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Songs that instantly calm you down and clear your mind

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Thomas Kievit, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Alright. Once again I would like to know something from you : Which song(s) make you calm down if you had a bad day or if you just want to clear your mind and relax.

    For me it's :

    Yes - Roundabout

    TesseracT - April (instrumental version)

    Static-X - So
  2. "Return the Boy" - Spongetones
  3. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    'All Blues'- Miles Davis
  4. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
  5. ack

    ack Why Can't We All Get Along?

    Nov 19, 2006
    Somewhere near Raleigh
    This song is so far removed from what I usually listen to, but it calms me every time I listen to it: It's My Life - Talk Talk

    Pretty great bassline.
  6. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    great song!
  7. RadioRob


    Dec 15, 2012
    Any Jazz or 40's music after a late loud gig.
    Thank goodness for satellite radio.
  8. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Good Morning Anya from the Word is Out!
  9. Remus_Redbone


    Dec 27, 2010
    Western AR
    Breathe (reprise) Pink Floyd - DSOTM
  10. BigDanT

    BigDanT Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2011
    Perfect Day -- Lou Reed
    Norwegian Wood -- the Beatles
    Hallellujah -- Jeff Buckley
    Us and Them -- Pink Floyd

    All have a calming effect for me.
  11. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Great list, BigDanT!

    I would add anything by Nick Drake, most Sigur Ros, and miles. Also big into Tom waits' Mule Variations...that album relaxes me nicely.
  12. Xanadu- RUSH
  13. Depends.

    Ride The Lightning is one. Why? because I love my metal and I can't actually relate to this song so I just listen to and think about the music and not anything else, therefore relax.

    Gone Cold by Clutch is the other. Just so serene and calm but still interesting to listen to, despite the fact that I can relate to it.
  14. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Here are some of my go-to albums for de-stressing. Songs you want? Just about any song from any of these albums, I guess. But I prefer to take an hour or so to relax and listen to some calming music if I've had a bad day.

    "Bar Kokhba" John Zorn
    "Masada Guitars" John Zorn
    "Adventures In Afropea 1" Zap Mama
    "Music for 18 Musicians" Steve Reich
    "VOCAbuLarieS" Bobby McFerrin
    "Warm and Cool" Tom Verlaine
    either album by Floratone
    "Kind of Blue" Miles Davis
    "Rite of Strings" Stanley Clarke/Al diMeola/Jean-Luc Ponty
    "Wooden Smoke" Mike Keneally
    "The Koln Concert" Keith Jarrett
    "The Sheperd's Dog" Iron and Wine
    The Good The Bad and The Queen (self-titled)
    "The Very Best Of Macy Gray"
    "The Intercontinentals" Bill Frisell
    "Sunday at the Village Vanguard" Bill Evans Trio

    I could go on, but I guess I won't.
  15. Santeria- Sublime

    Dear Valentine- Guster

    Pretty much anything by Guster actually
  16. Blue Sky

    Friend of the Devil

    Anything by the Counting Crows except for some Recovering the Satellites tunes

    Miles Davis of almost any flavor
  17. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    "That's The Way Of The World" - EWF

    "Let's Stay Together" - Al Green

    "Be Thankful For What You Got" - William DeVaughn

    "Summer Madness" - Kool & The Gang

    "Sweet Thing" - Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
  18. Roaddog77


    Nov 11, 2011
    Summertime by Booker T & The MG's is a specific song that always does that.

    The Brothers Album by The Black Keys from start to finish.
  19. ECHOES by Pink Floyd

  20. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Blacks and Blues - Bobbi Humphrey

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