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Jon Lloyd


Posts: 151
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #1
01-02-2011 10:34 PM

Anyone else listen to music at night specifically to make them fall asleep? I've amassed quite an artillery now (having had major sleep problems since the birth of my daughter two years ago), and, emboldened by the non-more-geeky audiophile over on se23 topics, I'm giving you my top 5 (album) list here to see if I might be missing anything:

Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd - Before dawn breaks
Hammock - Maybe they will sing for us tomorrow
Manual - Bajamar
Nick Drake - Five leaves left
Lambchop - Is a woman

I've never even heard the top three til the end so they definitely work.

In these days of job cuts, taxes, general world collapse and big issue sellers outside Forest Hill Sainsbury, I think we all need a bit of a relax. How do you do it?

Also, if any of you do put music on to go to sleep, how does this go down with your partners, who might not be so inclined....

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oryx


Posts: 203
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #2
01-02-2011 10:54 PM

I used to like The Cocteau Twins Victorialand to go to sleep to.......

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Jane_D


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Joined: Jan 2010
Post: #3
01-02-2011 11:24 PM

Anything on Radio Four, except the pips. I've slept peacefully through many a good 11pm comedy.

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Jon Lloyd


Posts: 151
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #4
01-02-2011 11:25 PM

Yes, the first track is enough for me. It's a beautiful record all-round. Similarly The Moon and the Melodies, but I seem to remember the very last track on that all of a sudden explodes and used to wake me up.

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Poppy9560


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Joined: Aug 2008
Post: #5
01-02-2011 11:47 PM

I used to like The Cowboy Junkies and Mazzy Starr to go to sleep to but use Radio 4 now - is that a sign of old ageCrying

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Jon Lloyd


Posts: 151
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #6
02-02-2011 01:35 PM

Ah yes, I'd forgotten about the Hope Sandoval album. That used to be a favourite too. Radio 4 is becoming a recurring theme though. Maybe they should stop doing the pips past 10.30?

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psyche9


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Joined: May 2008
Post: #7
05-02-2011 10:49 AM

I find talking more soporific than music, so, yes, Radio 4 - except that if am having trouble sleeping it has become World Service by then. I used to listen to World Service on digital but they put on some kind of teaching resource at about 4am on digital only, complete with children bashing tambourines and singing Incy Wincy Spider - certain to wake me up again!

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