In praise of the climax of ‘Let It Bleed’

Two great songs one after another could be considered a coincidence, but three in a row is something quite special. Inspired by a post on Reddit, we’ve been wondering what the best three-song streak in the history of albums is? Reddit user ‘ghost_of_lectricity’ kicked things off by suggesting that it could be either ‘Kid A’, ‘The National Anthem’ and ‘How to Disappear Completely’ from Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ or ‘Gates of Eden’, ‘It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)’ followed by ‘It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue’ from Bob Dylan’s ‘Bringing It All Back Home’.

Both worthy choices, and there’s plenty of options that immediately spring to mind. That bit on ‘Sound Of Silver’ where LCD Soundsystem casually follow the hilarious punk blast of ‘North American Scum’ with the two best songs of the last decade: ‘Someone Great’ and ‘All My Friends’ for example. However, my absolute favourite trio is probably the climax of The Rolling Stones’ 1969 classic ‘Let It Bleed’.

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