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What are some good, long songs? I know I enjoy spacing out to songs that build and progress over a long time while I'm working. Whether it's an album with seamless transitions or just a long-ass song, I want to hear what your favorites are.

I feel like the 3 minutes and change for a track and then on to a brand new song can get a bit jarring and distracting sometimes

I know Pink Floyd and King Crimson are good bands for that, and I like X Japan's 'Art of Life' and Dire Straits 'Telegraph Road' as other examples of longer songs I like


Uriah Heep makes some nice long songs like "July Morning" and "The Magician's Birthday". I was always a fan of Hawkwind's 2 hour live album "Space Ritual" which contain some long songs like "Brainstorm" and the first two songs of "Warrior on the Edge of Time" sounds like one long song.


GY!BE is an easy pick. A lot of post-rock bands (most of them, actually) do long songs.
Outside that genre, there's these:
Sufjan Stevens (he has lots of great ones, but I like these)
- Impossible Soul
- Chirstmas Unicorn
Black Widow - Sacrifice (prog)
The Dear Hunter - 1878
Frank Zappa - The Gumbo Variations
Edge of Sanity - Crimson (40 freaking minutes of pure melodic death metal bliss)
Fleet foxes - The Shrine / An Argument
Gryphon - Second Spasm
Jon Hopkins - Sun Harmonics
Phoenix - Love Like a Sunset
Return to Forever - Romantic warrior
Shylock - Le cinqième
Strawberry girls - Black Night/Golden Circus
The Third Eye Foundation - Pareidolia
Toumani Diabate - Tapha Niang

I hope it's enough anon.


4/5 songs from Flower Travellin Band-Satori are over 7 minutes long.


You probably already know Tortoise, but it can't hurt mentioning them


I've been checking out Swans lately and I really enjoy tracks from To Be Kind. Very intense and raw, usually a simple rhythm / chord played repeatedly and slowly building tension. Perhaps somebody else can explain it better than that.
The tracks are fairly long, on average. Here's an especially long one (well, it's kind of two songs but whatever).


Maybe not a useful response but I make tunes that I can just leave running in the DAW on repeat indefinitely, works for me.


That's actually super neat. Would you mind sharing any of them?


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I don't listen to long music as much as I probably should because I'm a very impatient person.

That said, when I do end up listening to the longer ones they immerse me much more than shorter songs into a certain mood.
I don't really just sit there and listen to short songs, they accompany my doing other things.
Longer songs will sink me into them though, it's a really nice feeling.


you might like this gira side project which is pure drone. probably one of my favorites of his


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I love long songs too. They're kind of trance inducing.

As for recommendations:
The Doors- The End
The Velvet Underground- Sister Ray (also check out the live version, it's even longer)
1983… (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
Abbey Road side 2
The Kilimanjaro Jazz Ensemble- Lead Squid
Anything by Myrrors if you like psych rock
Wooden Wand & the World War IV- Our Father the Monster (highly recommended)

Also not sure if it's your thing, but I really enjoy long international music. Sitar pieces by Ravi Shankar, Djivan Gasparyan (Pangea is a good mixed album), Naseer Shamma (Hadatha fi al 'Amiriyya is great) etc.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.


you are like a little baby watch this

follow the smoke towards the riff filled land my guy.



heres a neat song I can really space out to


Have some Iron Maiden. \m/


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