Again, a personal list of album openers I frequently listen to.
Achtung Baby - Zoo Station (U2, 1991)
Battle Studies - Heartbreak Warfare (John Mayer, 2009)
Build a Rocket Boys! - The Birds (Elbow, 2011)
catholic - Able (Gavin Friday, 2011)
Let It Bleed - Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones, 1969)
High Flying Birds - Everybody's On The Run (Noel Gallagher, 2011)
Only By The Night - Closer (Kings of Leon, 2008)
Progress - The Flood (Take That, 2010)
Torches - Helena Beat (Foster The People, 2011)
The Unforgettable Fire - A Sort of Homecoming (U2, 1984)
Waking Up - Made For You (OneRepublic, 2009)
Zooropa - Zooropa (U2, 1993)
- ordered by album title -
I really toyed with Smells Like Teen Spirit for my list. One of the few that just missed out. We both agree on London Calling though
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Any more lists?
Most over/under rated artists of all time?
However that maybe is different per country.
My top few album openers in no order:
Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
London Calling - The Clash
Hells Bells - AC/DC
I Wannabe Adored - The Stone Roses
Blinded by the Light - Bruce Springsteen
Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin (putting the vinyl on and hearing that blast out for the first time in 69 would have blown your mind)
Baba O'Riley - The Who
Round Here - Counting Crows
Hotel California - Eagles
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel (perhaps the greatest?)
More Than A Feeling - Boston
Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
My top album closers:
1. A Day in the Life - The Beatles (nothing ever has or ever will get close to this song)
Brain Damage>Eclipse - Pink Floyd
New York City Serenade - Bruce Springsteen
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
same of mine the first 2 openers .. and great pair of closers indeed .. but as you've named a Bruce' one .. what about Jungleland?