This may be hard to define, but I'll try to explain what I mean. Are there any albums that have an added poignant effect when you hear them because the feel like the last gasp of the group (or of a particular phase of the group?). An example for me that might explain things better is 'The Papas and the Mamas' , the 1968 LP by the Mamas and the Papas; it has this downbeat, more troubled quality that their earlier carefree work lacks, like you can hear the hippy ideal the band were birthed in curdle as the album goes on.. that and the fact it would be their last LP before splitting (leaving aside their pretty faceless 1971 reunion LP) gives the work this kind of pervading sadness throughout of giving up on a dream that is cumulatively affecting. This make any sense? Any others of your own?