Make a terrible tracklist for classic albums

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ToneLa, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. munjeet

    munjeet Forum Resident

    Ok... I’ll play.

    Appetite For Destruction - Guns N’ Roses

    1. “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
    2. “Rocket Queen”
    3. “Anything Goes”
    4. “Think About You”
    5. “Welcome To The Jungle”
    6. “My Michelle”

    7. “Paradise City”
    8. “Mr. Brownstone”
    9. “It’s So Easy”
    10. “Nightrain”
    11. “You’re Crazy”
    12. “Out Ta Get Me”

    It’s testimony to the quality of these songs that this would still be a great album - but it wouldn’t have been a hit album, or regarded by many as a classic. A cult favorite maybe.

    Sequencing isn’t everything, but it has a lot of impact - a lesson sometimes forgotten by GN’R on the follow-up Use Your Illusion.
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  2. sunking101

    sunking101 Forum Resident

    Yorkshire, England
    I really think that you would have loved the album just as much as you do now. The revised running order would be the original 'proper' running order and you would hate to see it changed.
  3. sunking101

    sunking101 Forum Resident

    Yorkshire, England
    It would have gone down just the same IMO. How many albums do people play and seriously think "this running order sucks"? I think people just take things how they find them. Whatever order we come up with in this thread would be how it is and people would still love those albums.
  4. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    Fleetwood Mac-Bare Trees

    Thoughts on a Grey Day
    Sunny Side of Heaven
    The Ghost
    Child of Mine
    Homeward Bound

    Sentimental Lady
    Spare Me a Little of Your Love
    Bare Trees
    Danny's Chant
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  5. MichaelXX2

    MichaelXX2 Forum Resident

    United States
    I really do strongly believe pacing is important. Your argument is like if we took Star Wars, arranged the scenes in a different order, and said "it's the same content, you just need to get used to it!"
  6. CowboyBill

    CowboyBill Forum Resident

    Hmmmmm, I kinda like this one.
  7. sunking101

    sunking101 Forum Resident

    Yorkshire, England
    I think not.:D
    Stories are different and yes ballads/rockers/filler can be arranged in a certain order to sound a little better but I don't think it ultimately makes a huge difference. I respect your opinion though, maybe I'm wrong! I just think that the first time we hear an album that's the order we like it. A good collection of songs is a good collection of songs.

    I love the White album and I still think that I'd love it in reverse order if that's the way I'd always heard it.
  8. MichaelXX2

    MichaelXX2 Forum Resident

    United States
    I can certainly understand where you're coming from!
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  9. MDW

    MDW Howard The Duck's Biggest Fan

    Pink Floyd - The Wall (EP)
    Side A
    1. The Thin Ice
    2. Young Lust
    3. Goodbye Cruel World
    Side B
    1. Outside The Wall
    2. Run Like Hell
    3. In The Flesh

    Now this sucks^
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  10. Pennywise

    Pennywise Forum Resident

    John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Two Virgins

    1. Two Virgins - Side 1
    2. Two Virgins - Side 2

    Oh, wait...
  11. munjeet

    munjeet Forum Resident

    London Calling - The Clash

    The Card Cheat
    I’m Not Down
    Revolution Rock
    Wrong ‘Em Boyo
    Lost In The Supermarket
    Rudie Can’t Fail
    Four Horsemen
    London Calling
    The Right Profile
    Kola Kola
    Brand New Cadillac
    The Guns Of Brixton
    Train In Vain
    Jimmy Jazz
    Death Or Glory
    Lover’s Rock

    There! I made London Calling into almost as much a mess as Sandinista!
  12. Jay_Z

    Jay_Z Forum Resident

    Spirit - Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus

    Why Can't I Be Free
    Love Has Found A Way
    When I Touch You
    Nature's Way
    Space Child

    Street Worm
    Prelude-Nothin' To Hide
    Morning Will Come
    Mr. Skin
    Animal Zoo
    Life Has Just Begun

    Somehow I want to live in this universe where all of these albums exist! Now for some crappy artwork!
  13. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    Pet Sounds

    Sloop John B
    Let's go Away for a While
    Here Today
    Caroline No
    Don't Talk
    I just wasn't made for these times

    Pet Sounds
    That's not me
    I'm Waiting for the Day
    God Only Knows
    You Still Believe in Me
    Wouldn't it be Nice
  14. Jay_Z

    Jay_Z Forum Resident

    There are albums where it may not matter so much. But a lot of times it does matter. When I used to make mix CDs of various artists, the order was always intentional. Where you are in the album, and how one song flows into the next.

