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Music that sooths you

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by slobake, Apr 4, 2014.


  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    There are certian songs that almost never fail to sooth me or bring me to a quiet place of contemplation. Some of them are faith base so I will leave those for the lobby and list long time favorites. I've been around for a while so they are all pretty old songs.

    Right now I'm listening to " Melissa" by the Alman brohters. That song and "Blue Sky" always bring me to a good place. There is something about Greg Alman's voice and the guitars that soothes me.


    "Accross the Universe" and "A Day In The Life" by the Beatles.
     
  2. Marial

    Marial They make pills for that, right? Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    Emerald City
    The music that soothes me the most is new age stuff like Steve Roach or Robert Rich. I can completely zone out when that sort of thing is playing. Otherwise I'm always listening to what the musicians are doing.
     
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  4. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Mechanicsburg, PA
  5. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Supporting Member

  6. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
  7. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK
  8. BassIsBoss

    BassIsBoss Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Nova Scotia
    I like to zone in. With a head full Mr. Owsley's best, and a big ol' sound system, Jimi Hendrix let me know we are elements of energy in the universe, and I was not alone in the world. After that it could be a solo by 'Prez' or Ben Webster, or the sweet voice of Smokey or Nilsson to let me know, it was all alright. For a ticket to super chill land, it could be a Vaughan Williams symphony (Lark Ascending could be the sweetest piece of arranged notes on the planet) or anything by Debussy. Got to be real....music that massages the heart.
     
  9. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
  10. gbrooding

    gbrooding Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    Ry Cooder, "Feeling Bad Blues". I can listen to this song over and over and not get tired of it.
     
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  11. metalhead398

    metalhead398

    Jul 23, 2013
    Ventura
    "Blessed Relief" by Frank Zappa

     
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  12. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    "And You And I" - YES - From Close To The Edge
     
  13. One Drop

    One Drop Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    Treasure Island Rocksteady is sure thing.
     
  14. dreams i'll never see by abb...

    tony joe white,rainy night in georgia...

    bonnie raitt's version of angel from montgomery.....

    townes pancho and lefty,

    emmylou's all my tears with buddy and julie miller.....
    come to think of it buddy and julie miller wrote it and do a damn fine version too...

    billy cobham's heather,from crosswinds....

    tom waits ,postcard from a hooker in minneapolis or walk away from dead man walking....
     
  15. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    near Mt. Rainier
    I generally don't care for soothing music - even at my age, but I guess the closest thing to it would be the beautiful voice of Emily Haines in the rock band Metric.
    Female singers sooth me.
     
  16. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    Strangers on the Shore
     
  17. Locky66

    Locky66

    Mar 1, 2014
    West Michigan
    I would have to say Eva Cassidy for the soothing of both heart and soul. Her story will inspire you to follow your dreams. Unfortunately she left us at an early age due to breast cancer. Here are just a few of my favorites:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uKdHT7bquM&list=RDeTUQy0ijNcc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFFo1pu4q7Q&list=RDeTUQy0ijNcc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDy3lQYPzS4&list=RDeTUQy0ijNcc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTVsp_q8mxE&list=RDeTUQy0ijNcc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8W9rPxxnP4&list=RDeTUQy0ijNcc
     
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  18. These days it's Lucero and Ryan Bingham. AA Bondy too.
     
  19. I live in NJ so on the way home I listen to Classical music to avoid Road Rage! :)
     
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  20. I've got a spotify "chill the eff out" playlist that I usually put on when I go to sleep. It's got a 150 tracks or so ... a few of my favorites:

    Modest Mouse - Blame it on the Tetons
    Sun Kil Moon - Among the Leaves
    Motopony - Euphoria
    Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds And a Sound
    Sigur Ros - Svefn-n-Englar
    Houses - Tenderly
    American Analog Set - Blue Chaise
    Maritime - First Night on Earth
    Toe - Goodbye
    B. Fleischmann - Broken Monitors
    Daughter - The Woods
    El Ten Eleven - My Only Swerving
     



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