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What are the softest music acts you like?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sgt. Abbey Road, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Although I am a Rock fan (The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Band) I like some soft rock/pop artists. My favourites would be Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, Billy Joel and Christopher Cross. What are your favourites of this kind of music?
     
  2. JoeDea

    JoeDea Forum Resident

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    Karla Bonoff was the first to spring to mind.
     
  3. mbd40

    mbd40 Steely Dan Fan

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    I like Billy Joel and Christopher Cross.

    America

    Simon & Garfunkel

    Nick Drake

    Belle & Sebastian

    Steely Dan

    Brian Eno's ambient stuff.
     
  4. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Enya, by far the 'softest' I have and enjoy :)
     
  5. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

  6. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    Astrud Gilberto
     
  7. I like soft Bread.
    After a couple of days though it loses its taste and you can make croutons out of it.
    There was never a band called The Croutons was there?
     
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  8. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

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    The Carpenters

    Serene and beautiful yet covering the range of human emotions. Karen's voice being perfection doesn't hurt either.
     
  9. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    Satie, Eno's ambient albums
     
  10. HorseyAnn

    HorseyAnn Equine-loving rhyme-artist

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    I normally prefer the softer music with the exception of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Bonnie Tyler, Jennifer Rush, Queen, some classical & some opera which I'm just getting into. I've got very sensitive ears so anything louder than Celine Dion's voice is normally too loud for me.
     
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  11. There is no limit to the marshmallow softness of music I like. Petty Booka is as good an example as any:



    I can also enjoy some metal though.
     
  12. DPM

    DPM Forum Resident

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    Andreas Vollenweider
    Joni Mitchell
    America
    Bread
    Tangerine Dream
    Enya
     
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  13. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Especially her vocals on Superstar and Rainy Days And Mondays are sensational!
     
  14. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    A lot really.
    John Denver
    Some Air Supply
    Bread
    Olivia Newton John
    Idk, lots more. Sometimes mellow is just what I need
     
  15. Dandelion1967

    Dandelion1967 My Favourite Parks Are Car Parks

    America
    Simon & Garfunkel
    The Association
    Little River Band
    Seals & Crofts
    Carole King
    The Carpenters
     
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  16. geezin'

    geezin' Forum Resident

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    Dunno if you'd consider this soft but I like it.

     
  17. HorseyAnn

    HorseyAnn Equine-loving rhyme-artist

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    I like her "Top of the World" & her version of "End of the World" too. (I like both Skeeter Davis & Sonia singing "End of the World" as well.)
     
  18. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

  19. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

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    Whitney Houston's 80s ballads are really great! You Give Good Love, Saving All My Love For You, and many others - most her early material was really soft and beautiful.
     
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  20. She had the creamiest , dreamiest voice.
    Used to love it when one of their songs came on the radio way back when.
     
  21. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

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    A lot of the softer Beach Boys songs fit the category for me as well. The harmonies are simply amazing on the quieter, softer songs with less instrumentation.
     
  22. Armjim

    Armjim Music is indeed a gift from Heaven

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    I consider soft acts those that are mainly pop oriented: Carpenters, Abba, Bread, Olivia Newton-John, The 5th Dimension, Sonny & Chér are among my favorites. Solid albums, great singles, not necessarily Art. Should we consider singer-songwriters who are more folky? Carole King, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Dan Fogelberg? They are softer than say a lot of Neil Young, Van Morrison, Springsteen, but they have some bite. I love Streisand, Sinatra, Mathis etc, do they fit in with this definition? Enya too. And I have to confess something: in the last two weeks I have bought a bunch of Ray Conniff albums, and have enjoyed each and every one and am not ashamed one whit.
     
  23. HorseyAnn

    HorseyAnn Equine-loving rhyme-artist

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    I prefer her early songs all the way up to "I will always love you". I like "Ooh! I wanna dance with somebody" & the songs you mentioned. (Ballads are 1 of my favourite type of song.)
     
  24. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

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    M. Ward
     
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  25. ajsmith

    ajsmith Forum Resident

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