Best Music Ever

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Hotel California is one of the greatest songs ever recorded, by one of the best bands ever formed.

 
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The song about a legend that became a legend... American Pie. Trivia: Who and what event were the subjects of the song?

 
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One of the most beautiful modern songs ever written, IMO

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Original Studio Version)​



Along with this, one of the most beautiful love songs ever written

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack​

 
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Here are two gems from Joni Mitchell. No one, but no one, writes songs like this any more!

Both Sides Now





It's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all.

She was only 23 when she wrote that.

And, Woodstock



There's even a bit of STEM in there:

We are stardust, billion year old carbon.
 
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don't know how many will go with me here, but this is what i used to listen to in early morning while doing math. if you dig this, or even if not, you might try also (the more accessible) nikhil banerjee (sitar master) , ali akbar khan (sarod master), shivkumar (santoor master), alla rakha (tabla master), lata (transcendent singer). I gave up my vinyl collection on moving and these are not all my favorites by these artists, but the ali akhbar khan selection below is. I am only an amateur, but these artists are ones who I believe were in India considered perhaps better than the (still very good) Indian artists who became well known in the US.
 
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nikhil banner jee:

 
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this was my favorite late night / early morning raga. I tried to listen to it at about 4am.
 
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Linda Ronstadt also discovered Emmylou Harris.
 
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I dig Malkauns - so much music from only 5 notes (basically the black piano keys centered on Bb)
 
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The song about a legend that became a legend... American Pie. Trivia: Who and what event were the subjects of the song?


Richie Valens, Buddy Holly, and the Big Bopper
 
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Chooky's 'Fairy Bread':

 
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A variation on a classic blues/rock tune

Booker T and the MGs, with Daryl Hall.




The Original (RHINO Records)

 
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Clicking on the link "Watch on YouTube" should take one to the song/tune. Many music videos on Youtube are only watchable on youtube unfortunately.


Another unique "progressive" rock sound from Genesis, "Firth of Fifth".




A different version




A live performance with Steve Hackett




I had a friend in college who played keyboards. He got ejected from a Genesis concert after he rushed the stage and attempted to play the keyboards with Tony Banks. My friend was tripping and momentarily lost contact with reality.
 
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Clicking on the link "Watch on YouTube" should take one to the song/tune. Many music videos on Youtube are only watchable on youtube unfortunately.


Another unique "progressive" rock sound from Genesis, "Firth of Fifth".


Thanks @Astronuc . That works.
 
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And, of course, probably the most iconic song ever made to a movie:
 
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The new Gothic cathedrals spurred the creation of new music to fit the space
 
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Can't stop listening to it!
 
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Can't stop listening to it!
Really??? Best music ever? Ever like over the entire history of humans on Earth?
 
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Really??? Best music ever? Ever like over the entire history of humans on Earth?
Indeed!
 
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An hour of beautiful music:
 
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