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Top Moments (Vol I)

Alphabetical order. If I even began to attempt to rank these I'd probably just off myself. Here are 60 of my favorite moments in music that have stuck with me well past the first listen. Comment with yours and be sure to check some of these out if you haven't experienced them yet.
1Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue


Your Decision (2:19-2:59): Beautiful guitar solo leading into another verse with a gorgeous guitar line backing the lyrics.
2Amia Venera Landscape
The Long Procession


Nicholas (0:00-0:21): After the quiet end to "Marasm", ear rapage.
3Amplifier
The Octopus


Interstellar (1:20-1:48): Unexpected faster change of pace after a bizarre intro which leads into the first verse.
4Amplifier
Amplifier


The Consultancy (0:47): That opening guitar riff comes in, holy shit I don't know how someone wouldn't love that on the first listen.
5Anberlin
Cities


(*Fin) (3:28-4:35): Guitar solo and then the choir kicks in...I'll never forget that.
6Birds of Tokyo
Universes


Train Wrecks (3:26-4:22): "I've seen you on the street, I still don't know your name. The shadows on the wall. The pictures with the moving eyes, the ones who see it all. The ones who keep their notes on you, I'll see you when we fall. When we meet our maker." Thank you so much for that Ian Kenny.
7Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Luca (3:55): The infamous scream that jolts you out of your chair.
8Brand New
Deja Entendu


Jaws Theme Swimming (3:03-3:42): The grooviest Brand New has ever sounded.
9Broken Bells
Broken Bells


The High Road (3:00-end): Beautiful repetitive chant of "It's too late to change your mind, you let laws be your guide".
10The Butterfly Effect
Imago


Everybody Runs (2:04-3:03): What everybody came for, evvverrrryyyybbuuuudddyyy....
11 Chevelle
Wonder What's Next


Family System (0:23-0:53): Opening riff kicks in after a haunting intro kicking off Chevelle's true breakthrough into the music world.
12Chevelle
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)


Get Some (2:15-3:17): Favorite Chevelle moment, a full minute of head-banging ferocity.
13Cog
The New Normal


Doors (1:32-4:50): An epic few minutes of repetitive chanting to open the song with a beautiful medley of guitars slowly building to the final climax. Literally goosebumps every time.
14Coldplay
Mylo Xyloto


Princess of China (1:42-2:21): Rihanna delivering the most touching line I've ever heard from her joined soon after by Chris Martin. Fuck off, this warmed my heart when I first heard it, I don't care if it's lame.
15Converge
Axe to Fall


Damages (-0:05-1:08): Final chaotic seconds of "Wishing Well" transition into the sexiest Converge opening I've heard from them. Just ferocious.
16Converge
Jane Doe


Homewrecker (-0:02-0:11): Transition of "Hell to Pay" into "Homewrecker" makes me wanna beat the living shit out of someone.
17Crossfade
We All Bleed


Make Me A Believer (2:02-2:17): This moment comes out of no where and shows that the band has some balls I didn't think they had. Best rock moment of 2011.
18Cult of Luna
Somewhere Along the Highway


Back to Chapel Town (3:00-4:11): Took me a while to get into this band, but this moment stuck with me on the first listen.
19Dark Tranquillity
Fiction


Misery's Crown (1:55-2:08): Death growl cuts off the clean vocals with a beautiful guitar solo backing it up.
20Dead Letter Circus
This Is The Warning


The Design (3:22-4:05): Touching bridge to a very experimental and different sounding song for the band with the vocals reaching escalating heights.
21Deftones
Around the Fur


Be Quiet and Drive (3:08-3:30): Band just breaks the fuck down and jams hard. Have done air guitar to this countless times.
22Deftones
Diamond Eyes


Rocket Skates (2:43-3:08): As if the song wasn't already kicking enormous amounts of ass, this clinches the deal.
23The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis


Room Full of Eyes (2:38-end): Greg's chilling verse switches pace between ear-shattering screaming to eerie mumbling.
24Fair to Midland
Arrows and Anchors


Amarillo Sleeps On My Pillow (3:34-3:45): Guitar solo, whole song is ridiculous really.
25Filter
Title of Record


Take a Picture (4:22-end): Richard Patrick's famous line of "Hey Dad! What do you think about your son now?!" and then followed by a beautiful harmony of vocals to finish the song off in style.
26Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues


The Plains/Bitter Dancer (2:07-4:06): Second segment of the song opens with wonderful harmonies mixed with some wind instruments, unforgettable.
27Frank Ocean
channel Orange


Pyramids (1:11-1:28): This song is something special and while it's technically an R&B/Soul song that electronica part is simply too classy and sophisticated to be played at some grimy ass bar/club. I would get mad at a DJ for playing this there.
28Gorillaz
Demon Days


Kids With Guns (2:58-end): Stellar finish to the song, the best Gorillaz moment.
29Intronaut
Prehistoricisms


Prehistoricisms (0:00-0:59): Band starts the song up like they're starting up a motorcycle, you know shit is about to go down they don't make you wait long for the chorus.
30Isis
In the Absence of Truth


Wrist of Kings (6:35-end): I have an obsession with ISIS openers, this one satisfies your hunger with a heavy ending after a very long buildup and the guitar/drums climax in the final seconds is incredibly powerful.
31Isis
Panopticon


