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Old 07-13-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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What is your "go to" CD?

I know when I'm feeling low I use music to comfort and soothe me. And I also notice that when I need comfort there are some songs and CDs that seem to always work for me.

For example After Everything Now This has such a lovely pensive, yet oddly uplifting feel to it that it always seems to work for me. I don't get all giddily happy listening to it, but I always feel more settled when I hear it. Actually, most of The Church's albums have a similar vibe, so there are songs on every album of theirs that are help me, and I have a couple of Church (and occasionally Kilbey solo) mix cds just for when I need my "comfort" fix. But AENT is one of the few full cds that is just perfect for me when I'm down.

So what are some songs or CDs that help you through the hard times?

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this will probably seem pretty lame -

the joshua tree.

seriously though, by the end of streets i'm smiling almost no matter what. followed it up with ishfwilf and it's a great one-two punch to brighten anyone's day. always works for me.

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Old 07-13-2005, 06:44 PM   #3
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entire cds:

the unforgettable fire, without fail

tori amos - little earthquakes
the cure - disintegration (great wallowing music)

random songs:

muse - butterflies and hurricanes
natacha atlas and jah wobble - soledad
belle and sebastian - is it wicked not to care
snow patrol - run
beethoven - moonlight sonata
pj harvey - the river
astrud gilberto - girl from ipanema
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I'm also going to be very unoriginal and say The Joshua Tree. I'm not sure why I find it so comforting - a lot of it is very dark (Bullet, Exit, With or Without You, Mothers of the Disappeared).
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Originally posted by Bono's shades
I'm also going to be very unoriginal and say The Joshua Tree. I'm not sure why I find it so comforting - a lot of it is very dark (Bullet, Exit, With or Without You, Mothers of the Disappeared).
I find it's not really happy music I want to hear when I'm down...the stuff that lets me explore my sorrows seems much more rewarding to me.
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At certain times in my life these albums have been my "go to"'s:

Chelsea Girl - Nico
Achtung Baby - U2
When The Pawn... - Fiona Apple
Version 2.0 - Garbage
Weezer - Pinkerton
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:27 PM   #7
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Achtung Baby...

One, Acrobat, Love is Blindness...

It really helps.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:38 PM   #8
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Originally posted by LarryMullen's_POPAngel
When The Pawn... - Fiona Apple

tidal - fiona apple
inxs - best of or listen like thieves
rem - automatic for the people

those were the first three that came to mind
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Coldplay - Parachutes
Sting - Soul Cages
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
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Zooropa and Pop have been my "go to" albums for a long, long time

Sgt. Pepper's - The Beatles -- especially Within You Without You

Donovan - Fairytale

Sinead O'Connor - Faith and Courage

As far as songs...

Patti Smith - Gloria, Rock n' Roll Nigger

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a Changin', Like a Rolling Stone

Coldplay - Yellow, Don't Panic, A Rush of Blood to the Head, Spies

Jet - Move On

And I'll stop now... music is my refuge, so I have a lot of "go to" songs and albums
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and ok computer. listening to 'let down' over and over again really helps drown my sorrows.

i have to say, i can't listen to really uplifting music if i'm feeling down, as it can grate on my nerves.

i'll sometimes listen to the hives, sahara hotnights, or the distillers to get me back into fighting form.
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the smiths - anything
radiohead - kid a
bruce springsteen - darkness on the edge of town
bright eyes - lifted
philip glass - glassworks
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when i feel sad , after hard day at work , i put 'music for airports ' by brian eno ( relaxation ) or to lift me up -
//wrong way up ( with john cale )
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Like a trusted old blankie, Joshua Tree always soothes me.
I also have a compilation disk "Pickin' on U2", which - strange as it may seem - is a bluegrass instrumental tribute that always settles me.

For the few times when I don't feel like listening to U2, I usually go for an oldie but goodie, "City to City" by Gerry Rafferty. 'Baker Street'....
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One All - Neil Finn
Mental Notes - Split Enz
Together Alone - Crowded House
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Blood on the Tracks-Bob Dylan

Darkness on the Edge of Town/The Wild, Innocent, E-Street Shuffle-Bruce Springsteen

Velvet Underground-Velvet Underground


Joe the Lion/Hereos-David Bowie

Positively 4th Street-Bob Dylan

For You/Backstreets/-Bruce Springsteen

Sunday Morning-Velvet Underground

Ambulance Blues/Old Man-Neil Young
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There could be many for me, but this one surpasses them all.

August and Everything After - Counting Crows
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The Cure - Disintegration
The Replacements - Tim / Let It Be
U2 - Achtung Baby / The Joshua Tree
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
Robyn Hitchcock - Fegmania!

Familiar stuff, you know? Albums I've already listened to a thousand times.
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U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind. Especially "Kite".

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