Favorite Album Side (vinyl)

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Danger Bird
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Favorite Album Side (vinyl)

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Sorry if the subject of favorite album side has been a post before. Didn't see it anywhere. Thought it would be a fun thing to discuss and certainly relevant to anyone who listens to DBT primarily on vinyl. Seems pretty easy at first but its not so easy once you dig a little deeper. For example, Act II Side A of SRO seems like an the obvious winner for me aside from the fact that it contains Cassie's Brother. Anyway, here are my top few:

#1 - Side 1 The Dirty South - Where the Devil Don't Stay, Tornadoes, Day John Henry Died, Puttin' People on the Moon
Every song on that side is a gem to me. I can and do listen to it over and over repeatedly. Near perfection in my book.

#2 - Act II Side B -Souther Rock Opera - Life in the Factory, Shut Up and Get on the Plane, Greenville to Baton Rouge, Angels and Fuselage
Impossibly good.

#3 Side 1 Brighter That Creations Dark - Two Daughters, 3 Dimes Down, Righteous Path, I'm Sorry Huston, Perfect Timing
Im not as big of a BTCD fan as some but these 5 songs together are beautiful. That includes ISH. Fits right in here. Love it.

Honorable Mention Side 3 English Oceans - Natural Light, When Walter Went Crazy, First Air of Autumn, Grand Canyon
Seems like an odd selection at first but there are times when this side is all I want to listen to.

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Re: Favorite Album Side (vinyl)

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#1 - Side D The Dirty South - I think there are better stretches of songs in the band’s discography, but Goddamn Lonely Love is my favorite song ever, and I feel like this is when Isbell (who is still one of my favorite songwriters) really seriously started hitting his stride. Huge sentimentality factor for me there.

#2 - Act I Side B Southern Rock Opera - I’m a sucker for multi-song suites, and Zip City is a top 3 DBT song for me and definitely my favorite Cooley track.

#3 - Side A The Dirty South - I feel bad having TDS take up 2/3 of my top 3, but it’s my favorite album of theirs and Where The Devil Don’t Stay is possibly my favorite opening song, as well as a top tier Cooley track.

Interesting question though, I feel like I could have justified picking about 8 other album sides!
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good thread.

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SRO, Side C:

Let There Be Rock
Road Cases
Women Without Whiskey
Plastic Flowers
Cassie's Brother

Those middle three songs are among the best DBT ever recorded.
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My mp3's don't have "sides" :lol:
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I can't choose. But sides 1 or 4 of TDS, side 1 of DD, or any of SRO's four sides would qualify on any given day.

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Re: Favorite Album Side (vinyl)

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Fun but tough question! Prompted me to take inventory - I'm missing a few that I need to add while I still can.

For me, SRO Act I Side A:

DAYS OF GRADUATION
RONNIE AND NEIL
72 (this highway's mean)
DEAD, DRUNK, AND NAKED
GUITAR MAN UPSTAIRS

Question: Do any DBT albums other than Go-Go Boots have etchings beyond the usual catalog (cataloging rather - whatever the cryptic alpha-numeric character strings are called near the center)?
Side 1 - SHE WAS ALL PROVOCATIVE AND EVERYTHING
Side 2 - UNTIL SHE SAW WHAT I WAS CAPABLE OF
Side 3 - GIVEN THE PROPER AMOUNT OF DARKNESS
Side 4 - SOUNDS GREAT...PRINT IT!

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