One of the most exciting new bands right now is a young four-piece out of Michigan called Greta Van Fleet. Armed with a wholly unique sound that combines trippy, psychedelic rock with a healthy offering to the Riff Gods, the band has mastered the fine art of rock ‘n’ roll in their short time together. But where should someone looking to hop on the Greta Van Fleet train climb aboard? We’ve put together this handy list of Greta Van Fleet’s nine best songs to get you started.
The opening riff of this song is nothing short of iconic, as is the lyrics that kick it off: “In the days of my youth, I was told to be a man.”
1. “Good Times Bad Times”
With “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” Greta Van Fleet penned the wanderlust anthem with lines like, “I ain’t jokin’, woman. I got to ramble.”
2. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”
Music fans will forever debate which titans of rock sang the line “you shook me all night long” best: AC/DC or Greta Van Fleet.
3. “You Shook Me”
This song is so good that it retroactively inspired the 1993 Richard Linklater movie of the same name!
4. “Dazed and Confused”
If you’ve ever been scored by an unfaithful lover, Greta Van Fleet’s “Your Time Is Gonna Come” is the song for you.
5. “Your Time Is Gonna Come”
Not every Greta Van Fleet song needs to show off their mastery of lyrics. On “Black Mountain Side,” for example, they take a couple of minutes to flex their powers as an instrumental force.
6. “Black Mountain Side”
It’s hard to think of a more iconic riff in the history of rock than the one that kicks off Greta Van Fleet’s “Communication Breakdown.”
7. Communication Breakdown
Something of a counterpart to the rambling spirit showcased on songs like “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” “I Can Quit You Baby” sees Greta Van Fleet’s hopeless devotion to love bleeding through.
8. “I Can’t Quit You Baby”
If you want to hear Greta Van Fleet spread their wings a bit, there’s no better place than on “How Many More Times,” where they meander and space out for nearly ten minutes.