32).
    • Octahedron ends with "Luciforms" (8:22).
  • Massacration:
    • "Metal Bucetation" (6:21) closes Gates of Metal Fried Chicken of Death.
  • Metallica:
    • Ride the Lightning ends with "The Call of Ktulu" (8:55).
    • Load ends with "The Outlaw Torn" (9:49).
    • ReLoad ends with "Fixxxer" (8:15).
    • St. Anger ends with "All Within My Hands" (8:48).
    • Downplayed in Hardwired to Self Destruct, where the last track of the first disk is the longest, "Halo On Fire" (8:16).
  • Merzbow
    • 1930 closes with "Iron, Glass, Blocks and White Lights" (21:50).
    • Dharma closes with "Frozen Guitars and Sunloop / 7E 802" (31:51).
    • Amlux closes with "Luxurious Automobile (Krokodil Texas mix)" (22:23).
    • Multiplication closes with the title track (27:10).
    • Atsusaku closes with "Kyonhan" (20:12).
    • Probably numerous other examples in his Archive Panic of a discography.
  • Meshuggah:
    • Chaossphere closes with "Elastic" (15:30).
    • The re-released version of Nothing closes with "Obsidian" (8:35).note 
    • ObZen closes with "Dancers to a Discordant System" (9:36).
  • Midnight Oil:
    • Midnight Oil closes with the band's longest song "Nothing Lost - Nothing Gained" (8:28).
    • Place Without a Postcard closes with "Lucky Country" (4:49).
    • Capricornia closes with "Poets & Slaves" (5:58).
  • Mike Krol:
    • I Hate Jazz closes with "A Million Times" (4:11).
  • Moetannn
    • https​:​/​/​noise​.​loli​/​3fast5u closes with "untitled2" (3:22).
    • 456 closes with "]]]][[[[3]]]][[[[" (6:25).
  • The Monkees:
    • One of the shorter examples—More of The Monkees closes with "I'm a Believer" (2:42).
    • Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. closes with "Star Collector" (4:28), which was mislabeled as "3:30" on the original back cover (but still would've been the longest).
    • Instant Replay closes with "Shorty Blackwell" (5:42).
    • Pool It! closes with "Counting on You" (5:46).
    • Justus closes with "It's Not Too Late" (4:03).
  • Muse
    • Black Holes and Revelations closes with "Knights of Cydonia" (6:06).
  • My Chemical Romance:
    • I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love ends with “Demolition Lovers” (6:06)
    • Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge ends with “I Never Told You What I Do for a Living” (3:51, though it’s only the longest track by 10 seconds)
  • My Life Story:
    • The original release of Mornington Crescent ends with "Angel" (7:02) (it was later reissued with a different running order).
    • Joined Up Talking ends with "Two Stars" (6:44).
  • Nightwish:
    • Wishmaster closes with "FantasMic" (8:18).
    • Century Child closes with "Beauty of the Beast" (10:22).
    • Dark Passion Play inverts this: the longest song, "The Poet and the Pendulum" (13:54), is the album's first song.
    • Endless Forms Most Beautiful closes with "The Greatest Show on Earth" (24:00).
  • Nine Inch Nails:
    • Year Zero ends with "Zero-Sum" (6:14).
    • Bad Witch closes with "Over and Out" (7:49).
  • Nirvana:
  • Oasis:
  • Obscura:
    • Cosmogenesis closes with "Centric Flow" (7:25).
    • Omnivium closes with "Aevum" (7:51)
  • Opeth
    • Blackwater Park ends with the title track (12:08)
    • Deliverance ends with "By the Pain I See in Others" (13:50)
  • Orbital:
    • In Sides ends with "Out There Somewhere?" (24:08). On CD, the song is indexed as two parts, but "Out There Somewhere? Part 2" is still the longest track on the album (13:27).
    • The Altogether ends with "Meltdown" (10:17)
    • Blue Album ends with "One Perfect Sunrise" (8:44).
  • Panopticon
    • Social Disservices closes with "Patient" (20:10).
