10 BEST ALBUMS – Relax to these beautiful compositions
Music can soothe the soul, and it can be a wonderful respite from the trappings of everyday life. And these albums in particular are a wonderful way to escape for an hour and experience something more.
Note; as we’re focusing on orchestral pieces, we’ll be leaving out movie and TV soundtracks for a later list!
Featuring some of the best songs for pick me ups, inspirational reading and daydreaming. Really Slow Motion is a masterclass at capturing emotion with powerful vocals, immense percussion and stellar composition.
If you have not listened to any of their work before this list, give Miraculum a shot!
One of the original groups to popularize this style of orchestral music, E.S. Posthumus will go down as one of the best.
Unearthed is filled to the brim with talent from every section of the musical composition and vocals. While their best (arguably) song is Unstoppable, and not featured in this album, Unearthed is still one of the best albums out of this list.
Second only to Satellite for the best SciFi compositions of this style, Orbit is ethereal, mysterious and epic all in one sitting.
While some songs may come as a bit of tonal whiplash from one entry to the other, it doesn’t deter from their quality. Focusing more on simplistic usages of synths, wind chimes and electronics. Orbit is more SciFi action than Satellite’s more introspective beats.
Combining epic orchestral music with Rap may sound like an odd combo, but Hemsey pulls it off with beauty and aggression.
While his songs do linger on the longer side of compositions on this list, his work speaks for itself. Featured in several trailers and often considered one of the most underrated artists in this style, Hemsey is a gem.
Ultimately this list is about escaping from the world for a little bit at a time. Anything from needing some workout songs to just wanting to sit outside and day dream for a little bit. Although here in Colorado we just went from 65f weather to two inches of snow so no daydreaming for us.
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