A thought occurred to me whilst I was going through "Top Rated" on iTunes, does anyone else give preference to longer (6-min plus) songs, when it comes to favourites? To me, when done well, the development over a song over a sustained period offers more than a burst of shorter perfection can. Or do people prefer short and sweet (or have no prefernece of course).
And also, can we just list great longer songs (perhaps avoiding genres where it is more commonplace; post rock, ambient etc)?
Two starters: The Island by The Decemberists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuEQxhP-Zmo
Shut Up I am Dreaming of Places where Lovers have Wings by Sunset Rubdown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl6DKIv1H5s