|The Greatest Openers Ever|
Not much to explain, here are my favorite album openers of all time in order.(in my humble opinion)
Sing The Sorrow
Miseria Cantare- The Beginning-
An absolute masterpiece. This is the most frightening and chilling song I've ever heard, this is the definition of a good way to start an album.
Hail To The Thief
This contains some of the best lyrics ever, And the guitar plug-in at the beginning sends the chills, and throughout the whole song until the abrupt ending do I feel intrigued.
The Alchemy Index: Vols. I and II...
The sirens at the beginning sets the tone for this angry and wonderful song. The melodic chanting that fades out affirms this as one of the great beginnings ever.
A very emotionally connecting song, and is likely my favorite Sonic Youth song.
Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box-
The percussion start is great, with the infectious beat that comes in over it starts in the wonder of the song.
Wish You Were Here
Shine On You Crazy Diamond(Part One)-
One of the most adorned songs of all time, I have to agree. From the guitar beginning to the saxophone ending, this song has classic written all over it.
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Mellen Collie And The Infinite Sadness-
This simply wonderful piano piece is a grand starter for Mellen Collie.
Glory Hope Mountain
Hold Your Breath-
This is an epic opening track from some of indie's finest.
This desolate track is masked behind its up-beat electronica pattern and Thom's cool delivery.
A very effective gang chant makes this interesting AFI song even better.
Our Love To Admire
Pioneer To The Falls-
A sad and lonely song that is the only highlight off of the disappointing Our Love To Admire.
|12||The Mars Volta|
Frances The Mute
Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus-
13 minutes of pwn, not much else to say.
Black Holes And Revelations
Take A Bow-
Politically charged and grand its scope. The song has a great feel of corruption and insight, which is what the lyrics capture as well.
|14||Nine Inch Nails|
Hyperpower! is a brooding, violent instrumental that opens the album fantastically. It really represents the unsettling confusion and tension that's part of Year Zero.
In Your Honor
Despite my feelings on Foo Fighters being mediocre, the second disc of In Your Honor is quite remarkable, and this interesting and emotionally connecting song is excellent.
|16||Explosions In The Sky|
The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
First Breath After Coma-
Quite an opening to an album, this epic and slow building song really lets you know what you're in for.
Such a soothing and happy song. The very relaxed vocal delivery makes me smile every time.
In The Court Of The Crimson King
21st Century Schizoid Man-
Schizoid Man is a very abstract jazz song and is quite inventive for 1969.
|19||Queens Of The Stone Age|
Turnin' On The Screw-
An un-conventional dance song but probably one of the best I've heard, the distorted guitar mixed with the rough sounding beat is quite pwn.
Short but sweet, the song is very powerful, the charging snare drum pattern along with Paul Meany's croons starts the album very well.
|21||Nine Inch Nails|
A creepy but great acoustic guitar starts in until the pure anger of the song takes over.
Everything In It's Right Place-
The main thing that excels about the song is Thom's wonderfully layered vocals, it really captured the mood that the song is after.
Origin Of Symmetry
A desolate sounding beginning to Muse's masterpiece.
Pigs On The Wing(Part One)-
This is a sweetly sung ballad by the masters, nothing much to it but is quite excellent.
Blood And Thunder-
If I were to ever show someone a metal song, it would be this one. It is tightly wrapped and well compact.
|26|| ||Jane's Addiction|
Ritual De Lo Habitual
A Jane's Addiction track by the books, rocking and fun.
A tongue-in-cheek gloomy track that doesn't last long, but sets the album up very well.
Ride The Lightning
Fight Fire With Fire-
A rather carefree, melodic guitar part starts the song, which is quite rare for Metallica, then starts in the loudness and what we've come to expect from the band.
Billy Talent II
Devil In A Midnight Mass-
One of the darkest and most violent songs ever in pop-rock, Devil In A Midnight Mass is a great song with a sinister guitar riff and some chilling vocal delivery.
|30||The Mars Volta|
The Bedlam In Goliath
This is a great sample of The Mars Volta: a loud, crazy almost bi-polar way of progressive.
|31||Faith No More|
The Real Thing
From Out Of Nowhere-
The title holds true to the song itself, it feels like a spontaneous combustion of rock.
|32||Nine Inch Nails|
Pretty Hate Machine
Head Like A Hole-
The classic Nine Inch Nails song that I couldn't not include, giving the world the classic line: "Bow down before the one you serve, you're going to get what you deserve."
A mind-numbing bass riff fading in opens up this unsettling and heavy opener.
Although this isn't a good sample of the general sound of Light Grenades, it's still as interesting as hell.
A transforming song, going from the easy sleezy guitar riff to the angry chants at the end.
A very soothing, mellow yet not mellow track. The falsetto vocals are quite catchy.
|37|| ||Jane's Addiction|
Up The Beach-
The bass riff sets the tone for the song, and the album for that matter.
Viva La Vida
Life In Technicolor-
One of the only electronica infused songs by Coldplay, A rather epic tune to start off with.
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band-
A rocking track for the Beatles. It's the iconic opener to the classic album.
|40||Attack In Black|
Come What May-
A refreshing starter to a refreshing album