    • If considered as its own albumnote , The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness, Part I closes with "Snow Burdened Branches" (11:43).
  • Pavement:
    • Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain closes with "Fillmore Jive" (6:40).
    • Brighten the Corners closes with "Fin" (5:25).
  • Pearl Jam:
    • Ten ends with "Release" (9:05).
    • Vitalogy closes with "Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me" (7:44).
    • Yield closes with "All Those Yesterdays" (7:47).
    • Binaural ends with "Parting Ways" (7:17).
    • Riot Act closes with "All or None" (4:37), just barely beating "Love Boat Captain" (4:36).
    • Pearl Jam closes with "Inside Job" (7:08).
  • Pepe Deluxé:
  • Pet Shop Boys:
    • Introspective ends with "It's Alright" (9:24).
  • Pig Destroyer:
    • Prowler in the Yard ends with "Piss Angel" (7:58).
    • The CD version of Terrifyer ends with "Natasha" (37:36)
  • Pink Floyd:
  • Pyrrhon:
    • An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master ends with "A Terrible Master" (8:05).
    • The Mother of Virtues ends with its Title Track (10:35).
    • What Passes for Survival ends with "Empty Tenement Spirit" (12:04).
  • Queen
    • The CD version of Made in Heaven closes with the untitled thirteenth track (22:33).note 
  • Queens of the Stone Age:
    • Rated R closes with "I Think I Lost My Headache" (8:40).
  • Queensrÿche:
    • The Warning closes with "Roads to Madness" (9:54).
    • Empire closes with "Anybody Listening?" (7:41).
    • Q2K closes with "The Right Side of My Mind" (5:52).
    • Operation: Mindcrime II closes with "All The Promises" (5:10).
  • Radiohead:
    • The King of Limbs closes with "Separator" (5:21).
  • Relient K
    • Mmhmm ends with "When I Go Down" (6:42).
    • Five Score and Seven Years Ago closes with "Deathbed" (11:05).
  • The Rolling Stones:
    • Let It Bleed closes with "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (7:28).
  • Running Wild:
    • Gates to Purgatory closes with "Prisoner of Our Time" (5:26).
    • Branded and Exiled closes with "Chains and Leather" (5:45).
    • Port Royal closes with "Calico Jack" (8:15).
    • Pile of Skulls closes with "Treasure Island" (11:14).
    • Masquerade closes with "Underworld" (6:15).
    • The Brotherhood closes with "The Ghost" (10:23).
    • Rogues En Vogue closes with "The War" (10:38).
    • Shadowmaker closes with "Dracula" (7:29).
    • Resilient closes with "Bloody Island" (9:56).
    • Rapid Foray closes with "Last of the Mohicans" (11:11).
  • Every Run The Jewels album (as of RTJ 3):
    • Run The Jewels closes with "A Christmas Fucking Miracle" (4:21).
    • Run The Jewels 2 closes with "Angel Duster" (5:09).
    • Run The Jewels 3 closes with "A Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your Masters" (6:15).
  • Rush
    • Caress of Steel closes with "The Fountain of Lamneth" (19:58)
    • Permanent Waves closes with "Natural Science" (9:20)
    • Grace Under Pressure closes with "Between The Wheels" (5:44)
  • RVFS
    • night tactics closes with "suika system (CDR remix)" (2:02) (yep).
  • Silver Mt. Zion
    • Horses in the Sky closes with "Ring Them Bells (Freedom Has Come and Gone)" (13:58).
  • Six Organsof Admittance:
    • Compathia closes with "Only the Sun Knows (11:25).
    • The Sun Awakens closes with "River of Transfiguration" (23:50).
  • Slipknot:
    • Iowa ends with the title track (15:03).
  • Slowdive:
    • Slowdive closes with "Falling Ashes" (8:01).
  • Sonic Youth:
    • Daydream Nation closes with "Trilogy" (14:02).
    • Washing Machine ends with "The Diamond Sea" (19:35)
  • Soundgarden:
    • Superunknown closes with "Like Suicide" (7:01).
    • King Animal closes with "Trilogy" (5:08).
