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As a service project I have to do for school, I'm working at the Ohio Historical Society filing news paper clippings related to historic architecture and stuff. I did it yesterday and I learned pretty quickly that filing clippings about historic architecture isn't quite as fun as it sounds. In fact, its one of the most boring things I've ever done. Ever. And tomorrow I'm going to have to do it again. For 8 hours in a row. Luckily, I'm allowed to listen to music while I'm doing it. So I'm trying to come up with a list of albums to listen to. I want entire albums I can listen to, start to finish, without becoming bored. Genre doesn't really matter, so long as its not soft metal or hard rock. I'm looking for more relaxing stuff than that, something that will help me resist the urge to jump out the window (something I was about ready to do several times yesterday). So guys, any ideas?
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Electric Tears - Buckethead
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Electronic/Industrial music is great background music for that sort of work. I recommend the Nine Inch Nails Ghost I-IV album. It is two hours of instrumental music in a variety of styles.
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Anything Post-Rock. Seriously. I'll put a list of bands up in a sec.

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Godspeed You Black Emperor
Mogwai
Explosions in the sky
God is an Astronaut
This Will Destroy You
Mono
Sigur Ros
Yndi Halda
Mum
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Red Sparrowes

Alternatively, for epic ambient/experimental stuff:

Boards of Canada
Aphex Twin
The Album Leaf
Ulrich Schnauss

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Electronic/Industrial music is great background music for that sort of work. I recommend the Nine Inch Nails Ghost I-IV album. It is two hours of instrumental music in a variety of styles.

Definitely this.

Also classical music.
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Definitely this.

Also classical music.

Classical music annoys me for some reason. And whoever suggested post rock, thanks I didn't think of that. And maybe I'll listen to some ambient. Maybe some Eno.
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Anything Post-Rock. Seriously. I'll put a list of bands up in a sec.

Edit: Here ya go

Godspeed You Black Emperor
Mogwai
Explosions in the sky
God is an Astronaut
This Will Destroy You
Mono
Sigur Ros
Yndi Halda
Mum
65DaysofStatic
Red Sparrowes

Alternatively, for epic ambient/experimental stuff:

Boards of Canada
Aphex Twin
The Album Leaf
Ulrich Schnauss

You could throw Radiohead's Kid A in there, even though those aren't the band's primary genres.


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Damnation- Opeth

Excellent album (I just need Still Life and Deliverance and I have all the Opeth CDs.)
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You could throw Radiohead's Kid A in there, even though those aren't the band's primary genres.


Yeah I considered mentioning Radiohead, and Porcupine Tree as well. Both very good "Album" Bands
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Yeah I considered mentioning Radiohead, and Porcupine Tree as well. Both very good "Album" Bands

I was thinking about Boards of Canada, but I can't really get into there stuff. Whats a good album?
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I was thinking about Boards of Canada, but I can't really get into there stuff. Whats a good album?


Check out High Score, The Campfire Headphase, and BoC Maxima, specifically the songs Roygbiv, Aquarius, Everything You Do Is A Balloon, and Dayvan Cowboy. All good songs to get you hooked
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Check out High Score, The Campfire Headphase, and BoC Maxima, specifically the songs Roygbiv, Aquarius, Everything You Do Is A Balloon, and Dayvan Cowboy. All good songs to get you hooked

Oh man I'm really liking Dayvan Cowboy. Is Music Has the Right To Children any good? From what I've seen it got really good reviews.
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You could throw Radiohead's Kid A in there, even though those aren't the band's primary genres.


Excellent album (I just need Still Life and Deliverance and I have all the Opeth CDs.)

I need Morning Rise and Orchid. Still Life and Deliverance were pretty easy to find at F.Y.E.
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Oh man I'm really liking Dayvan Cowboy. Is Music Has the Right To Children any good? From what I've seen it got really good reviews.


Haha TBH I love all their albums, most of it is just listening to it all and finding the songs you personally like the best. But yeah, none of their albums are at all bad.
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I need Morning Rise and Orchid. Still Life and Deliverance were pretty easy to find at F.Y.E.

I got the Candlelight Years box set for the first three album. You can get it at a lot of places. You would get another copy of MAYH, but it's cheaper than buying separate.
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Haha TBH I love all their albums, most of it is just listening to it all and finding the songs you personally like the best. But yeah, none of their albums are at all bad.

Yeah I'm listening to Music Has the Right to Children now, and its pretty good so far.

But I want something besides post rock, ambient, etc. Maybe some folk? Or some indie or something. Any ideas?
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I got the Candlelight Years box set for the first three album. You can get it at a lot of places. You would get another copy of MAYH, but it's cheaper than buying separate.

Yeah I knew about that, but I'd like each C.D. separate. It's just a personal preference thing.
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Yeah I'm listening to Music Has the Right to Children now, and its pretty good so far.

But I want something besides post rock, ambient, etc. Maybe some folk? Or some indie or something. Any ideas?

A Ghost Is Born - Wilco

Good folky alt-rock that actually has some dynamics, unlike so many releases these days. One of those albums that finds that perfect balance between great background noise, yet still an amazing album to actively listen to.
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If you want Folk "An Aeroplane Over The Sea" is a must. I've listened to that album straight through hundreds of times. Also Sufjan Stephens is great folk...Check out the song The Transfiguration off of Seven Swans. If christian, and while I normally dislike christian music it's too good for me to mind.
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Yeah I'm listening to Music Has the Right to Children now, and its pretty good so far.

But I want something besides post rock, ambient, etc. Maybe some folk? Or some indie or something. Any ideas?

Saurian Exorcisms/Saurian Meditation by Karl Sanders.
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Yeah I knew about that, but I'd like each C.D. separate. It's just a personal preference thing.

That's understandable. I've developed a sort of addiction to buying CDs, but it's damn near impossible to find good (non-mainstream) metal CDs where I live. I couldn't afford to buy all three separately online, and the set was a cheaper alternative. I'm probably gonna order the two I don't have online though.
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If you want Folk "An Aeroplane Over The Sea" is a must. I've listened to that album straight through hundreds of times. Also Sufjan Stephens is great folk...Check out the song The Transfiguration off of Seven Swans. If christian, and while I normally dislike christian music it's too good for me to mind.

I love both Neutral Milk Hotel and Sufjan Stevens. And I've listened to them so much I can't listen to them for a while or I'll start hating them.
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Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Amputechture - The Mars Volta
Hospice - The Antlers
Anything Red Hot Chili Peppers
Anything Nirvana (except for Incesticide or With the Lights Out)
Abbey Road/Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
Cowboy Bebop OST Volume 1 - Seatbelts (maybe Yoko Kanno's mentioned too)
Grace - Jeff Buckley
Tommy - The Who
Bringing it All Back Home - Bob Dylan (<- Folk)

EDIT: Show Your Bones - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (<- Indie)
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Colors and The Great Misdirect- Between the Buried and Me
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The Earth is not A Cold Dead Place- Explosions in the Sky
Somewhere At the Bottom...- La Dispute

I listened to Colors all the way through on a car trip once. While I do like between the buried and me, I started getting sick of the rapeyourface screaming parts after a while. But my head did kinda hurt so maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for it.
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