why you have to make me choose. These 2 songs and "I don't want to let you go" are my favorite album closers.
I'm still going to have to say Only In Dreams though. The build up, and then the drum fill before the end solo is amazing.
every time i hear only in dreams i have a religious flashback and a a-sexual orgasm
so i pick OID
Only in Dreams. By far more epic. The musical build up and freak out that closes the song inspires so much emotion alone. It's the instrumental equivalent of "As if I could live on words and dreams and a million screams. Oh, how I need a hand in mine to feel". Interesting that people here don't find the lyrics relatable since I always found them to be.
The Angel and The One is the best album closer since Butterfly (just squeaking by O Girlfriend) however, and definitely one of Weezer's best. Would love to have had a solo in this one but it's still an amazing track as it is.
Oh and this below. Although I can accept a vacuous pop number for a lead single if it means that the focus of the album is placed on songs like Pig, Angel, Sweeney, Prettiest Girl, and so on.
James Stockwell (Jamekae) said:
As much as I love The Angel and the One, I'm going to have to go with Only in Dreams.
But I do want to say that The Angel and the One is precisely the type of songwriting Weezer should be attempting at this point in their career, not little vacuous pop numbers that Rivers can churn out in a day. The Angel and the One is phenomenal and it along with Pig should be the template for the scale of ambition, creativity and maturity in future Weezer output.