I want to thank everyone who contributed to my last request for albums where all the songs were good. I find myself going back to my favorite genre of music (if it is such a thing), Mysterious, Mystical, Haunting type songs. My ‘Best of Mysterious’ CD’s have a lot of playtime.
I don’t want to overwhelm everyone right off the bat, so here are a few from my playlist:

Would welcome your contributions. Thanks in advance.  Corey

Mysterious, Haunting songs

BTO ‘Don’t fear the reaper’
Donovan ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’
Highwaymen ‘Highwayman’
Deep Purple ‘Blind’
Shins New slang’
America “Horse with no name’
Eagles ‘Hotel California’
Creedence Clearwater ‘Susie Q”
Hooverphonic ‘  from the album-Jackie Chan ‘Forever connected’
Bif Naked ‘We are the lucky ones’
Procol Harum ‘Whiter shade of pale’
Donovan or Kinks ’Season of the Witch’
Traffic ’40,000 headmen’
The Doors ’The End’
Jefferson Airplane ‘White Rabbit’
Zombies ‘Time of the Season’
Cream ’Strange Brew’
Wishbone Ash ‘Leaf and Stream’
Death cab for Cutie ‘When Soul meets body’
Uriah Heep ‘Tales’
Baxter ‘Love again’
Prince “When Doves cry’
The Byrds ‘8 miles high’
Love ‘7 and 7 is’
Marketts “Out of Limits’
Eurythmics ‘Julia’ and “English Summer’
Dan Fogelberg ‘Changing Horses’
Keane ’Somewhere only we know’
S&Garfunkel ‘Sound of Silence’
Roger Hodgson ‘Only because of you’
Chris Issac ‘Wiked Game’
Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’
Black Motorcycle Club ‘Beat the Devil’s Tatoo’
Angus & Julia Stone ‘Living on a rainbow’
Antimatter ‘Psalms’ and ‘The last laugh’
Aqualung ‘Strange and Beautiful’
Apocalyptica “Fade to black’
Beatles ‘Within you, Without you’
Band of Skulls ‘Lies’
The Black Keys ‘Psychotic Girl’
Black Rivers ‘Coral Sea’
Black Sabbath “A national Acrobat’
Broken Bells ‘The High Road’
Toy Matinee ’Toy Matinee’
Stephin Merritt “Some Summer Day”
Ten Years After “ The band with no Name’



Thank you OP for a great topic! Thank you teo_audio for introducing the importance of silence and stillness as a tool to access the mystical aspects of music. I bet the mystics would have an easy time recognizing when music is beautiful and hunting. I’m listening to Van Morrison Montreux Live 1974 and I dare to suggest this is some wonderfully mystical music!

thank you to my fellow audio enthusiast!

Riverman by Nick Drake

Black eyed Dog by Nick Drake

While My Guitar Gently Weeps By The Beatles

Awesome lists. Agree with many of these, and others I have never heard of them. I will have to do some studying!

I will have to compile some of mine, but real quick, I would add Mazzy Star. IMO, quite a few "haunting" moody songs. Also, their singer Hope Sandoval solo works. A few examples from their 1993 "So Tonight That I May See" album:

  • Fade Into You
  • Mary of Silence
  • Into Dust
  • So Tonight That I May See

Throw them on late at night... Don’t forget to freshen up that nightcap...