So Did We (6:16-end): Climax has brought me to tears more times than I care to admit. Yeah, a bit too overwhelming sometimes.
32Isis
Panopticon


Altered Course (2:03-3:20): You don't notice it easily at first, but when it really makes its presence known the higher-tuned guitar in the background is stunning and perfectly segways into the heavier section of the song, another tear-jerker. No lyrics needed.
33Isis
Wavering Radiant


Hall of the Dead (5:23-end): This climax perfectly encapsulates the feeling of victory, it's what would probably be in my head if I won the Stanley Cup or something.
34Isis
Wavering Radiant


20 Minutes/40 Years (5:36-end): Beautiful finish to the song that should have ended the album. This makes me think of that bittersweet moment of saying goodbye to someone you know for a very long time. So long, you're not sure you'll ever see them again.
35Karnivool
Sound Awake


Change (Part 2) (-0:26-1:15): The unforgettable return of the ending of Change (Part 1), except this time you actually get to hear what's on the other side of the chaotic hustle and bustle that ends the first part. Nothing will prepare you.
36Linkin Park
A Thousand Suns


Blackout (2:12-2:48): Say what you will about the album, but it had this one highlight for me that showed how amazing the electronic side of the band could actually be.
37Mastodon
The Hunter


Spectrelight (1:13-1:45): Mastodon ceases to be just a band and actually becomes a roaring mastodon.
38Metric
Live It Out


Empty (2:00-3:18): Metric's best moment is on their worst album.
39Metric
Synthetica


Clone (2:35-2:59): It's amazing this band has so many good songs I'm surprised something on their newest album would top all of them. The bridge section of this song is both luring and beautiful.
40Mudvayne
Mudvayne


Heard It All Before (3:38-5:02): The most aggressive I think the band has ever sounded, topped off with a 17 second bone-chilling scream. Whew baby!
41Neurosis
Through Silver In Blood


Purify (5:30-5:50): Neurosis pays you in dividends.
42Neurosis
Through Silver In Blood


Locust Star (4:30-end): As if the song couldn't grow any more hair on your chest, now you'll have a fucking forest down there when this part kicks in.
43Neurosis
The Eye of Every Storm


No River To Take Me Home (6:36-end): The beautiful finish comes out of no where and is truly one of the most touching moments in the band's catalog.
44Oceansize
Effloresce


Massive Bereavement (5:19-5:59): Wonderful harder jam session after a very long and eerie buildup.
45Oceansize
Frames


Commemorative 9/11 T-Shirt (start - 3:32): Shows how masterful the band is at progressing a song at a nice pace even without the use of lyrics.
46Oceansize
Frames


Trail of Fire (5:50-7:12): This band is so good when they hit the heavier parts, beautiful song all around topped off by this little segment.
47Oceansize
Everyone Into Position


The Charm Offensive (6:14-6:53): Great riff and outro and shows off how comfortable the vocalist is at screaming.
48Opeth
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. I don't know that part always impressed me.
49Porcupine Tree
Deadwing


Arrive Somewhere But Not Here (6:55-8:07): The heavy climax of the song of course. People are going to argue there should be more Porcupine Tree songs on this, I agree I just couldn't recall any specific moments I loved from each song, rather I like the songs as a whole.
50Riverside
Second Life Syndrome


Volte-Face (7:51-end): A triumphant blast of guitars and vocals to close the song off. "I'm not afraid, NOT AFRAID!!!"
51Riverside
Second Life Syndrome


Second Life Sydrome (5:16-5:56): I like how it's three wonderful songs in one it truly makes for a refreshing listening experience and there are many parts to this song I could've put here but this one is my favorite and the transition into the second act of the song is legendary.
52The Roots
undun


I Remember (1:54-end): The last verse of the song Black Thought gives us everything he's got and caps the song off with such passion and presence. I also love the woman who sings the chorus.
53Russian Circles
Empros


Atackla (1:47-2:41): Drums kick in...and then guitars...this was a welcome surprise I never liked this band and this album is full of moments like this.
54Sam Roberts
Chemical City


Mind Flood (4:31-5:33): Sam Roberts hardly ventures outside of his comfort zone anymore and has taken to playing it safe. Songs like this remind me of when his music would reach amazing heights.
55Silversun Pickups
Neck of the Woods


Mean Spirits (4:22-end): This may well just be the best Silversuns songs in their entire discography. It's the heaviest song on the newest album and after a brief cool down, they breakdown into a sweet jam to close the song off. Essentially it's like sex for your ears.
56Steven Wilson
Insurgentes


Veneno Para Las Hadas (0:00-3:20): Basically the entire opening and first verse. Absolutely gut-wrenching and emotional. Reminds me Steven Wilson still has it in him, although not lately.
57Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind


I Want You (0:32-0:45): My favorite song from these guys, very haunting and dreamy, and I love when the first chorus kicks in. Every time I hear it I unknowingly start singing it without realizing.
58Thursday
Common Existence


Last Call (0:13-0:39): When the opening riff kicks in. My favorite song from them.
59Tool
10,000 Days


Jambi (4:09-5:15): The talkbox. Yeah.
60Yanni
Live at the Acropolis


One Man's Dream (0:00-0:36): That piano intro...another moment that has brought me to tears before. Beautiful.
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