Getting the hair on the back of your neck to stand up...

iansilv

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Radiohead- everything in its right place. ask for it to be demoed on some really good audiophile stuff at some high end shop.
 

FRAGMAN BOB

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TRYING to revive this thread, I love finding new music.
Tegan and Sara - walking with a ghost, (their voices are amazing).

and of course Pink Floyd - Echoes

another song that gives a completley different kind of tingle:
Eminem - Mosh, (great for psyching up for lifting).

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Dream Theater - Trial of Tears

Right when the keyboard solo cuts off and it just drops into a slow strumming acoustic section with an eerie ambient keyboard layer over it. Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it.
 

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Wow there are a lot of white boys in this forum. Not trying to be rude, but the musical tastes do run lop-sided.

I am just surprised not to see many of the all time classic r&b or soul songs on this list. Let alone not a single track by Jill Scott and a very few by Norah Jones
 

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The last song I've heard that really made the hairs on my neck stand up was a country song.

Sugarland - Stand Back Up
 

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Couple of Antony and the Johnsons songs do it for me, I Hope There is Someone and Fistful of Love.
Elenor Rigby by the Beatles too
Mostly emotional songs do it to me.
 

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There are a few songs that I could listen to every day for the rest of my life and all of those are ones that make me get that chill down my spine like the artists can talk directly to my soul. Here's a short list of a few of them:
  • Change - Blind Melon -- The part in the chorus "keep on dreamin boy, when you stop you know you're gonna die, and right now I don't wanna die" gets me every time. Get the bootleg acoustic version (which is nearly 2x as long as the album version) if you can find it...incredibly beautiful and moving. Tragic that Hoon had to go out the way so many greats do.
  • Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? - Derek and the Dominoes -- Hard to pick out just one song from that absolutely ridiculous album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, but this stands out as the one I find myself going back to the most.
  • Fire And Rain - James Taylor -- If you don't feel some emotion while listening to this song check your pulse.
  • Squeeze - Robert Randolph -- When you can lay down some funky lap steel work like this you don't need no lyrics.
  • Bernadette - The Four Tops -- If you've never heard of the funk brothers then join the rest of the crowd who has no idea who breathed life into more #1 hits than The Stones, Beatles, or Elvis....combined. I could probably pick any of the songs they played in but this one just happened to come up on my playlist while I was writing this. Standing in the Shadows of Motown
  • Pool Hall Richard - The Faces -- Yes, Rod Stewart used to get down and dirty. Believe it.
  • Hang On To Yourself - David Bowie -- Get the version from "Bowie at the Beeb". That fuzzy martian spider-driven guitar never gets old.
  • Thickfreakness - The Black Keys -- Speaking of fuzzy guitars...Easily my favorite band of this decade.
  • Suite Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young -- See them live while you still can.
  • A Question Mark - Elliott Smith -- Wrote a treasure-trove of goodness before he took his own life, another sad story.
  • I Gotta Be More (Take Me Higher) - Al Green -- I just had to include one song from this man, great stuff.
That's all I'll list for now, most of those artists are pretty well known anyway. Keep these posts coming I'm always on the lookout for some new tunes!
 
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[*]Change - Blind Melon -- The part in the chorus "keep on dreamin boy, when you stop you know you're gonna die, and right now I don't wanna die" gets me every time. Get the bootleg acoustic version (which is nearly 2x as long as the album version) if you can find it...incredibly beautiful and moving. Tragic that Hoon had to go out the way so many greats do.

QFT. Put Mouthful of Cavities in there too.

I'd say anything by Elliott Smith could do it, but you have to be pretty loose with your emotions to care about him.
 

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Alright, seems I'm coming from a bit different place than most here. My musical tastes are... varied, to say the least. If something isn't your "usual" ... don't knock it until you've tried it. ;)

These aren't in order of preference... or any order, really, save alphabetical. That's how Winamp handed them to me.

