“Alice’s Restaurant” doesn’t live here: 42 10+ minute “pop” songs worth your time

1. Neil Young, “Cowgirl In The Sand” (10:06)
Neil Young has a knack for making 10 minutes sound like not nearly long enough. On “Cowgirl In The Sand,” from his first album with Crazy Horse—the unstoppable Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere—Young sets a template that he’d repeat plenty of times in the future: Start with a…

Don’t try to wake me in the morning: 36 (mostly excellent) songs to soundtrack your suicide

1. The Smiths, “Asleep”
There’s no song better suited for the sensitive depresso to shuffle off this mortal coil to than The Smiths’ classic “Asleep,” which paints the act of dying as necessary and almost pleasant. “Deep in the cell of my heart, I really want to go,” Morrissey sings—and he later wondered why they…