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I'm just talking single songs, not albums or multiple movements works as a whole, but what are some just single songs that you think are masterpieces?

And by masterpieces, I'm thinking in terms of some type of programmatic sense to the track, like build-ups, contrast, lots of variation, that display a very high level of skill and artistry. There's a lot of music that I just love, but I wouldn't use the term masterpieces to describe it.

Even though this is a cliche track from his discography, Windowlicker is imo the best thing Aphex Twin has ever done (and probably will ever do). The percussion, harmonies, insane attention to the tiniest details, and then the complete change in instrumentation at the end, while playing the same theme in half time, I wouldn't change a single thing about the track. It's beautifully produced, very well-written, it moves well between each section, and is just really creative and original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ8sZXFN6jc
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For a stealth game this was so perfect for the mood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SzhjG6OkvI

I think they even went further and released like some huge thing for the soundtrack alone just because it was so masterful at capturing the stealth feel of the game.
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...modes and scales are still useless.


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Up to the D Major section learning that piece on guitar.

No offense Xixi, but those chord arpeggiations sound 10X more beautiful on guitar.

http://youtu.be/D-mh4yEhO3M?t=4m37s
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Thats another game that had music that captured the whole atmosphere perfectly.
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k thnx for your opinion brad, we all know how much value that carries.




K go listen to your hour long song of the same thing over again and pretend like it's masterful
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K go listen to your hour long song of the same thing over again and pretend like it's masterful


okay, I will
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#19
As prog head, I think Colors from btbam as a masterpiece and yes, I see it as a song. Also, Selkies.

When all is lost from Symphony X.

A lot of songs from Porcupine Tree including Anesthesia, Arriving Somewhere but not here, Deadwing, Lazarus, Trains, etc etc...
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Hard question, I'll try to post something later. probably have something to do with mars volta.
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No offense Xixi, but those chord arpeggiations sound 10X more beautiful on guitar.

I don't think so. It takes away the intensity and the micro rhythms that are happening in the bowing.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I don't think so. It takes away the intensity and the micro rhythms that are happening in the bowing.
Fair enough but you get to hear the notes harmonize and the voices move and all that stuff.
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Octavarium by Dream Theater. Still the best song written in the 21st century imo
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Fair enough but you get to hear the notes harmonize and the voices move and all that stuff.

I guess you can hear the individual voices better overall but meh

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I used to really like this song, but ever since I noticed the hilarious keyboard cuica sound on every other + of 4 I can't take it seriously anymore.
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