The 50 Best Side One Track Ones in Music History

At the Drive-In — “Arcarsenal” (Relationship of Command, 2000)

The perfect opening track — not necessarily the best song on the album, but one that provides the perfect lead-in to what you’re about to listen to. The deceptively quiet shaker, then pounding drums, a dextrous riff slicing through the top end of the mix… and then Cedric Bixler-Zavala howling lyrics that are as cryptic as they are arresting.