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Old 12-18-2005, 06:09 PM   #1
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most perfect opening three tracks to an album

I humbly present:

Neil Young with
'Tell Me Why'
'After The Goldrush'
'Only Love Can Break Your Heart'

The Stone Roses with
'I Wanna Be Adored'
'She Bangs The Drums'
'Waterfall'

Blur with
'Beetlebum'
'Song 2'
'Country Sad Ballad Man'

Belle & Sebastian with
'The State I Am In'
'Expectations'
'She's Losing It'

Radiohead with
'Airbag'
'Paranoid Android'
'Subterannean Homesick Alien'
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:16 PM   #2
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Not forgetting:

Manic Street Preachers with
'Yes'
'ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart'
'Of Walking Abortion'

and

The Smiths with
'The Queen Is Dead'
'Frankly Mr Shankly'
'I Know It's Over'
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:22 PM   #3
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Van Morrison with

"And it Stoned Me"
"Moondance"
"Caravan"

Bruce Springsteen With
"Thunder Road"
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
"Night"

Ramones with
"Blitzkrieg Bop"
"Beat on the Brat"
"Judy is a Punk"

(Let's get it out of the way)
U2 with
"Where the Streets Have no Name"
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
"With or Without You"

The Clash
"Janie Jones"
"Remote Control"
"I'm So Bored With the USA"
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U2 with
"Where the Streets Have no Name"
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
"With or Without You"
I know people like to avoid U2 fanaticism in this forum, but an exception might have to be made this time.
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:18 PM   #5
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When I saw the thread title I immediately thought...

U2 - POP
Discotheque
Do You Feel Loved
Mofo

...although one might argue that Mofo could have been a more explosive opener.

But the Joshua Tree is definitely up there!
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I can't think of anything to top the Holy Trinity opening The Joshua Tree, but Crowded House's first album's beginning series of Mean To Me/World Where You Live/Now We're Getting Somewhere is pretty amazing.
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Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days

"On Your Wings"
"Naked As We Came"
"Cinder & Smoke"

and don't know how this could get overlooked...

"Everything In Its Right Place"
"Kid A"
"The National Anthem"

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don't know how this could get overlooked...

"Everything In Its Right Place"
"Kid A"
"The National Anthem"




How about...

PEARL JAM - TEN
Once
Evenflow
Alive
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The Stones - Exile on Main St.
1. Rocks off
2. Rip this joint
3. Shake your hips

The Clash - london Calling
1. London Calling
2. Brand New Cadillac
3. Jimmy Jazz

Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
1. Cherub Rock
2. Quiet
3. Today
(4. Hummer!!!)

Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
1. Intro
2. Joining a Fanclub
3. Sabrina, Paste, and Plato

The Beatles - Sgt Peppers
1. Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band
2. With a little help from my friends
3. Lucy in the sky
(4. getting better!!!)

radiohead - the bends
1. planet telex
2. the bends
3. high and dry
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off the top of my head, my personal faves:

Radiohead - Kid A
U2- War
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Daft Punk - Discovery
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FOO FIGHTERS - THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE
Stacked Actors
Breakout
Learn To Fly

GREEN DAY - AMERICAN IDIOT
American Idiot
Jesus Of Suburbia
Holiday
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off the top of my head, my personal faves:

Radiohead - Kid A
U2- War
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Daft Punk - Discovery
oh yeah!!!!
that daft punk album starts out pretty fucking hot!
good call.
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I really like how Radiohead mix their tracks, especially the openings. My top three:

Radiohead - Kid A (the best collection of blips and bleeps ever)
Radiohead - The Bends
U2 - Pop
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i agree whole heartedly with Daft Punk's "Discovery".

Radiohead - Amnesiac
Blur - The Great Escape
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Average White Band - Average White Band
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I was about to put Grace on my list, but opted not to since both Dream Brother and Lover You Should Have Come Over are not the first 3 tracks...however, Last Goodbye is one of the most perfect songs ever written.
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