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Old 08-15-14, 11:01 AM
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If you want to wander around some lesser known downtempo, here's a guy who compiles a pretty decent collection of links to legal free downloads from various artists. I've found a lot of cool stuff from him.

http://bahgheera.com/
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my #1 chill out song of all time...
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Laugh if you wish, but I love Enya. Granted, I only have a best-of album of hers, and that's the extent of my exposure, but songs like "Only If" and "Storms in Africa" are gorgeous.
You owe it to yourself to check out the full CD's eventually. Start with Watermark and Shepherd Moons.

I also enjoy Enigma music as somebody else posted.

I'll add a band I would have never heard of if not for a mis-shipment by an eBay seller - Era. Liked the one mistake CD so much I ended up buying two other releases. Style is like Enya and Enigma, but better.
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Re: Best Chill Out Albums of All Time?

Originally Posted by hdnmickey View Post
I'll add a band I would have never heard of if not for a mis-shipment by an eBay seller - Era. Liked the one mistake CD so much I ended up buying two other releases. Style is like Enya and Enigma, but better.
Which Era album is a good start?

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I don't know if they're the best of all time but I really like Eddie Vedder's solo material. I'm a big Pearl Jam fan to begin with but Eddie's solo stuff is very awesome too. it's just nice mellow and laid back listening. Both the Into the Wild soundtrack and Ukulele Songs are frequently played by me. I also really like She & Him. Zooey Deschanel is one of the sexiest women in my opinion and I also happen to really like her as a singer. I listen to their albums a lot too.
I love Into the Wild. Ukulele, notsomuch. If anyone else is a fan of Into the Wild I highly recommend Sully Erna's Avalon. Awesome 'chill' album. This might be a drawback for some, but he's the lead singer of Godsmack, but the album is kinda in the same mold as Into the Wild (i.e. slower, mellow side project full of songs that would never fly on a Godsmack album) Probably my most played album of the past few years. I wish he'd do a new one.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
If anyone else is a fan of Into the Wild I highly recommend Sully Erna's Avalon. Awesome 'chill' album. This might be a drawback for some, but he's the lead singer of Godsmack, but the album is kinda in the same mold as Into the Wild (i.e. slower, mellow side project full of songs that would never fly on a Godsmack album) Probably my most played album of the past few years. I wish he'd do a new one.
I love Godsmack, but had no idea Sully put out a solo album. I'm listening to it now and it's awesome. Thanks for the recommendation.

In regards to Era, you can't go wrong starting with any of his albums. The style doesn't change like Enigma did, so you can jump anywhere. Era 2 is probably my favorite, if I had to choose.
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Re: Best Chill Out Albums of All Time?

Definitely Enigma, Delerium, and Morcheeba.

I would also throw in

Conjure One

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Supreme Beings of Leisure

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Blue Foundation - Sweep of Days

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I select Tangerine Dream's 1974 album Phaedra for tracks like these...

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Originally Posted by My Other Self View Post
In regards to Era, you can't go wrong starting with any of his albums. The style doesn't change like Enigma did, so you can jump anywhere. Era 2 is probably my favorite, if I had to choose.
I agree other than my liking The Mass more than the others.
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I select Tangerine Dream's 1974 album Phaedra for tracks like these...
Almost posted TD earlier. Most of there albums fit this thread. Even the work they did for GTA V.
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Basically everything by Tycho, but I have a soft spot for Dive:



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Listened to Cannonball Adderley's Somethin' Else last night before going to bed. Just perfect.

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Originally Posted by EddieMoney View Post
Klaus Schulze - Mirage
Great choice

In addition to Mirage, I also recommend Klaus Schulze's album Timewind primarily for this track:

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Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
Yup.

Others:
The Orb: UFOrb
Bill Withers: Still Bill
Everything but the Girl: Walking Wounded
Gregory Isaacs: Night Nurse
Brian Eno: Apollo
Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith: The Dynamic Duo
Kruder and Dorfmeister: The K&D Sessions
Pantha Du Prince: Black Noise
Warpaint: S/T
Air: Moon Safari
Boards of Canada: Music has the Right to Children
Jackson Browne: Running on Empty
Marvin Gaye: What's Goin' On
Nick Drake: Bryter Layter
Harmonia: DeLuxe
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The Clarence Greenwood Recordings by Citizen Cope
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I like the way Hokeyboy thinks. When I need to chill out, I go modal:





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It's a greatest hits package of an artist than gets looked down upon by "snooty" jazz types, but this album is audio comfort food around our house:



Give a listen. It's on Spotify.
Not familiar with that specific album, but the track list looks pretty similar to the one I listen to (of my many Guaraldi albums, of course):

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That's the one I have as well. Got it to supplement the Peanuts soundtrack CD's I own.
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This album, one of the all-time greatest, just occurred to me as fitting the subject:
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Boards of Canada: Music has the Right to Children
Two of my favorites.

I was all lined up to see The Blue Nile at Georgetown University in support of Hats in 1989 or so when they bailed on the tour due to extreme stage fright. Man, but I was bummed.

I do love me some Boards of Canada. "Roygbiv" is one of my all-time favorite songs. I'm also real fond of Trans Canada Highway.
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Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
Definitely Enigma, Delerium, and Morcheeba.

I would also throw in

Conjure One

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I love this album. Al 3 C1 records are good but this one flows perfectly beginning to end IMO.
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Originally Posted by hdnmickey View Post
That's the one I have as well. Got it to supplement the Peanuts soundtrack CD's I own.
Yep, I have two or three Guaraldi Peanuts CDs so those tracks are really icing on the greatest hits compilations. Cast Your Fate to the Wind is supreme chill-out.

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Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Yep, I have two or three Guaraldi Peanuts CDs so those tracks are really icing on the greatest hits compilations. Cast Your Fate to the Wind is supreme chill-out.

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Agreed. This is song is an all-time fave, always puts me in such a great mood.
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I was all lined up to see The Blue Nile at Georgetown University in support of Hats in 1989 or so when they bailed on the tour due to extreme stage fright. Man, but I was bummed.
Stage fright at a university?! As a social phobic I can relate to that, but that's one of the reasons I'm not a rock star/musician; another being that it's simply not my bag.
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Speaking of Boards Of Canada, I think their 2013 work Tomorrow's Harvest is the best electronic album of that year. It blows away most of the generic material that keeps getting pumped out.

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