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A Moon Shaped Pool: Reshuffled

My favored track re-ordering of the album. Post your favorite order in the comments.
A Moon Shaped Pool

(1) Glass Eyes: The track is so eerie and serene; perfect to set the stage.
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(2) The Numbers: Very gradually introduces each instrument as it progresses, a near-perfect lead in after Glass Eyes. By the end of the song, we're in full-swing with the record's trademark strings and ice-tinged pianos.
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(3) Burn The Witch: A good standalone track, this unfortunately doesn't really fit naturally anywhere...but this is as good a spot as any.
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(4) Identikit: Following the frantic, repetitive strings of Burn The Witch, the mellower mood and stratospheric heights of the the chorus make for a perfect reintroduction to the prevailing mood of the album.
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(5) Decks Dark: One of Thom's warmer vocal performances overshadow a song that subtly has little going on...a good middle track.
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(6) Desert Island Disk: This pretty much has to come after Decks Dark as the tracks lead into each other. The opening guitar line is so awesomely mellow. At this point we're still pretty much building the tension, waiting for Ful Stop to erupt.
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(7) Ful Stop: The towering, Kid A-styled track fits perfectly here following a couple of the more monotonous tracks on the record. A cornerstone like this needs to be right in the center; not to early as to overshadow the remaining tracklist but not too late as to keep it from maximum exposure, especially to the casual listener.
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(8) Present Tense: A gorgeous, acoustic-driven, and tight track balances out the overly spacious feel of Ful Stop and also provides the record's back end with one of the best songs of the entire experience.
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(9) Tinker Tailor Soldier: Cold and experimental, this track is ideal for the latter half. It is immensely interesting but wouldn't make a good closer.
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(10) Daydreaming: As arguably the record's best song, this easily could be a powerful closer. It feels like Kid A and In Rainbows had a baby. The way it builds from spacey and distant to string-laden and incredibly heartfelt is jaw-dropping. Then it just floats away into the distance again, as if to only give us a glimpse of something so beautiful it was barely meant to be heard. Simply stunning.
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(11) True Love Waits: Nothing changes here - this is just the best song to end this album and it wouldn't fit as an opener or in the core/middle. Closes things out with heightened emotion.
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