What music are you digging right now?

Ok, might sound somewhat OT at first glance. Sorry if so. :slight_smile:

In my opinion certain examples of music know of no borders existing twixt human souls / intelligent friendly beings.
In my opinion certain examples of music can be totally revealing. Revealing even in a way that includes revealing what has been done so damn wrong this far by many.
In my opinion certain examples of music can be of a certain “healing” nature as well.

So I’m asking all of you again, after those many years, what music / songs do YOU regard as essential in helping us all?

Thanks for any proposals.

Kind regards, REBOL.

Here’s my Playlist of songs I’m currently into. It was longer, but I removed some that I’m getting bored of:

  1. I’ll Drown - Soley - We Sink
  2. Smashed Birds - Soley We Sink
  3. Dance - Soley - We Sink
  4. Blue Leaves - Soley - We Sink
  5. Carry On (Demo) - Ekkah - Summer Mixtape
  6. Give You What You Like - Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne
  7. Everything I’m Not - The Veronicas - The Secret Life Of The Veronicas
  8. You Love Me - Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (Deluxe Edition)
  9. Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande - My Everything (Deluxe)
  10. The Broken Places - Moby - Destroyed
  11. Science Of Fear - The Temper Trap - Conditions
  12. Shot At The Night - The Killers - Direct Hits (Deluxe Edition)
  13. Goodnight Little Robot Child - Princess Chelsea - The Cigarette Duet (European Tour Edition)
  14. If You Run - The Boxer Rebellion - Going The Distance
  15. The Dethbridge in Lethbridge - The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
  16. Blame Me - The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell
  17. Miracle - Paramore - Riot!
  18. Heatwaves (Demo) - Ekkah - Summer Mixtape
  19. Flesh and Bone (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) - The Killers - Battle Born (Deluxe Edition)
  20. Break Free - Ariana Grande - Break Free
  21. Hello Kitty - Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne
  22. Keep It On Wax - Alexisonfire - Crisis
  23. It’s Far Better To Learn - Saosin - Saosin
  24. Make Me Wanna Die - The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell
  25. Going To Hell - The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell
  26. Absolution - The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell
  27. A Quiet Mind - Blue October - History For Sale
  28. Conversations - The Posies - Every Kind Of Light
  29. Weatherman - +44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating
  30. Sink Or Swim - Hedley - Hedley
  31. If You Don’t, Don’t - Jimmy Eat World - Jimmy Eat World
  32. Just Tonight - The Pretty Reckless - Light Me Up
  33. Next of Kin - Alvvays - Next of Kin
  34. Cindy (Demo) - Ekkah - Summer Mixtape
  35. Worried About - Lissie - Grey’s Anatomy, Vol. 4
  36. Be Somebody - Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night

Ane Brun, Anna Ternheim en Stevie Wonder

Updated list:

  1. Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande - My Everything (Deluxe)
  2. You Love Me - Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (Deluxe Edition)
  3. Everything I’m Not - The Veronicas - The Secret Life Of The Veronicas
  4. Why Try - Ariana Grande - My Everything (Deluxe)
  5. The Broken Places - Moby - Destroyed
  6. Science Of Fear - The Temper Trap - Conditions
  7. Little Numbers - Boy - Mutual Friends
  8. Friends Are False - Delays - Everythings The Rush
  9. Every Breaking Wave - U2 - Songs Of Innocence [ALBUM CURRENTLY FREE TO ANYONE WITH AN ITUNES ACCOUNT!!!]
  10. If You Run - The Boxer Rebellion - Going The Distance
  11. All I Wanted - Paramore - Brand New Eyes
  12. Remain - Armchair Cynics - Starting Today
  13. Dream Again - Starling - Dream Again
  14. Contrail - Namie Amuro - Feel
  15. Give You What You Like - Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne
  16. Daydreaming - Paramore - Paramore
  17. Pretend - The Secret Whisper - Le Jeune Amour
  18. Holly (Would You Turn Me On?) - All Time Low - So Wrong, It’s Right
  19. Sink Or Swim - Hedley - Hedley
  20. Pork & Beans - Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)
  21. Love Song - Four Year Strong - Punk Goes Pop Volume 2
  22. Weatherman - +44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating
  23. Brave New World - Weezer - Hurley
  24. Going To Hell - The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell
  25. Tsukitotaiyou - Ketsumeishi - Tsukitotaiyou
  26. Keep It On Wax - Alexisonfire - Crisis
  27. Good Day - Angels & Airwaves - We Don’t Need To Whisper
  28. Summer Dress - Highs - Highs
  29. What Happened To You - Armchair Cynics - Staring Today
  30. Be Somebody - Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS8-nNhWlw4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtgA0jvhp2A

Otherwise I usually listen to music on Spotify.

Zbc, I merged your topic with an already existing one.

