End Of Album Songs

Deep Cuts: Metallica- Dyers Eve

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The first Metallica album I ever heard was And Justice For All and from that point I was hooked. I was only 4 at the time but, it all made so much sense to me. Throughout the years of me listening to the album, I’ve come to love certain songs a ton. One of which is “Dyers Eve.” The songs lyrics is a rant from Hetfield to his parents and it’s such a poignant rant too. Musically, this song rips. It’s a “thrashterpiece” of epic proportions. Interestingly too, this song was debuted live in 2004, sixteen years after it was recorded, at a show in Los Angeles during the bands 2004 Madly In Anger With The World Tour. Also, as an album closer, what a way to end it on.


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End Of Album Songs: Down- Nothing In Return (Walk Away)

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There are certain songs by my favorite bands that I can’t help but listen to on a constant basis. Some of those songs are played at perfect times of the day or night. On such song that I’ve loved since the day I first heard it is “Nothing In Return (Walk Away)” by Down off their album Down III: Over The Under. This song is epic and beautiful. There’s something so powerful about this song that it gives me chills each and every time. The vocals by Philip H. Anselmo on this song are superb. I have had the opportunity to hear this song live a couple times and it’s been one of the highlights of those Down shows. This is not only one of my all time favorite Down songs, it’s one of my favorite songs ever. As an album closer too, this is just perfect. It’s one of those songs too that when it’s over, you want to start it all over again. What a majestic song!

Down- Nothing In Return (Walk Away):

End Of Album Songs: Queens Of The Stone Age- I Think I Lost My Headache

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The album Rated R by Queens Of The Stone Age is impeccably extraordinary. I still remember hearing this album in the summer of 2000. It was the perfect album for that time and has remained a favorite of mine for many years. One of the things I remember most about the first time I heard this album was the closing song “I Think I Lost My Headache.” The trip of this album is quite a journey that, when you get to this song, it really encapsulates it. Songs like this especially one albums such as Rated R, make a pretty fun and interesting statement.

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End Of Album Songs: Van Halen

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It’s only fitting that today I do a Van Halen article. Eddie Van Halen was a force to be reckoned with on guitar. The impact he had on rock music as well as his influence over the years is astounding. His style of playing and music will most definitely live on forever. While thinking about his legacy yesterday and today as well as listening to a ton of Van Halen albums, I thought why not showcase their end of album songs. Some of these aren’t the best songs the band has but, they were chosen to end the albums for a reason. So let’s get this party started.

On Fire (from Van Halen I):


Beautiful Girls (from Van Halen II):




In A Simple Rhyme (from Women and Children First):


One Foot Out The Door (from Fair Warning):


Happy Trails (from Diver Down):


House Of Pain (from 1984):


Inside (from 5150):


Sucker In A 3 Piece (from OU812):


Top Of The World (from For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge):


Feelin (from Balance):



How Many Say I (from Van Halen III):



Beats Workin (from A Different Kind Of Truth):


End Of Album Songs: Audioslave

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The other day I was talking to a friend about Audioslave. While chatting, I got the urge to skip around and listen to a few of my favorite songs by them. One thing I noticed was, the first few songs I picked also happened to be the last song on each album. So, with that in mind, take a few moments and delve into these really great songs. I truly wish, they would have toured on their third and final album, Revelations. That album is superb. RIP, Chris!

The Last Remaining Light (from Audioslave):

 

 

The Curse (from Out Of Exile):

 

 

Moth (from Revelations):

 

End Of Album Songs: Weezer- Only In Dreams

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Usually when I write about end of album songs, I include all the songs the band has made to end albums with but, on this one I really want to focus on just this one. I’m still to this day floored by how great the ending of Weezer’s debut album (The Blue Album) is. The song “Only In Dreams” is quite possibly one of the best album closers of an album from the 90’s and in general. The middle section and the dynamic shift of the song is truly spectacular. It’s gradual build that hits with that guitar solo is stunning. Plain and simple, this song is EPIC!!! While listening to this song, you can also tell that there is a direct influence to The Pixies which, Weezer has never shied away from. No matter what though, “Only In Dreams” is the type of song you can start your day off with or end your night and it’s just perfect!

 

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End Of Album Songs: Nine Inch Nails

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It’s no secret that I have a deep affinity for Nine Inch Nails. Ever since I first heard the band back in 1990, I’ve been enthralled by what Trent has created. Each album has it’s own unique way of taking you on this journey that is really hard to explain. It’s like you are sucked in to every emotion and ride the wave. That’s part of what makes Nine Inch Nails albums so great. From start to finish and with every listen there is something special about the songs and how the ebb and flow just takes you away. So, take a deeper dive into the end of album songs by Nine Inch Nails.

 
Ringfinger (from Pretty Hate Machine):

 


Suck (from Broken):

 

 
Hurt (from The Downward Spiral):

 

 
Ripe With Decay (from The Fragile):

 

 
Right Where It Belongs (from With Teeth):

 

 
Zero Sum (from Year Zero):

 

 
Demon Seed (from The Slip):

 

 
Black Noise (from Hestitation Marks):

 

 
Burning Bright (Field On Fire) (from Not The Actual Events):

 

 
The Background World (from Add Violence):

 

 
Over and Out (from Bad Witch):

 

End Of Album Songs: Led Zeppelin

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Some of the all time best end of album songs have come from Led Zeppelin. They really knew how to pick best song to end their records. Each and everyone they picked has this perfect element of everything they just gave your from the start of the album. I have my favorites like “How Many More Times,” “When The Levee Breaks,” “The Ocean,” and “Tea For One.” Led Zeppelin were masters of their craft and these songs help to show that.

 

How Many More Times (from Led Zeppelin I):

 
Bring It On Home (from Led Zeppelin II):

 

Hats Off To Roy Harper (from Led Zeppelin III):

 

When The Levee Breaks (from Led Zeppelin IV):

 
The Ocean (from Houses Of The Holy):

 
Sick Again (from Physical Graffiti):

 
Tea For One (from Presence):

 

I’m Gonna Crawl (from In Through The Out Door):

 

 

Wearing and Tearing (from Coda):

 

End Of Album Songs: Deftones

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I’m sure a lot of you have noticed through your music listening experiencing how impactful some bands end of album songs are. Certain bands really have a knack of putting “that” song as the last song and creating a visceral experience. One band I’ve noticed over the years that have really embraced the end of album song is Deftones. Not so much on Adrenaline but from Around The Fur onwards they really know how to end their albums.

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End Of Album Songs: Metallica

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What else is there to say about Metallica that hasn’t already been said? Over the past few days I’ve been on a Metallica kick, and while listening back to all their albums (yes even St. Anger), I noticed how strong their ending songs all are. From their newest, “Spit Out The Bone,” all the way back to “Metal Militia” and probably the best one “The Outlaw Torn,” there is no doubting Metallica knows how to properly end an album.
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