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    Cinematic outro.


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    NIN has a ton of excellent openers and closers. So I'll exclude those from this list because they would take up half of it.

    Best Openers:
    "The Suburbs" - Arcade Fire
    "Rich" - The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    "Dog Days are Over" - Florence + the Machine

    Best Closers
    "I Know the End" - Phoebe Bridgers
    "Road to Joy" - Bright Eyes
    "Motion Picture Soundtrack" - Radiohead
    "Something in the Way" - Nirvana

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    Album sequencing has always been huge for me and I used to spend an obscene amount of time in the late 90s / early 00s creating mix CDs and tracking them just so. While these may not be my favorites for openers or closers, they were some of the first that popped into my head.

    OPENERS






    CLOSERS





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    Prick self titled, Communique/Makebelieve

    Everything about those two songs is perfect

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    Some great openers as they represent some sort of mission statement for what's to follow on their respective albums, as opposed to a "this is one of my favorite albums and here are its opener and closer" answer:
















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    FAVORITE OPENERS:





    FAVORITE CLOSERS:


    (yes this is the closer, 'Horse' was a hidden track originally and doesn't count)




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    Quote Originally Posted by r_z View Post
    Some great openers as they represent some sort of mission statement for what's to follow on their respective albums, as opposed to a "this is one of my favorite albums and here are its opener and closer" answer
    Except..., with all due respect, I don't think that's what most of us were doing, here.
    No offense.

    But, this is an NIN forum. And, how many people have listed NIN songs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reznor2112 View Post
    FAVORITE OPENERS:


    Oh, dear god. You sure can't go wrong with that one. I'll see it, though, and, as we sit in the same ballpark, I'll raise you a

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnmotherfucker! View Post
    Oh boy, what a brilliant pick. As an opener, this works ever so well in giving the listener a taste of the controlled chaos that’s to follow. It’s almost a primer for the album as a whole; “Get through these six minutes unscathed and you might just have what it takes to make it to the end of this beast.”

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    one of the hardest intros ever. A bajillion hardcore bands have stolen this formula ever since, and if you've ever seen JJ do this with his Cro-Mags or anyone else cover it, you know the reaction it gets:






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    Opener:


    This is a big ass cinematic style, mostly instrumental intro that starts out sounding a LOT like the intro to Geogaddi, and does an amazing job of setting the tone for this concept album.
    It let's you know that this is "Igor's" story, with the samples repeating "he's coming," "Igor," and "I got my eyes open" in a way that sounds almost like a rhythm instrument.
    Plus, it's just SO fucking groovy.

    Closer:



    And after all the drama of the story, we have this lovely, orgasmic, vulnerable, old school blues song, with Tyler screaming his heart out.

    This is the best album I've heard in a LONG time. The production and story and personality and just, individuality of this thing are unreal. I never expected such genius, heartfelt work out of my favorite "alternative/punk" rapper, but, he apparently had it in him.
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    @BRoswell & @Jon those are SUCH good selections

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    @BRoswell & @Jon those are SUCH good selections
    Thanks! The first actually inspired the second since Low has been covering "Me And Your Mama" on their recent livestreams.

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    OK, two more...

    OPENER


    CLOSER

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    Quote Originally Posted by piggy View Post
    CLOSER
    Oh my. That voice. Garson’s piano. What a stunning closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    Thanks! The first actually inspired the second since Low has been covering "Me And Your Mama" on their recent livestreams.
    WHAT!?!?!? i've gotta hear that, holy shit.

    another couple from me

    opener:
    sons of magdalene • hold on hold still for a second
    glassjaw • black nurse
    boy harsher • lust

    closer:
    sons of magdalene • crows on the eaves of my father's house
    glassjaw • daytona white
    boy harsher • spell

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    OPENER


    CLOSER*

    * I also chose the same album's opening track as the perfect opener ��

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    OPENER


    CLOSER

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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post
    OPENER


    CLOSER
    I’ll add a similar awesome closer.

    Interesting coincidence: Mark Bell produced the album that Björk song is from, as well as this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erneuert View Post
    I’ll add a similar awesome closer.

    Interesting coincidence: Mark Bell produced the album that Björk song is from, as well as this:

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