They are the kind of songs that are multilayered and that just fill the room with sound. Usually that build up to a big crescendo or sweeping key change. They are the kinds of songs you want to sit in the middle of, close your eyes, and absorb, rather than just listen to.
Here's a list I've compiled, in no particular order. I make no claims as to these being the best songs in the world, or even the best examples of what I'm talking about here. I'm sure I'll come up with many more. Click the song titles for a short example clip. In Soviet Russia 15 cents is the amount songs charge you.
Fix You - Coldplay
You know how I know I'm gay? Organs, Acoustic Guitars, Pianos, layered vocals. This song builds to a massive crescendo that just sounds fantastic blaring loud. It then abruptly decrescendos at the end, going out on a soft, simple, note. Want it?
Sometimes you cant make it - U2
Can - you - hear - me - when - I - siiiiiiiiiiiiing? No you can't, 'cause I have this song on too f'ing loud. You can feel this song building to a big crescendo. However, just when you're thinking you get there a second crescendo, along with its good friend the key change, swing down from the rafters and blindside you. Oh, Bono, you're the reason I sing. Want it?
Bedshaped - Keane
This song is the finale of an all around fairly "room filling" album. This song crescendos and decrescendos like a manic depressive teen. In the end there's one gran' daddy, effects laced, swell that sounds awesome. Apply subwoofer liberally. Want it?
Use of time - 311
But everytime I turn the volume down all the I hear is the deafening sound of one of these songs not realizing their potential. This song has some great contrasting moments. Remember that quiet sounds just as good loud as loud. Want it?
Shimmer - Fuel
This song just has one dramatic change in it. That doesn't make it any less of a man....err....song. This song always makes me think of high school. I mean literally, this song makes me think of my high school, i.e., the physical structure. This song was the end cap of our high school video yearbook. We timed it so that the song changed right when the drive by of the school ended and the credits began. Good times. Want it?
Here In My Room - Incubus
So thank you for being "that" kind of song. Layered vocals, violins, pianos, and awesomeness will really fill a room up with sweet sweet audio goodness. Want it?
Kitchenware and Candy Bars - Stone Temple Pilots
Heroin addicts have souls too! Build ups, drop offs and key changes are the name of the game in this simple ditty. Want it?
Given to Fly - Pearl Jam
Oh! You were so close to getting out of here without any Pearl Jam. What a lucky setback this is for you then. Some people think this is a song about Jesus. Eddie Vedder says it "Is all about rising above anybody's comments about what you do and still giving your love away. ... Not becoming bitter and reclusive, not condemning the whole world because of the actions of a few." Whatever you do listen to it loudly while you ponder it. Want it?
Arc - Pearl Jam
This one goes on the honorable mention list because it's not really a song, per se. It still sounds cool though.
It's just 9 layered Eddie "Chants", one for each person who died in the tragedy in Denmark
This song has been preformed live by Eddie who preforms, records, and mixes the track on stage. Want it?