Top Ten Tracks Which Emphasize Your Sleep-Deprived State

What songs sound like what you're feeling when your eyes are wide open and bloodshot at 3am?

The Top Ten

1 Butterfly Caught - Massive Attack

The eerie, warped tone of this piece is exactly how an insomniac would describe their struggle to keep on track with their conscience. - PositronWildhawk

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2 The Silent Orchestra - Biosphere

A track which has actually aided my sleep very well, but hasn't worked all of the time. No track does. But whether one will get sleep or not, it doesn't go without rattling one's spine. I can't stress that enough. - PositronWildhawk

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3 Fallen - Electus

Ironic how such a haunting musical piece about death, going to sleep and never awakening, feels like your cycle of enforced restlessness. - PositronWildhawk

4 Shot In The Back of the Head - Moby

The video, like the track itself, is something for this list. The track feels eerie already, but once you look away from the video, the weirdness sticks for days. - PositronWildhawk

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5 Hey You - Pink Floyd

I imagine "Echoes" would, as well. - PetSounds

This song really does play with your mind. - PositronWildhawk

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6 Retrograde - James Blake

There's a feeling of decay in the backing sound here, and it is just like losing yourself. - PositronWildhawk

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7 Whispering Wind - Moby

The effect is particularly surreal with the opening lyrics: "Like the hopeless time you gave to me, I watch your dreams all slip away." - PositronWildhawk

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8 Sleepless - deadmau5

The title says it itself, and it is very fitting. - PositronWildhawk

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9 Underwater - Bassnectar

A powerful track which gets you energised when you least expect it. When you listen to this when sleep deprived, it really is weird. - PositronWildhawk

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10 Bleed - deadmau5

Easily the mau5's darkest instrumental yet. - PositronWildhawk

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The Contenders

11 Incubation - Man Without Country UListen to Sample
12 Teardrop - Massive Attack UListen to Sample
13 The End - The Doors

This scared the crap of me once when I was falling asleep. - PetSounds

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14 The American Metaphysical Circus - United States of America

Trippy at any time, but especially when your brain's funky due to sleep-deprivation. - PetSounds

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15 Echoes - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
16 Spirit - Chicane UListen to Sample
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