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luka
14-06-2016, 09:44 AM
Nina Simone sinnerman
John Coltrane a love supreme

Mr. Tea
14-06-2016, 01:02 PM
Minnie Ripperton, 'Les Fleurs'. Rich used to put this on when we went back to his flat after clubbing and on several occasions I had to leave the room for the duration of the song because it was too beautiful to bear.

Choral finale to Beethoven's 9th - obvious choice but it can't not be mentioned.

luka
14-06-2016, 01:23 PM
Interesting. You must have been on drugs surely?

droid
14-06-2016, 01:39 PM
Disintegration loops.

Corpsey
14-06-2016, 01:39 PM
Not sure if this fits here but I had a really enjoyable day at Bestival a few years ago sat alone in my tent on a huge comedown weeping constantly as I listened to songs like 'U Don't Have To Call' by Usher. Not because they were sad, but because they were beautiful.

I was in floods of tears over the sublimity of the Neptunes.

In terms of transcendentally beautiful music, let me direct you to my Joni Mitchell worship thread.

re: Beethoven: never been a big fan of the 9th Symphony, irritatingly enough for me. This OTOH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7wk0M125JM

However, I don't want to fill up luka's thread with a load of classical music. That's what my Desert Island Discs thread is going to be for.

luka
14-06-2016, 01:40 PM
Commercial r&b can be very centering when you're peaking

Corpsey
14-06-2016, 01:42 PM
Commercial r&b can be very centering when you're peaking

The Zen of DJ Mustard

Corpsey
14-06-2016, 01:47 PM
Are you referring to an emotional state which is strictly joyful, as e.g. Gospel would be?

For me, music is most moving when it is simultaneously joyful and sad. For example, MJ's 'Rock with You'. It's a song about dancing and love and it sounds like pain.

Although in the case of Usher, I was crying because the song was so good and life is so short. :o

droid
14-06-2016, 02:14 PM
However, I don't want to fill up luka's thread with a load of classical music. That's what my Desert Island Discs thread is going to be for.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quFiqx_JIJ4

Mr. Tea
14-06-2016, 02:34 PM
Interesting. You must have been on drugs surely?

Haha, you should know me (and Rich!) better than to ask a question like that. But it's a sublime* song anyway, whether you're loaded or straight. A piece of music that relies on you being pilled up to the eyeballs to be ecstatic is clearly not an inherently ecstatic song.

I'd also like to nominate 'Plateau' by the Meat Puppets, particularly the guitar solo outro:


http://youtu.be/F0IWHxvswLk

*About the word itself: is there a worse band in existence than Sublime?

Corpsey
14-06-2016, 02:57 PM
Are you, like, totally teetotal, tea?

I want to bring up the point that some of the most deliberately sublime music (e.g. ambient) is utterly boring from the more commonly occupied vantage points.

rubberdingyrapids
14-06-2016, 03:31 PM
alicia myers - i want to thank you

dangelo - another life
kanye - heard em say (not for the lyrics)
stevie - another star


not enough minor chords in sinnerman to be properly 'sublime' IMO

Mr. Tea
14-06-2016, 04:47 PM
Uh, I guess for a thread like this there can't really be any 'too obvious' choices? I ask because Da Blooz, at its most spiritual, provides plenty instances. I'd name 'Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed' by Josh White, for sure. Also Led Zep's 'In My Time Time Of Dying', which is largely based on the older song, especially the big breakdown that comes in at 7:20, "And I see them in the streets...". Proper shivers-down-the-spine stuff.

Luke will hate me for filling up his thread with extremely un-Luke-like music, I'm sure.


Are you, like, totally teetotal, tea?


I've been things you people wouldn't believe.

sufi
14-06-2016, 04:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqgWW2jEOIo

mistersloane
15-06-2016, 05:11 AM
Les Fleurs definitely, I prefer the 4hero version though.

mistersloane
15-06-2016, 05:13 AM
For the height of ecstasy, on ecstasy, this, the whole room just shimmers and turns to love jelly :

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mistersloane
15-06-2016, 05:25 AM
Joy is this, especially the lose-your-shit break at 2:16 :

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mistersloane
15-06-2016, 05:36 AM
For sublime in feeling, I'd probably go for Forever by The Beach Boys :

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or, for the perfection of songwriting, vocal and execution, The Shirelles and Carole King :

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CrowleyHead
15-06-2016, 02:48 PM
I don't get this feeling, I always mentally turn everything joyous into something with a depressive edge for some reason if I enjoy it. :<

luka
15-06-2016, 04:17 PM
None of you have a religious sensibility like I do. Very secular selections.

Mr. Tea
15-06-2016, 04:28 PM
None of you have a religious sensibility like I do. Very secular selections.

Funny you should say that. I was about to post this:


http://youtu.be/nY4rYiYPitA?list=PL349B00FAD67E8952

Mr. Tea
15-06-2016, 04:30 PM
'Godstar', PTV.

IdleRich
15-06-2016, 07:57 PM
I don't want to be a cunt but it's called Les Fleur for some reason. No s

CrowleyHead
15-06-2016, 08:20 PM
None of you have a religious sensibility like I do. Very secular selections.

I just had to do Music History at college and nothing's more stressful than trying to comprehend the mental associations you're supposed to naturally make to say, certain changes, escalations, crescendos, etc. if you don't normally, ESPECIALLY for medieval non-secular music. Trying to feel your way through those Kyries, let me tell you.

WebEschatology
17-06-2016, 06:36 PM
This does it for me:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2qOw6td2Hg

Lungfish aswell:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vZzYkqORv0

and for my 3rd pic i was gonna go with Washington Phillips,but i decided to go with Gesualdo:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3JwLnK6Efw

baboon2004
18-06-2016, 02:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXJWO2FQ16c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkvH19r717Y