🪐 AOTY’S FAVORITE ALBUM CLOSERS 🪐

I thought it would be fun to make a list where users on this site can share their favorite closing track of an album. Just submit your response below, and I will credit. It’s also ranked by most submitted to least submitted.
IB: toasterqueen12 and n o s t a l g i a

Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy
100
redbded’s pick: Glitter

Although this might not technically be the album closer, to my eyes it is. This is my favorite Tyler song, and one of my favorite songs period. I will also mention Mortal Man, Galaxy In Janaki, Hacker, ARE WE STILL FREINDS?, Like Antennas to Heaven..., Jungle, BMT, New Person, Same Old Mistakes, Bury Me In Gold, 30, Bound 2, Apple Pie, Cellophane, Cyber Stockholm Syndrome, Motion Picture Soundtrack, On I Go, and Rhinestone Cowboy.
Death Grips - The Money Store
93
One of RakkSmells, redbded’s and JayCrackers’ pick: Hacker

A truly phenomenal DG track. A full on banger.
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
100
One of RakkSmells and redbded’s picks: Galaxy In Janaki

Probably one of my favorite tracks on the album, and it’s just one of my favorite electronic tracks ever.
Tyler, the Creator - IGOR
99
basrdhim‘s, Basic_Garci’s, and one of redbded’s pick: ARE WE STILL FREINDS?

What a way to finish an album The rising intensity of the track combined with Tyler’s begging for forgiveness is just so compelling.
Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
94
andiov’s and one of redbded’s picks: Bury Me In Gold

A phenomenal, southern, jazzy, and amazing cut from KRIT. Such an amazing send off to the album.
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
100
aadeel’s, one of ConcreteCastles’ and YessYessYess’, and formerly redbded’s pick: Mortal Man

What a closer man, that interview with Pac is crazy, and how the poem gets bigger and bigger throughout the album and than finishes at the end is just genius in my eyes. When Kendrick says Pac? Pac? I get full on chills.
Radiohead - Kid A
97
ElectricMess’ and one of redbded’s picks: Motion Picture Soundtrack

Absolutely stunning. The chimes (I think they are chimes)at the end are beautifully placed, and Thom’s performance on this one is just perfect.
FKA twigs - MAGDALENE
85
JulianaFajardo’s and one of redbded’s picks: Cellophane

Such a beautiful song. fka twigs’ vocal performance on this one is absolutely mind blowing.
Slint - Spiderland
88
DarthSenate66’s, Doofy’s, and one of JayCracker’s picks: Good Morning, Captain

I haven’t reviewed this album yet but I can proudly say that Good Morning, Captain is a monster of an ending. It’s pretty chilling.

After reviewing this album and relistening to it, Good Morning, Captain is the perfect way to end off Spiderland with a bang. The I MISS YOU! at the end makes me shiver down my spine.
Swans - To Be Kind
music is col’s, FleetwoodGrips is Online’s, and dominic’s pick: To Be Kind

I need to relisten to this one and truly give my thoughts on it, but it’s a great track.

dominic also picks:
Ducter by black midi
Alvin Row by Animal Collective
Road To Nowhere by Talking Heads
Ian Curtis Wishlist by Xiu Xiu
Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
JayCracker’s and n o s t a l g I a’s pick: Earthmover

-JayCrackers also mentions:
-Like Antennas to Heaven... by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
-Hacker by Death Grips
-Glory Box by Portishead
-Good Morning, Captain by Slint
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
DoubleZ’s and JustSomeGuy’s pick: A Day In The Life
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
500 of you f*ckers’ pick: From The Morning
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
88
Majoris’ pick: Scenario

EDIT: After fully listening to this project, I can say that Senario raps up this album so perfectly.

