Thursday, November 12, 2009

51. Slint - Good Morning, Captain (1991)

The entire rest of Spiderland is just one long build up for this song, one of the greatest closing tracks on any album I've ever heard. Slint were one of the first "post-rock" bands, and this album is the band at it's peak. Full of spoken word verses, sinister sounding bass lines, and of course the sudden explosions of guitars and screaming vocals that the band was so great at, this song encapsulates everything that had preceded it on the album and brought it to it's logical conclusion. Around the 6 minute mark with the first whisper of "I miss you", the song hits it's stride and then explodes into one of the best guitar riffs in indie rock history. Turn it up as loud as possible.

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