Tuesday, March 14, 2023

2013's Best "Epic" Songs

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

1. "Silhouette" (67:02) - EDISON'S CHILDREN - (135/135) = 10.0
2. "Telephone" (9:16) - LIFESIGNS - (20/20) = 10.0
3. "Coral Butterfly" (17:28) - THE STARGAZER'S ASSISTANT = (35/35) = 10.0
4. "Germander Speedwell" (14:32) - THIEVES' KITCHEN - (30/30) = 10.0
5. "Visionary" (10:40) - DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS - (20/20) = 10.0
6. "Cycle II" (9:52) - SETNA - (19.75/20) = 9.875
7. "Tryptique" (26:16) - SETNA - (49/50) = 9.8
8. "Call Me Back" (11:14) - AIRBAG - (19.5/20) = 9.75
9. "The Aftermath of Science" (18:13) - T - (34/35) = 9.714
10. "The Curious One" (18:06) - SKY ARCHITECT - (34/35) = 9.714
11. "Blackwater"(10:52) - SOLSTICE - (19.25/20) = 9.625
12. "Great Cold of The Night" (11:16) - MIDDAY VEIL - (19.25/20) = 9.625
13. "This Night Wounds Time" (12:04) - EMPTY DAYS - (24/25) = 9.6
14. "Blackfoot" (10:05) - DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS - (19/20) = 9.5
15. "Defense Highway" (10:49) - THE GABRIEL CONSTRUCT - (19/20) = 9.5
16. "The Golden King" (9:24) - THE PSYCHEDELIC ENSEMBLE - (19/20) = 9.5
17. "Chapter II" (/10:37) - LIZARD - (19/20) = 9.5
18. "Surveillance (Parts 2 & 3)" (16:42) - AIRBAG - (28/30) = 9.333
19. "East Coast Racer" (15:43) - BIG BIG TRAIN - (27.75/30) = 9.25
20. "Atlantis (Confedratus pecuniis)" (9:51) - UNREAL CITY - (18.5/20) = 9.25
21. "Aviator Prosco" (10:13) - BIRDS AND BUILDINGS - (18.5/20) = 9.25
22. "Chapter V" (13:26) - LIZARD - (27.75/30) = 9.25
23. "West Wind" (11:05) - SOLSTICE - (18.5/20) = 9.25 
24. "La temperanza" (10:38) - LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO - (18.5/20) = 9.25
25. "Guérison" (14:58) - SETNA - (27.5/30) = 9.16667
26. "The Trip" (47:08) - DJAM KARET - (87/95) = 9.16
27. "Chapter I" (13:55) -  LIZARD - (27.25/30) = 9.08333


Other Very Good Songs:
"Luminol" (12:10) - STEVEN WILSON - (25/25) = 9.0
"Turn Switch to Trust" (10:43) - BEYOND-O-MATIC - (18/20) = 9.0
"Ratcatcher" (17:10) - MOTORPSYCHO - (27/30) = 9.0
"The Dancing Dinosaur" (10:28) - HUMBLE GRUMBLE - (18/20) = 9.0
"Curing Somatization" (10:26) - THE GABRIEL CONSTRUCT - (18/20) = 9.0
"As Syrians pour in, Lebanon grapples with the ghosts of a bloody past" (11:53) - ULVER - (22.5/25) = 9.0
"Toz" (9:24) - RHUN - (18/20) = 9.0
“In Extremis” (21:03 ) - DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS. - (36/40) = 9.0 
"Out the C" (15:52) - BEYOND-O-MATIC - (27/30) = 9.0
“Finale – Arise! – Great Kingdom” (11:39) - THE PSYCHEDELIC ENSEMBLE - (18/20) = 9.0
"Carousel" (11:46) - LIFESIGNS - (22.5/25) = 9.0
"Heartless Land" (10:53) - BELIEVE - (18/20) = 9.0 
"Traveller's Last Candle"  (12:43) - SKY ARCHITECT - (22.5/25) = 9.0
"Pareidolia" (10:51) - HAKEN - (18/20) = 9.0
"Wish" (15:38) - BEYOND-O-MATIC - (27/30) = 9.0
"Almost" (9:48) - NOT A GOOD SIGN - (18/20) = 9.0
"A Brave Face" (9:02) - NO MAN'S LAND - (18/20) = 9.0
"Finale" (9:33) - INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE - (18/20) = 9.0
"Return to the Cold Sea of Nothing" (9:50) - WORM OUROBOROS - (18/20) = 9.0
"25 Miles to Freedom" (10:31) - INNER EAR BRIGADE - (18/20) = 9.0 
"Dreams Presage" (13:20) - VIENNA CIRCLE - (27?30) = 9.0
"The Valley" (9:00) - LEPROUS - (17.875./20) = 8.9375
“Somebody” (9:01)  - HAKEN - (17.75/20) = 8.875
"But the Love" (10:04) - BEYOND-O-MATIC - (17.75/20) = 8.875 
"The Cause" (9:29) - COMEDY OF ERRORS - (17.75/20) = 8.875
"Fridge Full Of Stars" (11:18) - LIFESIGNS - (17.75/20) = 8.875
"Ecate (Walpurgisnacht)" (9:00) - UNREAL CITY - (17.75/20) = 8.875 
"Sensitivit√°" (12:22) - LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO - (22/25) = 8.8
"Falling Back to Earth" (11:51) - HAKEN - (22/25) = 8.8
"Horror vacui" (17:53) - UNREAL CITY - (30.75/35) = 8.786
"In Their Eyes" (9:25) - TIRILL - (17.5/20) = 8.75
"Lion of Symmetry" (10:47) - SUBMARINE SILENCE - (17.5/20) = 8.75
"Everyone in Sweden" (13:56) - HENRY FOOL - (26.25/30) = 8.75
"Passing The River" (10:01) - KAYO DOT - (17.5/20) = 8.75
"Portrait" (10:56) - LEAFBLADE - (17.5/20) = 8.75
"Echo" (9:42) - LEPROUS - (17.75/20) = 8.875
"Agents of Altitude" (19:10) - THE STARGAZER'S ASSISTANT - (35/40) = 8.75
"Warriors" (17:33) - SOLSTICE - (30.5/35) = 8.714


