Thursday, February 21, 2008


What's the best song on your favorite album? And what is the best song on the best album? (Or best albums, if you can't settle on a single one).

Not to put too fine a point on it
Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet


Jeff said...

a) "Sparkle" - Live (from The Distance to Here)

b) Clearly, one of the many spectacular tracks off Unexpectedly Sober's debut, Obligatory and Futile.

...but barring that, here are answers to the numerous questions this could be asking:

Best song on best album of all time: "Fake Plastic Trees" (Radiohead, The Bends)

Best song on best album in my collection, compilations not included: "Airport Song" (Guster, Goldfly, it gets no hype but it's an awesome album)

Best song on best CD in my collection: "A Design For Life" (Manic Street Preachers, Forever Delayed: The Greatest Hits)

Mike said...

Wow, this question is way too hard to answer - I would have no clue how to choose either my favorite album or the best album, as it fluctuates so frequently in my mind. So I'll just do a pseudo-random list:

- Best song on my favorite album of 2007: "Slow Show" (the National, Boxer)

- Best song on my favorite album growing up: "The Unforgiven" (Metallica, Metallica)

- Best song on one of the best albums that has gotten some recent re-exposure due its tenth anniversary: "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" (Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)

- Best song on Radiohead's best album (just to refute Jeff): "Lucky" (OK Computer) (and incidentally Jeff, how can you possibly not own The Bends?)

- Best song on the best concept album no one realizes is a concept album (again, to refute Jeff): "Getting Even" (Guster, Goldfly)

- Best song on Rolling Stone's #1 album: "A Day in the Life" (the Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

Jeff said...

Danielle has The Bends so I don't really need it. I think it's superior to OK Computer because it's a little more grounded, but I'm not a big fan of spaceman stuff. I can see the argument for OK Computer too.

And I kind of wavered between Getting Even, Airport Song, and Rocketship. You could really go either way.

Hilariously, I thought of "A Day In The Life" as well... I also thought of picking "Comfortably Numb" too.

patric said...

"bird house in your soul" on they might be giants "flood".

end of discussion. ;-)

Ben said...

I'm gonna go with a unique genre: Songs From Awesome Albums By Obscure Bands That Ben Discovered Which Subsequently Broke Up, Bands Which Only Mike and Jeff Would Also Have Heard Of.....But Which I Would Be Willing To Burn For You On A Mix CD.

"She's Lyin'" - Robert Barnes Band, 40 Weeks

"Northshore" or maybe "134 (Maybe In Heaven" - SpencerAcuff, Chasing Windmills

"Still Life" - J. Tomas Band, The Ol' Hotfoot

"Kick" - Gone Again, The Gravity of Seconds

And slightly less obscure

"Collide" - Jars of Clay, If I Left The Zoo