Records that comfort you

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Bob And Charlotte
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Records that comfort you

Postby Bob And Charlotte » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:23 am

here goes some albums that can easy my troubled mind:

Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill
Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

when your sad or anxious, what records help you out ?

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Chrille
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Postby Chrille » Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:20 am

When I'm sad, anxious or angry, I don't listen to music because it usually makes me feel even sader, more anxious or angrier no matter what I listen to.

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Postby tallulah » Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:26 am

Any Aimee Mann, the Arcade Fire, Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair, and Jen Trynin - Gun Shy Trigger Happy.
And I was happy to be alive, in a magic world.

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Postby lawngnome » Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:14 pm

David Bowie's All Saints Insturmentals helps me- its probably the only time I can listen to them.

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:35 pm

Here's ten:

1. Bob Dylan, Time Out Of Mind
2. Jeff Buckley, Grace
3. Nick Drake, Bryter Layter
4. Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run
5. Chet Baker, The Best of Chet Baker Sings
6. Neil Young, Harvest
7. Joni Mitchell, Blue
8. Elvis Costello, All This Useless Beauty
9. The Byrds, Ballad of Easy Rider
10. The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
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Postby invisible Pole » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:00 pm

Aztec Camera - Dreamland
Trashcan Sinatras - Weightlifting
Echo & The Bunnymen - What Are You Going To Do With Your Life ?
David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive
Prefab Sprout - Andromeda Heights
Damien Rice - O
Nick Cave - The Boatman's Call
Everything But The Girl - Idlewild
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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:53 pm

Time out of Mind and Bryter Layter are two of my favourite albums.... but i must be very very relaxed to get through them alive.... :lol:

>Echo & The Bunnymen - What Are You Going To Do With Your Life ?


good one invisible

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Postby guidedbyvoices » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:36 pm

Tortoise - TNT
Iris Dement - My Life
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Jackson Monk
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Postby Jackson Monk » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:59 pm

invisible Pole wrote:Aztec Camera - Dreamland
Trashcan Sinatras - Weightlifting
Echo & The Bunnymen - What Are You Going To Do With Your Life ?
David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive
Prefab Sprout - Andromeda Heights
Damien Rice - O
Nick Cave - The Boatman's Call
Everything But The Girl - Idlewild


Fucking hell. Marry me Mr Pole. I love all of these!
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Postby Jackson Monk » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:05 pm

Surf - Roddy Frame
Bryter Layter
Five Leaves Left - Nick Drake
Jordan (the comeback) - Prefab Sprout
corruptio optimi pessima

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Postby whar » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:13 pm

Off The Wall - Michael Jackson (along with "Wanna Be Startin' Something", and "P.Y.T") has been in constant rotation lately, and it has always put a smile on my face.
Oy with the poodles, already!

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Postby lawngnome » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:29 pm

Sometimes I'll have really weird moods where I'll listen to 'Istanbul to Constantinople' in loop for an hour or so. I suppose that counts too...

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Postby selfmademug » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:49 pm

Bjork-- esp. Selma Songs, Homogenic and Vespertine.

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Postby invisible Pole » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:12 pm

Jackson Monk wrote:
invisible Pole wrote:Aztec Camera - Dreamland
Trashcan Sinatras - Weightlifting
Echo & The Bunnymen - What Are You Going To Do With Your Life ?
David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive
Prefab Sprout - Andromeda Heights
Damien Rice - O
Nick Cave - The Boatman's Call
Everything But The Girl - Idlewild


Fucking hell. Marry me Mr Pole. I love all of these!


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Postby LessThanZero » Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:07 pm

Nat King Cole
Loving this board since before When I Was Cruel.

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Postby miss buenos aires » Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:34 pm

Belle and Sebastian, Cat Power...

