Music is such a calming aspect when you are sick. You can put on quite instrumental, or blast a power anthem. Either way, music allows you a chance to escape from some of the pain in your body, by channeling it into something bigger than you. I thought I would start giving some recommendations of my favorites that get a lot of play when I'm sick at home or in the hospital.
Bachelor No. 2:
My favorite CD of ALL TIME. I know all the words, it hits every part of my soul, and Aimee Mann is just a goddess. Many of the songs on this album are also found on the soundtrack to the movie Magnolia (in case any of you are fans of the movie!). I could literally listen to only this CD for the rest of my life. The biggest praise I can give!
Back to Black:
I *SO* wish Amy Winehouse wasn't a train wreck. This CD is full of the most beautiful melancholia that one could ever find. Every track is golden. Anyone with hurt in their heart will be able to relate to this music...
Who doesn't love The Beatles?? This CD slips past the rest due to the appearance of the song "Here Comes The Sun". This is a much cheerier album than the others (although it marks the fallout of the band!). There is nothing to not love here.
Beck just being simple and emotional. This is my most listened to album in a hospital setting. Songs like "Guess I'm Doing Fine" and "Lost Cause" explain the common moods I fall into while I'm there. Truly beautiful.
I love Bright Eyes. I mean, I even have a tattoo of his lyrics on my neck. This album tends to get mixed reviews, but it is the one that holds my heart. The lyrics are pure brilliance, especially for those who have known depression - "all your friends and sedatives mean well, but make it worse... every reassurance just magnifies the doubt, better find yourself a place to level out".
What are your favorite CDs to listen to when you are sick?