Monday, January 12, 2009

List: Top 10 songs that are 7+ minutes

Anybody can make a two and a half minute long song with generic sounds that will grab the attention of mass audiences on public radio. But to release a song that is over seven minutes long takes some skill. Well anybody can make a long song, but making a song that keeps your attention for over seven minutes is no small feat in this day and age of lightening quickness.

This list is in no particular order, although it may look like alphabetical order (because it is).

1. Aphex Twin - Tha (9:07)
from Selected Ambient Works 85-92

2. Apostle of Hustle - Folkloric Feel (7:52)
from Folkloric Feel

3. Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand (10:06)
from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

4. DJ Shadow - Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain (9:22)
from Endtroducing...

5. Jose Gonzalez - Cycling Trivialities (8:08)
from In Our Nature

6. LCD Soundsystem - Us v Them (8:29)
from Sound of Silver

7. Of Montreal - The Past is a Grotesque Animal (11:53)
from Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer

8. Sigur Ros - Festival (9:23)
from Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

9. Wintersleep - Miasmal Smokes & The Yellow Bellied Freaks (8:06)
from Welcome To The Night Sky

10. Wolf Parade - Kissing the Beehive (10:52)
from At Mount Zoomer

1 comment:

ctcameron said...

Hey Briggs,

I have another that I think could join that list. Spitting Venom - Modest Mouse (8:27) off of We Were Dead before the Ship Even Sank.