But wait, then you get to their last song, and its a long, epic, ballad that's not really marketable, but holy shitballs awesome. Like, I lied, *that* is their best song, and I would even put it on the top 10 songs of all time. Its that good.
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First song - fades in with wind ... last song - fades out with wind ... so i f you let the cd replay, its not quite continuous, but still flows.
In between, trying to alternate the overall sound/feel of the songs - as half of them are mostly acoustic guitar, I try not to start two songs in a row with a similar sound, so throw an electric song between them, or a song that starts out wiht 'full band' rather than guitar-only.
My thought with my recent album was to make sure the first song was one of the best songs on the album, and one that set the tone for the entire album. I always tried to have different vibes from track to next track. I waited for the 5th song to put the track I was most unsure about, that way I was sure there were 4 solid songs before that track. And I say I was unsure not because I thought it was a bad song by any means, but it was definitely the song that didn'the fit the overall vibe of the album holistically. I also tried to make the last song one of the best.
If you're really interested, the album is linked in my signature. And I did put a ton of time into getting the track order that is in the final production.
EDIT: Since my signature isn't showing for some weird reason, here is the album URL - forrest MASH - Lost Without A Shepherd (Full Album)
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Didn't read all the posts, but I'm fairly certain that, overall, the most popular track is usually 3rd on the album. Putting the best track first would be the second most popular method, though I was never a fan of that route. Third or fourth, in my opinion. Gotta have the slower/ballad last or at least near the end.
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