One Track Saves The Album?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by nosticker, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. nosticker

    nosticker Forum Guy Thread Starter

    Ringwood, NJ
    Hi! Feel free to list an album that you might not have in your collection were it not for one compelling track, a track so good that you won't sell it/trade it/cast it into a vat of acid.

    For example, I think that The Beatles "Let It Be...Naked" isn't very good, and I don't listen to it much(don't wish to debate it, sorry)...except for the mix of "Across The Universe" included on the disc. It's fantastic.

    It's THAT good, to me, that I'll keep the album.

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  2. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    In A Gadda Da Vida. Side one is useless to me.
  3. HenryH

    HenryH Forum Resident

    “Mother” - Synchronicity

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. :D
  4. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    No debate, I promise…just one quick question…is it the mixes of the songs or the songs themselves?
  5. Joe Stewart

    Joe Stewart Forum Resident

    Hippie Dream - Landing On Water by Neil Young

    A stand out track on a dreadful album
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  6. seg763

    seg763 Forum Resident

    Achilles Last Stand
  7. blind_melon1

    blind_melon1 An erotic adventurer of the most deranged kind....

    Ours - Fallen Souls
    (Distorted Lullabies)

    This one track that opens the album is a brooding, intense track that builds into something reminiscent of a heavier Jeff Buckley song. Awesome tune.

    the rest of the album (IMO) bores me.
    I keep the disc for that one amazing song
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  8. TimWare

    TimWare Curious Cat

    Oakland CA
  9. MrJerry1876

    MrJerry1876 Short Distance Voyager

    Dogs Of War
    I really like that song and bought the album just for that song and to complete my collection, but I haven't listened to it since I got it.
  10. numer9

    numer9 Beatles Apologist

    Philly Burbs
    There's a side one?
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  11. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    I like "Pressure" too, but good call.
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  12. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

    Grace Slick - Theme From The Movie 'Manhole'
  13. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    The Donnas - Don't Wait Up For Me on Bitchin'. I love 'em but this final album is just sad.
  14. Exitmusic

    Exitmusic Forum Resident

    Leicester U.K
    Leaving New York by R.E.M. The only reason I've still got a copy of Around The Sun.
  15. lahtbp

    lahtbp Forum Resident

    A Day in the Life. It saves Sgt. Pepper.
  16. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Sly Fox-Let's Go All The Way, 1985
    Guess the song :D
  17. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    All Things Must Pass: It's Johnny's Birthday

    A touching shout-out from George to his former bandmate.
  18. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Austin, TX, USA
    "Live Now -- Pay Later"

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  19. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    LOL!!! Exactly!
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  20. MrJerry1876

    MrJerry1876 Short Distance Voyager

    I kind of like the others, but not as much as side two.

    I really like side one of Atom Heart Mother, but haven't (and don't really care to) listened to the second side.
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  21. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    “ElectricLand” (or “Electric Land”) - Bad Company - Rough Diamonds

    One of my favorite Bad Company songs. The album otherwise isn’t very good.
  22. BradB

    BradB Birth.Music.Death?

    Denver, CO
    In a roundabout way 'Mother' does save 'Synchronicity'; the album was already a stylistic stretch for the group, and this song took the stretching gamble to the albums' limit, and I think probably helped the artistic credibility for the Police in the long run. Think about it....the weirdest, most musically diverse set of songs is what the band went out with, and ALSO happened to be their best-selling album not counting any compilations. It was gutsy for them at that point to decide "we recorded this track, and we're putting it out whether fans can go along with it or not". And y'know what, for Police fans and music nuts in general, to this day if you bring up 'Synchronicity' people will remember 'Mother' probably as much as any other song on the album, whether it's because they hated it, they skipped over it every time or they loved it (my girlfriend actually loves it precisely because it's a weird Andy song). It gets a reaction, therefore it saves the memory of an album that doesn't really need help remembering but does it anyway.
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  23. jalexander

    jalexander Forum Resident

    The Clash - Cut the Crap - This is London
    The Cure - 4:13 Dream - Underneath the Stars
  24. Truly. I have that song as a 45rpm single.
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  25. jimjim

    jimjim Forum Resident

    PIL - Public Image Limited. I've never warmed to First Issue but having this on a cheap vinyl copy of it made up for it. Now I can crank it to my heart's content!

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