songs that shift into lower gear

listening to this song and love the shift at 2m34s

thinking of other examples like “2+2=5” shifting at 2m25s (cute!)

both have a tense build for ~two and a half minutes and then abruptly start in on a different build

I’m sure there are dozens of examples (surely this is not an English rock band phenomenon) but these two come to mind

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Mother of Pearl

If There is Something

Geno

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fuck man does it get any better than the loud parts of Silent Alarm

will report back with any thread-relevant songs i remember but i’m busy listening to ‘Luno’ rn

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ok ok i reckon

this one too, but not as many times

tbh i’m pretty sure this is just Mitski’s impulse to through-compose everything. wish more pop legends did this

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well that hits different now. or maybe the same

also a fantastic example of this structure

one of the more baffling 15-20 seconds i’ve heard in a song happens around 2:12 in Tori Amos’s “Pretty Good Year” with this like very heavy section that sounds nothing like the rest of the song. very memorable if you’ve heard it before

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One of my favorite examples of this sort of thing:

I hoped with each new album that VNV Nation would again rise to the level of Empires. But they never did.

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just hit me -

at ~1:23

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3:13

A bit into higher gear tho the tempo remains.

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