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:39 pm

Time (the Revelator)
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King Hoarse
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Postby King Hoarse » Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:41 pm

Thinking through my record collection alphabetically:

Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
Greg Brown - Further In
Johnny Cash - Unchained
June Carter Cash - Wildwood Flower
Nick Cave - Boatman's Call
Tracy Chapman - S/T
Leonard Cohen - Recent Songs
Cowboy Junkies - Black Eyed Man
Handsome Family - In The Air
Steve Forbert - Alive On Arrival
John Wesley Harding - Trad Arr Jones
King Creosote - Kenny And Beth's Musakal Boat Rides
Nick Lowe - The Convincer
the McGarrigle Hour (Kate & Anna, Loudon, Rufus, Martha, Emmylou, Chaim, etc. gathering by the piano)
Sarah Jane Morris feat. Marc Ribot - August
Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset (I'm Tired Joey Boy in particular)
Willie Nelson - Night & Day
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (soundtrack)
Alan Prosser - Hall Place
John Prine - Souvenirs
Kevin Rowland - My Beauty
Ron Sexsmith - Cobblestone Runway
Velvet Underground - Loaded
Norma Waterson - The Very Thought Of You
The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)

And if I wanna stay depressed Frank Sinatra's Watertown never disppoints.
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Postby El Vez » Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:50 pm

I'll chime in on Time (The Revelator) and add that it's good to see Gillian & David getting some love on the board.

Other notable El Vez Chamomile Specials....

1. Honky Tonk Amnesia: The Hard Country Sound of Moe Bandy
2. Lucinda Williams - Essence
3. They Might Be Giants - Flood
4. Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men - Out in California
5. David Cross - It's Not Funny
6. Randy Newman - Bad Love
7. Steve Forbert - Young, Guitar Days
8. Rudy Ray Moore's Greatest Hits

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Postby Mr. Average » Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:59 pm

Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life
Pat Metheny - The Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny - Secret Story

Paul Simon - The Rhythm of the Saints

Mark Isham - Music for Film

Narada - Wildernes Collection

George Winston - Autumn
George Winston - Winter into Spring

Flora Purim - Open Your Eyes You Can Fly

Peter and the Wolf - Viv Stanshel, Robin Lumley, Morris Pert, et al.

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way

John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman - no title
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:56 pm

El Vez wrote:I'll chime in on Time (The Revelator) and add that it's good to see Gillian & David getting some love on the board.

It's so good. And the title song surpasseth all understanding.
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Postby Goody2Shoes » Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:00 pm

If I feel like wallowing: Billie Holiday's Lady In Satin

If I don't feel like wallowing - Beach Boys' Pet Sounds or Rickie Lee Jones' Girl At Her Volcano (though I have to be careful with this one, it sometimes backfires).
It's a radiation vibe I'm groovin' on

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Postby Emotional Toothpaste » Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:19 pm

Soothing music for thy soul:

Buena Vista Social Club- can't understand shit, but it sounds happy and puts me on a beach smoking a cuban and having tropical drink. GREAT music and harmonies.

Marc Ribot and the Prosthetic Cubans, same idea as above

Nick Lowe, certainly any of his work; Convincer is 5 star; Now you're waiting in the hall, and I'm on the stair, looking at you, from above, and I say darling just for a change, lets stay in and make love.

Cake- they always get me dancing and shaking my 36 year old ass

Mr. Bob Marley - duh

The friggin Stones

Sinatra

Tony Bennett

The Ramones take any blues away.

or The Cramps! little Lux Interior to lighten the mood. Lets Get Fucked Up! Put that song on . . .

Neil Young is always soothing. Takes me somewhere else.

Bluegrass music is my latest penchant.

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:50 am

As I recall, Buena Vista contains a bilingual wordlist, so you can check out the meanings. I learned a new (presumably Cuban) term for 'butt' from Chan Chan, which is 'jibe' (pron 'he-bay'). Chan Chan is a masterpiece of an opener. Good ol' Compay. I love the Wenders film as much as the record itself, and the Compay and Ruben interviews are two of the absolute highlights. Sadly now departed. It was a delight to see Ruben live in the 90s.
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