Saturday, March 16, 2013

2005's Best "Epic" Song

These are my favorite songs of over nine minutes in length from 2005 studio releases.

1. "Chapter IX" - AETHER
2. "At the Court of Alkinoos" - GLASS HAMMER
3. "The Way Up, Part II" - PAT METHENY
4. "Zilezi" - ARANIS
5. "Second Life Syndrome" - RIVERSIDE
6. "Cassandra Gemini" - THE MARS VOLTA
7. "El Regresso (the Return)" - NEXUS
8. "Sulle ali del sogno Odissea" - C.A.P.
9. "Garden" - WILLOWGLASS
10. "Milanó" - SIGUR  RÓS
11. "Le Gardien" - NIL
12. "Shroud" -- FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
13. "Sol 29" - NOSOUND
14. "Dérégénération" - NIL
15. "Mourning Sun" -- FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
16. "From Ismarus to the Land of Death" - XII ALFONSO
17. "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here" - PORCUPINE TREE
18. "Étranger dans sa demure" - MINIMUM VITAL
19. "Chapter VII" - TÉMPANO
20. "Deadwing" - PORCUPINE TREE
21. "Reverie/Harlequin Forest" - OPETH
22. "The Moment She Knew" - NOSOUND
23. "Clair Obscur" - WOBBLER
24. "Late Night Salvation" - IZZ
25. "Minds of Mortal Men" - SIMON SAYS


Honorable Mentions:

"Of Longings, Suitors, Deities, and Quests..." - NATHAN MAL
"Humber Doucy Lane" - THE FUTURE KINGS OF ENGLAND
"She" -- FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
"Chupacabras" - PHIDEAUX
"L'via l'viaquez" - THE MARS VOLTA
"Miranda That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore" - THE MARS VOLTA
"Hinterland" - WOBBLER
"Idle End" - NOSOUND

*Bold print denotes a song that has risen into my pantheon of All-time favorite "epics."

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