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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. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    (the top two here are among my all time favorites)
    Dan Fogelberg
    Carole King
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Jim Croce
    Seals & Crofts

    I also like a good deal of new age:
    Michael Gettel
    George Winston
    Danny Wright
    Peter Kater
    William Ellwood
    Philip Aaberg
  2. GuvnorsWhiteJacket

    GuvnorsWhiteJacket Lord Julian's Consort

    Apart from the obvious usual suspects such as Abba, the Carpenters, Gordon Lightfoot and Mr Sinatra, I also dig Agnetha Faltskog as a soloist, Mama Cass Elliott, David Kitt and Richard Marx.
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  3. Jmetamatic

    Jmetamatic This is the end of our oxygen supply.

    Glasgow, Scotland
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  4. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Fnarr fnarr! :D
  5. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    i woke up in love this morning

  6. Blank Frank

    Blank Frank King of Carrot Flowers

    How are we defining "soft" here? Aside from the obvious joke responses there are quite a few suggestions which are not really soft:

    Cocteau Twins? Listen to Garlands or, possibly, Head Over Heels;

    Tangerine Dream? Try the likes of Atem and Zeit;

    House Martins? Only if you ignore most of the lyrics, some of which are very acerbic and/or political - Flag Day or Drop Down Dead, being good examples.
  7. CaptainFeedback1

    CaptainFeedback1 Forum Resident

    Oxfordshire, UK
    Stars Of The Lid
    Nick Drake
  8. bzfgt

    bzfgt The Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler

    New Jersey
    Soft Machine, Soft Cell, and the fourth album by the Dizzoors
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    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

  10. marty g

    marty g Well-Known Member

    So Cal
  11. marty g

    marty g Well-Known Member

    So Cal
  12. Zappateer

    Zappateer Forum Resident

    Loudon Wainwright III
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  13. geetar_await

    geetar_await jack of many trades, master of none.

    America, England Dan & John Ford Coley, John Denver, some Christian acts.
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  14. bluesky

    bluesky Forum Resident

    south florida, usa
    Only two:

    Seals and Croft

    Cat Stevens
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  15. beatboy1975

    beatboy1975 Amateur Appreciator

    Portland, Oregon
    The Arbors - "A Symphony For Susan"

  16. NudieSuitNezHead

    NudieSuitNezHead No Michael, "teriyaki" is NOT 13 letters...

    East Tennessee
    From My Collection:

    Ian Matthews
    Bert Jansch
    Simon & Garfunkel
    Michael Nesmith
    10,000 Maniacs
    Glen Campbell

    And then there's a bunch of soft songs from the harder bands in my collection that I adore as well!
  17. extravaganza

    extravaganza Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA USA
  18. blackdograilroad

    blackdograilroad Forum Resident

    Devon, UK
    Judie Tzuke. If you like singer-songwriters you need to know this lady- lovely, very English voice and great songs. Best known for her 1979 hit Stay With Me Til Dawn, for the past 25 years she’s released her own albums on her Big Moon label. Her complete works, Full Moon, gets you 24 CDs for a very reasonable £UK93.99 from tzuke.com, signed if you ask. If that’s a bit much try the 1979-2010 2CD Moon On A Mirrorball from the same place....(no I’m not getting paid....)

    This is from her 2017 album Peace Has Broken Out....

  19. wrat

    wrat Forum Resident

    Funny I see America several times in this post, I saw them live a few years back and they rocked harder and were louder then several harder edge bands I've seen
  20. Michel_LeGrisbi

    Michel_LeGrisbi Far-Gone Accumulator ™

    I'd describe Jean-Jacques Perrey as "spongy"

  21. RogerE

    RogerE Rambo, the world famous squirrel, says yeah!

    Frankfurt, Germany
  22. Sandy Dee

    Sandy Dee Well-Known Member

    Breezin’ by George Benson is a mellow go-to for me .

    Lots of CTI albums fit the bill as well .
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  23. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident


    do as you please, feel free at home (with a few restrictions on your taste) :D

    House Martins would def B soft, great band, weekly listen
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  24. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    RIP Les.... :shake:
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  25. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Forum Resident

    Simon & Garfunkel
    Peter and Gordon
    Chad and Jeremy
    The Everly Brothers
    Sam Cooke
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