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Cool music for classy folks

JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book.It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
Hey, nerds. I got a dinner party in a week, a Sonos system, and terrible taste in music. What tunes do you recommend for a nice evening of feeding stuffed sopapillas to mostly librarians?

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    edited August 3
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    Music with old broadcast type things. It's pretty neat.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Accurate. Hurtful, but accurate. Next!

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    Post-Modern Jukebox. Contemporary songs in vintage style!

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Make sure to throw in some Mongolian throat-singing heavy metal (for educational purposes! It's educational!)





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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 3
    khruangbin is my ideal dinner party vibe right now:



    bbng are a little more jazzy but still pack the instrument-driven funk:



    kadhja bonet is smooth too, and vocally brilliant:



    edit: oh, oh! shintaro sakamoto!




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  • dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    Funk is the only option.

  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    Post-Modern Jukebox. Contemporary songs in vintage style!

    Oooh, that's a good idea. Have they done any covers of Mongolian throat-singing heavy metal?

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    The entirety of the Dire Straits discography.

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  • BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    When in doubt: Lofi hip hop music - beats to relax/study to on YouTube.

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Just put Kind of Blue on repeat!

  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Might I suggest Brian Eno? He writes 'ambient' music, it's beautiful and classy but also unobtrusive and meditative. My favorites are his pieces that give me a mental image of floating in outer space and visiting other planets.

    A sampling:





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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Perhaps some piano jazz from a Japanese pianist essentially unknown to the West until the algorithm started serving him to people who listened to Plastic Love a whole bunch?



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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist rugged, weathered Registered User regular
    Search Bossa Nova on YT. Always lots of good selections.

    And of course the classics:

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    A playlist of only Max Richter would work well in the background, too.

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    I usually put on something like chilloutdeer for ambient background music:


    A bunch of solid, vocal-less tunes that are warm and inviting, but nothing you'll focus on over conversation.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Play the entire discography of The Seatbelts.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Play the entire discography of The Seatbelts.

    Good music, but a bit eclectic and high-energy for a dinner party.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    bsjezz wrote: »

    kadhja bonet is smooth too, and vocally brilliant:



    I found about her when she opened for Ben Folds in Salina KS a couple years ago. She's real good. Love her sound.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited August 6
    All of Joe Croce

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  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    The original Renaissance mixes are classics for a reason:

    (there's two more mixes in that album)

  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Richland, WARegistered User regular
    Sopapillas you say? How about some regional mexican music?

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  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    edited August 7
    Is something like this



    Useful to you?

    The guitarist is Andy McKee and if you start a radio station with him you'll get lead to a bunch of similar content.



    That's one of my personal favorites. Though pretty much the entire gate's of gnomeria album is good to throw on for the background at a dinner party.



    That's the first song from the album if I'm not mistaken.

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    yacht rock

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Just put on the Tragically Hip. (Yes I know I'm the Canadian Stereotype and this seems like I'm kidding, but seriously, they are great chill music)

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    So, it's the tenth (a week after the OP), did you go with the Dire Straits, Jedoc?

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Oh, hey. The dinner was on Sunday. My starting playlist was mostly The Decemberists, Bowie, and some quieter older Barenaked Ladies songs. I took that mess and doubled it with Postmodern Jukebox songs (a high point of the evening was one of my dinner guests putting down their forks and asking "Is this a jazzy version of fucking MMMBop?" ) along with several nice Andy McKee songs. Then I added a bunch more songs based on what the algorithm made of that whole situation, and paid cash money to include Wolf Totem by The HU, which was a real show-stopper.

    Thanks, H&A! You are good people.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    some quieter older Barenaked Ladies songs.

    Always knew you were a classy gent.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Oh, hey. The dinner was on Sunday. My starting playlist was mostly The Decemberists, Bowie, and some quieter older Barenaked Ladies songs. I took that mess and doubled it with Postmodern Jukebox songs (a high point of the evening was one of my dinner guests putting down their forks and asking "Is this a jazzy version of fucking MMMBop?" ) along with several nice Andy McKee songs. Then I added a bunch more songs based on what the algorithm made of that whole situation, and paid cash money to include Wolf Totem by The HU, which was a real show-stopper.

    Thanks, H&A! You are good people.

    If you played MMMbop and didn't serve MMMhops ( Hanson's microbrew) you missed out on a big opportunity

    ( also The Hip would have fit right alongside the Barenaked Ladies !)

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