7. Crown Of Love (Funeral, 2004)
It’s hard not to put every track from Funeral on this list, but this song in particular has to be included: It’s a heartbreaking ballad, and feels like the most intimate one Winn Butler has ever written, and then, suddenly at the end, it becomes disco. A dance, breaking the emotional ties that bound him in the first part of the song. Like so many entries on this list, there’s truly no other song like it.
6. Reflektor (Reflektor, 2013)
Perhaps the band’s least-well received album, but only because their work is always so amazing, Reflektor impressed David Bowie so much, he sang backup on it. Produced by James “LCD Soundsystem” Murphy, it’s an over seven minute long anti-technology rant over frenetic disco funk. Of all their tunes, it feels the most like a “jam” song-one that promises to go even further when played live.
No covers, but the video is cool…
5. Ocean Of Noise (Neon Bible, 2007)
I suppose it’s easy to miss this subtle song, particularly when so many AF songs literally explode, but that’s part of what makes this such a plaintive, powerful song.
Lots of covers, and even a mash-up…
Just 4 more to go until #1!