Yup it’s nearly Listmas. Surprisingly, 7 of my current top 15 albums of this year are over an hour long, which got me to thinking what my pre 2016 favourites where, as in which ones didn’t feel long or felt good feeling long. Putting an arbitrary length of 70 mins on it, my top 5 would be
Godspeed YBE! - Lift Your Skinny Fists…
Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousnnes
The Humble Bee - Morning Music
Modest Mouse - This is a Long Drive…
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle - Perils From The Sea
Clouddead - Clouddead & Nils Frahm - Spaces just miss the cut.
For what it’s worth other than Max Richter Sleep (which I doubt can be beaten) at 8 hrs and Basinski’s Disintigration Loops at 5hrs, Kyle Bobby Dunn & the infinite sadness is the longest in my collection clocking in at 2hrs9mins49secs and just pipping the 2 big Stars of the Lid albums.
Give me some of your favourites that at least clock in over an hour and 5.