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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.
2To 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.
3The 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.
7Paperthin Hymn

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.
9The 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.
10Love Song

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.
11The Resistance

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."
14Audrey, Start the Revolution!

Another one of their almost impossibly catchy sounding songs.
15Miserabile 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.
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