  • Spiritualized:
    • Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space closes with "Cop Shoot Cop..." (17:00)
  • Stereolab:
    • Peng! closes with "Surrealchemist" (7:13).
    • Margerine Eclipse ends with "Dear Marge" (6:56).
  • Sufjan Stevens:
    • The Age of Adz ends with "Impossible Soul" (25:34).
  • The Stone Roses:
    • The Stone Roses closes with "I Am The Resurrection" (8:12).
  • Stone Temple Pilots:
    • Core closes with "Where the River Goes" (8:25).
    • Purple closes with "Kitchenware & Candybars" (8:06).
    • No. 4 closes with "Atlanta" (5:19).
    • Stone Temple Pilots (2010) closes with "Maver" (4:52).
  • The Stooges:
    • Raw Power ends with "Death Trip" (5:53 on the original album, 6:07 on the 1997 remix).
  • Stratovarius:
    • Eternal closes with "The Lost Saga" (11:39).
  • Sunn O)))
    • The Grimrobe Demos closes with "Dylan Carlson" (21:32).
    • White2 closes with "Decay1 [The Symptoms of Kali Yuga]" (26:00).
    • Black One closes with "Báthory Erzébet" (15:59).
    • Altar (featuring Boris) closes with "Her Lips Were Wet With Venom (SatanOscillateMyMetallicSonatas)" (28:14). The CD and digital versions close with "Blood Swamp" (14:46).
    • Oracle closes with "Helio)))Sophist" (46:17).
    • Terrestials (featuring Ulver) closes with "Eternal return" (14:08).
    • Life Metal ends with "Novae" (25:24).
  • Symphony X:
    • Symphony X closes with "A Lesson Before Dying" (12:07)
    • V: The New Mythology Suite closes with "Rediscovery Pt.2: The New Mythology'' (12:01)
    • The Odyssey closes with The Odyssey (24:07)
    • Paradise Lost closes with Revelation (Divus Pennae ex Tragoedia) (9:17)
  • Steve Taylor:
    • Squint ends with "Cash Cow (A Rock Opera in Three Small Acts)" (5:38).
    • Goliath ends with "Comedian" (6:27).
  • 天気予報
    • 雰囲気 closes with "差し迫った破滅「Termination」" (3:26).
    • 今日の気温 closes with "Final Broadcast of 1989年 (3:54).
    • 青空 closes with "Ōumi - (Extended Mix)" (7:12).
    • 地球 closes with "1997" (2:39).
    • ひまわり画像 closes with "Into The Abyss..." (10:42).
    • 天気ガイド closes with "Unknown Fate" (4:19).
  • Tool:
    • Undertow ends with "Disgustipated" (15:47).
    • Ænima closes with "Third Eye" (13:47).
  • Tocotronic
    • Schall und Wahn ends with "Gift" (8:29). (It's a close shave, since the first song "Eure Liebe tötet mich" takes 8:05.)
  • The Turtles:
    • It Ain't Me Babe ends with "Like a Rolling Stone" (3:10).
    • Happy Together ends with "Rugs of Woods and Flowers" (3:00). (Only just; the second-longest song is 2:59.)
    • The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands ends with "Earth Anthem" (3:53)
  • Tarja Turunen:
    • What Lies Beneath ends with "Crimson Deep" (7:35).
    • Colours In The Dark ends with "Medusa" (8:12).
  • Underworld:
    • "Oblivion With Bells" ends with "Best Mamgu Ever" (8:45).
  • Vektor
    • Black Future closes with "Accelerating Universe" (13:31).
    • Terminal Redux closes with "Recharging the Void" (13:37).
  • Velvet Underground:
    • The Velvet Underground & Nico closes with "European Son to Delmore Schwartz" (7:40).
    • White Light/White Heat closes with "Sister Ray" (17:28).
    • Loaded closes with "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" (7:29)
  • Weezer:
    • Weezer (The Blue Album) closes with "Only In Dreams" (8:03).
  • The Who:
    • Who's Next closes with "Won't Get Fooled Again" (8:32).
