Top 10 Album Segues

There is something greatly satisfying about hearing a track blend seamlessly into the next on an album. It can sonically transport you from one mood to another like an orchestral symphony would, it gives an album continuity. Pink Floyd were the first to begin implementing the segue to tie together entire albums (see ‘The Wall’ and ‘Dark Side of the Moon’) However this pleasing feature is in grave danger, the once linear motion of a vinyl demanded that you listen to a record from start to finish in the way the artist intended, which is becoming increasingly difficult: shuffle buttons (helping to deteriorate attention spans since 2005) have folk shaking their iPods like TicTacs, and advertisements inviting you to become an asthma hamster for ‘flu-camp’ are littered in amongst your albums on streaming services; usually at the track-segueing moment…

…Anyway, rant over, check out my top 10 album track segues below. Which tracks and albums switch your shuffle off? What are your favourites? Let me know on Twitter with the hashtag #SaveTheAlbumSegue

10 Mumford & Sons Babel – ‘Babel’ into ‘Whispers in the Dark’

9   Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday – ‘You Know We Can’t Go Back’ into ‘Ballad Of The              Mighty I’

8   Glasvegas Euphoric Heartbreak – ‘Pain Pain, Never Again’ into ‘The World Is Yours’

7   Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, m.A.A.d City – ‘Sherane’ into ‘Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe’

6   David Bowie Pinups – ‘Rosalyn’ into ‘Here Comes The Night’

5   Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City – ‘Diane Young’ into ‘Don’t Lie’

4   Outkast The Love Below – ‘The Love Below (Intro)’ into ‘Love Hater’

3     Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow – ‘Whenever, Wherever’ into ‘Luna’

2    Arcade Fire Funeral – ‘Haiti’ into ‘Rebellion (Lies)’

1   Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon – ‘Money’ into ‘Us and Them’

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