Killer Openers

Posted: May 10, 2011 in Etc.

Since this is the opening post for my new site, I thought I’d get the ball rolling with a selection of my favourite opening album tracks. I’m not including those little 1 minute prologues that can appear (Union Black and No World for Tomorrow both feature such a quirk). No, I’m talking about those killer tracks that have been specifically chosen to get the party going, whether they’re the first thing you hear or the first full-length composition. Either way, these are some of my favourite songs ever, and I guess that in itself has something to do with why they were placed where you find them on the album… So, in no particular order:

Your Betrayal (Fever) – Bullet for my Valentine

Star (Saudades de Rock) – Extreme

Warning (Union Black) – Skindred

No World for Tomorrow (Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow) – Coheed and Cambria

Ghost (Slash) – Slash and Ian Astbury

Bleed American/Salt Sweat Sugar (Bleed American) – Jimmy Eat World

Smash and Grab (Four On The Floor) – Juliette and the Licks

What are yours?

(By the way, this site will now consolidate my old two: Every Day’s An Adventure and Notes On A Scandal)

  1. Joey says:

    The only one I know, and definitely agree with, is Jimmy Eat World’s “Bleed American”.
    I would add:
    Bullets (Weathered) – Creed
    Shindou Kaku (Sol-Fa) – Asian Kung Fu Generation
    Faster (Out of the Vein) – Third Eye Blind
    Cochise (Audioslave) – Audioslave
    Eye of the Storm (About a Burning Fire) – Blindside
    Caught a Glimpse (Silence) – Blindside
    Set it Off (Satellite) – P.O.D.
    I’m so sick (Flyleaf) – Flyleaf
    Believe (Cocoon Crash) – K’s Choice

    … But there are so many…!!!!

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