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. "Tryptique" - SETNA
7. "Carousel" - LIFESIGNS
8. "Visionary" - DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS
9. "Cycle II" - SETNA
10. "Chapter V" - LIZARD
11. "The Curious One" - SKY ARCHITECT
12. "Great Cold of The Night" - MIDDAY VEIL
13. "Chapter II" - LIZARD
14. "Call Me Back" - AIRBAG
15. "The Aftermath of Science" - T
16. "Luminol" - STEVEN WILSON
17. "Dreams Presage" - VIENNA CIRCLE
18. "La temperanza" - LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO
19. "Blackfoot" - DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS
20. "Chapter I" - LIZARD
21. "The Golden King" - THE PSYCHEDELIC ENSEMBLE
22. "Surveillance (Parts 2 & 3)" - AIRBAG
23. "A Brave Face" - NO MAN'S LAND
24. "Finale" - INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE
25. "This Night Wounds Time" - EMPTY DAYS
26. "Wish" - BEYOND-O-MATIC
27. "Atlantis (Confedratus pecuniis)" - UNREAL CITY
28. "As Syrians pour in, Lebanon grapples with the ghosts of a bloody past" - ULVER
29. "Pareidolia" - HAKEN
30. "The Trip" - DJAM KARET


Honorable Mentions:
"Traveller's Last Candle" - SKY ARCHITECT
"Echo" - LEPROUS
"The Valley" - LEPROUS
"Sensitivit√°" - LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO
"World of Amphibia" - THE STARGAZER's ASSISTANT
"Agents of Altitude" - THE STARGAZER'S ASSISTANT
"Remotenes of Light" - THE STARGAZER'S ASSISTANT
"The Devil at The Crossroads" - MAGENTA
"Flame" - NO MAN'S LAND
"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


Great songs too short to make the cut:
"Vicious Circle" - VOTUM

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