#1 Posted by DirtyOldBum (41 posts) -
#2 Posted by Chalian (212 posts) -

  

  
This. It's such a chill track.
#3 Posted by LackLuster (755 posts) -

Lately, I relax to this

#4 Edited by TheUnsavedHero (1248 posts) -

Not only a relaxing song, but great memories tied to it as well. Hey Saturday Sun - Boards of Canada

#5 Edited by Castiel (2789 posts) -

Well it's not actually a song, but Jean Baudins instrumental bass numbers are pretty rad:

#6 Edited by nobel (58 posts) -

One of the most relaxing songs i have ever heard. I have great respect for the way he composes music. Everything you hear is made by him using his guitar with effects and loop pedals.

#7 Posted by Capum15 (5025 posts) -

Deltron 3030 - Mastermind.
 
Frou Frou - Must Be Dreaming.
 
Linkin Park - Walking Dead.
 
But the best for this: Tom Petty - Running Down A Dream. Also works for driving (when not tired, of course).

  
I could probably think of a load of others, but these are the ones off the top of my head.
#8 Posted by dietmango (1667 posts) -

This song comes to mind:
 
  

#9 Posted by Joker_777 (326 posts) -

  

#10 Posted by rmanthorp (4097 posts) -

  

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#11 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

I recommend avoidance if you don't want to risk getting Portal 2 spoiled. 

 This website.  

 
Very soothing and relaxing and I can just listen to it to day's end.
#12 Posted by falling_fast (2345 posts) -

anything by Bohren & Der Club of Gore is pretty relaxing

#13 Posted by rawrsair (821 posts) -

Any song by Pogo, his remixes are so relaxing

#14 Posted by PenguinDust (12666 posts) -
@Chalian:  That was pretty cool but I would have gone with this one [桜の栞]
 
My answer is "Summertime" by Miles Davis with Gil Evens from his 1958 album Porgy and Bess.  It's so smooth and mellow; the epitome of cool.  
    
  
There are a few other jazz songs that I could mention as well such as: 
  1. "Just Friends" by Charlie Parker and Strings
  2. "I Can't Get Started" by Dizzy Gillespie
  3. "Moonglow" by The Benny Goodman Quartet
  4. "Twisted Blues" by Wes Montgomery
  5. "'Round Midnight" by Thelonious Monk
Jazz really moves me on levels that pop and rock don't which is why it remains my favorite music even though it's currently not my most listened to style.  Still, sometimes I go through phases and all I listen to are jazz performers.  I'm not too educated on new jazz musicians, so I tend to stick with the guys and gals from the 30's to the 60's.  I like traditional (swing, be-bop, cool, etc...) and Latin jazz the most.  While looking up the links to the tunes above, I ran across this awesome track from Cannonball Adderley.  "Jazz Samba"
#15 Posted by Ezekeilpurger (322 posts) -

This whole album is pure drone bliss.

#16 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

*insert song no one will listen to here*

#17 Posted by shinigami420 (640 posts) -
#18 Posted by Joker_777 (326 posts) -
@PhatSeeJay: that's bloody amazing.
#19 Posted by Fajita_Jim (1458 posts) -

This is the most mellow song I know:
 
  

#20 Posted by Moth_Pope (458 posts) -

Mine is probably the following song, from Devin Townsend's Ki album. The quality is a bit lost being on Youtube, but you get the idea.

And considering this comes from the man behind Strapping Young Lad just shows how diverse he is. My favourite musician by quite a long way.

#21 Posted by Do_The_Manta_Ray (774 posts) -

@Castiel:This is among the best things I've ever heard. Thank you for introducing me to this, man; I'm going to have to spend plenty of quality time checking this out.

Plus, my slight contribution to this thread;

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#22 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

The lady who did the soundtrack for the first Endless Ocean, I can not recall her name but I loved those songs.

#23 Posted by TehFlan (1928 posts) -

#24 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5161 posts) -

There is a better versions of this song but I couldn't find it.

#25 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

A lot of piano music.
 
  

#26 Posted by Deepclock (1 posts) -
#27 Posted by hwy_61 (945 posts) -

Fiona Apples 'Tidal' in its entirety. No drug can mellow me out as much!

#28 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5826 posts) -

  

There is something oddly calming about this song.
#29 Posted by The_Dark_Guardian (42 posts) -

I usually listen to some Pink Floyd or Porcupine Tree such as:

#30 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6319 posts) -
#31 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1776 posts) -
#32 Posted by LostRebel (111 posts) -

This one for me:
  

#33 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -

  

#34 Posted by sjolle (165 posts) -

metro 2033theme song is great for relaxing and also a lovely guitar solo =)

#35 Posted by Bruce (5264 posts) -
@DirtyOldBum:  
 
If you're into Eno, then man do I have a gift for you. 
 
#36 Posted by NintenDood (366 posts) -

Here's mine (LCD Soundsystem):  
  

#37 Posted by NickM (1087 posts) -
#38 Posted by pepsimax (51 posts) -

Imagine ^-^

#39 Posted by Chop (1999 posts) -

  

   
It's been my go to chill out song for a year now. 
#40 Posted by Toms115 (2317 posts) -
   
  
 
 
 
 
@FancySoapsMan
: i fucking loooooove american analog set. 
#41 Posted by Bigrhyno (505 posts) -

I have a playlist dedicated to relaxing songs, but this is probably my favorite on that playlist.

#42 Posted by Toms115 (2317 posts) -
@Bigrhyno: that relaxes you? really? that song  (original more so) is mad depressing.
#43 Posted by Bigrhyno (505 posts) -

@Toms115 said:

@Bigrhyno: that relaxes you? really? that song (original more so) is mad depressing.

The song is very depressing, and I find it to be a cathartic experience. Afterwards I feel more relaxed. I also have to disagree about the original. I'd listen to Nine Inch Nails over Johnny Cash any day of the week, but Cash's version feels much more emotional to me.

#44 Posted by trypio (89 posts) -

Whenever i hear this song everything seems right and i can relax.
  

#45 Posted by Toms115 (2317 posts) -
@Bigrhyno: fair enough. the cash version is pretty great (must have been a great honour for trent, too), i just think the original is the ultimate version. also the most depressing rofl.
#46 Posted by Bigrhyno (505 posts) -

@Toms115 said:

@Bigrhyno: fair enough. the cash version is pretty great (must have been a great honour for trent, too), i just think the original is the ultimate version. also the most depressing rofl.

You can't go wrong with either version.

#47 Posted by Toms115 (2317 posts) -
@Bigrhyno said:

@Toms115 said:

@Bigrhyno: fair enough. the cash version is pretty great (must have been a great honour for trent, too), i just think the original is the ultimate version. also the most depressing rofl.

You can't go wrong with either version.

yeah, definitely. 
#48 Posted by arca (134 posts) -