Jeff Buckley - "Lilac Wine"
If you want to talk about music that ages well, Jeff Buckley's Grace is going to be part of the discussion. The sheer tenderness of the entire album (and one its finest vocal performances) crystallizes in "Lilac Wine," a song defined by the choice to let Buckley's 6,000-thread-count voice hang in the air by itself at multiple points. This track also contains what is one of the consummate instruments for sleeptime—the drum brushes. It's like they're saying "shhhhhhhhh," but not in a shush way. Drum brushes would never do that. It's more of a soothing, "shhhhhhh relax, relaaaax..." And when they hit for the chorus in "Lilac Wine," I feel...unsteady.