|The Greatest Closers Ever|
The second part of my first list, the best album closers of all time in order.(in my humble opinion)
|1||Nine Inch Nails|
The Downward Spiral
The track is amazing, a complete masterpiece. It takes me to another world with every listen, the effortless piano in the chorus conveys so much emotion, it is one of the few songs to make me cry and is the greatest ending track of all time.
Saturday Night Wrist
An indescribable beauty. The sweetly sung passages by Chino, to the soft strumming holds down this as a truly magnificent track.
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Farewell And Goodnight-
Farewell And Goodnight is the most soothing and calm ending ever. It feels like lying at a beach at midnight, feeling completely at peace.
|4||Nine Inch Nails|
This is an ending unlike any other. The desolate and destroyed feel of an earth ending is present, but the wonderful chorus shows how there's optimism, an awe-inspiring track.
Tomorrow Never Knows-
Although the band is over-rated, Tomorrow Never Knows is unlike anything they've ever done. A truly awesome track that is so abstract and different then any other Beatles song.
The song transforms from an truly crummy, defeated feel, to a truly magnificent ending, Dustin's croons near the end are breath-taking.
|7||Nine Inch Nails|
Right Where It Belongs-
An absolutely depressing feel, with some of the saddest yet brilliant lyrics ever.
Playing The Angel
The Darkest Star-
Shifting from lightly stroking a mellow keyboard to give an eclectic feel to smashing the keys for an apocalyptic, terrifying feel. The song is one the most emotional and oddly violent finales ever.
Black Holes And Revelations
Knights Of Cydonia-
A truly epic song that's final moments leave me speechless. Certainly a way to go out with a bang.
Sing The Sorrow
This Time Imperfect-
The bonus song on the album is also one of the best. It feels like it's in a different dimension.
A deep, depressing song with one of the greatest choruses ever, a very sad ending to a somewhat happy album.
This is nothing I'd expect at the end of Leviathan, this is a sad and chilling acoustic ballad, but a very original one. A lot of sad, but not cliche sadness is transmitted.
Glory Hope Mountain
A beautiful and warm song, the female guest vocalist's voice matched the title.
One of the most expansive songs I've heard, from the strings to the church choir singing.
In The Backseat-
A very sad ending to a sad album, the final vocal solo at the end sends shivers down my spine.
Wish You Were Here
Shine On You Crazy Diamond(Part One)-
The spectacular finish to the remarkable album, the jazz breakdown is a tremendous part of the song.
The Alchemy Index: Vols. I and II...
Kings Upon The Main-
Thrice outdo themselves with this wonderful ending to the water index.
|18||Death Cab For Cutie|
A Lack Of Color-
I am impressed with Death Cab's of turning a simple structured song into something so moving, and A Lack Of Color ends off it's album terrifically.
In Your Honor
This is definitely an above average Foo Fighters song, I can feel the sense of desperation and loneliness in the song. The lyrics are quite superb.
In The Court Of The Crimson King
In The Court Of The Crimson King-
A long song that's chorus has been remembered for decades, this is King Crimson at it's best.
Hail To The Thief
A Wolf At The Door-
a definitely original song, something that I normally would find to just be odd, but Radiohead are able to convey some hearty emotion in the song.
Origin Of Symmetry
A sweetly played song that is a low-beat finale to a up-beat album. The final organ smash is a perfect ending to the song.
The absolutely flowing and peaceful ender fills the 7 minutes with ease.
|24||Rage Against The Machine|
Rage Against The Machine
Freedom is a loud, animalistic song where the band is at their finest.
The simple and depressing song ends the ups and downs if In Rainbows well.
I realize this is Linkin Park, but the remix of Crawling is likely their best song, the violin beginning and re-structured chorus blows the original out of the water.
Pigs On The Wing(Part Two)-
Just as Part One began the album, Part Two ends it, the small but effective acoustic song serves up some good emotion in its only 1:25 length.
|28||Nine Inch Nails|
It is very rare for Nine Inch Nails to end their albums off with a bang, but this up-beat electronica themed song is definitely not something I would expect.
Higher Then Hope-
The nicely sung verse to the powerful and dark chorus just show how well Nightwish can perform.
A very relaxed, slowed down album to close off the masterpiece of OK Computer.
|31||Protest The Hero|
A Plateful Of Our Dead-
The song wouldn't have had a spot on here if it hadn't been for the absolutely excellent and sad acoustic balladry at the end of the song.
Led Zeppelin I
How Many More Times-
Easily the best song on the album, How Many More Times starts in with a great bass pattern with some refreshing effects poured over-top.
Our Love To Admire
A very interesting, un-conventional closer to the lack-luster album.
Motion Picture Soundtrack-
An incredibly connected and well done ballad that is in the same vein as the trip hop inventiveness of the album.
Viva La Vida
Death And All His Friends-
A peaceful song that grows into a finale of chanting makes this song great.
A very tripped out and mixed up version of the previous track on the album, the addition of vocals give this album a fitting end.
Mute Math bust out everything they have to end off with this epic, powerful song.
|38||The Mars Volta|
Frances The Mute
Cassandra Geminni: E. Sarcophagi-
Ending the album with the acoustic ballad that had begun it. A cool choice and a fitting end for this amazing and recurring album.
|39||Faith No More|
The Real Thing
Edge Of The World-
A piano led song that is somewhat jazzy, and is a good example of the chameleons that Faith No More are.
|40||Queens Of The Stone Age|
Run Pig Run-
very sarcastic and has a bit of satire in it, much like the whole album.