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Who is your favourite musical artist when you need to mellow out and chill?

Asked by Schroedes13 (3866 points ) July 26th, 2011

Just wondering what bands/artists other Jellies listen to when they need to relax, mellow out, chill, meditate, or just destress!!! LET ME KNOW!

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AshLeigh's avatar

There are a lot.
Leslie Roy.
Secondhand Serenade.
A Man With Robot Hands.
Mydearjuliet or Jarrod Matthews.
Shayne Orok.
Escape The Fate.
Ice Nine Kills.
And so on…

flutherother's avatar

There are lots and lots and lots but I always come back to Frank Zappa.

rebbel's avatar

Nick Drake.
Or Dinah Washington.
Or Mariza.

Seelix's avatar

Feist, Tegan and Sara, The Weakerthans. 100% Canadian, too :)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Seelix Oh come on. The Canucks have done anything that good since they sent the Cup down south where it belongs.

Seelix's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe – Take a listen to those loverly ladies and gents and get back to me then. :P

Seelix's avatar

Feist: I Feel it All (my favourite song of hers), and So Sorry (more of a chill-out song)

Tegan and Sara: My Number, Living Room

The Weakerthans: Hospital Vespers, Plea From a Cat Named Virtute

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Seelix I stand corrected. Those are excellent. I bow to your Canadian charms.

Haleth's avatar

Matt Pond PA
Broken Bells
Boards of Canada
Caribou
Jose Gonzalez

Usually I find new music from Pandora, but I’ll definitely be checking out the artists in this thread.

jrpowell's avatar

@Seelix :: Try Propagandhi if you want some Canadian punk rock. It was the singer for The Weakerthans old band.

picante's avatar

Norah Jones

Seelix's avatar

@johnpowell – Oh, I know. I saw them play in my little hometown in ‘98 or so. :)
And they’re still kickin’, even without John K.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

The Corrs. A friend gave me one of their CDs, and we’d play it Friday afternoons in our meeting room while cleaning up after week-long classes. It was a great way to wind down. Here is one of their songs: Little Wing

rOs's avatar

Here is a whole page of great music.

Buttonstc's avatar

They dont call them Classic for nothin’

The Chairman of the board. Mellowness personified.

“when I was 21, it was a very good year…”

But Harry Connick Jr. will do in a pinch.

Or Willie Nelson singing “Stardust” or “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground”

George Jones
“He Stopped Loving her Today..they placed a wreath upon his door. Soon they’ll carry him away. He stopped loving her today…”

Anne Murray
Could I Have This Dance

rOs's avatar

Hexstatic – Funky!

Thievery Corporation – Psychedelic!

Chris Joss – Pensive!

Bonobo – Inspiring!

Charlie Chaplain – Makes your heart swell with pride!

These all soothe me in a different way, give them a listen!

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Three of my favorites are mentioned above: Portishead, Sigur Ros & Elysian Fields. Angus and Julia Stone, Lamb, Fiona Apple, Tool.

DominicX's avatar

I can’t believe no one said Enya. Come on, people…

rOs's avatar

@DominicX It was included in the list I provided- my bad for not explicitly mentioning it!

gottamakeart's avatar

Lately, my “De-stress” bands have been Franz Ferdinand,Scissor Sisters,Robots in Disguise, and Alo and The Narcissist. I could even name certain tracks-but that might be too specific. I also like to use music to get energized during the early part of the day while the coffee is kicking in. to do work around the house, and especially for being creative. (painting,etc.)

TexasDude's avatar

Seabear, Dianogah, Sparklehorse, and Cloud Cult immediately come to mind.

linguaphile's avatar

The first song I think of is Sarah McLachlan’s Elsewhere .

Hibernate's avatar

E.S. Posthumus.

Works great no matter how I feel.

Hibernate's avatar

Or I just listen on repeat these 2 tracks one after the other because there’s no way to be able to listen to them separately ^^

THIS followed by this one

Only138's avatar

Throwing on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is a must. Very relaxing.

Cruiser's avatar

Frank Zappa

Jeruba's avatar

Debussy. La Mer especially.

Anemone's avatar

Classical is always nice. Chopin is one of my faves.

I also have a new-agey CD by Ray Lynch. It’s pretty mellow and relaxing.

Pachy's avatar

Sinatra, hands down.

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