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Music for cafes

Postby Virtual_Aardvark » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:08 am UTC

I'm trying to put together a playlist for the cafe I work at and I'm kinda lost. Any suggestions?

Any genre goes and obviously no swearing violence etc. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Music for cafes

Postby ChocloManx » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:33 pm UTC

Electronic jazz. it's very 'cool'.

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby TaintedDeity » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:50 pm UTC

Some of the happier, more upbeat songs by The Cure: Lovecats, Lullaby, Close to Me etc.
REM perhaps?
Instrumentals are good too.
Oooh! Try videogame music.

I think songs that people recognise would be best.
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Re: Music for cafes

Postby tgjensen » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:17 pm UTC

Putumayo is a record company that puts out a lot of compilation albums with all kinds of world music; lounge, blues, latin, celtic etc., a lot of which would probably be ideal for a café. Albums like Music From the Coffee Lands or Latin Lounge might fit your needs, but you should definitely try and sift through some of their stuff.

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby flygirafda3 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:36 pm UTC

you should put some rodrigo y gabriela in, also get some good folk music, maybe a few songs from the o brother where art thou soundtrack

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby Sanctuary1 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:38 pm UTC

Try Crimewave by Crystal Castles. Maybe some other softer songs by them too, actually.
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Re: Music for cafes

Postby rubber314chicken » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:09 am UTC

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby armandtanzarian » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:01 am UTC

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby rustedneurons » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:08 am UTC

Cannibal Corpse.

But seriously, Buckethead's ambient album Colma or maybe some Sigur Rós?

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby semicolon » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:20 am UTC

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby joshuahwang » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:50 am UTC

I don't know why, but the Amelie soundtrack in bookstores or cafes always makes me happy.
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Re: Music for cafes

Postby SirMustapha » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:49 pm UTC

Stereolab. Lots of stuff from Dots and Loops qualify, in my opinion.
Volcano, by Damien Rice, is good too.
Maybe some Coldplay tunes, like Don't Panic.

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby genkav » Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:32 pm UTC

they love playing fusion music...jazz fusion. barf.

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby Eliminator Jr. » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:04 pm UTC

Broken Social Scene would be good cafe music. Just a thought.

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby charliepanayi » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:02 pm UTC

Sufjan Stevens, especially Seven Swans

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby Mathmagic » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:17 pm UTC

Step 1.) Go read Questionable Content.

Step 2.) Write down every band name mentioned in the strip.

Step 3.) Make a collection of the music from said bands.

Step 4.) Play at your cafe.

Step 5.) ???

Step 6.) Profit!
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Re: Music for cafes

Postby i_ll_winn » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:21 pm UTC

Could you have "metal hour" or "rock hour" something? So people know what to expect when they come in.
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Re: Music for cafes

Postby semicolon » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:52 pm UTC

Mathmagic wrote:Step 1.) Go read Questionable Content.

Step 2.) Write down every band name mentioned in the strip.

Step 3.) Make a collection of the music from said bands.

Step 4.) Play at your cafe.

Step 5.) ???

Step 6.) Profit!

i think you'd need to hire an extra janitor specifically for all the vomit.

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Re: Music for cafes

Postby Mathmagic » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:25 pm UTC

Hey, I never said it was good music.
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Re: Music for cafes

Postby Sea Ferring » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:42 am UTC

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