I’m a big fan of the purity of the three minute pop song, concise and exciting it takes some beating. However, sometimes you want to hear something with a bit more substance, a song that you can get lost in that twists and turns and draws you in. These epic songs don’t come along often, and they can take some time to appreciate, but they often end up as your favourite track by an artist. Below we present our top ten epics. We’ve set an arbitrary minimum length of seven minutes to qualify for the list, but the longest track here clocks in at a whopping 17:43. This could take some time…
1. Yo La Tengo – Night Falls On Hoboken
2. Television – Marquee Moon
3. Wilco – Spiders (Kidsmoke)
4. Of Montreal – The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
5. The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
6. Phosphorescent – Los Angeles
7. The Wedding Present – Take Me
8. My Bloody Valentine – Soon
9. Sparklehorse – Cow
10. The Velvet Underground – Sister Ray
Compiled by Dorian Rogers with suggestions from our Facebook followers.
For more epic tracks listen to our Spotify playlist, currently at 25 tracks long it clocks in at three hours listening time.