Who needs lyrics? There are so many great songs that kill the vocals and let the rest of the band do the talking. This episode celebrates some of the best instrumental songs in rock, pop, and electronic music. The one rule we applied to this is that the artist has to historically be a vocal-fronted band (i.e. no Dick Dale, Explosions in The Sky, Budos Band, etc…). So, enjoy! We’ll leave you with the immortal lyrics of a saccharine late ’80s country hit “…you say it best, when you say nothing at all.”

Track Listing:

  1. “Yoga Means Union” – Ambulance LTD, Ambulance LTD
  2. “I Am Citizen Insane” – Radiohead, COM LAG (2plus2isfive)
  3. “The Commercial” – Wire, Pink Flag
  4. “Det Du Tänker Idag Är Du Imorn” – Dungen, Ta Det Lungt
  5. “Theme For A Pretty Girl That Makes You Believe God Exists” – Eels, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
  6. “Swarfiga” – Kasabian, Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
  7. “45:33” – LCD Soundsystem, 45:33
  8. “Everyone’s A VIP To Someone” – The Go! Team, Thunder, Lightning, Strike
  9. “Bron Yr Aur” – Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
  10. “Year of the Dragon” – Sufjan Stevens (Arranged by Nico Muhly), Run Rabbit Run
  11. “Cecilia Ann” – Pixies, Bossanova
The Best Instrumental Songs 25 August,2014Noise Pop


Noise Pop

The Noise Pop Podcast is a bi-monthly series that showcases the most noteworthy and soon-to-be-buzzing music. Hosts, Olivia LaRoche and Dawson Ludwig provide witty and interesting context behind the songs played on the podcast.

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