Everything is in the format (Band) - (Album) - (Song)

Atreyu - The Curse - This Flesh a Tomb
Atreyu - Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses - At Least I Know I'm A Sinner
Blues Traveler - Four - Hook
The Chemical Brothers - Come With Us - Hoops
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender - Out of Control
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender - The Sunshine Underground
Dieselboy - SIDEproject (Disc 2, Project Human) - Pistolwhip (Stratus Remix)
Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree - Of All the Gin Joints In All the World
Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree - 7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen)
Fall Out Boy - Take This To Your Grave - Chicago Is So Two Years Ago
Fall Out Boy - Take This To Your Grave - The Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes
The Foo Fighers - The Colour and the Shape - Hey, Johnny Park!
The Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape - Everlong
The Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape - February Stars
The Foo Fighters - One By One - Low
The Foo Fighters - One By One - Come Back
Hem - No Word From Tom - Eveningland
Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself - Hide and Seek
Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself - Headlock
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American - Get It Faster
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American - A Praise Chorus
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster - (self-titled) - Hell On the Rise
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief - Sit Down, Stand Up (Snakes & Ladders)
Radiohead - OK Computer - Climbing Up the Walls
Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist - Tarantula
Sound Garden - (several) - Spoon Man
Squarepusher - Go Plastic - I Wish You Could Talk
Third Eye Blind - Blue - Darwin
Third Eye Blind - Out of the Vein - Can't Get Away
Third Eye Blind - Symphony of Decay - Knife In the Water
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind - God of Wine
TV On the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes - Staring at the Sun
TV On the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes - Ambulance
TV On the Radio - Young Liars - Blind
TV On the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain - Wolf Like Me
TV On the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain - The Blues From Down Here


I realize it's a long list. The bold songs are the ones I feel most strongly about, though in truth I probably would've bolded more if I didn't think it'd annoy some. I was fairly selective with this list, and truly love many of these albums.

More will be added after I get the rest of my MP3s (all ripped from real, physical CDs save for Radiohead's "In Rainbows" -- how novel!) back on my laptop after this latest reformat.
 

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Just to go through a few:

Eric Whitacre - Obtober
Robert Jager - Sinfonia Nobilissima (The Tokyo Kosei recording with Jager conducting is excellent)
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (Especially the Mercury/Dorati recording. The Telarc's not bad)
Mahler - 3rd Symphony, end of the 1st movement (Track 8 on the Bernstein/Deutsche Gramafone recording)
Wicked Soundtrack - Defying Gravity
John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess - The entire "An Evening With...." album
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Eagles - Hotel California (the version on Hell Freezes Over)
E. S. Posthumus - Nineveh
Beatles - Yesterday
Nightwish - Angels Fall First
Just about anything by Diana Krall

Weird mix, I know.
 

FRAGMAN BOB

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Alright, seems I'm coming from a bit different place than most here. My musical tastes are... varied, to say the least. If something isn't your "usual" ... don't knock it until you've tried it. ;)

These aren't in order of preference... or any order, really, save alphabetical. That's how Winamp handed them to me.

Everything is in the format (Band) - (Album) - (Song)

