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

A lot of good tunes posted so far.

I am a metal-head at heart, but a lot of what I listen to has a lot of folk influences. So, if any of you check some of this stuff out, be warned that it is hard/heavy stuff.


Ensiferum - Wanderer
Ensiferum - Lai Lai Hei
Ensiferum - Iron
Ensiferum - Eternal Wait
Ensiferum - Treacherous Gods
Finntroll - Trollhammaren
Garmarna - Herr Holger
Garmarna - Gamen
Korpiklaani - Tuli Kokko
Wintersun - Starchild
Wintersun - Death and the Healing
Wintersun - Battle Against Time

All but the Garmarna is metal.
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (Favorite song of all time) - psychadellic rock?

seconded, on an audiophile set of cans, the solo can bring a tear to my eyes

i rarely listen to the song out of my collection because i don't want to spoil it from overplaying

also seconded the massive attack Angel... something about the rhythm ... amazing... so moving yet so simple

of course everlong... also my hero is one of my favorites...

also some that havn't been mentioned... classic rock - Styx Crystal Ball
stevie ray vaughan doing voodoo chile (indead of jimi)
stevie ray vaughan little wing...
alabama 3 - woke up this morning (you may know this one from Sopranos theme)
the live version of the chain with some really good subs - fleetwood mac
i used to listen to yellowcard - believe when 9/11 was on everyone's minds and consistently got the hair to stand up

i've just started going through my collection and its just so huge and there is so much good stuff on there i can't start to pick all the songs...
chaka khan... gorillaz.... take that, joss stone (my tastes are pretty diverse)...

chopin.... lacuna coil... outkast...

i've found its usually the full bodied recordings that bring out the most emotion though... lots of strings, or really heavy drums and chords
I love Comfortably Numb.

In The Name Of God by Dream Theater gets the hairs up too. Epicness. Also, The Spirit Carries On (also by Dream Theater)
Boards of Canada - Everything you Do is a Balloon
Boards of Canada - Happy Cyling
Boards of Canada - Forest Moon
Modest Mouse - Perfect Disguise
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - The Dead Flag Blues
The Knife - Silent Shout
Menomena - Ghostship/West
Frankly, I'm surprised not many are listing their fave songs that really get to them. I figured being an audio subforum, there'd be a lot more than a few.

I'm not,years ago (on here) someone tried this,and it got locked because of the bashing and childish behaviour.
Checking back in to say thx for the suggestions guys, I've been listening to alot of your suggestions (Napster Rocks) and it's great. I actually really like the "VNV Nation" stuff, and it's funny to say but I haven't heard "Dirty Diana" from Michael Jackson since... I was like 10 years old (pretty much the first stuff I heard).

Awesome stuff :cool:

How about another suggestion for you guys from yours truly?

Alaine - Heavenly (Smooth Reggae)
Tami Chynn - All Night (Strictly Dancehall)
Destiny's Child - Stand up for love (2005 World Children's Day Anthem)

On a side note, should be upgrading speakers in April! I have to stick with the dealer I bought my Dynaudios from (he's gonna buy back my speakers at the price I paid nearly 1 year ago).... I'm going for Spendor Audio S8es or upgrade to the Dynaudio Focus 220s. Should be a decent upgrade from what I already have :D
Im thinking for me its

aftermath-War of ages (hardcore with a beast guitar solo)
Hearts of the innocent-Kutless


linkin park, metora Cd, you know the intro with the breaking glass, and then into "dont stay" *sigh* its like heaven.. gets my pumped and adds some chills.
I was at the Montreal hifi expo (Festival Son & Image - FSI) and I was stuck by the number of people who put boring stictly acoustic music (no vocals).

I did come across ONE artist that blew me away in terms of quality, and it has vocal (spanish/english though).

Bebel Gilberto - Azul

The style of music is called Bossa Nova, which is a kind of lounge - like music. Not my tastes at all, but given the right occasion, could be amazing.
A big second to Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana"

Also a big fan of Massive Attack's "Angel". Didn't know they used it on West Wing. I heard it first from the movie "Snatch".

As for other tracks... Well, I found this dusty old CD in my dad's collection once. It was a demo disc for Dolby Pro Logic, called "Bolt Your Speakers to the Floor". Chock full of well-mastered tracks that are meant to sound epic... I love listening to it when no one in any adjacent houses is home to complain of the volume <.<
Nightwish - The Poet and the Pendulum, on good volume, quiet room, with good headphones or speakers .. :D
In Flames - Man Made God, particularly the acoustic parts. Can't help but smile at those melodies!
Nine Inch Nails - Still
This Will Destroy You - Young Mountain
Front Line Assembly - Civilization
New Pornographers - Challengers
Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold
Autechre - Incunabula
Duke Ellington + Ray Brown - This One's For Blanton
Ray Brown Trio - Bam Bam Bam
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

Life is Beautiful - SixxAM
Don't Stay -Linkin Park
So Happy - Theory of a Dead Man
Cursive Eve - I:scintilla ( Link (Player on left side of page))
Taking You Down - Egypt Central
I just bought Paul McCartney's Trippin' The Live Fantastic album. I can't name individual tracks because this entire album - both discs of it - are so good. Granted, I'm a huge Beatles fan and a fan of his solo work as well, but some of this stuff is unreal. The live performance of the Abbey Road closing suite brought tears to my eyes. I can't reccomend this enough.
The Killers - Shadowplay(this gets me everytime, you get more of the effect if you watch the video)
Have you tried the original by Joy Division?

