70. Second life syndrome (Riverside)

The first two albums of Polish prog rock giants Riverside (image credit) are among the best albums of the century so far. Their sound, influenced by bands like Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Tool and Opeth, is often classified as prog metal, but that does not quite fit. The title track from their 2005 second album, Second life syndrome, is their best effort so far, unashamedly epic in proportions (15+ min), with gorgeous guitar work, and a subject that befits the decade: people who flee their lives into the Second Life on the internet.

Other songs by this act that would have qualified: not applicable.


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