Ok Eric :wink:

I’ll be add new, later;)
At the time of writing post watch (and listen :wink: )
Magic! Rude

Currently listening to Of Monsters and Men’s new album Beneath The Skin (Spotify)

A few songs from the Album are up on YouTube - Crystals | Human | Hunger | Empire | I Of The Storm

Edit: Also I am aware that I’m reviving a “dead” thread…

Well, thanks a lot for “reviving” this nice ol’ thread @Sanya

I just felt like having to give something back to you, i. e. my playlist of today.
And, yes, today I’m quite an ol’ hippie guy, might change tomorrow, if there is one. :slight_smile:
Hope you’ll somewhat enjoy my playlist. :wink:
And take care of yourself.

Turquoise - Saynia (1968) (that one goes out to you, especially, of course) :wink:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZBSY9SrOR4
IMHO one of the most beautiful love songs of the good ol’ Sixties btw, sadly overlooked and forgotten now, and certainly way a bit more than just influenced by the mighty Kinks, great song though.

Donovan - Tin soldier (1965)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbXepo2Efp8
One of my all time faves, full of poetry and thought.

The Left Banke - Pretty Ballerina (1966, live version 2012 with Michael Brown)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRIqTt9O_8w
R.I.P. Michael :frowning: You were such a great composer, going unnoticed by the world.

Erkin Koray - Istemen (1967)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LiJMGsJvtQ
Well, a little psychedelic ditty from old Turkey certainly won’t do any harm?

J. J. Light - Heya (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jijz98VuWs8
Never forget about the indigenous, native people of America, fellas.

Kinks - Some mother’s son (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seMc_UaE3FQ
Now, that’s what WAR really is all about. Every human being should have this one one their daily playlist. But I guess that’s not the case.

The Zombies - Butcher’s Tale (1968)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXlWL6csSw4
Again, confronting the human soul with nothing but the naked truth. Beautiful, sad song.

The Pentangle - Cruel sister (1970)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3S2brPXjEM
This time, no war song. Just a very sad song, and what a beautiful folk song it is!

Buffalo Springfield - For what it’s worth (1966)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY
This song should be known to all folks out there, so no need to further comment on it. Great achievement for it’s time, though.

The Fallen Angels - I’ll drive you from my mind (1968)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwFWmSEFeRI
Introspective, sadly forgotten love song. Might have had a certain subtile influence on Depeche Mode’s “I feel you” (1993), eh? :wink:

Dick Wagner & The Frost - Sunshine (1967)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g8op8lGuo0
Nice song, and not known to many. That should change someday. R.I.P Dickie.

Eric Burdon & The Animals - Sky pilot (1968)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69zvFnVa03g
Certainly known to many, great song, though, fine lyrics, fine music. Thanks, Eric, would really like to meet you again someday. :wink:

King Crimson - I talk to the wind (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pPQoRzfm3Q
Just lean back and inhalate the atmosphere of this very song.

Juicy Lucy - Who do you love? (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hlOU1MQ8U8
I certainly do know the answer. And I love this song (including this very band).

Honeybus - Where have you been? (1971)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em0ltkJRKUc
Don’t know where I’ve been. What a great, sad ballad, though. (And unjustly forgotten, methinks).

Kinks - Yes Sir, no Sir (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyyQaDK738Q
Yes, again. What a great antiwar SONG. And no, Sir, I’m not fooling anybody with this statement.

Marquis of Kensington - The changing of the guard (1967)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsdE7IEMj_Q
Funny and almost forgotten, eh? Nice song anyway.

Kinks - Brainwashed (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUtw5lNoTr0
Yes, of course we are, some of us more, some maybe less. But definitely. You knew it then, Ray. :wink:

Gun - Angeline (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH9HUc4YLa0
Sad anti-drug ballad. I just felt like listening again today. Scuse me.

Pretty Things - Is it only love? (1974)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b89w_SPOfgw
No, there might be quite a bit more ‘bout it than only love. But still, f only the “love part” of it was true, I’d be somewhat content and I’d almost die to agree with you, Mr. Phil. Yet, as you might know, Love is Pain. (Not always, but most of the time.) Yes it is (as the good ol’ Beatles would’ve said).

Nirvana U.K. feat. Joe Fagin - Restless wind (1978)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzU3C75fuiA
Take a trip to Cap Formentor once in your life, such a beautiful place. Don’t forget to take your headphones with ya, though. Listen to this song while driving near that very place. If you happen to see some seagulls during that moment, you’ll certainly know what it’s all about. Celestial song, even if going criminally unnoticed at its time, no doubt about it.

Apple - The other side (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRYbGWaVUB4
Soundwise this one is certainly not a great achievement in musical history. Feelingwise it certainly is. Ever felt somewhat lost? If already depressed, please don’t listen to this great sad song.

