"SAVE THE LAST FOR WORST"...
What we have come to call the phenomenon ~ where a good album has no filler ~ almost ~ till the last track...
And one that I have now noticed a fourth time in particular (though there could certainly be countless other examples..)
Because if you HAVE to put it on the album, that s the best place to put it, isn t it?
So you can enjoy the (almost) full album, and when you reach the last track you don t care for, you can just stop... so no major harm done.
- From 2009 s brilliant "Foot Of The Mountain" (a-ha): "Start the Simulator".
(which, because it was last, didn t stop it from becoming Album of the Year.)
- From 2013 s masterpiece "Electric" (Pet Shop Boys): "Vocal".
(same ~ because it was last, didn t stop it from becoming Album of the Year.)
- From the new best-in-decades-for-them album "The Neon" (Erasure): "Kid You re Not Alone".
- From the brand new up-to-quality-standard album "Point" (Yello): "Siren Singing".