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  • “Those Majestic City Lights” or…

    14 Jun 2008, 02:55 by eyeofsaulot

    Music Suitable to be the Soundtrack to a Downtown Area

    With all of these “greatest *insert genre here*” lists being posted all over Last.fm, I thought I might try something a little different; something that would get people thinking about broadening their horizons, while still allowing them to hear the same kind of music they enjoy listening to, in terms of mood and tone.

    These are all very atmospheric albums that convey to their listeners the imagery of a city – more particularly, the downtown area of a dirty city after dusk – whether the lyrics actually reflect that imagery or not. These albums will instill a sense of darkness, pity, and paranoia amongst a multitude of other rather uncomfortable feelings but despite the unpleasant feelings, you’ll find yourself answering the beckon call of those majestic city lights off in the distance…

    You peer into the windows of 24-hour coffee shops full of hip, artsy college kids reading poetry, convincing themselves that they know the meaning of life. …