|Masochist's Favorite Moments In Music, Vol. IV|
I've done one of these lists each year since 2007 on this site, which should illustrate just how little a life I actually have. That's okay, though. Again, 30 songs, and again, one song per artist. If a song doesn't appear here, make sure its not on a previous list (for example, "New Noise" is on the very first one ;-)...).
(1:12 - 1:33) - The soaring refrain, one of the best parts of 'New Maps of Hell'
Talking Old Soldiers
(2:27 - 2:55) The line starting from, "How the hell do they know what it's like to have a graveyard as a friend..." through the start of the next verse. Really, the entire damn song is one of my favorite moments in music.
Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades
(0:32 - 0:35) - "This-is-so-messed-up..."; (2:10 - 2:52) - The big break in the lyrics, through the last time the line "Up the stairs, the station where..." is sung
(0:25 - 0:41) - The line, "We live in a beautiful world..." and that beautiful guitar part behind it
(1:54 - 2:16) - The softer, melodic bridge that comes out of nowhere
(Begin - 0:25) - The intro, right up to where the lyrics come in
Change (In The House of Flies)
(2:09 - 2:32) - The bridge after the chorus ("It's like you never had wings, Ahhh! Ahhhhh-ahhh-ahhhhhh..."); (2:57 - 3:03) - The line, "Blow...me...away..." and the high-hat hit afterwards
(2:55 - 3:47) - The bridge in its entirety
|9||Devin Townsend Project|
(4:37 - End) - The A-Capella choral outro
Catch Without Arms
(2:12 - 2:38) - The bridge through the line, "Sing about love, so they can sing it! Sing it!"
(Begin - 0:35) - That opening...not sure why, but it works extraordinarily well for me
|12||He Is Legend|
(0:22 -0:55) - LOW-ASS JUNS, as witchxrapist would call them (drop-g, to be exact); (3:45 - 4:44) - The outro, starting at, "And are we all alone in here..." through where the lyrics end (with more LOW-ASS JUNS)
Embody The Invisible
(Begin - 0:25) - The Intro; (1:49 - 2:11) - The "main" part of the solo, I suppose it would be, with the descending arpeggio-type notes
(3:43 - End) - The choir vocals that take up the whole last five minutes of the song. I don't know how that guy could put the same ass vocals over and over and over and over and over in one single song for five straight minutes and have it be one of my favorite parts of the album, but somehow it works beautifully. John's 6-string bass in the background doesn't hurt, though ;-).
The Court of the Crimson King
(4:15 - 5:29) - The flute solo; (5:46 - 6:10) - The line beginning with, "The Yellow Jester does not play...;" (7:18 - 8:00) - The second little flute solo before the refrain comes back in
(2:21 - 2:34) - The drum roll leading to the instrument break, the instrument break itself, and the repeated strumming of that single note after the instrument break
The Handsome Life of Swing
(2:14 - 2:35) - "Gaaaahhh-HOOOOOOOO!"
(4:25 - End) - That heavy guitar outro, starting with the second-to-last time they say, "I wish I could!" at the end of the last chorus
(Begin - 0:24) - The haunting guitar/bass intro, probably the whole reason why I think it's one of their absolute best songs
A Small Spark vs. A Great Forest
(3:41 - End) - Starting with the line, "With words like a beggar..." and going through the whole rest of the song.
(0:09 - 0:23) - Simply the line, "Hello! Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me...is there anyone home?" Just the way its sung makes it a classic moment in the entire Pink Floyd catalogue of classic moments
Way Out Of Here
(3:58 - 4:11) - That part of the solo with the descending minor keys
(1:21 - 2:00) - The refrain of this song (starting with "Said Mama's out here flippin' out...) is absolutely amazing, and very real and emotional even if you've never experienced it
(2:35 - 3:03) - The second half of the bridge, starting with the line, "Have you forgotten how to live...," and going through the short solo afterwards
Black Hole Sun
(4:11 - End) - The whole outro of the song ("Won't you come? BLACK HOLE SUN! BLACK HOLE SUN! Won't you come?")
(2:05 - 2:28) - The jazzy interlude, perhaps one of the most beautiful parts of any SF59 song, and one of the reasons I always rec 'Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice' to people
The Earth Will Shake
(Begin - 1:03) - The intro, up to the point when Dustin Kensrue starts screaming; (2:53 - 3:24) - The A-Capella bridge
Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear
(3:07 - 3:46) - Starting with the line, "Good God, can you still get us home?" up until the first couple times Spencer screams, "HOW CAN WE STILL GET HOME!?"
(2:10 - 2:12) - The very short guitar break right before the chorus comes in one more time
Live and Let Die
(0:30 - 0:59) - Starting with the line, "To live and let die...," through the beginning of the quirky solo that follows. Slightly cliche to put it on here...but who cares? ;-)