    For the Spirit album I did here, my ordering is awful. Makes a huge difference!
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  15. StevenC

    StevenC SUEDE > Both Oasis AND Blur.

    Depeche Mode "Violator"

    1. Waiting for the Night
    2. Blue Dress
    3. Enjoy The Silence
    4. World In My Eyes
    5. Clean
    6. Personal Jesus
    7. Sweetest Perfection9.
    8. Policy of Truth
    9. Halo
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  16. Partyslammer

    Partyslammer Forum Resident

    It's kind of hard to really wreck a truly great top to bottom album, thus it comes down to using the relatively weaker tracks as lead-ins to sabotage the great tracks.

    U2 - Achtung Baby

    Side A
    Zoo Station
    So Cruel
    Even Better Then The Real Thing
    Until The End Of The World

    Side B
    Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
    Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
    Love Is Blindness
    The Fly
    Mysterious Ways
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  17. keoni

    keoni Forum Resident

    Nirvana - Nevermind

    1. Polly
    2. Endless, Nameless
    3. Something in the Way
    4. Territorial Pissings
    5. Come As You Are
    6. Lounge Act
    7. Lithium
    8. Drain You
    9. On a Plain
    10. In Bloom
    11. Stay Away
    12. Breed
    Hidden track: Smells Like Teen Spirit
  18. matt0505

    matt0505 Forum Resident

    AZ, USA
    I like 6 of the 11 songs listed there. Sorry not sorry.
  19. sunking101

    sunking101 Forum Resident

    Yorkshire, England
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  20. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Steely Dan - Aja

    I Got the News

    Black Cow
    Home at Last
    Deacon Blues
  21. Defrance

    Defrance A Northern Soul

    Calgary, AB
    This sucks. Great job!
  22. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Peter Gabriel - So

    Big Time
    That Voice Again
    In Your Eyes
    We Do What We're Told

    Mercy Street
    Don't Give Up
    Excellent Birds
    Red Rain
  23. munjeet

    munjeet Forum Resident

    Respectfully disagree. The one-two-three-four-five-six punch that was the original “G” side of Appetite made little teenaged twerps like me take notice back in 1988. If AFD had started with the weaker songs from the “R” side, or (god-forbid!) a ballad, it would’ve been harder for GN’R to hold the “street cred” that was pretty crucial to their appeal. Their management was aware of this, too - that’s why other ballads like “Don’t Cry” and “November Rain,” both already written, were excluded from Appetite - even if that meant using a weaker song or two on the second side.

    Sequencing, ebb & flow, structuring transitions to show each tune in the best possible light - all these things enhance the individual songs on classic albums. The whole becomes slightly greater than the sum of the parts. The London Calling example fits this idea, with the (IMO) weaker tracks emphasized, and the stronger ones buried. The weaker tracks overwhelm & give a very different overall listening experience, an overall weaker album.

    Lack of proper flow is one reason I’ve never truly fallen in love with Spotify, and can only do shuffle if I’m in the right mood/frame of mind. Too jarring.

    To each their own, though, certainly.
  24. Jay_Z

    Jay_Z Forum Resident

    Also, all of the songs are credited to Richard-Jagger, except Sister Morphine, which is Pallenberg-Richard-Jagger.

    The cover is the back of a fat man with plumber's butt. It is scratch and sniff.
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  25. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    I just tried this for fun.

    Side 1............
    She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
    Her Majesty
    Carry That Weight
    Polythene Pam
    Oh! Darling
    Come Together
    Mean Mr. Mustard
    You Never Give Me Your Money

    Side 2............
    I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    Here Comes The Sun
    Golden Slumbers
    Sun King
    Octopus's Garden
    The End
    Maxwell's Silver Hammer

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