Posts Tagged ‘mood music’

Perhaps it has been because my mind has been in several different places lately but Sundays have been sneaking up on me as of late (that might also be why I keep oversleeping and missing church).

I’ve been in a bit of a rainy day mood today.  It’s not raining though it has been rather gloomy.  On days like that I have my own choices for music.  Tracks that are somewhat melancholy but not necessarily sad and always lovely.  This is one of those choices as well as one of my favorite artists of any genre.


Sufjan Stevens – For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti


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Like anyone I am prone to the occasional bout of melancholy and that tends to affect my listening habits.  At the same time, though, I’ve developed a bit of a loathing for the self-pitying whining that’s common in a lot of music these days.  No, when I am in a mood the kind of music I go for is the kind that acknowledges that life can sometimes suck but, hey, “them’s the breaks”.  Just have to deal with it, get over it, and move on.  This song is one that fits that need perfectly.

This particular musical discovery came courtesy of NPR’s World Cafe program.  I’ve found that NPR’s musical programs are a great place to pick up on great artist that normally fly under the radar.  Go check it out sometime.

Dan Mangan – Road Regrets

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I’ve said it many times now but I really am going to get back to regular article posts (at least one is in the works now) but until then here is some more great music to end/start off your week with.

This week I wanted to bring you a band that I first discovered from a song during the credits of a random film.  I tracked down what the song was, looked up some of their other songs and became an instant fan.  Since then Sambomaster has become one of those bands that is perfect for relaxing and an instant mood boost.


Sambomaster – Kimi ni Kirei no Kizuite Okure

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I really love music (I think most people do) and I’ve found there is no better way to change or enhance a mood than with the right song.  With that in mind I bring you Recommends: Mood Music Edition.

When I want to relax…

…nothing can beat Sufjan Stevens.

When I want to be carefree…

…this song from Mika works pretty well.

When I want to be thoughtful…

…mewithoutYou gets the mind and soul moving.

When I want to be clever…

…Ben Folds shows a good amount of wit.

And when I want to dance (if I could)…

…Polysics works perfectly.

What is your mood music?


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