Stolen shamelessly from a 6 music topic. In the time when album tracklistlisting was a thing. Bands used to place the strongest, or most indicative song on the album in the first track. It was a statement of intent, like a foreward to a novel.
I’ll start with, the first track to Stone Roses first album. 2 mins before any vocals. The bass and guitar just creep in then, “I wanna be adored” by some mancunian bloke.