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These Are The 15 Best Album Closers

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 24 August 2018 at 12.02

Every brilliant album needs a brilliant conclusion and these 15 are lightyears ahead of the rest. 


15. YOUR DEMISE - WORTHLESS
Perhaps a tad leftfield but the everything about the end of 'The Golden Age' is near perfect. A pop-tinged chorus, a meaty riff and appearances from the, then, frontmen of Last Witness, Brutality Will Prevail and Breaking Point make this a celebration of British heaviness unlike any other. 



14. NOTHING,NOWHERE. - NEVERMORE
There's a moment around the 3:10 mark of this modern day classic where the music just washes over you like a tidal wave. It's impossible not to feel overwhelmed by the whole thing and that's what makes nothing,nowhere. so special. 



13. STATE CHAMPS - EASY ENOUGH
On an album that is overflowing with big moments, State Champs saved a bit of gas to see things out with a real heartfelt bang on 'The Finer Things'.



12. FOUR YEAR STRONG - MANIAC
Imagine writing an album so chock full of delicious riffs and still having the hardest in your arsenal ready to go for its conclusion. That's what Four Year Strong achieved on this easycore classic. 



11. ISSUES - REMEMBER WHEN
If you wanna go out in style, get a gospel choir in. Issues did, and it resulted in one of the most surprising moments in nu-metalcore history.



10. THE WONDER YEARS - I JUST WANT TO SELL OUT MY FUNERAL
Borrowing from every song that has come before it, this 7:30 minute epic pays homage to how we got to this point while being a tour de force in its own right. If you don't end with your head in your hands from the sheer weight of this, you aren't listening hard enough. 



09. BRING ME THE HORIZON - THE FOX AND THE WOLF
This is a sharp injection of fury that perfectly compliments the slow burning agony of 'Blessed With A Curse' that has just occured and is made even more brutal with Oli Sykes' throat ripping call of "REVIVE ME" lingering on the brain long after it has slapped you in the face. That's how you finish a modern classic. 



08. GREEN DAY - WHATSHERNAME
'American Idiot' doesn't half take it out of you when you listen to it. Ups, downs, drama, deception, death, you don't get a minute to rest. That's what makes 'Whatshername' so effective though. It's distorted, bumbling nature mixed with the immortal line "forgetting you, but not the time", there are few better moments to pull the curtain down with. 



07. A DAY TO REMEMBER - IF IT MEANS A LOT TO YOU
An acoustic anthem for the ages. The soundtrack to thousands of blossoming love stories. One of the best "la la la" moments ever. The final track on 'Homesick' has it all. IF YOU CAN WAIT TILL I GET HOOOOOOOOOME



06. JIMMY EAT WORLD - 23
Jimmy Eat World have mastered the power of making you feel all the feelings over their 25 year career, yet they reached a whole new level at the tailend of 04's 'Futures'. 7 minutes of floaty strings, building guitars and pure emotion by the bucketload, '23' is the tearstained anthem that an album of such grandeur and depth deserved.



05. FALL OUT BOY - SAVE ROCK AND ROLL
Key change. Elton John. Chorus designed for being screamed from the top of a mountain. It ticks all the boxes for an absolutely epic conclusion. 



04. NECK DEEP - WHERE DO WE GO WHEN WE GO
Neck Deep's 'The Peace And The Panic' at times is a very direct and honest look at dealing with loss. After some pretty hard hitting lyricism from Ben Barlow in previous tracks, having a positivity glazed singalong of this size seeing things out is a perfect way to bring yourself back down to Earth in the most beautiful of manners. 



03. ALL TIME LOW - POPPIN' CHAMPAGNE
Iconic in every single sense of the word. A massive chorus, a devilish attitude and, when it comes to being a single, video that still makes us shake our heads in amazement 10 years on. It has it all. 



02. MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE - FAMOUS LAST WORDS
The curtain coming down on the world's greatest rock opera in the most dramatic of fashions. From the snarling opening to the gorgeous fading conclusion, you're a tougher soul than us if you can make it to the end without shedding a tear. 



01. LINKIN PARK - NUMB
When one of your biggest songs also closes out your album, you know it's something very special indeed. Unbeatable..

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