There's always certain bands that I like to listen to when I'm in a bad mood or things just are not going my way.

Need less to say, I've been listening to a lot of them lately; like Ayreon, namely their album "The Human Equation".


It's my favorite, especially this song; for reasons that may or may not seem obvious due to the lyrics involved.

Nightingale is another band that I really enjoy, one of my favorites actually, and "Nightfall Overture" is probably my favorite album from them; which is funny, because that is the rarest album of theirs to find a copy (and I actually own two!)


My favorite song from said album? "The Glory Days", no doubt; again, the lyrics paint the picture of why I enjoy the song so much, I think. That, and I like the way it sounds; which is funny because this version is actually a remake of a song from a previous record that they released. I go back and forth on which version I prefer, but I love the song regardless.

Another album that I really like to listen to is a concept album done by Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman that is a musical adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" which is really good if you can get a copy of said album; but, of course, there is always YouTube; my favorite song? "Waiting" most likely, although "Picture of a Lady" is also a favorite.


What do you listen to in order to help you relax?