[​IMG]. Scroller, Oct 31, 2012

Instrumental music albums

Most people immediately take to a song because of its melody. It’s the reason why it’s hard to make a case to not like the Beatles and why it took heavy metal so long to be acknowledged by music critics. That’s the linear take on what “good music” is, but we all know there can be hooks in anything—great songs don’t need to be built on a saccharine chorus repeated at least three times over three minutes.

There’s nothing less epic about classical music despite it not being led by a singer, and the same thing can be said about thousands of instrumental bands. Entire genres are created around eschewing the concept that music needs to be vocal-driven, but that doesn’t mean it’s a simple task to make great music without a lead singer. Without splintering things down into tiny sub-genres, each with their own geniuses, let’s just breakdown some of the most essential instrumental albums ever. Each of these benchmark recordings can poke a small hole into a huge world of new sounds, artists and ideas, and they all have a unique way of grabbing you without saying a word.

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Musical interlude #2

by BereniceUK

There was a blind busker in Manchester city centre today; he was so good I videoed one of his songs. I wonder if he used to be a professional player or at least semi-pro?
The music may not be your cup of tea,sort of 60s instrumental rock.

Warner Bros. The Hunting Party: Acapellas + Instrumentals
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Bayside Banter  — Free Press Journal
The restaurants at the MCA had tastefully chosen classical instrumental music playing in the background to add to the finesse of the already classy ambience. Tucked away in a corner of the Bandra-Kurla Complex, the MCA has a soul of it own.

Alfred Publishing Co. Van Morrison Moondance Piano Vocal Chords Classic Album Edition (Alfred's Classic Album Editions)
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SingSongs Music Limited Chart Instrumentals Karaoke 2014, Vol. 26
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Naxos American Classics Rorem: Piano Album I - Six Friends
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Piano Love Songs: Classic Easy Listening Piano Instrumental Music Piano Love Songs: Classic Easy Listening Piano Instrumental Music
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Popular Q&A

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What kind of instrument counts to be a musician?

Any really, but the more complex the instrument the greater the skill needed to play it well.

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