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In That Music-listening Mood

There are times when, you don't know why, but you just feel like submersing yourself in music; not as background noise, but specifically to listen to it, indulge in it, and fully take it in. It becomes an experience; those moods can alter the emotions you feel while listening, and give you a perspective on an album that you may have never had, or may never actually be able to receive again. It also leaves you open to some weird digs.
1The Art Of Noise
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise!

This is a classic Electronica album that is truly underrated on Sputnik (4 votes, including my own?). I've been looking for the song "Moments In Love" for literally ten years.
2John Coltrane
Coltrane Time

My newest vinyl, and the only jazz album in my collection. This is the only recording featuring with both John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor, and it's really damn good to vibe to. I had a bit of an experience when I had the apartment to myself, reading a book with the blinds open on an overcast day and this album on in the next room. Ahh, simple pleasures....
3Johnny Cash
At Folsom Prison

Got this one on vinyl the same day as #2. Most of my collection consists of folk records (old and new); this is one I'd been looking for for a while, and it turned out that I was just looking in the wrong section of my local record store--they had two copies of it.
4Mobb Deep
The Infamous

I'm listening to this right now as I make this list, imagining driving through a city at night with "Temperature's Rising" playing on the radio as though it were a scene in a movie. That's the type of stuff I can't help but think of when I'm in this mood.

An underground rock album that I really enjoy. More people should give this a shot. Upon first listen, it comes off as a fairly typical rock album, but there's plenty of character and quirkiness on it to make it stand out, IMO.
6Scale the Summit
The Collective

Seeing these guys live was a treat--I've never been so impressed simply WATCHING someone play guitar, nevermind the absolutely mesmorizing sounds being created. "The Levitated" is one of the best songs of the year, hands down.
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