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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. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Forum Resident

  2. Longers

    Longers Forum Resident

    I like soft Bread
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  3. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

    Definitely not The Carpenters.

    I could Sleep Walk to Santo & Johnny though, and I love The Velvet Underground.
  4. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana jazz vinyl addict

    SE USA
    George Shearing
    Bernie Nerow (Peter Nero)
    Brian Eno
    Pretty much any recording of Clair De Lune
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  5. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    If you haven't heard Tomita's in surround, you haven't lived.
  6. beatboy1975

    beatboy1975 Amateur Appreciator

    Portland, Oregon
    There are too many for me to mention off the top of my head, but this is one of my all-time favorites:

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  7. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    I have a soft spot for 70's soft rock--- everything from Bread and The Carpenters to Firefall and America to one-offs like "Wildfire".
    But only a few tracks from each act. Never could get through a complete album by any of them.
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  8. Hoover Factory

    Hoover Factory Old Dude Who Knows Things

    Spokane, WA
    Definitely The Carpenters. When I was a teenager in the 1970s, I used to mock them because they didn’t “rock.” I was an idiot back then.

    Some others I like:
    Olivia Newton-John (her early country pop stuff)
    Simon & Garfunkel
    Neil Diamond
    James Taylor
    Gordon Lightfoot
  9. Shambolicus

    Shambolicus It's 'cause I'm short, I know...

    The one and only Blossom Dearie.

  10. Grahamstuartcanada

    Grahamstuartcanada We play two kinds of music “new” and “wave”

    I took my wife to see this band perform for her birthday...6 years ago. While it was kind of a gag - I was amazed how many songs I knew, and the ones I had liked...I still liked
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  11. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Forum Resident

    My father said there used to be a bit of a sweaty mosh pit whenever Herb Alpert & the TJB came on at parties in the early 60s. I am partial to Herb's "This Guy's in Love with You" on a promo sampler for Rhino's Bacharach-David boxed set. It's a soothing song in a perfectly mellow collection.
  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    The Carpenters #1
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  13. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Graz, Austria
    These are my favourite soft rock/pop albums:

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  14. Left Field

    Left Field Forum Resident

    Suzanne Vega
    Beth Orton
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  15. Wigru

    Wigru Forum Resident

    One of my favorite soft albums is ‘Mid Air’ (2012) by Paul Buchanan (from The Blue Nile).

    It went completely under the radar. Here’s the title song:

  16. AveryKG

    AveryKG a keen gardener no more

    west London
    I don't want to say that any of the acts I like are soft (though many of them undoubtedly) are, 'cause they might come round and beat me up to prove that they're not. ;)
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  17. skiddlybop

    skiddlybop Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Petula Clark. jazzmeia. Donald Shirley. Marian Montgomery.
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  18. Michel_LeGrisbi

    Michel_LeGrisbi Far-Gone Accumulator ™

    or perhaps The Crust-Teenies?
  19. Another Steve

    Another Steve Forum Resident

    Not my usual style, but easily in my Top 5 albums.

  20. Rockford & Roll

    Rockford & Roll Forum Resident

    Midway, KY
    Some of my earliest music memories are of the golden age of 70's AM radio with plenty of soft stuff and pop I reckon. I like Bread, Seals & Crofts, America, Jim Croce and a veritable boatload of one off-radio gems like Brandy, for instance.
  21. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    The smooth sounds of Mickey Gilley
  22. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Graz, Austria
    Yes, you are right. It’s the blueprint for all singer-songwriter albums and a real masterpiece!
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  23. idledreamer

    idledreamer Still idle

    Boston, MA
    Not going to name the artists but I like me some yacht rock every now and then, just to change things up.
  24. idledreamer

    idledreamer Still idle

    Boston, MA
    Not sure if you've listened to Blue Sky - Night Thunder in its entirety yet, but if not then give it a try.... it's a good album.
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  25. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    see page 3

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