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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. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    Tons of stuff that I like is "soft" music . . . it's kind of difficult to say what would be the "softest"--that designation could describe so much different stuff.

    Is Brian Eno's Music for Airports "softer" than Doris Day's "Autumn Leaves"? :shrug:

    Is Oregon's "Moon and Mind" softer than Daniel Lentz' O-Ke-Wa? :shrug:

    Those are just a few of my favorite pieces of music that might be "soft." But that's not even the tip of the iceberg, and it's not even to mention soft rock/yacht rock.
     
  2. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    Arvo Pärt.
     
  3. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

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    Britain, Europe
    Bread

    Gilbert O’Sullivan.
     
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  4. GuvnorsWhiteJacket

    GuvnorsWhiteJacket Lord Julian's Consort

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    Britain
    Abba, Frank Sinatra, Carpenters, Sarah Brightman, Susan Boyle, Agnetha Faltskog, Angela Bofill, Dionne Warwick, Gordon Lightfoot.
     
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  5. bluesky

    bluesky Forum Resident

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    Already posted.
     
  6. Grant

    Grant Just chillin'!

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    United States
    Though there are many softies that I like, the softest ones I can think of at the moment are:

    Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
    The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
    The Mamas & The Papas - Got A Feeling
    Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    Bread - Aubrey
    Dan Fogelberg - Longer
     
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  7. Rafael Blues

    Rafael Blues Forum Resident

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  8. LeftCoastGator

    LeftCoastGator Forum Resident

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    Oh, I'm a fan of many of the "soft" families, and now that I've unfortunately developed pretty serious tinnitus in my left ear, it's become a necessary go-to. Some are:
    • The entire yacht rock family: Surprise! Big fan of many of the icons, particularly Pages and Dane Donahue.
    • UK folk: Loves me some Pentangle and Fairport Convention, and the more mellow acoustic Donovan stuff can be great. And I actually prefer the acoustic folky Led Zeppelin to the more rockin' version. Sue me.
    • Pretty much the entire '70s Joni Mitchell catalog.
    • Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys: Like everyone else on this site.
    • Philly soul: You gotta love The Stylistics.
    • Lowrider soul: Visit The Numero Group for more information.
    • Sunshine pop: Not always soft, usually kinda weird, but floats my boat, particularly The Free Design.

     
  9. ti-triodes

    ti-triodes Forum Resident

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    Aztec Two-Step
     
  10. Kris-AOTY

    Kris-AOTY Guard the Spark

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    Austin
    I don’t really categorize music as soft and hard. I like a lot of music that would be considered soft - Belle and Sebastian, Donovan, Erasure - but I think there’s a difference between music that’s soft and music that’s just puny. Obviously it’s in the ear of the listener, but the soft stuff I don’t like typically isn’t because it’s soft, it’s because I consider it cloying, obsequious, pandering crap.
     
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  11. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Senior Member

    David Lanz.
     
  12. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    ,Jack Jones, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett
     
  13. Jamey K

    Jamey K Internet Sensation

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    Amarillo,Texas
     
  14. Schmeig

    Schmeig Forum Resident

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    Kirkland, WA
  15. Schmeig

    Schmeig Forum Resident

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    Kirkland, WA
  16. giantleech

    giantleech Lord of all fevers and plagues

    Give it to me soft, baby!

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  17. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

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    Placerville, CA
    I never ever listen to anything nice... and easy. I always listen to things that are nice... and rough. But sometime I'll start out the evening listening to something nice... and easy. And then I move on to things that are nice... and rough.
     

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