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#1 Dazzle

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

Hi there:

I'm looking to expand beyond my comfort zone, which is generous already to begin with. I'm looking for some emotional and/or uplifting songs and/or albums with well-defined instrumentals. I would like to appreciate every layer and nuance of each song, especially with capable earphones and an excellent portable source.

I am already an electronica/EDM listener and it is, for the most part, one of my favourite genres, but the keyword is well-defined instrumentals. So this thread is not intended to pick out those songs from that genre.

And although I do listen to R&B and Rap, most of it is not what I'm currently looking for. 'Slow Jams' are a solid exception.

The remaining genres that I did not mention are totally fair game for me. I would like to feel goosebumps from a melody or how a lyric is written.


Any suggestions? Thanks!

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#2 Twilight Sparkle

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

can't get anymore emotional than U2 - kite.

not so much the album version but the live version. just before the show was about to begin, at slane castle, i believe, bono found out his father passed away but went ahead with the show anyways, and the rest of the elevation tour. people can rag on him all they want, but the man is human



pink floyd's marooned is a pretty solid instrumental, at least for me, emotional wise. really, at some points, makes me really feel that i'm all alone

a lot of roy orbison's work is pretty emotional, especially when he was huge in the 60's with crying, the crowd, running scared, love hurts, it's over, etc

i don't listen to too much rap/r&b but tupac's tunes always had a lot of meaning to them. even will smith had a song that kind of really hits you-- is a song called tell me why from his lost and found album. it's a pretty deep song

uplifting tunes, i love listening to YES

pretty much every song, is somewhat of an allegory. awaken, a song about spiritual awkening. even their later, lesser known stuff is uplifting, like anything from keys to ascension to magnification albums
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

Psh internet winner right here.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjlg2wNw7e0




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#4 Alchemy Time

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:10 AM


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:29 AM

This song always makes me feel better when I am down in the dumps...



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#6 Twilight Sparkle

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

hell, even i listen to oasis for uplifting tunes. especially their later stuff after noel got off drugs and started really opening up his mind, like Let It Out from standing on the shoulder of giants album... pretty much a tune of-- if you have a talent, just let it out, let it be known. don't hold it inside.

one of their b-sides, or it was a demo, for SotSoG album, called one way road, noel just sings how he's off drugs, it's not fun anymore, and is just going through something new in his life.

sooner, liam would realize this, but that's after oasis broke up and formed beady eye and had their debut album was pretty hardcore, even noel gallagher's debut album was really nice. both of their respective albums are just quality

but oasis tunes that really stand out for me, that make a real impact of how i feel are: go let it out, who feels love, gas panic, where did it all go wrong, hindu times (THE DEMO VERSION, with noel on vocals-can find it on youtube), stop crying your heart out, going nowhere, the masterplan, guess god thinks i'm abel, i'm outta time, soldier on

i love oasis' first couple albums but their later stuff is really what hits you. one song from their early stuff that kinda hits you personally is live forever. they were just really good at what they did. noel gallagher really knew how to write stuff that made you think... i can relate to this, and even though people can argue about liam gallagher's voice quality over the years, that's a completely different discussion

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:20 AM

Off the top of my head and in no particular order...

Inspiring Vox...

Any Queen
Black - Pearl Jam
Say Hello To Heaven - Temple Of The Dog
Dreams - Van Halen
What Love Can Be - Kingdom Come
Far Behind - Candlebox
One - U2
Release - Pearl Jam
Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Still Loving You - Scorpions

Inspiring Instrumentals...

Eruption - Van Halen
Tales Of Topographic Oceans - Yes (there are vocals, but, this is a double album with only 4 songs!)
Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis
La Villa Stangiato - Rush
YYZ - Rush

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:32 AM

For vocals, you've probably heard this one. Nothing really needs to be said.




Instrumentals, here's one of my more recent favorites of 2012. let it build until the strings kick in near the end




another instrumental that I'm just putting here since it's fitting for today


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

Off the top of my head and in no particular order...

Inspiring Vox...

Any Queen
Black - Pearl Jam
Say Hello To Heaven - Temple Of The Dog
Dreams - Van Halen
What Love Can Be - Kingdom Come
Far Behind - Candlebox
One - U2
Release - Pearl Jam
Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Still Loving You - Scorpions


^^^^ This is a great list.

I agree with Olias about Oasis. Give this one a listen ...........



Here's one from Pearl Jam.......


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

^^^^ This is a great list.

Here's one from Pearl Jam.......

http://youtu.be/EmL8XbC6Zmo


Thanks, 'nuckin_futz'!

There isn't a whole lot of music from the 90's better than the first 2 Pearl Jam albums, Ten and Vs. I almost put Indifference on my list instead of Release. 2 great album-enders, no doubt!
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

Hmm.. love jim croce's songs.. operator, bad bad leroy brown, photographs and memories, time in a bottle, have to say i love you in a song...


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:46 AM


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:07 AM

Alter Bridge is pretty good for songs that have both uplifting vocals and well-defined instrumentals.








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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:24 AM

Dazzle, have you tried music that isn't just your traditional pop music? Everyone here is just flogging their own favourites, which is cool and all, but I'm convinced CDC is on the Pearl Jam payroll with how much their music is flogged around here.

Have you tried classical music?

I'm no expert, but since you're interested in rich textures and lots of layers and really listening to music, maybe that would be a valuable world to discover?

This song (er... piece?) is about 10 minutes long, but has major, major, major melody that it returns to about 3 or 4 times throughout, each time it's pretty damn glorious, and gives me chills each time.

IMO, one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written. This reading of the music is done with a relatively quick pacing to the main melody (you can find slower versions performed by other orchestras). But all the same, it's amazing:


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:55 AM


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:57 AM



Larry and his Flask.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

Well, Lee Brice- 'I Drive Your Truck' is pretty emotional.

Another one is David Nail- 'The Sound Of A Million Dreams'.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

Marriage of Figaro
Home on the Range
Sugar Mountain
Closer to the Heart
What a Wonderful World
I Can See Clearly Now

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Here Comes the Sun
Let it Be
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
God Gave Rock and Roll to You
Hold Your Head Up
Life's Been Good
Bicycle Race

I have no idea if any of these songs fit the bill, I basically just posted songs I like that have moderately positive lyrics

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well I'm sorry that gd is soo perfect


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:56 PM



Hope this helps!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:32 PM




Long song that really gets good at the 4 min mark.....
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:14 PM




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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:31 AM

I was simply going to say "Gravity of Love" by Enigma, but thought I'd find a Youtube link and found this, which only enhances the song. Very powerful, IMO.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

I really like Airborne Toxic Event, their songs have some good emotion and instrumentals.





second one is long, but really worth listening to the whole way through
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