So I just posted a thread that was supposed to be this thread and turned out to be about something entirely else.
It started with me saying I love the way Offspring craft their albums to be entire pieces of art and how I respect that.
If you could make an 'epic' album of sorts, of the songs that even though Offspring albums are very good to listen to from start to finish in the intended order, which I usually do, we all know there are songs that we want to skip TO. Because they just touch us in a way that the other songs do not, as much as we still like them all (or most of them anyway).
So I was wondering, what would your list for an 'epic' album be, where every song is a song you'd usually want to skip to or repeat. And, in what order would you place them so that they make up an album where the songs fit nicely together as an album?
I was thinking about this and came up with a list of songs I'd wish to include, and I've had difficulty, not in choosing the songs, but in ordering them. The biggest issues I've had is that I don't want to start the album with a song that starts an Offspring album because then I'd be expecting to hear the album in order, and likewise with the ending. Having said that, 'starting' songs and 'ending' songs of Offspring albums really do suit where they are situated on the albums. So I've started with Jennifer Lost The War and ended in Forever & A Day even though I'd prefer not to, just because I don't really know where else I'd place them.
Here is what I've done so far. I'm still not entirely happy with the order, but I thought I'd get your suggestions. Please tell me which songs you would include and what order you'd put them in. Also please note that I haven't included some awesome songs (eg. Dirty Magic) just because the idea of this epic album is that they're all the more fast-paced tracks and that playing the album from start to finish there will be no slower points or changes in mood.
Jennifer Lost The War
Staring At The Sun
Come Out & Play
Meaning Of Life
All I Want
The Kids Aren't Alright
End Of The Line
Stuff Is Messed Up (Shit Is Fucked Up)
Dividing By Zero
Slim Pickens Does The Right Thing And Rides The Bomb To Hell
Forever & A Day