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04.07.13 Ties' Favorite Musical Moments

Ties' Favorite Musical Moments

I've been meaning to make one of these lists for a while. Not fully comprehensive obviously but a rgood collection of some of my favorite moments in music.
1Alter Bridge

Ties That Bind (0:00-0:33): Hearing the intro to this song for the first time was the moment I truly started my musical journey, hence the username. The riff at 0:22 will always be one of my favorites.
2Alter Bridge

Blackbird (3:21-3:58): The transition to the bridge is one of the most beautiful guitar passages I've ever heard, and to me it's just about as moving as the solo itself (which would've been the obvious pick, hence why I didn't put it).
3Alter Bridge

All Hope Is Gone (2:12-3:28): Dynamic passages like this are what I want to see more of on their next album. Clean guitar trades off with one of Tremonti's most massive riffs yet while Myles' background vocals help build the tension. This leads into the best guitar solo on the album.

Judgement (1:55-2:24): "You burn it all away, you burn it all away"
5 Anathema
We're Here Because We're Here

A Simple Mistake (4:17-5:57): Such a great buildup.

*Fin (3:45-4:33): You know the part. "Patron saint, are we all lost like you"
Shadows Between the Sky

Shadows Between the Sky (1:53-end): Phenomenal guitar solo from what is easily my favorite Buckethead song.
8 Buckethead
It's Alive

Lebrontron (1:54-2:20): One of the coolest riffs in his catalog.
Electric Sea

Beyond the Knowing (1:53-end): Jaw-dropping acoustic work.
10 Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

Family System (0:20-0:50): The opening riff to this song is easily my favorite moment from the band.
11Dream Theater
Images and Words

Learning To Live (10:02-end): Even though I don't listen to the band that much anymore, the outro to this song still impresses me even after hearing it as much as I have.
12Dream Theater
Black Clouds & Silver Linings

Best of Times (9:58-end): The amazing solo that closes out the song.
Recreation Day

Recreation Day (2:52-3:59): A melodic piano-driven bridge leads into an impressive guitar solo.
14Fates Warning

Still Remains (2:34-5:17): Even though Fates Warning isn't usually prone to doing lengthy instrumental sections like most prog metal bands, this shows that when they do, they can pull it off with the best of them.
Some Nights

Some Nights (3:47-end): A great outro to one of the best popular songs that I've heard in a long time. I wish this section went on longer since the guitarwork in this part is really enjoyable.
Lonely House

Need (3:22-end): An emotional solo, followed by a simple but effective riff that repeats for the remainder of the outro, which also features effective background vocals by vocalist Pete Stewart.
Volume 1

Overdose (3:43-4:26): The most intense moment in the band's catalog.
Vol. II

Better (3:00-3:45): A dramatic guitar solo leads into J Loren's impassioned vocals. "You keep on coming over me, I keep crying over you!"
19Infected Mushroom
Legend of the Black Shawarma

Project 100 (5:30-7:38): One of the most epic buildups I've ever heard.
20Iron Maiden
Brave New World

The Nomad (4:52-7:48): Lots of great Maiden moments to choose from; I decided to go with this epic interlude.
21Lincoln Brewster
Today Is the Day

The Love of God (2:08-2:48): A gorgeous bridge that features an understated acoustic guitar solo, violin, piano, and well-implemented female vocals. Lincoln Brewster is by far the most talented artist in CCM right now, and it's not just his shredding ability, but moments like this that prove that.
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone

To the Skies From A Hillside (0:51-1:22): This riff is especially effective when I listen to the album as a whole since it's so much heavier than everything that came before it.

Massive Bereavement (5:24-5:54): Massive riff following a tremendous buildup.
Blackwater Park

The Leper Affinity (3:14-3:35): Cool little guitar riff and the band shows how in- sync they are by neatly pausing the music for effect and then picking up right after as if nothing happened. *description stolen from pwalcher's list

Windowpane (4:37-5:49): Powerful guitar solo.
26Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

Blackest Eyes (0:00-0:52): Perfect intro to the song and album.
27Porcupine Tree

Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (6:07-8:07): The climax to my favorite Porcupine Tree song.
28Porcupine Tree
Fear of a Blank Planet

Anesthetize (11:05-11:23): The heavy climax that the song had been building to for 11 minutes.
Out of Myself

Loose Heart (3:52-end): "Raise me up, don't let me fall"
Second Life Syndrome

Second Life Syndrome (3:13-3:26): This lead riff only appears twice in this massive 16-minute epic but is nonetheless one of its most memorable parts. There are so many moments from this song that could've made it here, so I just picked the first one that came to mind.
Second Life Syndrome

Dance With the Shadow (1:53-2:50): Sometimes I'll just replay this section over and over and again because of how epic it is.
Rapid Eye Movement

Embryonic (2:16-end): One of the most emotional passages in Riverside's catalog.
33Scale the Summit
The Collective

Black Hills (6:29-7:06): A barely audible but incredibly emotional bass lick plays underneath dense riffing. It was so subtle that I didn't even notice it at first but once I did it became my favorite part of the album.
The Sound of Madness

What a Shame (3:18-3:56): An outstanding vocal performance by Brent Smith creates the most powerful moment in the band's discography (yes, even better than 45).
35Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

Jumper: 2:21-3:25: Even after hearing the rest of the album, this interlude is still the moment that sticks out to me the most on the album. I think I just really like interludes though, as this list is proving.

Like Moths to Flame (3:13-end) The trifecta of Thrice moments begins with this song's dramatic outro...

Of Dust and Nations (0:00-1:09): continues with this song's intro...

Stand and Feel Your Worth (4:26-end): and concludes with this song's climax. This is one of my favorite 3-song stretches of any album.
10,000 Days

10,000 Days (5:38-8:18): While I'm not a big Tool fan, this section where the main bassline plays is one of the moments where they live up to the hype for me.
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