Atreyu - The Curse - This Flesh a Tomb
Atreyu - Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses - At Least I Know I'm A Sinner
Blues Traveler - Four - Hook
The Chemical Brothers - Come With Us - Hoops
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender - Out of Control
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender - The Sunshine Underground
Dieselboy - SIDEproject (Disc 2, Project Human) - Pistolwhip (Stratus Remix)
Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree - Of All the Gin Joints In All the World
Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree - 7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen)
Fall Out Boy - Take This To Your Grave - Chicago Is So Two Years Ago
Fall Out Boy - Take This To Your Grave - The Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes
The Foo Fighers - The Colour and the Shape - Hey, Johnny Park!
The Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape - Everlong
The Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape - February Stars
The Foo Fighters - One By One - Low
The Foo Fighters - One By One - Come Back
Hem - No Word From Tom - Eveningland
Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself - Hide and Seek
Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself - Headlock
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American - Get It Faster
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American - A Praise Chorus
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster - (self-titled) - Hell On the Rise
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief - Sit Down, Stand Up (Snakes & Ladders)
Radiohead - OK Computer - Climbing Up the Walls
Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist - Tarantula
Sound Garden - (several) - Spoon Man
Squarepusher - Go Plastic - I Wish You Could Talk
Third Eye Blind - Blue - Darwin
Third Eye Blind - Out of the Vein - Can't Get Away
Third Eye Blind - Symphony of Decay - Knife In the Water
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind - God of Wine
TV On the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes - Staring at the Sun
TV On the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes - Ambulance
TV On the Radio - Young Liars - Blind
TV On the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain - Wolf Like Me
TV On the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain - The Blues From Down Here


I realize it's a long list. The bold songs are the ones I feel most strongly about, though in truth I probably would've bolded more if I didn't think it'd annoy some. I was fairly selective with this list, and truly love many of these albums.

More will be added after I get the rest of my MP3s (all ripped from real, physical CDs save for Radiohead's "In Rainbows" -- how novel!) back on my laptop after this latest reformat.

nice, i love most of those bands as well. but I have to put a huge x2 on Everlong by Foo Fighters, that in acoustic is amazing

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Also add:

Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age - Regular John
Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age - How to Handle a Rope
Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R - In the Fade
Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R - I Think I Lost My Headache
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf - God is in the Radio (Holy shit the instrumental section of this... ~2:50 through to the end.)

Don't know how I forgot about QotSA. There are several NIN songs as well, but I don't have Reznor's stuff loaded up just yet.
 

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Just to go through a few:

Nightwish - Angels Fall First

Weird mix, I know.

i liked the early nightwish very much, then i started losing interest a bit but the new singer got me attracted again.
sadly i missed the austria gig last week since i bought some sweet tickets earlier, anyway the sweet did a great show.

right now i'm playing Estrangement the debut album from the Dreadful Shadows, gives me goosebumps every time.
 

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Tegan and Sara - walking with a ghost, (their voices are amazing).
Couple of Antony and the Johnsons songs do it for me, I Hope There is Someone and Fistful of Love.

Seconding these, especially Fistful of Love. Don't know how I forgot that one. It'll do the goosepimples thing whether you're on audiophile stuff or not.

I shall try it on my new Audio Technicas now, I riggidy-reck.
 

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Nine Inch Nails - The Greater Good
I guess most people thought that was the weakest track on Year Zero, but I liked it. Was creepy, in a good way.

Speaking of which, the entire album Downward Spiral creeped me out when I first heard it too...
 

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Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
White Snake - Still of the night
Evanescenence - Bring me to life
Most Elton John (Blame my wife)
 

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Jon and Vangelis : Friends of Mr. Cairo

I also have a non-profit hobby blog that you cats might find interesting. 99.9 percent of the stuff there is free & legal (except for the dedication to Jeff Healey today R.I.P.). Basically, I simply supply links to promotional material (with credits).

Andrew D.
www.cdnav.com
 

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Saliva: Ladies and Gentlemen

Boston: Rock and Roll band (I love boston)

Those are the first two to come to mind...
 

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Anything by Dead Can Dance. For me they can be quite emotional to listen to. Maybe not for you but give them a listen anyway. If you don't know DCD then you probably do know the music to Gladiator which is sung by Lisa Gerard of DCD and is similar to their style of music. Mozart's Requiem does it for me too.
 

Silent.Sin

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Also add:

Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age - Regular John
Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age - How to Handle a Rope
Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R - In the Fade
Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R - I Think I Lost My Headache
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf - God is in the Radio (Holy shit the instrumental section of this... ~2:50 through to the end.)

