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Music must-haves while travelling!? :)

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1. Posted by sez127 (Budding Member 48 posts) 5y

Hi everyone!

I'm setting off on my own in 3 weeks time starting in Singapore and I'm preparing to fill up my mp3 player with all the great music I feel I must have with me while I'm away!

I did a quick search on here to see if it had been mentioned previously but don't think it has, so I just wondered what are your music must-haves for your mp3 player/iPod while you're travelling? The songs/albums you just can't go travelling without, tracks that are perfect for contemplating life, love and the universe while on a long hot train journey, bus journey, laying on the beach or sleeping under a million stars?

What must I not leave home without on my mp3player!? Don't want to miss something good ;)

All genres welcome :)

Sarah x

2. Posted by Niels1303 (Full Member 131 posts) 5y

Hi Sarah,

during my upcoming trip I´ll intensively listen to my Jason Mraz and John Buttler Trio Albums. They both have a really positive attitude toward life and their songs really fill you joy and love. The perfect mood to enjoy your trip to the fullest!


3. Posted by travellerrr (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

I would advise you to have something relaxing! Well, I love trip-hop, so something from Massive attack or Blue foundation would be great! Also do not forget about drive and active music (club, Kaiser Chiefs, Blur).
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4. Posted by KyleMac (Full Member 60 posts) 5y

The Hilltop Hoods! Great aussie hip-hop, also Bliss n Eso

5. Posted by sez127 (Budding Member 48 posts) 5y

That's great guys, keep em coming! :) x

6. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 5y

there was this previous thread which i took lots of ideas from...

I've always travelled without an mp3, but i finally gave in this trip. And i ended up thinking, i really should have done this earlier...

For me i like to download some local music before i set off, from the classical stuff to even the top of the pop charts kind. I like variety! Also if you like the dreamy, contemplative stuff, i like Katie Melua and Damien Rice for that... For something more active, Gogol Bordello does the trick ;) Their music always make me want to travel! And Loreena McKennitt is probably my all time travel favourite.

7. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 5y

My iPod is full of older stuff. (I guess a sign I am getting older), like Queen, Beatles, R.E.M. Hooverphonic, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, The Cure etc etc.

Some random names:


Luka Bloom
Jonathan Jeremiah
Paolo Nutini
Crowded House
Belle and Sebastian

Kaiser Chiefs
Kula Shaker
Afro Celt Soundsystem
1 Giant Leap

Six Organs of Admittance
Lemon Jelly

Hayseed Dixie
Flaming Lips
Pet Shop Boys

8. Posted by Kali_ (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y

Budai - can i just say i love the idea of downloading the local music! Defs doing that for my next trip!

I usally just listen to whatever i'm in the mood for at the time, and since i'm embarking on a trip it's usually all quite upbeat music, including a bit of jason mraz like Niels.

9. Posted by 961mahi (Inactive 2 posts) 5y

Hi everyone,

Music make journey enjoyable and relax. .. In the journey you can relax and forget the daily troubles, you will Watching movies and listen music.

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

Quoting Herr Bert

My iPod is full of older stuff. (I guess a sign I am getting older), like Queen, Beatles, R.E.M. Hooverphonic, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, The Cure etc etc.

Oh Rene, I'm disappointed not to see Gogol Bordello in your random list. :(

Sort of like Rene, our ipods are full of really old stuff (60s & 70s) but some more current too. (Guess that's a real sign of aging...)

In no particular order...

Del Castillo (especially Brothers of the Castle CD)
Tom Petty (especially Into The Great Wide Open CD)
Manu Chao
Gregg Allman (especially Low Country Blues CD)
Jimmy Buffett
Hayes Carll (especially Little Rock CD)
Mexico and Mariachis CD (Various artists and very far from the 'standard' Mariachi style most expect)
Zachary Richard
Ditty Bops
Blues Brothers
Lucinda Williams (especially Car Wheels On A Gravel Road CD)
Johnny Clegg
Pat MacDonald (Purgatory Hill CD - rest are just okay)
Steely Dan (Becker & Fagen)
Walter Becker (singly - forget Fagen's single stuff)
Eric Clapton
Delbert McClinton

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Aug-2011, at 04:51 by Isadora ]