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Any good acoustic music out there?

Asked by iam2smart99037 (739 points ) March 17th, 2010

I saw that Vanessuh posted a question that got a lot of excellent answers about depressing music, and I’m going in the same direction. Does anyone listen to any acoustic music with lots of guitar and/or piano? Happy, sad, love songs, they’re all great. It would be helpful to list specific songs instead of artists :) These are a few examples of what kind of sound I’m into.

1. “Half Alive” – Secondhand Serenade
2. “Simple Man” – as covered by Shinedown
3. “Beauty In The Breakdown” – Scene Aesthetic

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iam2smart99037's avatar

@rarebear- Ah I’ve overlooked bluegrass for so long! I’ve always liked that fiddle and banjo sound :)

jaytkay's avatar

Anything from Leo Kottke. When I was 16, I stumbled upon this record at the library. Many, many years later I still listen to it all the time.

Willie Nelson – Crazy: The Demo Sessions
I couldn’t believe this when I first heard it. It’s closer to a Nat King Cole than it is to the lame pop that is 90% of “country” music. Includes the recording of Crazy that sold the song to Patsy Cline.

mrentropy's avatar

@iam2smart99037 That was @Rarebear :) Esteban is Classical/Flamenco

iam2smart99037's avatar

Grr I got typing too quick because I’m listening to all this as it comes in and I’m juggling open browser tabs lol. thanks for the correction

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Brand NewAt The Bottom

Machester OrchestraWolves at Night

ThriceMoving Mountains

I strongly second Rodrigo y Gabriela.

phoebusg's avatar

Really good stuff, some experimental: http://balmorheamusic.com/

neverawake's avatar

Listen to ‘Duvet’ by Boa acoustic version.

jazmina88's avatar

acoustic Grateful Dead

jazmina88's avatar

Piano – Bruce Hornsby

PupnTaco's avatar

Jose Gonzales
Paul Siebel
Richard & Linda Thompson
Loudon Wainwright III
The Ditty Bops
Buena Vista Social Club
Ry Cooder
JJ Cale
Daniel Lanois
Cat Stevens
Joni Mitchell “Blue”
Bob Dylan 1962 – 1965, 1971–1974, 1990-on

Rarebear's avatar

@iam2smart99037 I have a bunch of bluegrass recommendations if you want them.

iam2smart99037's avatar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2mrexZsou8 – Secondhand Serenade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5gvSzbSMNg – Shinedown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoFsshDfE0k 0— Scene Aesthetic

I forgot to put links. I’m so neglectful when I posted this question. I vow to do better!

Vunessuh's avatar

Seether did an acoustic version of Broken that’s pretty good.
Maroon 5 did a cover of Nine Inch Nail’s Closer. It’s not as good as the original, but it’s still pretty damn decent.
Definitely check out Shadow on the Sun by Audioslave.

lillycoyote's avatar

Music is such a personal thing, but Philly has a great radio station, WXPN that plays a lot of the kind of music you might like. You can listen to it streaming on their website and they have archives of some of their shows like World Cafe. Check it out.

charmander's avatar

“My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas, there’s some great acoustic covers of it on YouTube

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Jeremycw1's avatar

Jack Johnson Or Foo Fighters (my favorite) or G. Love (never mind this is my favorite :) )

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