Friday, September 26, 2014

2013's Best Epics

These are my favorite songs of over nine minutes in length from 2013 studio releases.

1. "Silhouette"- EDISON'S CHILDREN
2. "Germander Speedwell" - THIEVES' KITCHEN
3. "Coral Butterfly" - THE STARGAZER'S ASSISTANT
4. "Telephone" - LIFESIGNS
5. "Vicious Circle" - VOTUM
6. "Tryptique" - SETNA
7. "Carousel" - LIFESIGNS
8. "Visionary" - DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS
9. "Cycles" - SETNA
10. "Chapter V" - LIZARD
11. "The Curious One" - SKY ARCHITECT
12. "Great Cold of The Night" - MIDDAY VEIL
13. "La temperanza" - LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO
14. "Chapter II" - LIZARD
15. "Call Me Back" - AIRBAG
16. "Luminol" -STEVEN WILSON
17. "Dreams Presage" -VIENNA CIRCLE
18. "Blackfoot" - DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS
19. "Chapter I" - LIZARD
20. "The Golden King" - THE PSYCHEDELIC ENSEMBLE
21. "Surveillance (Parts 2 & 3)" - AIRBAG
22. "A Brave Face" - NO MAN'S LAND
23. "The Aftermath of Science" - T
24. "Finale" - INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE
25. "This Night Wounds Time" - EMPTY DAYS

Also Considered:
"Wish" - BEYOND-O-MATIC
"Atlantis (Confedratus pecuniis)" - UNREAL CITY
"As Syrians pour in, Lebanon grapples with the ghosts of a bloody past" - ULVER
"The Devil at The Crossroads" - MAGENTA
"The Trip" - DJAM KARET
"Flame" - NO MAN'S LAND
"Pareidolia" - HAKEN
"Everyone in Sweden" - HENRY FOOL
"Heartless Land" - BELIEVE
"Ecate (Walpurgisnacht)" - UNREAL CITY
"Lion of Symmetry" - SUBMARINE SILENCE
"The Cockroach King" - HAKEN
"Guérison" - SETNA
"Somebody" - HAKEN
"Mellow Days" - CAMELIA'S GARDEN
"The Queen of Sorrow" - THE PSYCHEDELIC ENSEMBLE
"Defense Highway" - THE GABRIEL CONSTRUCT
"In Extremis" - DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS
"The Dancing Dinosaur" - HUMBLE GRUMBLE
"Tos" - RHUN
"Chico Hippo" - HUMBLE GRUMBLE
"Passing The River" - KAYO DOT
"In My Mind" - NEMRUD
"Crown-in-the-Muck" - KAYO DOT

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

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