Radio X And Chill: indie songs to calm yourself to

26 December 2018, 09:00 | Updated: 23 January 2019, 16:22

Christmas nap
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Need to settle your stomach after a day of indulgence? Kick back, clear your mind and put the cares of the everyday world behind you with some of the most hypnotic tracks we can find.

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  1. Radiohead - Pyramid Song

    A ponderous track from 2001's Amnesiac that gets deeper and deeper with every passing minute.

  2. Massive Attack - Teardrop

    An all time classic from 1998's Mezzaine album, give extra sparkle by the beautiful vocals of Elisabeth Fraser from the Cocteau Twins.

  3. The Doors - Riders On The Storm

    Jim Morrison may weave a dark tale, but the chilled out jazz from the rest of the band is strangely calming. And think of the positive ions from that thunderstorm!

  4. Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond

    Long, long, blissed-out track from the classic 1975 album Wish You Were Here.

  5. Oasis - I'm Outta Time

    One of the less rowdier moments from the Gallagher brothers, from their final album, Dig Out Your Soul.

  6. Stereophonics - Traffic

    A pensive, bittersweet music from Kelly Jones, taken from the band's excellent debut, Word Gets Around.

  7. Coldplay - Trouble

    Chris Martin's trademark piano riff leads off one of Coldplay's more inspirational and gentle songs.

  8. Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats

    The Swedish guitarist and singer's best known track - a gentle cover of The Knife's electro pop hit.