The randomization of my playlist put Supertramp's "Hide In Your Shell" (from the album Crime of the Century) and Radiohead's "Let Down" (from the album Ok Computer) one after the other. Those two tracks are in my playlist because of their intensity crescendo.
The structure of these songs goes from a timid/shy start to a powerful musical finale. It's noteworthy that both have their intensity resetted at some point, only to go further in intensity. Also, the notes that gain intensity are mostly the same, round after round.
Are there other rock songs with such a similar sound structure? Which ones?
- I listen to music, I'm not a musician and I don't know the musical terminology. If you can put a name on what I call "intensity" based on the examples I gave, I welcome it.
- Rock is vast and the songs must be related one way or another to rock. This is mostly to exclude electronic/pop/rap-only songs.
- The song doesn't have to have been released as a single. For instance, I couldn't find any evidence that Radiohead's "Let Down" was released as a single (even though there was an unreleased video, yup, I did my search).
- This asks specifically for songs (not tracks), as the voice brings an important part of the melody.
- If a limit is needed, let's stick to the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (no matter which year's).
I know this question is probably going against the rule "Questions with too many possible answers or that would require an extremely long answer". I don't know if it actually is. I only hope the list is still rather small and manageable. ;)