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Reading an album review for Wintersleep on pitchfork made me think of this list. Of course its biased to my favourite bands....but whose list wouldn't be?

What do you think of this?

What are your favourite lonnggg songs.


Full videos on zee blog here.


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

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Mine is less of a best ever and more of a "Songs I like over 7 mins"


Breaking Into Heaven - The Stone Roses (11:22)


I am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses (8:14)


Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Santa Esmeralda (10:29)


Hurricane - Bob Dylan (8:32)


I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles (7:47)


Blue Monday - New Order (7:29)


There are a load of LCD soundsystem ones, but I went for Get Innocuous (7:12)


Hey Jude - The Beatles (7:04)


Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - Bob Dylan (7:05)


I'm gutted about this one, my fav Sufjan song is about 15 secons short :( so I had to go for this one:

THE TALLEST MAN, THE BROADEST SHOULDERS Part I: The Great Frontier Part II: Come To Me Only With Playthings Now - Sufjan Stevens (7:02)


Bathroom Gurgle - Late of the Pier (7:14)


Someone's In The Wolf - Queens of the Stone Age (7:16)


Citizen Erased - Muse (7:19)


Champagne Supernova - Oasis (7:29)


Come Back - Foo Fighters (7:50)

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some of my favorite long songs include


Echoes-Pink Floyd (25:26)

Atom Mother Heart Suite-Pink Floyd (23:44)

Close to The Edge-Yes (18:41)

Dogs-Pink Floyd (17:08)

Metanoia-MGMT (13:50)

Debra-Beck (13:46)

Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast-Pink Floyd (13:00)

The End-The Doors (11:43)

Static/Diamond Bollocks-Beck(11:20)

Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding-Elton John (11:09)

The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton-Beck (10:36)

Safer-Animal Collective (9:13)

Ára Bátur-Sigur Ros (8:57)

L.A. Woman-The Doors (8:00)

Happy Cycling-Boards of Canada (7:53)

I Want You (She's So Heavy)-The Beatles (7:47)

Untitled #2-Sigur Ros (7:34)

Untitled #4-Sigur Ros (7:33)

Shine a Light-Spiritualized (7:15)

Riders on the Storm-The Doors (7:09)

No Quarter-Led Zeppelin (7:04)




just to name a few

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@ Nathan


Yeah, mine is similar to yours...not really a best ever or anything. Just an "at the moment" type of thing.


For LCD Soundsystem I was deciding between Us v Them and Get Innocuous. I didn't even include any Pink Floyd or Porcupine Tree although there are some long songs by each I like.

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Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem (i know it's not quite 7 minutes but its sort of close)

On Repeat - LCD Soundsystem

Around the World - Daft Punk

The Island... - The Decemberists

One Day Like This - Elbow

Knocked Up - Kings of Leon

Where you go I go too - Lindstrøm

Colours - M83

Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2 - My Morning Jacket

Dondante - My Morning Jacket

Bros - Panda Bear

Heron Blue - Sun Kill Moon

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart - Wilco

Pass The Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind - Yo La Tengo

The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders - Sufjan Stevens


Hmm those are the only ones I could think of for now.

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"Welcome To The Machine" -Pink Floyd

"Warehouse" -Dave Matthews Band

"Stairway to Heaven" -Led Zeppelin

"That Was A Crazy Game of Poker" -O.A.R.

"Voodoo Chile" -Jimi Hendrix

"Motion Picture Soundtrack" -Radiohead

"Time" -Pink Floyd

"Like A Hurricane" -Neil Young

"Layla" -Eric Clapton

"The Rain Song" -Led Zeppelin



no real order

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  • Death Cab For Cutie - "I Will Possess Your Heart" (8:35)
  • Tool - "Lateralus" (9:24)
  • Sigur Rós - "Dauðalagið" (13:01)
  • Tool - "Third Eye" (13:42)
  • A Perfect Circle - "The Package" (7:41)
  • Explosions In The Sky - "First Breath After Coma" (9:33)
  • Bright Eyes - "Let's Not Shit Ourselves (To Love And To Be Loved)" (10:08)

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I take it the time for everything's not lost is with life is for living added...Apart from exceptions like that and MPS, I was surprised to see zero 7+ min. tracks between radiohead, U2 and Coldplay. Whereas Sigur Ros has buckets full. Everytime I switch from something like svefn-g-englar to LIT, I get a headache from the faster speed...

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My all time favorite song over 7 minutes long is:


David Gray: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (from "White Ladder")



Everything's Not Lost by Coldplay

They Dance Alone by Sting

When Angels Fall by Sting

Appalachian Springs by the Verve



most of my favorite songs are on the longer side, 5-6 1/2 minutes... but I never realized just how few of them are over 7 mins! If this had been a six minute thread, my list would have been MUCH longer.


Cool thread!

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