Mood Music: Suggestions From A Master

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Pink Floyd—The Wall
I know, there's nothing all that sexy, or relaxing, about a guitar solo, but you really can't go wrong with The Wall. Like pepperoni on pizza, or early Eddie Murphy comedies, this is a fail-safe classic.

Bob Dylan—Pat Garret and Billy The Kid
Nearly entirely instrumental, this is one of the great soundtracks (from a less-than-great film). In my dreams, this would be played while we sat on the front porch of our ranch, watching the horses as they loped around the pastures in the glowing dusk. Is it weird that I have fantasies that involve a horse? Maybe, but I swear, this album puts you in that kind of mood. Romantic like the Old West, but without all the racism and brothels. What Is Romance?

These are just a few of the albums on my potentially cringe-inducing seduction soundtrack. On the off-chance you're hungry for more ideas, I'll close with a playlist:

Aretha Franklin "Angel"
Bob Dylan "Main Title" (From soundtrack to Pat Garret…)
Pink Floyd "Comfortably Numb"
Bright Eyes "Lua"
The XX "Islands"
Nina Simone "My Baby Just Cares For Me"
Modest Mouse "Blame it On the Tetons"
Frankie Valley "Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You"
The Postal Service "Such Great Heights"
The National "Fake Empire"
Broken Social Scene "Anthems for a Seventeen-Yr-Old Girl"

What's some of your favorite mood music?

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