I HATE alarm clocks. I HATE my alarm clock.
I once had an alarm clock that was a cd player. I put a Norah Jones cd in it that I loved. I thought it would be great. I now HATE that Norah Jones cd.
Unfortunately, whatever wakes me up in the morning makes me mad!
I think I may like the alarm clocks from Now & Zen though. They have soft, repeating chimes that wake you up gently. It's an acoustic sound that wakes you up gradually. The frist chime sounds, and then it's silent for the next 3 1/2 minutes. Over 10 minutes the chimes become closer together.
Plus, I think they look nice. :)