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Old 08-30-2015, 10:17 PM   #16
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See I struggle a bit with this thread topic because 'emotional' or 'stereotypically emotional' seems to be casting a rather narrow net. It would never have occurred to me to nominate the National's 'Abel' or 'Mr November' in this thread if somebody else hadn't, because to me they are deeply emotional songs. Just not, you know, power ballads or whatever.
It was a tough concept to explain You're right, they are emotional, just not in that obvious, heartstring-pulling way.
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I took it more like songs that are emotional for you, but for personal reasons rather than lyrics, structure, etc.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:41 PM   #20
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Alright, fuck it then: 'Exit' by U2. Particularly its live incarnation around 1987.
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^yes. great great great call.

There's a song I'd kill for them to bring back.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:09 PM   #22
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They won't though, it's not uplifting. It's really not uplifting.
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It was a tough concept to explain You're right, they are emotional, just not in that obvious, heartstring-pulling way.
What about genres like metal or emo? I could nominate a whole bunch of songs from said genres that aren't obvious heartstring pullers but were written to be emotional. Hell, it's right there in the genre name for emo. Just to take two examples from one such band, The Hotelier, "Your Deep Rest" and "Our Lives Would Make a Sad, Boring Movie" are uptempo tracks with pop punk influences, and if you don't pay attention to the lyrics they might even seem fun tracks, but they get me right in the gut - as they're intended to. The chorus of "Your Deep Rest" describes the funeral of somebody who committed suicide, and the little lyrical changes made each time just compound the emotional intensity of the song.

But I suppose one that might hit on the spirit of what you're getting at would be one of my favourite metal tracks, Agalloch's "In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion". It's a sprawling and heavy atmospheric black metal composition that really puts their post-rock and neofolk influences front and centre to emphasise the band's sonic connections with nature and winter. But oh man there's a part of the verse that comes in after the eight minute mark where Jon Haughm whispers "and fade away" that gets me every time. When he repeats it after the ten minute mark - first "wash away", then "fade away" - and some more martial drumming changes the direction of the song, that's the absolute kicker.
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The Good Life by Weezer is really hitting me hard right now, just because the lyrics are basically my life right now. Considering that Rivers wrote it after a long, painful process of lengthening his leg that was shorter than the other one and I just got done with a long painful process of dealing with a chronic illness and a couple surgeries...god damn I wanna get back to the Good Life.


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I'd throw Strange Hellos in here. And there's gotta be some PJ Harvey tracks that fit the bill?
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