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:
  • New Order - Ceremony -- Originally written by Joy Division, my favourite song of all time, melancholic and hopeful,
  • New Order - Temptation -- I am always tempted to listen to this song
  • New Order - You Silent Face -- Beautiful and southing.
  • Joy Division - Atmosphere -- Haunting.
  • New Order - True Faith -- "I feel so extraordinary"; that's how I feel whenever I listen to it, good lyrics.
  • New Order - Face Up -- Uplifting beats and a very good vocal melody.
  • Joy Division - Interzone -- Catchy and raw at the same time.
  • Joy Division - New Dawn Fades -- Beautifully produced.
  • New Order - Run 2 -- Just a good indie song.
  • Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart -- Beautiful and meaningful lyrics.
  • Joy Division - She's Lost Control -- Amazing bass.
  • New Order - Love Vigilantes -- This song should be played to all soldiers over in Irak and Afghanistan.
  • Joy Division - Digital -- It does sound digital.
  • Joy Division - Disorder -- Spacious.
  • New Order - The Village -- Has a very catchy melody yet still sounds indie.
  • New Order - Mesh -- Confused and lost.
  • New Order - Cries and Whispers -- Cold, sterile and futuristic.
  • New Order - Leave Me Alone -- When you need to be alone.
  • Joy Division - Twenty Four Hours -- Depressing, but mesmerizing.
  • New Order - The Perfect Kiss -- Mysterious lyrics, '80s synth and more cowbell.
  • Joy Division - Warsaw -- The best punk song.
  • New Order - All The Way -- Easy going melody, relaxing.
  • New Order - Love Less -- Another easy going song, pleasant to listen to.
  • New Order - Regret -- Reminds me that being normal is not so bad afterall.
  • New Order - Blue Monday -- The best dance tune in history.
  • New Order - Vanishing Point -- Top dance beats yet the vocal melody is rather slow and relaxing.
  • New Order - Waiting For The Sirens' Call -- Warm and long journey.
  • New Order - Krafty - Upbeat, joyful, life is worth living.
  • Joy Division - At A Later Date -- Punk, simple and raw.
  • New Order - Every Little Counts -- Funny.
  • Joy Division - Walked In Line -- Militaristic.
  • New Order - Everything's Gone Green -- The best bass ever!
  • New Order - Dream Attack -- Good electronic mix with guitar, interesting arrangement.
New Order and Joy Division are my morning sun. The songs of respective bands are very different in style and they cover almost all of my feelings. When I wake up in the morning, I am comatose and these songs bring me to life.
Canuck21, I'm sure you'd enjoy this song then:

The Wombats - Lets Dance to Joy Divison

They seem to enjoy your same love.
Canuck21, I'm sure you'd enjoy this song then:

The Wombats - Lets Dance to Joy Divison

They seem to enjoy your same love.
They may like what I like, but I think that "Lets Dance to Joy Divison" is pretty bad; very typical sounding, not very original and very far away from the Joy Division sound.
By far my number ones are:
Nina Simone - When i was a young girl <- the emotion convied in this song makes my heart break every time I hear it
Nina Simone - Pirate Jenny <- I hear this song in my head whenever i read the pirate scenes in "Watchmen"; very powerful and creepy.

Actually there's whole bunch of Mrs. Simone' work that gets my hair to raise, but I'll keep it to just those two.

and taking a quick gander through my playlist:

A Tribe called Quest - Scenario
Berry White - Never, Never Gonna Give you up
Basil Poledouris - Riddle of Steel/Riders of Doom
Ben Harper - Beloved One
Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
Deftones - Passenger;Change;Mx
Deltron 3030 - Virus <-actually the whole album
Geinoh Ymashirogumi - Requiem <-actually the whole Akira OST
Jasper & the Prodigal Suns - Sincerely Jasper
Led Zeppelin - In My Time of Dying
Mark Lanegan - Because of this
Massive Attack - Heat Miser and the whole Mezzanine album
Portishead - A tribute to Monk & Canatella
Propellerheads - On her Majesty's Secret Service
QotSA - I think I lost my Headache
QotSA - Song for the Dead; Hanging Tree
Radiohead - Blow out; Paranoid Android
Rage against the machine - Maggie's Farm; Sleep now in the Fire
Spearhead - Hole in the Bucket
The Decemberiest - California one/Youth and beauty brigade
The Shins - New Slang
Sebadoh - Beautiful friend
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Joe Eposito - You're the Best <- Ultimate workout song
I think that "Lets Dance to Joy Divison" is pretty bad; very typical sounding, not very original and very far away from the Joy Division sound.

Totally agree with there, brother. It's that when I was reading your list, that song instantly popped into my head. :)
I'm going to recommend JUNO original soundtrack to the forum.

I don't think it's the best recorded album around, but it's raw and sounds great through my system. I listened through the entire 19 tracks twice now in one day (got it today). Very good music, lyrics a little simple - but reminds me of the movie which I thought was good.

Gave me 3 instances where the hair on the back of my neck stood straight up. ;););)
I've been on a jazz kick for a while now, to the point of it becoming almost all I listen to. These are some gems that, in my opinion, everyone should experience. Amazing, soul stirring music. These are albums scans from my personal collection. Not from Amazon, etc.










I have larger versions of most of these. PM me if you need them.