My '11/10' Songs Part 3 - Numbers 16-11
This is part 3 of my roughly ordered list of songs that, if 11/10 was an actual thing, would achieve that godly status. They're a cut above all other music to me. I find that songs that elicit an emotional response to me tend to be some of my favourites and this makes them more powerful, and thus more memorable and 'godly'.
Number 16: Xtal by Aphex Twin
A beautifully atmospheric electronic ambient track, I love each of the parts of this track, from the drums to the ethereal bleeps and bloops to the soothing vocals. The tune is so catchy but also calming. It's an all around excellent track and gives a really fantastic mood.
Number 15: Graveyard Whistling by Nothing But Thieves
The first of multiple beautiful Nothing But Thieves songs, I love how calm Graveyard Whistling is. As the song progresses the choruses get louder and louder until there's an explosion of ethereal goodness at the end. Conor Mason's voice adds to this ethereal feeling too. I like the uplifting lyrics too "If you don't believe, it can't hurt you".
Number 14: Particles by Nothing But Thieves
Oh look more NBT. It's another beautiful song with fantastic atmospheric build-up and excellent climaxes showcasing more of Conor's insane range. I love the guitar in this song too, instead of being the focus it plays in the background throughout the verse, letting the groovy bassline do the heavy lifting until it explodes in the choruses. Awesome.
Number 13: The Shepard's Boy by Murray Gold
The best track from the best Doctor Who episode. The buildup here is immense and it's got a deliciously catchy main melody courtesy of the beautiful violins. The way it slowly builds into the incredible finale is mesmerizing and the sound getting bigger and bigger is just...amazing.
Number 12: The Vampyre of Time and Memory by Queens of the Stone Age
A more depressing song from QOTSA's most intimate and personal album. The creepier tone and vocals really work here and the guitar solo near the end is exceptionally good too.
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Number 11: Nostalgia by Gorguts
Love me some Avant-Garde Technical Death Metal. This 6 minute song has two main riffs that are both incredible. They're atonal and dissonant and weird and that's what makes this song so special. Luc Lemay's vocals are quite unique and have just the right amount of guttural to them and the drumming here is absolutely insane. It's so technical and precise but still fluid and expressive. Everything is done right in this song, although it's definitely not for everyone as it's crushingly heavy and very metal.
Thanks for reading! What do you think of these songs?