Beyond Yacht Rock: AOR Bangers

Soft rock, AOR, westcoast, really smoooooth music, whatever you want to call it, it’s certainly one of my favorite corners of the music world. What are everyone’s favorites?

I’ll start with a few of mine:

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Classic of classics:

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I was waiting for this thread to pop up, the smooth side of rock is what I’ve been listening the most in 2020. A few favorites of mine:

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I love every single song posted on this thread so far!

Here are a couple of tunes by Seals and Crofts:
A lush disco number:

And on a darker note, this (which Busta Rhymes brilliantly sampled):

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This thread should be useful to me, i’m looking to build up a yacht rock collection beyond the obvious big tracks. :+1:

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File under balearic no…?

No matter, that Rudy Norman track’s one of my ‘yacht’ faves!

As is this…

Sisters of the Moon (2015 Remaster) - YouTube

King Yacht?

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All great!

Bill Brewster did a whole playlist of this some years back. I and others contributed as well.

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Listen to this one and let the salt spray off the pacific hide yr tears 🥲

Universal cave’s “soft rock for hard times” mixes are studded with gems, make u feel like you’re living on cocaine and mimosas in laurel canyon circa 1979

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Out to Dam Funk for this one….

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The Honk LP is completely new to me. Love it!