When you don't know what you want to hear, what do you reach for? These days, there's always the "shuffle" option, as well as the radio or Pandora -- in other words, letting someone or something else decide.
A few weeks ago, Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie was at NPR recording one of our Project Song entries. (That will probably air toward the end of April.) I was telling him how the Death Cab CD Plans was the perfect "comfort food" record -- music I could depend on. It would draw me in and get me singing, it isn't too challenging, and it just makes me feel better.
Neil Young does that for me, as well: If I put on After the Gold Rush, I'm set.
What's your comfort-food music? What music soothes your soul? What do you put on when you can't think of anything to listen to?