Warhorse - Solitude (1970)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4QjNVnGto4
Now, this one is one of my alltime faves, I confess. The atmosphere of helplessness / being totally lost etc. might be a bit overwhelming to some.
The harmonies might be somewhat influenced by an old “Gun” song, but the great vocals totally make up for that imo.
Don’t you ever listen to that one if already somewhat “down” mentally! This song indeed manages to hurt, even if in a good way. It’s going deep, damn deep. It might indeed reach the depths of your soul, if you’re just listening closely enough.

Golden Earring - Cruising Southern Germany (1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJudF_mDQA
Somewhat forgotten song about the place I’m living. Great dutch band I’ve always adored.

The Pentangle - High Germany (1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHXHd7LAmx8
This band should probably be the foremost of all sixties folk bands, yet, it isn’t. Another one 'bout my country.

Steppenwolf - The Wall (1990)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKJVOH_cxJw
Somewhat late, maybe. Doesn’t sound beautiful because of the synthesizers and all of that late 80’s stuff. Still, a very personal song, and I certainly do like it better than the Scorpions’ “Winds of change”. Guess why?

David McWilliams - Hiroshima (1967)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt__LdHkurI
Sad - and seldomly played - song about a certain problem concerning what man was / is able to do to other human beings just because of technical supremacy.
If you like this one because of its lyrics, also give a listen to “The Byrds - I come and stand at every door”. There’s no YT link (not in my country, that is) for the latter, so pardon me.

John Lennon - Mother
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDVkkwl6aJo
(This is a shortened version of what might be his most sincere, brutal, simplistic songs ever).
Somewhat loud, but there are worse versions circulating now.
Miss you, John.

Spirit - 1984 (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckyLi_C0lso
Thanks for reminding us then, Randy California.

Donovan - Universal soldier (1965)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A50lVLtSQik
It is, as it is. Or, ain’t it?

Kaleidoscope - Oh death (live 1967 - raw bootleg)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A889_9EwfaY
Almost sounds like crap here, of course. Great song though. Try to find the studio version for yourselves, if you want to know.

Pretty Things - Death (1968)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILYHz6L_FvU
Extraordinary song by a great British band.

To be continued… maybe…

Cheers, REBOL.

A little of everything. Right now this . Luv the freestyle.

A little of topic but if you haven’t tried RarmaRadio . Give it a chance. The king of internet radio software.

Thanks for the playlist, although I must confess that I’m not really into music from the 20th century, perhaps I’m just too young to truly appreciate it. :-\

Can’t really say I like that either. :stuck_out_tongue: But everyone has their taste in music, how monotone the world would be if we all had the same taste… blech.

Personally I’m not much into Radio, prefer Spotify, works just fine for me.
Q: “But you don’t really own the music with Spotify, what if the service shuts down!?” (I know no one actually asked that, just wanted to answer it anyway… ???)
A: True, that is a risk, but at the same time I wouldn’t be able to afford buying the CDs of all the music that I have in Spotify either meaning that if it weren’t available then I would only have listened to perhaps 1% of all the music I have, if even that. Besides, there are competing services and some of them supports importing playlists from other services (some tracks may not be available though) and if worst comes to worst then I guess I’ll take up my old way of “acquiring” music.

I guess I'll take up my old way of "acquiring" music.

And what might that be ? Please explain. :smiley:

Sorry for you then, Sanya.

Some of that music of the 20th century was way better than music is now. Miles ahead.

Cheers, REBOL.

Not sure if it’s against the rules or not, having said that I’m sure you can guess it.

Well I must admit that I find the vast majority of today’s music to be terrible, or at least what regularly tops the charts these days, but at the same time I don’t really like older music either.

What is better or not is subjective, I avoid debating it whenever presented as fact. :slight_smile:

What is better or not is subjective, I avoid debating it whenever presented as fact. :)

Well, it was (still is) just my personal opinion, dear Sanya. :wink:

Right now listening to one of my all time faves, a certain Dutch band, having been in existance even before the Rolling Stones (1961, to be more exact).
And they still rock in 2015, in my opinion, even if (understandably) in a more quiet way. :slight_smile:

Only 159 YT views since February? >:( That simply has to change. 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKMHZHPvFg8

Cheers, REBOL. :slight_smile:

Take Me To Church - Hozier Cover; I love the dark romantic atmosphere.

50 Shades Of Grey Trailer Song - Crazy In Love (Beyoncé Cover)
Beyonce - Crazy in Love - 50 Shades of Grey OST official; I love the reworking of the original in both versions

Haunted - Beyonce (Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer)

I think I am in dark moods these days… 8)

I think I am in dark moods these days... 8)

Well, I’m almost always in a somewhat dark mood… as you might’ve noticed. :-X

Here’s one of the most beautiful and saddest ballads ever written.

Golden Earrings - The grand piano (1969).

Never released as a single, thus never been a “hit” anywhere , don’t know if you ever heard it before, Eric?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3pFTeR91to

There’s another great one of that year. Suicidal tendencies inside the very lyrics may have saved it from being overplayed. :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP-xCu70kxk

Cheers, REBOL.

Flo Rida… :-TU