Some of you were talking about it, so let’s have a go at it. What’s the best final track on an album?
Same rules as before, any genre of music, but it must be a proper album, one that was intended to be an LP/CD (so that narrows it down to the phonograph era). Don’t include greatest hits compilations - and soundtracks can only be considered if it was an LP first or was always intended to be a record and was just folded into a movie, before or after (Alice Cooper’s Welcome to My Nightmare, for example - to release it with a different company it had to be tied to a show of some sort - the LP came first, then they had to decide what to attach it to, which became a TV special)
The first that came to my mind, was a driving, psychedelic mantra of epic proportions. @moviegique selected the albums stellar opening track, I’m going to offer up the closer to my all-time favorite LP (Beatles or otherwise)
I find that Weezer is really, really good at picking fantastic album closers.
… you have “Only in Dreams” from the Blue Album. I can’t really add much commentary for a non-single track that’s been analyzed to death, but everything from 3:52 to the end of the song (MY GAAAAAAAAAAAWD, THE BUILD-UP OF THAT INSTRUMENTAL) is perfection.
… “Haunt You Every Day” is a SENSATIONAL closer. But for my money, I prefer the stark, pared-down sound (not to mention the competing/overlapping vocal section at the 2:58 mark) of the demo track as opposed to the Ric Ocasek-overproduced version on the final album.