Explosions in the Sky – “The Only Moment We Were Alone” from The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)
Triumphalism has long been a sought-after criterion among my musical peers. These songs usually grow a repeating chord progression over increasing layers of instrumentation into a moment (or, if you’re lucky, moments) of loud, dragon-slaying righteousness.
Explosions in the Sky of Austin, TX are masters of this format. Their contrapuntal guitar work makes for an even headier climax. This is life-affirming stuff. Each of their songs on The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place is a born-again experience. I picked this particular song because it has more of the good stuff (esp. the lead-up to 7:00 and at 8:30).
I saw these guys in Phoenix a couple years ago and it was everything I imagined but louder.
Posted by Jordy