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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

    NYC Man
    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

    Britain, Europe

    Gilbert O’Sullivan.
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  4. GuvnorsWhiteJacket

    GuvnorsWhiteJacket Lord Julian's Consort

    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

    south florida, usa
    Already posted.
  6. Grant

    Grant Just chillin'!

    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

  8. LeftCoastGator

    LeftCoastGator Forum Resident

    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

    Aztec Two-Step
  10. Kris-AOTY

    Kris-AOTY Guard the Spark

    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

  14. Schmeig

    Schmeig Forum Resident

    Kirkland, WA
  15. Schmeig

    Schmeig Forum Resident

    Kirkland, WA
  16. giantleech

    giantleech Lord of all fevers and plagues

    Give it to me soft, baby!

  17. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

    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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