Rank the Album Openers!

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Rank the Album Openers!

Postby rainybear » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:26 pm

First tracks, ranked, 1-14 please! :)

1. Never Let Me Down Again
2. Black Celebration
3. World in My Eyes
4. New Life
5. Leave in Silence (not big on the album, always loved this track)
6. Barrel of a Gun
7. A Pain That I'm Used to
8. Going Backwards
9. Dream On
10. Something to Do
11. I Feel You (poor choice opener to a monumental album)
12. Love in Itself
13. Welcome to My World
14. In Chains

Almost wanted to put BC first (my fave album), but NLMDA is just too good.
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Re: Rank the Album Openers!

Postby charlesfouret » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:40 pm

It depends whether you talk about best song or best opener.
A good opener is not necessarily a great song, but has to be the best choice for opening the album.

For instance, for me NLMDA is obviously a great song, but not necessarily a great opener for MFTM, as it is so different from the rest of the album: it doesn't "announce the colour" for the album. What a disappointment to hear TTYS just behind! :p

At the opposite, IMHO, Black Celebration is really a great opener, it puts directly in the atmosphere of the album. :cool:
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Re: Rank the Album Openers!

Postby rainybear » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:49 pm

charlesfouret wrote:It depends whether you talk about best song or best opener.
A good opener is not necessarily a great song, but has to be the best choice for opening the album.

For instance, for me NLMDA is obviously a great song, but not necessarily a great opener for MFTM, as it is so different from the rest of the album: it doesn't "announce the colour" for the album. What a disappointment to hear TTYS just behind! :p

At the opposite, IMHO, Black Celebration is really a great opener, it puts directly in the atmosphere of the album. :cool:

Well, when thinking of it that way ("best choice for opening the album") it kind of throws off any hope of a comparison between the opening tracks, as all albums are different - that would require a quite different poll.

I mean just those 14 songs pitted against one another individually.
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Re: Rank the Album Openers!

Postby Freestate147 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:04 am

This is hard...

I ranked them on how they work as the album opener rather than my preferential order. For example I think 'Never Let Me Down Again' is a really better song than 'New Life' but 'New Life' is much better as an album opener.

1. Black Celebration
2. Barrel of a Gun
3. In Chains
4. World in My Eyes
5. A Pain That I'm Used To
6. Going Backwards
7. New Life
8. Welcome to My World
9. Something to Do
10. I Feel You
11. Love in Itself
12. Leave in Silence
13. Never Let Me Down Again
14. Dream On
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Re: Rank the Album Openers!

Postby charlesfouret » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:51 pm

OK let's play:

1. Leave in Silence
2. Barrel of a Gun
3. World in My Eyes
4. Black Celebration
5. Never Let Me Down Again
6. I Feel You
7. Dream On
8. A Pain That I'm Used To
9. Something to Do
10. Going Backwards
11. Welcome to My World
12. In Chains
13. Love in Itself
14. New Life
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Re: Rank the Album Openers!

Postby violatore » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:29 pm

1 World in My Eyes
2 Never Let Me Down Again
3 Black Celebration
4 New Life
5 I Feel You
6 Something to Do
7 Going Backwards
8 In Chains
9 Dream On
10 Welcome to My World
11 Leave in Silence
12 Barrel of a Gun
13 A Pain That I'm Used To
14 Love in Itself
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