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    Ray LaMontagne - "Be Here Now"

    Though he's found his niche in the horn and soul market, Ray LaMontagne can still get all worked up and sleepy-sad with the best of them. This guitar-driven cut is off his 2006 album Till The Sun Turns Black, and it navigates its 6+ minutes with a quiet patience that's accentuated by some airy piano and Ray's huskiest voice. Something about that steady guitar though...by the time the song ends you'll find your pulse has slowed down at least 10 BPM. You may also have stretched out in the closest nook you could find.