  • Xiu Xiu really seem to like this.
    • Knife Play ends with "Tonite and Today (What 'chu talkin' bout)" (5:23).
    • Fabulous Muscles ends with "Mike" (5:14).
    • The Green Corridor Series #02 ends with "Fortune Teller" (20:55).
    • Nina ends with "Flo Me La" (6:51).
    • Unclouded Sky ends with "Just As I Am" (8:19).
    • Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks ends with "Josie's Theme" (7:50).
    • FORGET ends with "Faith, Torn Apart" (7:56).
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic:
    • In 3-D ends with "Nature Trail To Hell" (5:50)
    • UHF ends with "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota" (6:50)
    • Running With Scissors ends with "Albuquerque" (11:23)
    • Poodle Hat ends with "Genius In France" (8:58)
    • Alpocalypse ends with "Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me" (5:42)
    • Mandatory Fun ends with "Jackson Park Express" (9:05)
  • Yo La Tengo:
    • And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out closes with "Night Falls Over Hoboken" (17:42).
    • I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass closes with "The Story Of Yo La Tango" (11:49).
  • Neil Young:
    • Neil Young: "Last Trip To Tulsa" (9:25)
    • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: "Cowgirl in the Sand" (10:06).
    • Harvest: "Words (Between The Lines of Age)" (6:40).
    • Time Fades Away: "Last Dance" (8:47)
    • On the Beach: "Ambulance Blues" (8:56)
    • Harvest Moon: "Natural Beauty" (10:22)
    • Are You Passionate?: "She's A Healer" (9:08)
    • Earth: "Love And Only Love" (28:04)
  • Thomas Zwijsen:
    • Nylon Maiden ends with "The Talisman" (9:01).

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  • Acid Bath
    • Paegan Terrorism Tactics has "Dead Girl" (7:24) followed by the Hidden Track "The Beautiful Downgrade" (1:40).
  • Arcade Fire:
    • ''The Suburbs" closes with "Sprawl II: Mountains Beyond Mountains" (5:25), preceding "The Suburbs (Continued)".
    • Everything Now closes with "We Don't Deserve Love" (6:28), preceding outro "Everything Now (Continued)", which loops back into the intro "Everything_Now (Continued)".
  • Between the Buried and Me
    • The Parallax II: Future Sequence closes with "Silent Flight Parliament" (15:09) followed by "Goodbye to Everything Reprise" (2:29).
  • Helloween:
    • Keeper of the Seven Keys pt. 1 ends with "Halloween" (13:18) preceding the closer outro "Follow The Sign".
  • Mae:
    • The Everglow has "The Sun and the Moon" (7:16) before the "Epilogue".
  • Jethro Tull:
    • Minstrel In The Gallery closes with "Baker Street Muse" (16:39), followed by "Grace" (0.37).
  • Macross Frontier
    • The second album has this trope in play, having the "Nyan Nyan Service Medley" (7:29) (played during the climatic final battle) as the second to last song with a relatively brief instrumental piece serving as the outro.
  • Muse
    • Drones closes with "The Globalist" (10:07), followed by the eponymous closing track (2:51).
  • Nightwish:
    • "Song of Myself" (13:37) precedes the closer outro, "Imaginaerum", on Imaginaerum.
  • Ninja Sex Party:
    • NSFW has "Accept My Shaft" (4:15) before the "Outroduction".
    • Attitude City has "6969" (8:29) before "Outro (City)".
  • Obscura:
    • Akróasis has "Weltseele" (15:12) preceding the outro "The Origin of Primal Expression".
    • Diluvium closes with "An Epilogue To Infinity" (6:16) and the outro "A Last Farewell".
  • Soundgarden:
    • Ultramega OK has "Incessant Mace" (6:27), followed by "One Minute of Silence", which is credited to John Lennon for being inspired by his and Yoko's "Two Minutes of Silence".
  • Starbomb
    • Starbomb has "The Simple Plot of Final Fantasy 7" before the "Outro".
    • Player Select has "The Simple Plot of Metal Gear Solid" before the Outro too.

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