A couple of my favorite bands have “missed” tracks on their album and it drives me nuts. Especially when it causes an album to be viewed as less successful because they picked the wrong singles to promote as singles.
First example: Live — The Distance to Here. They promoted “Dolphin’s Cry” as the major single from this album when it should have been “They Stood up for Love” a far far better song. Listen to both and you’ll agree.
Second example: Silversun Pickups — Neck of the Woods. This amazing album never got the credit it deserves. It is every bit as good as their original blockbuster album “Carnavas” but someone majorly flubbed this when they decided to promote the song “Bloody Mary” as the primary single. This song is the worst on the entire album IMO and it ruined the whole album’s chances of taking off. Anything would have been a better choice but I would have chosen “Mean Spirits” as the primary single to promote. “The Pit” was promoted as a secondary single for a while and it was a much stronger song choice but the well had already been poisoned by “Bloody Mary”.