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When you need a long hug, an aural hug, some musical solace...

Discussion in 'music' started by windhoek, May 8, 2019.

  1. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    ... you've just got to play Ten New Songs by Leonard Cohen, at least, that's what I've got to do and ten times out of ten, I feel human and ready to face life once again before it's finished.

    Okay, Ten New Songs might not be your top musical pick-me-up, as it were, so what is?

    Honourable mention: Urlicht by Mahler

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  2. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Whenever I need a boost I always play a selection from Louis Armstrong Hot 5 & 7s. Never fails
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  3. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    Love Ten New Songs too, particularly Alexandra Leaving and Boogie Street

    Aural honey
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  4. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
    maccar, venton and Weekender like this.
  5. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Palace Brothers - Palace Brothers

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  6. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    Kate Bush - 'The Dreaming' album
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  7. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    Popular music from my teens and twenties does it for me.
  8. Zagreus

    Zagreus Member

    I have a few I return to on a regular basis. In no particular order:

    Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky
    Sam Baker - Pretty World
    Shawn Mullins - Soul's Core
    Beady Belle - Cewbeagappic
    Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
    Joni Mitchell - Blue
  9. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

    Van Morrison - Common One
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  10. Sean K

    Sean K pfm Member

    Flux of pink Indians
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  11. Sean K

    Sean K pfm Member

    Ok. Actually Astral Weeks. Never fails.
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  12. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    Love a bit of Kate me and only recently bought this after hearing good reviews but really struggling to like it.

    More of a bear hug at the moment - a grower eh?
  13. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    I have had The Dreaming since 1982, so it is in my musical dna. The Red Shoes is my least favourite Bush album. If new to the Kate Bush catalogue then The Dreaming isn't the easiest album.
  14. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
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  15. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    Leonard Cohen is an option for me, although it'd be more likely the Live in London albums.

    I also like a bit of Beth Orton when I just want something to relax to - currently listening to Central Reservation in fact.
    Bjork67 likes this.
  16. htm_1968

    htm_1968 pfm Member

    'Vini Reilly' by Durutti Column, 'It'll End in Tears' by This Mortal Coil or 'Pure Phase' by Spiritualized would do it for me 9 times out of 10.
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  17. Durmbo

    Durmbo not French

    Able Tasmans - A Cuppa Tea and a Lie Down.
    Miriam Makeba self titled mono, 1960. I must digitize this wonderful LP to save getting up to skip the English filler.
  18. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    Very much this!

    Also, a lot of softer, perhaps instrumental music works for me, music like:

    Avec Laudenum by Stars of the Lid
    Lumiere by Dustin O'Halloran

    That sort of thing.
  19. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Probably my joint favourite Kate album along with never forever.

    Definitely a grower!
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  20. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Not the easiest but one of the best!
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