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Oooooooooooooh I love music posts! And I actually have a playlist just FOR night-themed music!

1) Vienna Teng: Her "Waking Hour" album, featuring such songs as:
-"Lullaby For a Stormy Night" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlmhMS_luX8 and
-"Decade and One". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyLGRCdlYGw" The whole album has this hushed, dreamy feel.
2) Balligomingo: "You're A Star" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTj80OKi6JM from the "Under An Endless Sky" album, which has a lot of really good beats while still being very chill.
3) Paul Schwartz: "Nevermore" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKFSKnd-xyY and "River of Stars" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPa3eGaaNkU, both from the "Earthbound" album, which is his solo work (as opposed to the Aria series, which is kind of like remixed opera).
3) Sarah Brightman: her "La Luna" album, which is very dreamy and, well, lunar. Songs like a cover of "This Love" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ7ESNcMm0Q and "Figlio Perduto" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5-cpW2b-hY give it this really beautiful, magical, nocturnal feel.
4) Way Out West: the "Don't Look Now" album. I'm kind of iffy on their other stuff--it's got some great beats and all, but this album is just wonderfully dark and moody. There's this great sequence of songs that starts with "Just Like A Man", goes into "Killa" (which has just a SEXY beat to it) and culminates in "Northern Lights"--the last being just amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tru3rWQTQEQ
5) Massive Attack: "Mezzanine" and "100th Window" albums. I mean, "Angel" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbe3CQamF8k&ob=av2e is nothing but nighttime to me.
6) Eric Whitacre. This one's completely different and is going to out me as a MASSIVE music nerd. He's a contemporary composer of primarily choral music, but these two pieces are just DIVINE. I've sung both of them in choir. First is "Sleep", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WhWDCw3Mng&ob=av2n, which features some gorgeous harmonies. Next up is "Water Night", which is a choral adaptation of an English translation of Octavio Paz's "Agua Nocturna" poem. It features mindblowing harmonies--terrifying if you have to actually sing them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pg0tuah-VA And last up is "Seal Lullaby", which is taken from "The Jungle Book", if I'm not mistaken, and is just beautiful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya4OZ7_vz_c

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