Best Boards of Canada Songs

The best songs made by the Scottish electronic band, Boards of Canada.

The Top Ten

1 Dayvan Cowboy Dayvan Cowboy

This gotta be one of the best songs to listen on those days when you feel really nostalgic. It proved that BoC can also leave the synths and do music with the same essence and substance of their previous albums but trying new genres like folk. First part of this song is amazing and serves as a crescendo that leads to the second part, which is even better.

2 Roygbiv Roygbiv

So good, yet so brief...it's like a beautiful moment that never outstays it's welcome.

Clearly one of the best songs of BoC. It is weird, unique and captivating, like most of his songs, but actually combining layers. Well, actually, like the title says (ROYGBIV is a common mnemonic for the colours of the rainbow), this one has different vibes mixed: it is positive and happy but dark and nostalgic at the same time. Also, I always hear this song along with "Bocuma", that is amazing as well and serves as a perfect intro.

A song so groovy that even non-BoC fans can't resist.

3 Everything You Do is a Balloon Everything You Do is a Balloon

This is brilliant! I love the perfect Ballance of comfort and eerieness. I know it's an obvious choice for number one, but still, what else would be worthy of that spot?

How is this not top? It's the perfect example of Boc. Its very comforting but also eerie at the same time. This is a masterpiece! - Slipperyjack40

This is the most famous song that BoC have ever made. It was also the first I heard of them and made me a big fan of this duo. That intro is just magical, gives me indescribable feelings of nostalgia. Everything sounds like old... And the darkness of the second part is amazing, that cold atmosphere is captivating.

4 1969
5 Music Is Math
6 Turquoise Hexagon Sun

Very little progression but I love every second of it. Gets better each time I hear it. - Slipperyjack40

It's so hard to pin down exactly how this song makes you feel, but one thing is certain: it's absolutely beautiful.

7 Dawn Chorus

This is the type of trippy stuff you'd come across on a long trip towards a distant red giant. Super bright and massive sounding, bringing out the most ethereal burst of energy. Like a star ready to unleash everything in a supernova - cjWriter1997

8 Aquarius

"Orange! "
You gotta love it. - Slipperyjack40

Aquarius will take you on a crazy trip. Wringing you out and replacing your fluids with harmony

9 Peacock Tail
10 Satellite Anthem Icarus

The guitar loop is very catchy. Amazing track. - Slipperyjack40

The Contenders

11 Bocuma
12 Corsair
13 In a Beautiful Place Out In the Country

I recently discovered this song, and it's been my favorite since. I love the creepy, atmospheric tone.

14 You Could Feel the Sky
15 An Eagle in Your Mind
16 Happy Cycling

When the melody comes in, its amazing. Extremely underrated, - Slipperyjack40

17 Rue the Whirl
18 New Seeds

Pure Boards of Canada in every respect. A retrospective and nostalgic track that effortlessly drones from one section to another, revealing complex layers of textured melodies. Beautiful and morose in equal measure. My favourite track from my favourite of their 4 albums

19 Gyroscope
20 Telephasic Workshop

Should be #1

21 Julie and Candy

Deserves to be in the top 5 I feel

22 Nothing Is Real

The most memorable song from T.H.. Great track. - Slipperyjack40

23 Sick Times
24 Seven Forty Seven
25 Sunshine Recorder
26 Alpha and Omega
27 Kid for Today

This genuinely means something to me in my life.

28 Sundown
29 Reach for the Dead
30 Jacquard Causeway
31 Split Your Infinities
32 Pete Standing Alone

This should be WAY higher than #32

33 Twoism
34 Basefree
35 Farewell Fire
36 Under the Coke Sign

By far their most underrated song. Mysterious vibes of melancholy and nostalgia garnish this simple yet emotional song.

37 Hey Saturday Sun
38 Chromakey Dreamcoat
39 Left Side Drive
40 Open the Light
41 The Devil is in the Details
42 Olson
43 The Beach at Redpoint
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Everything You Do is a Balloon
2. In a Beautiful Place Out In the Country
3. Music Is Math
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1. Everything You Do is a Balloon
2. Roygbiv
3. 1969
Slipperyjack40
1. Dawn Chorus
2. Dayvan Cowboy
3. Music Is Math
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