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Old 12-10-2004, 08:11 AM   #46
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Matthew Good Band's "Beautiful Midnight" is the most depressing album I've ever heard...I can only listen to it a few times out of the year

Other than that, I'm not sure...maybe POP. Holy crap there are some really depressing tunes on that cd

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Old 12-10-2004, 08:34 AM   #47
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I've also gotta' toss up most of Daniel Johnston's albums. I've heard plenty of his songs (most all of them are pretty morose), but few of his full albums.

I know that 1990 is one hell of a depressing album, at times. "Some Things Last A Long Time" is one of the single most crippling songs that you will ever hear. My God...it's almost painful to listen to, sometimes. At various points on the album, Johnston (who suffers from bi-polar disorder) actually breaks down in tears, mid-song. It can be very hard to digest and stuff like that is definitely too imediate to include on an LP, but it is still quite evocative.

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its so funny how someone said i cant believe nobody has mentioned the smiths ( i was gonna say morrissey ) then i see someone DID say that...or noone had mentioned tom waits- and then read a bit further and someone had mentioned it...I just was listening to closing time this morning....I was tottaly getting into " old 55" this morning...
i was just thinking that all the songwriters really know how to write out of thier expiriences in life.....they face the things they dont want to and make a song out of it...and it has enough depth within to make us heartbroken.
if we could bottle this ...
I wonder if elliot smith had ever wondered how many lives he touched with his music
its amazing through the years how much more powerful music has become

I think in alot of respects some things fade but not the music...

im so cheesy
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:36 PM   #49
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Beck - Sea Change
Bright Eyes - Lifted...
Damien Rice - O
Elliott Smith - From A Basement On The Hill
Anything by Leonard Cohen
Anything by Scott Walker

Radiohead - Exit Music
Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely
Radiohead - Motion Picture Soundtrack
Elliott Smith - Between The Bars
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Belle And Sebastian - Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying

Radiohead aren't really depressing, only a handful of songs are, I think the best word to describe them is 'haunting'. Climbing Up The Walls... *shiver*
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"Holocaust" is honestly the most depressing song I have ever heard. The whole album is rather hopeless.

I don't see why everybody thinks the Smiths are depressing. I mean, you have "Asleep" which is depressing, yeah, and "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" seems to be more tongue-in-cheek than anything, and "Back to the Old House" is kind of weepy, as is "Stretch Out and Wait" and "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" and a lot of Meat Is Murder... what was my point again? Right. I can't see anybody really thinking about how desolate their life is or whatever whilst listening to "Panic" -- I think a lot of the Smiths is very mockingly depressive and I don't consider them to be truly depressing. I also think if I use some form of the word "depressing" one more time I'm going to scream.
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screaming is good if your depressed...its cleansing

someone mentioned scott walker....Ive read that the band Cousteau ( english band with an irish crooner)
are compared to him.
" the last good day of the year" is sorta sad
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Old 12-11-2004, 06:43 AM   #52
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Originally posted by alia612
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"Holocaust" is honestly the most depressing song I have ever heard. The whole album is rather hopeless.
Great call. How I forgot to list this album is ENTIRELY beyond me...! "Kangaroo" is also one of the more painful songs that I've ever heard; the lyrics are very vague and have a suggestive feel to them due to their apparent incompleteness...but the way they're sung lends them a gravity which, literally-speaking, they simply don't have. The mellotron accompaniment and the general yearning/fractured sound of the song also helps this effect a great deal. What a wonderful--but depressing--album! Thanks for pointing this out; if you people haven't heard it, make it a goal. It's great music.
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Old 12-11-2004, 06:48 AM   #53
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How come no one has mentioned Nirvana's Unplugged? I don't care how obvious it is, it's still really depressing.

I have a couple of mix CDs that I put together myself called "Tuesday Night Mixes," because I hate Tuesdays. They're full of depressing songs like "You Can Have It All" by Yo La Tengo, "Asleep" by the Smiths, "All You Want" by Dido... etc. etc.

Actually, come to think of it, a lot of Dido's No Angel is sort of depressing.

As is Hem's Rabbit Songs, since I mentioned Hem in another thread. I really want to get their new album, but I probably won't be able to for, like, a month.
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Old 12-11-2004, 09:52 AM   #54
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Counting Crows - August and Everything After
AFI - Sing the Sorrow (not every song, but it has its moments)

As for Radiohead, perhaps OK Computer or Kid A. I agree that they have their particular songs, but depending on my mood, I can find both of those albums depressing or uplifting.
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Originally posted by HeartlandGirl
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
AFI - Sing the Sorrow (not every song, but it has its moments)

Yes, I had forgotten about Counting Crows. There is something about Adam Duritz's voice, he can sound like he's crying when he's singing.

I that AFI CD!
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Depressing but amazing songs that I've come across recently...
"Your Favorite Dylan Song" by The Gunshy from the album "No Man's Blues"
"Song Of The Rats Leaving The Sinking Ship" by American Music Club from the album "Love Songs For Patriots"
"Flannagans Song" by Robyn Hitchcock from his latest album "Spooked"
"Eternal" by Joy Division
"Goddamn Lonely Love" - The Drive By Truckers
"Carry Me Ohio" - Sun Kil Moon
"Here Comes A Regular" - The Replacements
"Borrowed Tune" - Neil Young
"Darkest Dreaming" - David Sylvian
"Deep Song" - Billie Holiday
"Worst Joke Ever" R.E.M.
"Country Feedback" - R.E.M.
"Tall Trees In Georgia (Live) " - Eva Cassidy
There's a few.
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:32 PM   #57
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Counting Crows entire catalog is depressing

If you listen to "Round Here," then listen to "Mrs. Potter's Lullabye" when it gets to the line "There's a piece of Maria in every song that I sing" it's like

What's the back story behind Maria, anyway. She has to be (or have been) a real person in Adam's life to be mentioned so frequently (and in such depressing contexts).
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Closer by Joy Division.
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:19 PM   #59
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Originally posted by ferball415
Closer by Joy Division.
I was going to mention that album ^^^^^


Portishead - Dummy

I totally agree with Beck's Sea Change
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I once listened to the entire Leonard Cohen discography, driving from Toronto to Key West in a VW Beetle. Yes, I would say his albums are painfully poignant.

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