|Classic Songs. Classic Albums.|
List idea stolen from BroingSeason, replaced with my classics. Inb4 "generic indie bullsh*t"
|1||Neutral Milk Hotel|
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1: This was way to hard to choose, but hear me out. There is so much emotion poured into the music that I can't help but smile in awe whenever this song comes on. Immediately, I am taken away; if this song comes up on shuffle, you better believe I'm going to end up listening to the whole album when it's over. My favorite song from my favorite album, which even after countless listens still holds the same magic.
The Age of Adz
Impossible Soul: A 25 minute epic that never gets boring. Whether it's the creepy autotuned cries of "stupid man, in the windoooow, I couldn't be adressed" to the happy, fantastic sing-along that is the last 9 minutes of this song, Sufjan lays everything on the table here. It's all there, free for everyone to disect, but it's totally flawless. A genre-bending classic. Tied: Age of Adz, Vesuvius, I Want to Be Well.
Only Skin: 17 minutes of harp epicness never sounded so... epic.
Chicago: You can all let out a collective "UGH," I don't care. The melody and overall flow of this song is brilliant, and the horn parts are awesome. Basically, if Illinois had to be summed up in one song, it would be this.
Paranoid Android: Attention-grabbing with its twists and turns, Paranoid Android is epic, and jaw dropping, and beautiful.
All Things Must Pass
What Is Life: One of the most powerful songs (to me emotionally) that I have ever come across. Empowering, catchy, bold, and with a freakin' trumpet and string section.
Golden Slumbers: Here we see the medley's most gorgeous piece brought out into sunlight. Paul McCartney's crowning achievement, and the high point of the entire album.
I Know What I Know: Catchy. Backed with an African tribal chant, and instantly apealing.
Kashmir: The most epic song Zep ever created. The repeating orchestral bring is eargasmic, and makes me swing my arms in pure joy.
|10||The Beach Boys|
God Only Knows: One of the most beautiful songs ever, period.
Across the Sea: Gorgeous, heartfelt, ingenious, etc.
Thick as a Brick
Thick as a Brick Part One: Obviously.
Blood on the Tracks
Tangled Up In Blue: Instantly memorable, one of the best openers of all time, and a fantastic folk song.
|14|| ||The Beatles|
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
A Day in the Life: Aside from In My Life and She's Leaving Home, it's the Beatles' most epic, classic, and haunting moments all rolled into one.
Led Zeppelin IV
Stairway to Heaven: Do I really need a reason?
|16||Faith No More|
Malpractice: The "coooooold hanndssss" part is genius. Mike Patton at his finest.
Oh Detroit, Life Up Your Weary Head!: Folky, joyous stuff. Unique sound. Brilliant.
Highway 61 Revisited
Desolation Row: Stretching a repeating 11 minute folk song into a masterpiece.
The Blue Album
Only in Dreams: Weezer's most fully realized potential, exposed.