On Steve Lamacq’s 6music show yesterday he posed a question that I had a big old think about on the commute this morning. I think that he had just played a track by The Prisoners and offered an opinion that their final record was their best and this led to the question “Can you think of any bands whose final album was their best record?” Basically, who saved the best to last, not including bands who only released one LP. Having spent a lot of time this morning thinking about this I have come up with what I think is the best last/final album by a band.
Third by Portishead
I know that they haven’t split up, but it’s been a long time since any new material and it is their best album.
Now, I don’t think there can be too many others, I’ve struggled to come up with some. Are there any others out there that you can think of?