Also considered:
"Psychoanorexia" (19:29) - T - (34.75/40) = 8.6875
"World of Amphibia" (18:15) - THE STARGAZER's ASSISTANT - (34.75/40) = 8.6875
"The Watchmaker" (11:43) - STEVEN WILSON - (17.333/20) = 8.66667
"Dreams Presage" (13:28) - VIENNA CIRCLE - (26/30) = 8.6667
"Mellow Days" (9:39) - CAMELIA'S GARDEN - (17.333/20) = 8.667
"Kurt's Casino" (9:53) - HUMBLE GRUMBLE - (17.333/20) = 8.6667
“The Holy Drinker” (10:13) - STEVEN WILSON - (17.25/20) = 8.625
"In My Mind" (10:24) - NEMRUD - (17.25/20) = 8.625
"The Answer" (9:30) - COMEDY OF ERRORS - (17.25/20) = 8.625
"Catapult" (10:09) - BIRDS AND BUILDINGS - (17.25/20) = 8.625
"Lighthouse" (12:51) - LIFESIGNS - (21.5/25) = 8.6
"In Two Os" (12:57) - BEYOND-O-MATIC - (21.5/25) = 8.6
“Languishing in Lower Chakras” (11:09) - THE GABRIEL CONSTRUCT - (17/20) = 8.5
"Kryptonite Monologues" (20:47) - T - (34/40) = 8.5
"Fanfare For The Broken Hearted" (9:06) - COMEDY OF ERRORS - (17/20) = 8.5
"Remotenes of Light" (19:19) - THE STARGAZER'S ASSISTANT - (34/40) = 8.5
"Spitsbergen" (14:09) - WALRUS - (25/30) = 8.3333
"Flame" (13:07) - NO MAN'S LAND - (20.5/25) = 8.2
"Of Sparks and Spires" ((12:49) - THIEVES' KITCHEN - (20.5/25) = 8.2
"A House Of Cards Pt. 2" (9:08) - WILLOWGLASS - (16/20) = 8.0
"Abominable Pelican" (14:03) - BIRDS AND BUILDINGS - (24/30) = 8.0
"Escalator Shrine" (12:41)  - RIVERSIDE - (20/25) = 8.0
"Hell Parts 1-3" (9:47) - MOTORPSYCHO - (16/20) = 8.0
"Perfume River" (10:58) - FISH - (17/20) = 8.5
"Eggshell Man" (11:58) - DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS - (20/25) = 8.0
"A House Of Cards Pt.1" (20:43) - WILLOWGLASS - (31/40) = 7.75


As-yet unrated: 
"The Devil at The Crossroads" (14:44) - MAGENTA - (/30) = 


Great songs too short to make the cut:
"Deprived (Irretrievably Lost Imagination)" (8:26) - RIVERSIDE - (20/20) = 10.0
"Vicious Circle" (8:13) - VOTUM (20/20) = 10.0
"Eyes Of Fire" (8:52) - SOLSTICE - (19/20)
"Shelieth" (8:28) - THE WORM OUROBOROS - (18.75/20)
"The Cockroach King" (8:16) - HAKEN - (/20) = 
"The Queen of Sorrow" (8:22) - THE PSYCHEDELIC ENSEMBLE - (18/20)
"Deathbed" (8:38) - ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF
"Crown-in-the-Muck" (8:55) - KAYO DOT - (/20) = 


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

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