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|Favorite Anberlin Songs|
Anberlin's new album 'Vital' is coming out next month so I thought it'd be fun to make a list of my favorite songs. I have been listening since 'Blueprints' and have enjoyed the journey so far. I like to think of this as my version of a 'Greatest Hits' or a 'Best Of' CD or an ideal set list if I was going to see them live. Here they are, in no particular order:
Probably one of Anberlin's most upbeat tracks. It's fast, it's fun and it has a pretty bitchin' solo in it.
|2||To the Wolves|
Love the intro/chorus riff on this song. The verse has a nice feel and leads into the chorus really well. Just a good song. I do wish they would have had an actual solo in it instead of the repeated lead riff on the bridge, but oh well.
|3||The Feel Good Drag|
This song is so good they put it on two different albums. Just a great, driving track with another pretty sweet solo in it.
This song is almost too catchy. I love that delay effect of the guitar on the intro and the vocals just flow.
This is a very different track from the guys. It has this really nice vibe to it. Just another example of Stephen Christian's top-notch vocals. The falsettos are a nice touch.
The first song I ever heard from the guys. Another one of their great, catchy, upbeat rock songs like "Godspeed" and "The Feel Good Drag" and once again, with a pretty cool solo involved.
Probably my favorite song from the guys. The verses have this really nice airy, atmosphere to them and the swapping vocal lines on the chorus are just perfect. And that main/intro guitar riff... It's almost too good to be true.
One of the few Anberlin songs that has a bit of darker sound to it. Love the delay effect on the verses that compliment the nicely done vocals. The chorus is a little less interesting at first with just the repeated title, but they spice it up a little after the first run through so it's just a minor quip.
|9||The Unwinding Cable Car|
My favorite acoustic Anberlin track. Starts out simple with just the vocals and two acoustic guitars playing with some nice melodies and chord structures and then everyone else starts to join in at the halfway mark. Just a beautiful song except the 'la la la' parts are a little unnecessary and I kind of wish they would have left them out.
I think this is a great rock version of this song. I definitely like it better than 311's version. There's 4 versions of this song that I know of and this is the only one that takes an upbeat approach to it.
Another great, almost heavy sounding rock song. The bridge is the highlight.
One of the other darker tinted Anberlin songs, like "Closer." There's just something about it. They don't use synthesizer too often, but it usually works when they do. Also, like "To the Wolves," I wish they would have put an actual solo in the bridge instead of those repeated bends over and over again.
"Disappear" is just a fun, upbeat track with nice use of a synthesizer in the intro. The bridge is also a highlight, in a similar vein to "The Resistance."
|14||Audrey, Start the Revolution!|
Another one of their almost impossibly catchy sounding songs.
|15||Miserabile Visu (Ex Malo Bonum)|
Probably the most depressing Anberlin song. It clocks in at over 6 in a half minutes long and it keeps my interest the entire time. It has this really mellow, atmospheric feel to it at the beginning, keeping the instrument parts simple, which then builds up to a pretty satisfying climax. Would be a great way to end a show.
|Fin is their best song by far!!!|
|It's a good song, but I just never really liked it when bands put kids singing group choruses in their songs. Kind of ruins it for me. It's a pretty impressive song for being 9 minutes long. I will give them credit for that. |
Never Take Friendship Personal
There Is No Mathematics To Love and Loss
Art of War
The Feel Good Drag
The Unwinding Cable Car
are my favorites.hahaa
|"Mathematics" is good too. I would give it and "Glass to the Arson" honorable mention.|
|Oh yea! That's a great song!|
dance dance christa paffgren
audrey start the revolution
|I kind of forgot about "dance, dance christa paffgren." That's a good one too. They have had a great career so far. Can't wait to hear more of 'Vital.'|
|*fin or gtfo|
|Everybody likes *fin...|
They are pretty good at making those really long, album finisher tracks. I bet those are fun to do live.
|List is severely missing *(fin) and Dance, Dance Christa Paffgen. With that said, I could never rank Anberlin's individual songs because I literally love every song they've put out.|
|My 10 would be (and these are in chrono order not ranked):|
The Undeveloped Story
A Whisper & Clamor
Burn Out Brighter (Northern Lights)
|fantastic band, but yeah I could never really rank their songs, the best I can do is pick out 10 based on listens|
|The Feel Good Drag rerecording on New Surrender sucked.|
|list needs more dismantle repair|
|Tbh, I didn't even really like the first version either. I mean, it's classic Anberlin, but they've just written better songs so compared to those I don't get why that song is often seen as their most popular.|
|Honestly, kids singing aside *fin still needs a place in every list.|
|I've just always liked "The Feel Good Drag." It was one of the few songs on 'Friendship' that actually stood out to me when I first got it. I wasn't a big fan of it at first, it's my least fave out of their CDs. It took a while for it to grow on me. |
I don't really recall it changing a whole lot between versions. They added an intro and he doesn't scream at the end of the bridge when the solo starts. That's all I remember noticing anyway. I always listen to the original version when I play it.
I like (*fin) and "dance dance," but "Miserabile" always stuck out more to me. *fin is probably my least favorite out of those 3.
|Are you Asian?|
|No. Would it matter if I was?|
|I ruv Anberin|
|I can see why you wouldn't like (*fin) if you don't like the children's choir, so Miserabile Visu is an excellent replacement as closer. |
Still, a really interesting list. I don't even know what my Top 15 would be. I probably have to listen to Blueprints, NTFP, and Vital some more before I could make a good ranking. But I'd imagine it's completely different from yours, haha.
|Ha ha, I bet. We seem to have some to have pretty different opinions about some (but not all) of the songs. Thanks for checking it out though. I actually put a lot of their songs throughout their entire discography in my playlists on a regular basis so I am very familiar with all of their stuff.|
|interesting ranking... no fin, godspeed at 1. |
|It's not really ranked, Winrar. Just my top 15. I don't know if I could pick an absolute favorite, but Godspeed would be up there.|
|I was like wadafuq the first time I heard Resistance. Detuned guitarz, omggggggg. WAT|
|Yeah, we do have very different opinions haha. Shows the consistency of the band to put out so many
great songs for us to have distinct opinions. And yeah, that's probably a great idea. I tend to listen
to Anberlin in albums, and naturally I listen to NTFP and Blueprints less often than their other
works. Still, I think through their entire discog I could make better compilation-type albums so maybe
I'll do that on Spotify or something.|