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Track Four Theorem
« on: May 14, 2023, 09:30:17 PM »
Was this a thing when you were growing up, did it exist in your area?

Overview of said theorem:
Any album worth its salt needs to have an absolute banger for track 4; that’s the track that holds your attention and makes you decide whether or not to keep listening. All good bands know this!
The theorem also extends to mix tapes: track 4 is what the homies are anticipating, it’s where you blow their minds with a new band/ release (or did so back in the day). Track four theorem is not concerned with genres, it is universal.
There are good albums without a smoking track 4, but there are NO bad albums with a banging track 4, it goes against the laws of physics/ said theorem. Post your fave track 4 songs (from your favourite albums) in this thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mGfB5lbK-w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uH5AhFh8UI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PyvU9iSq50


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Re: Track Four Theorem
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2023, 01:26:18 AM »
I've never heard of this theory and, honestly, it seems like a coincidence because as I looked through some of my favorite albums, a lot of them have good songs at track 4 and a lot of them don't.

However, it's a fun game so I'll play along:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp86SkWKRQE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPfqznukLLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oL5QQ-6sQ0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTTt-ikVJSk

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Re: Track Four Theorem
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2023, 11:31:08 PM »
I've never heard of this theory and, honestly, it seems like a coincidence because as I looked through some of my favorite albums, a lot of them have good songs at track 4 and a lot of them don't.
cheers for that, my only reply!
I guess it wasn't a thing then, and yes, it may just be coincidence but a good track four is a good track four. In my mind it's a sign of a well-thought out album

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Re: Track Four Theorem
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2023, 08:09:36 AM »
Accident Prone is the 4th track on Dear You, so I believe this to be true.

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Re: Track Four Theorem
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2023, 03:37:27 AM »
Accident Prone is the 4th track on Dear You, so I believe this to be true.
see, it is a thing! Chesterfield King is only track 3 on bivouac though which makes me think there was a glitch in the matrix there …

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Re: Track Four Theorem
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2023, 01:57:48 PM »
Need to check this theory later. But I have a similar thing: all bangers from modest mouse are song number 7. This stops with “good news for people ….” But this also coincides with the last MM album I ever listened to


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Re: Track Four Theorem
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2023, 09:15:47 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBfygUiS50g
and that's really all you need to know to prove this theory! BANGING track!!!

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Re: Track Four Theorem
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Re: Track Four Theorem
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2023, 07:46:04 PM »
another really good one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES9IzkdNTo0
I am glad you are subscribing to this theory mate!

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