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Introductions, Part I

Introductions, Part I
Created by: eric
Tracks: 19
Length: 01:12:05
Keywords 1. Opening
2. Introductions
3. Favorite
Created on 5/20/06 01:12pm
Level 7
Points 3346
Total visitors 258
Unique visitors 104
description:
Setting the tone for what is yet to come, the opening track is among the most important ones. Thusly, I had the inspiration to pick through my collection and select a few of my favourite album-openers.

Part I of III.

tracklist

1 Ratatat : Seventeen Years
"I've been rapping for about seventeen years"

One of the best album-openers I know of, this song st [...]
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Track 1 from Ratatat
Length: 00:04:26
Year: 2004
Track Description:
"I've been rapping for about seventeen years"

One of the best album-openers I know of, this song starts with a bang, but somehow ends up in uber-mellow land. For an album opener, it sure sounds a lot like an outro.
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2 Aphex Twin : 4
Crossfading this amazing cut with the previous is highly suggested. The frenetic beats on this track make me g [...]
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Track 1 from Richard D. James Album
Length: 00:03:36
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Crossfading this amazing cut with the previous is highly suggested. The frenetic beats on this track make me giddy. Even though it is a 'techno-ish' track, it flows into the next track quite well.

Plus, Aphex is a God.
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3 The Beta Band : Assessment
This song makes it into a lot of my mixes for the simple reason that it makes me smile. Despite the fact that [...]
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Track 1 from Heroes to Zeros
Length: 00:04:34
Year: 2004
Track Description:
This song makes it into a lot of my mixes for the simple reason that it makes me smile. Despite the fact that this album as a whole (Heroes to Zeros) is a bit weak, they sure start with their best foot forward.
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4 The Smashing Pumpkins : Cherub Rock
I had this album on cassette and still, after all these years, it still manages to rocks my socks.
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Track 1 from Siamese Dream
Length: 00:04:57
Year: 1993
Track Description:
I had this album on cassette and still, after all these years, it still manages to rocks my socks.
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5 A Perfect Circle : The Hollow
I still get goosebumps from the drum-roll intro of this song. This is when Maynardo was still larger than life [...]
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Track 1 from Mer De Noms
Length: 00:03:00
Year: 2003
Track Description:
I still get goosebumps from the drum-roll intro of this song. This is when Maynardo was still larger than life. I miss those days. A wonderful way to open a wonderful album.
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6 tool : Stinkfist
Being 14 when I first heard this song, I still think this might just be my favourite album-opener of all time. [...]
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Track 1 from Ænima
Length: 00:05:11
Year: 1996
Track Description:
Being 14 when I first heard this song, I still think this might just be my favourite album-opener of all time.

Placed next to the APC track to emphasize the contrast.
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7 At The Drive-In : Arc Arsenal
A perfect introduction to this awe-inspiring album, ATDI unleashes the fury on this track. Rumor has it, if yo [...]
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Track 1 from Relationship of Command
Length: 00:02:56
Year: 2000
Track Description:
A perfect introduction to this awe-inspiring album, ATDI unleashes the fury on this track. Rumor has it, if you listen to this song loud enough, your eyebrows will catch on fire.

Now THAT is hot.
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8 Botch : Spaim
Guess how many of my mixes this 14-second gem earns itself onto. Hint: LOTS AND LOTS.
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Track 1 from An Anthology of Dead Ends
Length: 00:00:14
Year: 2002
Track Description:
Guess how many of my mixes this 14-second gem earns itself onto. Hint: LOTS AND LOTS.
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9 Mastodon : Blood And Thunder
You can barely hear it, even in headphones, but the bone-crushing distorted bass in the background is soul-sma [...]
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Track 1 from Leviathan
Length: 00:03:48
Year: 2004
Track Description:
You can barely hear it, even in headphones, but the bone-crushing distorted bass in the background is soul-smashing. Fearless. Feirce. HUGE.
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10 Dälek : Spiritual Healing
A purposefully harsh transition of tracks, this song shifts the mix with an awkward grinding of the gears.
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Track 1 from From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots
Length: 00:03:29
Year: 2002
Track Description:
A purposefully harsh transition of tracks, this song shifts the mix with an awkward grinding of the gears.
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11 Wu-Tang Clan : Bring Da' Ruckus
I'd be denying a part of my youth if I didn't include this track.

Wu-Tang (along with the Mixtape [...]
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Track 1 from Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
Length: 00:04:11
Year: 1993
Track Description:
I'd be denying a part of my youth if I didn't include this track.

Wu-Tang (along with the Mixtape Collective) ain't nuthin' to fuck wit'. Represent.
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12 Boom Bip and Dose One : OPEN ( )
A fun little segue to bridge the hip-hop with the low-key. This album rocks my world. If you don't own it, per [...]
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Track 1 from Circle
Length: 00:00:10
Year: 2000
Track Description:
A fun little segue to bridge the hip-hop with the low-key. This album rocks my world. If you don't own it, perhaps you should look into purchasing it.
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13 Van Morrison : And It Stoned Me
Last Summer, driving around the family farm in the beat-up Chevy, he explained the dark secret of this song. S [...]
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Track 1 from Moondance
Length: 00:04:34
Year: 1970
Track Description:
Last Summer, driving around the family farm in the beat-up Chevy, he explained the dark secret of this song. Seriously, go to urbandictionary.com and look up 'jelly roll' -- insane.
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14 Pinback : Non Photo-Blue
This song is almost hypnotizing. I once listened to this album three times in a row before I realized it was o [...]
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Track 1 from Summer in Abaddon
Length: 00:03:43
Year: 2004
Track Description:
This song is almost hypnotizing. I once listened to this album three times in a row before I realized it was on repeat. That says a lot.
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15 American Analog Set : Weather Report
One word: Lush. This was the first AmAnSet song that I'd ever heard and I instantly fell in love with the band [...]
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Track 1 from The Golden Band
Length: 00:02:52
Year: 1999
Track Description:
One word: Lush. This was the first AmAnSet song that I'd ever heard and I instantly fell in love with the band. It doesn't get more smooth than this.
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16 Karate : Original Spies
Despite the fact that this song is at least twice as long as it needs to be and eats over 6.5 minutes of my mi [...]
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Track 1 from Some Boots
Length: 00:06:48
Year: 2000
Track Description:
Despite the fact that this song is at least twice as long as it needs to be and eats over 6.5 minutes of my mix, I'll still include it -- it's just that good.
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17 Cat Power : The Greatest
I want to spoon with her voice.
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Track 1 from The Greatest
Length: 00:03:22
Year: 2006
Track Description:
I want to spoon with her voice.
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18 Elliot Smith : Speed Trials
Any man who ends his own life by driving a knife into his own heart is a-okay in my book. That takes dedicatio [...]
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Track 1 from Either / Or
Length: 00:03:01
Year: 1998
Track Description:
Any man who ends his own life by driving a knife into his own heart is a-okay in my book. That takes dedication; I can respect that.
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19 Air : La Femme D'Argent
Sexy. That's all I got. Sexy.
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Track 1 from Moon Safari
Length: 00:07:13
Year: 1998
Track Description:
Sexy. That's all I got. Sexy.
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"seventeen years" is a brutal opener for this mix (or any, for that matter) but i think "stinkfist" and "bring the ruckus" are highlights. nice concept.
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