Best Boards of Canada Songs

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

The Top Ten

1 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.

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2 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.

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3 Everything You Do is a Balloon

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.

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4 1969 UListen to Sample
5 Music Is Math UListen to Sample
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.

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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

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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

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10 Satellite Anthem Icarus

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

The Contenders

11 Bocuma UListen to Sample
12 Corsair UListen to Sample
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.

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

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

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17 Rue the Whirl UListen to Sample
18 Gyroscope UListen to Sample
19 Julie and Candy

Deserves to be in the top 5 I feel

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20 Nothing Is Real

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

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21 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

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22 Sick Times UListen to Sample
23 Seven Forty Seven UListen to Sample
24 Sunshine Recorder UListen to Sample
25 Alpha and Omega UListen to Sample
26 Kid for Today

This genuinely means something to me in my life.

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27 Sundown UListen to Sample
28 Reach for the Dead UListen to Sample
29 Jacquard Causeway UListen to Sample
30 Split Your Infinities UListen to Sample
31 Telephasic Workshop UListen to Sample
32 Pete Standing Alone

This should be WAY higher than #32

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

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

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37 Hey Saturday Sun UListen to Sample
38 Chromakey Dreamcoat UListen to Sample
39 Left Side Drive
40 Open the Light UListen to Sample
41 The Devil is in the Details UListen to Sample
42 Olson UListen to Sample
43 The Beach at Redpoint UListen to Sample
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List Stats

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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
velvetgristle
1. Everything You Do is a Balloon
2. Roygbiv
3. 1969
Slipperyjack40
1. Dawn Chorus
2. Dayvan Cowboy
3. Music Is Math
cjWriter1997

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