|Perdition's Top 10 Album Openers|
This list is more geared toward recent releases. It's based on how well a first song sets the tone for a whole album, whether it is a 1-2 minute introduction or a full 13-minute song. This is the real list after many failed attempts.
Such Small Hands
"I think I saw you in my dreams, darling...
I think I saw you in my dreams
stitching up the seams
every broken promise that your body couldn't keep..."
|2||After the Burial|
Pi (The Mercury God of Infinity)
ATB still opens their live shows with this tech barrage.
A moving song to kick off my favorite album of 2009: Bad Luck.
The whole concept album Chronoclast is based off of the instrumentation in this song.
|5||Eleventh He Reaches London|
Hollow Be My Name
This song establishes the character in this concept album and sets a bitter, god-hating mentality for all 11 songs.
This song is has an amazing outro to feed into the next song on the album, "Falling Snow."
This first song from Minus the Herd sets me up for a great workout.
|8||The Burning Paris|
The haunting echo of "You have ruined every-thing / I will lose eventual-ly" is unforgettable in this depressive indie rock gem.
A spacey start to No More Stories...
A beautiful 13-minute album opener.