|Favorite Long Songs|
See list title. "Long" in this case refers to anything 10:00 or longer, not including Classical or Jazz music. One song per artist.
This Binary Universe
"The Antikythera Mechanism" (10:02) - I adore this melding of classical and electronic music. Anything else you guys can recommend?
O' God The Aftermath
"Disconnecktie: The Faithful Vampire" (10:02) - This album, and particularly this song, was instrumental in getting me into heavier music. This remains in the top 5 NJ songs for me.
|4||Art of Noise|
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise!
"Moments In Love" (10:17) - This is one of my earliest, favorite songs. I remember hearing this on the radio when I was, say, 5 or 6. It took me literal decades to find out which song it was again, considering there are no words (I quite literally had nothing to go on except that it was used in a "Whoop! There It Is!" remix, and that's how I found it). Still an incredible track.
Ocean Machine: Biomech
"Bastard" (10:17) - I love Devin, and this is probably my favorite 10:00+ track by him
"Ghost of Perdition" (10:30) - My favorite Opeth song, as it turns out, is this glorious 10.5 minute opening track. Opeth might do long songs better than any other metal band, so I'm certain other people would have chosen, say, "The Moor" or "Blackwater Park," which are also incredible songs.
|7||Weird Al Yankovic|
Running With Scissors
"Albuquerque" (11:25) - The fact that I can still listen to this over and over is a testament to how much it transcends simply being a funny song. Also, if you think it's weird, just listen to "Dick's Automotive" by The Rugburns, which this song is a parody of.
Highway 61 Revisited
"Desolation Row" (11:26) - Because Dylan.
"Jane Doe" (11:34) - I absolutely hated Converge when I first heard them. This song made me change my mind.
"Principles of Lust" (11:44) - It's hokey now, and most people only know the first part of the song (which was released as a single called "Sadeness, Pt. I"), but I actually enjoy the entire thing. Enigma is a very 90's thing, but I honestly dig them.
"Untitled 8" (11:45) - Probably my favorite Post Rock song.
Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
"The Past Is A Grotesque Animal" (11:53) - You ever listen to an album that has a song so good in the middle of it that you can't remember how any of the songs after it go, even after you've listened to the album on repeat? Yeah...that's this song "The mousy girl screams 'VIOLENCE! VIOLENCE!' She gets hysterical! Cause they're both so mean...and it's my favorite scene."
"Arriving Somewhere But Not Here" (12:02) - Porcupine Tree is one of my all-time favorite bands, and I can't think of a bad song they have that's over 10:00. This one, though, is a top 3 song across their entire catalogue.
"Deadman" (12:04) - One of the best songs from this band, absolutely! That's not an easy feat, either...it's just incredible how this song keeps your interest throughout the entire thing with only the melody and vocals, as opposed to most songs on here that have extended, minutes-long instrumental sections.
The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
"Luminol" (12:10) - DAT. BASS. DOE.
|16||The Mars Volta|
Frances the Mute
"Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus" (13:02) - My favorite Mars Volta song. "WHO DO YOU TRUST!?"
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (13:35) - Adapting one of the greatest poems ever written into one of the greatest songs by one of the greatest metal bands to ever exist should probably be enough to make it onto a list like this.
Wish You Were Here
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5" (13:40) - Because Pink Floyd.
|19||Devin Townsend Project|
"The Mighty Masturbator" (16:28) - The reason I like this song so much is actually because it reprises the melody from "Numbered!" off of 'Addicted' in the beginning.
"The Decline" (18:22) - Not just the best song by this band, but one of the pinnacles of the genre as a whole (and it's a big genre).
|21||Emerson, Lake and Palmer|
"Tarkus" (20:42) - It's on here because of the album cover :P
"Octavarium" (24:00) - A band known for long songs, and I think this might be their longest (unless you count "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" as one song). It's also my absolute favorite of their entire discography. It just comes together in the most satisfying way, even moreso if you've listened to the entire album in order. It embodies everything I love about Dream Theater.
|23||Edge of Sanity|
"Crimson" (40:00) - Actually not the longest song I have in my collection, but definitely the longest GOOD song I have.