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Alcest is a band with many good songs and albums. This is the list of my top 10 best Alcest songs.

Alcest full-length discography

  • Souvenirs d’un autre monde, 2007
  • Écailles de Lune, 2010
  • Les Voyages de l’Âme, 2012
  • Shelter, 2014
  • Kodama, 2016

10. Souvenirs d’un autre monde

Early Alcest goodness with soft vocal and guitar melodies.

9. Summer’s Glory

The songtitle couldn’t be more fitting. Celebratory metalgaze song that is one of the ultimate tracks for running or walking around in the summer sun.

8. Délivrance

It’s a pleasant take on shoegaze all through, but the slow-burning end of “Delivrance” is one of my top Alcest moments.

7. Ècailles de lune – Part 1

Epic from their second full-length album that has everything from black metal blastbeat sections to shoegaze right from the Slowdive playbook.

6. Voix sereines

As light and shoegaze as Alcest gets. A really dreamy song that evokes even more nostalgia than some of their heavier material.


5. Là où naissent les couleurs nouvelles

Big song that starts out with a doom metal like 4/4 tempo, building into soft verses with clean guitars and Niege vocals. Explodes in blastbeats, followed by a melodic crescendo that is one of the best Alcest moments.

4. Les voyages de l’âme

Mid-paced melodic masterpiece with almost too many memorable passages to count. Absolutely dreamy in both guitars and vocals.

3. Away

A ballad reeking with escapism featuring Neil Halstead from Slowdive on vocals. Not surprisingly, many of the light, soothing melodies also sound somewhat like Slowdive.

2. Percées De Lumière

Opens with an instantly recognizable signature melody that’s quickly accompanied by Neige’s black metal screams. A defining song for Alcest.

1. Autre Temps

The single from “Les voyages de l’âme” is the perfect introduction to Alcest and remains my favorite song by them even today. Incredibly dreamy song filled with shoegazing guitar and vocal melodies to die for.

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