It’s a banger I cannot lie
The Beatles - The Beatles
Melancoholic’s pick: Good Night
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
100
KIDSWITHGUNs’ favorite album closer: BaBopByeYa

What a great pick. This closer is filled with so much personality, insane vocals, and beautiful orchestration I just have to love it.
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
Flamingooooo’s pick: Sister Ray
Poppy - I Disagree
78
TreyLikesBands’ pick: Don’t Go Outside

It’s a great closer with some really interesting vocals from Poppy.
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
TheTourist90’s pick: Impossible Soul
Mastodon - Crack The Skye
Stankysauce’s pick: The Last Baron
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
GREEN JIMPY’S pick: Freedom

GREEN JIMPY also mentions:
-Soldier Side by System of a Down
-Scream by Black Flag
-Ace by Descendents and Damage, Inc. by Metallica
The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
91
pizzagrande’s pick: My Warm Blood

A very eerie ending to a project, and the fact that this song might be about someone’s blood pouring out of their body is crazy to me.
death's dynamic shroud.wmv - I'll Try Living Like This
MothaOfMotha12’s pick: Nan Kwaench'ant'ago Tto Usŭmyŏ Good Bye" (난 괜찮다고 또 웃으며 Good Bye)
Ichiko Aoba - 0
im a new man’s pick: いきのこり●ぼくら or Ikinokori●Bokura
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
ConcreteCastles’ pick: Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
92
oh’s pick: Brother Sport

It’s a super good ending ngl
mewithoutYou - [A→B] Life
CLJesse’s pick: The Cure For Pain
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
jules’ pick: The Suburbs (Continued)
Fishmans - 98.12.28 男達の別れ (98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare)
D o o r — k u n’s pick: Long Season

D o o r — k u n also mentions:
-Videotape by Radiohead
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
81
marvelgaryen’s pick: DUCKWORTH.

I like this track, but for me it just doesn’t come close to Mortal Man and Compton as closers.
Beach House - Depression Cherry
squelch’s pick: Days of Candy
Eclipse - Monumentum
Docky’s pick: Black Rain
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn
Vote Him Out’s pick: I Know
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
shenalg01’s pick: DontGetIt
Daft Punk - Discovery
92
Malneezy’s pick: Too Long

It’s a great closer but ironically, it’s a bit too long for me
Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve
88
Doofly’s pick: Three Man Weave

Rest In Peace Groggs.
Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
Jaronmeister’s pick: This Place Must Be Nice
Radiohead - The Bends
AndreManfre93‘s pick: Street Spirit (Fade Out)
The Doors - The Doors
HoodieBraden’s pick: The End
Rich Brian - Amen
TomBejoy’s pick: Arizona
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
88
Zach’s pick: Two Headed Boy Pt. 2

Zach also mentions:
-Providence by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
-Hold On Magnolia by Songs: Ohia
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
GelatoM0’s pick: Re: Stacks
Porter Robinson - Worlds
@SMTCubes' pick: Goodbye To A World
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
99
BobShoeMusicMan’s pick: Saint Pablo

He also mentions:
-Last Call from TCD
-Compton from Good Kid Maad City
-Ben's my Friend from Benji.
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1mo
you come out your shit is gone
2mo
I was thinking about this a lot until i remembered Fishmans - Long Season (Live)
and honestly there's lots of other great closers but that is just on another level musically and contextually
4mo
For me, it's gotta be "After Hours" off of the Velvet Underground's self-titled 3rd record. Just a very pretty, well-written, simple little acoustic song that does a great job of putting the album to bed.

If I had to choose a 2nd place winner, it'd be "Rock n' Roll Suicide" from "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"
5mo
gotta be ‘a day in the life’ from sgt. peppers for me :)
6mo
Piano Burning from There Existed An Addiction to Blood
i'm funny
7mo
I’d say the 3 best closers on a record have to be off of TPAB, IAOTS, and LYSF.
8mo
Saint Pablo from The Life of Pablo. Also Last Call from TCD, Compton from Good Kid Maad City, and Ben's my Friend from Benji.
9mo
Worlds by Porter Robinson and Goodbye To A World, probably
9mo
thx!
9mo
nice list! :)
11mo
I mean Mortal Man is hard to beat. I really like the closer of Illinois though even though its an instrumental. Nice list!
12mo
U guys can tell me if u don’t want glitter to be my pick, I just love it too much for it not to be on here, and in my eyes, enjoy rn today is more of an epilogue to the album, like credits to a movie for me.
12mo
From The Morning off Nick Drake's Pink Moon
12mo
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