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Probably not a great description, but i'm thinking of when LP's and Cd's had Side A and Side B. Albums that were really strong on one side and not on the other.

One that comes to mind for me is The Dark by Metal Church. The first side is outstanding, the title track is good and then the rest of the second side is a huge letdown IMO...

Others?

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18 Oct 2018, 20:59
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the first example that springs to mind:

the 1990 self-titled Trouble album.

Side 1: At the end of my days / The Wolf / Psychotic Reaction / A Sinner's fame / The Misery Shows

at this point, this record is on par with any of the classics from 1986....this is almost worthy of "Master of Puppets" status.

But then the floor drops out....and quickly. side 2 is comrpised of filler after filler, with only 'Heaven on my Mind" being of supreme quality. Such a shame...

(Of course, they would proceed to create their magnum opus 2 years later, with the masterwork known as "Manic Frustration".)


18 Oct 2018, 21:19
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the first example that springs to mind:

the 1990 self-titled Trouble album.

Side 1: At the end of my days / The Wolf / Psychotic Reaction / A Sinner's fame / The Misery Shows

at this point, this record is on par with any of the classics from 1986....this is almost worthy of "Master of Puppets" status.

But then the floor drops out....and quickly. side 2 is comrpised of filler after filler, with only 'Heaven on my Mind" being of supreme quality. Such a shame...

(Of course, they would proceed to create their magnum opus 2 years later, with the masterwork known as "Manic Frustration".)

Really? I think it’s anazing the whole way through with the final track All is Forgiven being one of the best songs on the album. Top 5 all time album for me.


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Not metal, but this is Radiohead's Kid A album for me. Halfway through, they became "new Radiohead". The one after it (Amnesiac, I think?) kept going the same way, and they lost me.

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The second side of the Unforgettable Fire is magic. First side average to below average.

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Rocky Dennis wrote:
The second side of the Unforgettable Fire is magic. First side average to below average.


I like A Sort of Homecoming, Bad, and the title track. I never need to hear Pride again.

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19 Oct 2018, 02:27
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Rush - Moving Pictures.

Side A is all great. On side B, I love Witch Hunt, but I never cared for The Camera Eye, and Vital Signs is just okay.

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SoundMaster wrote:
the first example that springs to mind:

the 1990 self-titled Trouble album.

Side 1: At the end of my days / The Wolf / Psychotic Reaction / A Sinner's fame / The Misery Shows

at this point, this record is on par with any of the classics from 1986....this is almost worthy of "Master of Puppets" status.

But then the floor drops out....and quickly. side 2 is comrpised of filler after filler, with only 'Heaven on my Mind" being of supreme quality. Such a shame...

(Of course, they would proceed to create their magnum opus 2 years later, with the masterwork known as "Manic Frustration".)

Really? I think it’s anazing the whole way through with the final track All is Forgiven being one of the best songs on the album. Top 5 all time album for me.


Trouble 1990 Def American release = perfection
All killer no filler

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19 Oct 2018, 02:56
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Bethlehem - Mein Weg

I love the first half but the second half bores me for the most part. It's actually closer to their dark metal days I guess, but the songs just aren't that good.


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oh you're talking about basically every megadeth album since countdown to extinction?

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19 Oct 2018, 10:13
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Half good would be generous for some of them...


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SoundMaster wrote:
the first example that springs to mind:

the 1990 self-titled Trouble album.

Side 1: At the end of my days / The Wolf / Psychotic Reaction / A Sinner's fame / The Misery Shows

at this point, this record is on par with any of the classics from 1986....this is almost worthy of "Master of Puppets" status.

But then the floor drops out....and quickly. side 2 is comrpised of filler after filler, with only 'Heaven on my Mind" being of supreme quality. Such a shame...

(Of course, they would proceed to create their magnum opus 2 years later, with the masterwork known as "Manic Frustration".)


I could not disagree more. The s/t is killer front to back and Manic Frustration is an inconsistent mess of a record.

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Feast of Noise wrote:
Half good would be generous for some of them...

probably :lol:

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Rook wrote:
oh you're talking about basically every megadeth album since countdown to extinction?



Feast of Noise wrote:
Half good would be generous for some of them...



Megadeth's recent pattern is to have around 2 good songs on each album.

It's like mining. Dig the ore, extract the useful minerals, discard the tailings.

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I have to say, Side 2 of Moving Pictures rules hard, sorry Speelie :cheers:

Again not a metal pick, but Side 2 of Bowie's Low album is a letdown after the first side.

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The last 8 megadeths.

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SoundMaster wrote:
the first example that springs to mind:

the 1990 self-titled Trouble album.

Side 1: At the end of my days / The Wolf / Psychotic Reaction / A Sinner's fame / The Misery Shows

at this point, this record is on par with any of the classics from 1986....this is almost worthy of "Master of Puppets" status.

But then the floor drops out....and quickly. side 2 is comrpised of filler after filler, with only 'Heaven on my Mind" being of supreme quality. Such a shame...

(Of course, they would proceed to create their magnum opus 2 years later, with the masterwork known as "Manic Frustration".)



Wow!! This is my favorite album ever made. "RIP", "Heaven On My Mind", "All Is Forgiven" and "Black Shapes Of Doom" are great songs


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