Thursday, April 8, 2010

Comfortably Numb

I'm always looking for blog inspiration so I was delighted last week at a Passover Seder when a friend whose job it is to give amazing massages asked for some good chill music to play while she soothes tired muscles. So with no further ado, here are the ten albums (with a couple sample tracks) I want to hear while getting a massage. Oh, and about that amazing massage? I highly recommend going here.

Air - Talkie Walkie
French like Phoenix but chill - like Antarctica.

Brian Eno - Music For Airports
The musician and the album for which the term 'ambient' was coined.

Elbow - Cast of Thousands
Like a codeine overdose, only without all the vomiting.

Iron and Wine - The Sea and the Rhythm
Most appropriately named album on the list.

Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
Heal your broken heart and your broken back at the same time.
"Fade Into You"

Nick Drake - Pink Moon
If the beautiful arrangements don't carry you away, the voice will.

Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Alright, so a couple songs on this incredible album sound like a panic attack coming on but the rest go off like the soundtrack in Heaven.

Sigur Ros - ( )
Ethereal. Unworldly. Majestic. Perfect.

Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Stevens gets a little carried away with the God stuff on this one but apart from that this is a gorgeous album.

Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun
I reviewed this album back in my newspaper days and called it "the album that made the world safe again for afternoon naps." I still stand by that.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe how lucky I am to have such a dank playlist for my massage sessions... if this doesn't help melt the toughest knots...I'm not sure what will.