Fan of QotSA huh? Have you ever heard of the Eagles of Death Metal? Lead singer/guitarist for QotSA plays drums for the band. They sound instrumentally similar, but the vocals are pretty different. I dig 'em. It is more of a side project type deal, but I hope Homme feels the urge to do more, some of their songs are downright catchy. Check out Flames Go Higher, I Want You So Hard, and I Like to Move in the Night.

I won't go into specific track details but here are some other bands worth mentioning that I haven't seen here so far:

Pixies
Meat Puppets
Unified Theory (from the remnants of Blind Melon, probably a "dead" band now that BM has reformed)
The Greenhornes


Happy listening.
 

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There are a few people saying Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Also check out from Jeff Buckley -
"I Know It's Over" (Original is by The Smiths)
"We All Fall In Love Sometimes" (Impossible to find full recording. It was recorded live at a radio station and as far as I know there are only a few Bootleg CDs in existence with the complete recording)
and "Satisfied Mind" (not sure what album it's on)

And from others:

The Strokes (B-Sides) - "I'll try anything once" ("you only live once" demo)

Spook - "Glorious"

American Football - "Best of Me" (often thought to be by Jeff Buckley, Sounds a bit like him in the falsetto)

Beirut - "Nantes" and "Elephant Gun"

The Mars Volta - "Televators"

Sigur Ros - Track 4 on their Untitled album

UNKLE - Lonely Soul

That's all I can think of at the moment...there are heaps though
 

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There are a few people saying Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Also check out from Jeff Buckley - "Satisfied Mind" (not sure what album it's on)

Or, instead, check out from Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah, or Joan Baez - Satified Mind. Much better renditions, in my not-at-all-humble opinion.

Incidentally, did Buckley do any of his own songs?
 

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New Kicks by Le Tigre. It's so flaming liberal (unlike me), but the chanting just gets to me, makes me feel like something big is going down, like something epic will happen.
 

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Wally said:
Or, instead, check out from Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah, or Joan Baez - Satified Mind. Much better renditions, in my not-at-all-humble opinion.

Incidentally, did Buckley do any of his own songs?

Yeah, not a huge fan of Leonard Cohen's version. Haven't heard Joan Baez's version of Satisfied Mind, though I was aware of it. I (along with a lot of other people) just like Jeff Buckley's cover of Hallelujah a lot better than the original. That said I also like the Rufus Wainwright version more than the original too.

As a side note, Buckley did write a lot of original material. A couple worth mentioning are: "Forget Her", "Everybody Here Wants You", "So Real", and "Grace".

I'll go and check out that Joan Baez version
 

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Massive Attack - Angel

Absolutely amazing song, especially if you've got the sound system to carry it off, though it does make you want to kill someone if you're in a bad mood. The use of it for the west wing season 4 finale was the best use of music in a TV Series I've ever seen. Getting a bit overused in TV though now :(
 

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Just thought I'd chime in. For Final Fantasy music lovers, The Black Mages III: Darkness and Starlight cd (cd came out a couple days ago). I just sat and listened to the entire cd for the first time and wow, amazing arrangement of the classic tunes. The majority of the cd is all instrumental (power/progressive metal) with one track that has a dash of opera. My favorite track would have to be track 5 - KURAYAMINOKUMO.

youtube has plenty of samples if you want to check it out.
 
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Massive Attack - Angel

Absolutely amazing song, especially if you've got the sound system to carry it off, though it does make you want to kill someone if you're in a bad mood. The use of it for the west wing season 4 finale was the best use of music in a TV Series I've ever seen. Getting a bit overused in TV though now :(

Agreed. My wife loves MA, lots of hair raising moments from them.
 

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I love the old Precision power 2150 amps with 2 jl audio w6 15's. I wont the Dallas open with 6 of the jl's and 3 PPI amps in my CRX!
 

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The first 3 minutes or so of Tiesto - Forever Today does it every time for me. One of those songs that the louder it is the better and the more of an emotional response it induces (for me anyway).
 
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