Wednesday, June 2, 2010
TOP 5--TRACK ONES, SIDE ONES: NPR presents a discussion of the greatest opening tracks of all time, which naturally begins with Jack Black and John Cusack's argument on the subject. They go pretty eclectic, hitting on Dylan, Sinatra, Dusty Springfield and Prince, among others. Naturally, they're following this up with closing cuts. I'll offer up "Where The Streets Have No Name" as a top opening track (especially if you look at the first 3 tracks as a unified whole), as well as "The Long Way Around," which sets the theme for Taking The Long Way very effective. As for a closing track, someone suggested "Find The River" off Automatic For The People over on the NPR site, and I'm hard pressed to do better from a contemporary album. I'm sure you have things to offer.
Posted by Matt at 11:03 AM