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Old 05-05-04, 10:18 PM
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Looking for depressing songs, hehe

I'm looking for depressing songs, dunno why, I just like them sometimes. What do I mean by depressing? Gary Jules - "Mad World", Rufus Wainwright - "Hallelujah." Things like that. Any ideas? Thanks a lot! And no, I don't need a psychologist (= .
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Old 05-05-04, 10:26 PM
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I really like both tracks you've mentioned. Please seek out "You Can Never Leave" by Crooked Fingers...you should love it. In fact, you'll probably love all their stuff, but their last album (Red Devil Dawn) is one of the finest pieces of music to be released in '03.
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Old 05-05-04, 10:28 PM
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yesterday- the beatles

cut here- the cure

worst day since yesterday- flogging molly

miss you- blink 182

coma white- marilyn manson

i can think of a lot more. i'll get back to you
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Old 05-05-04, 10:32 PM
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Thanks a lot....I'll check all those out....also I'd throw Damien Rice's stuff into this category. Any more? Thank ya.
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Old 05-05-04, 10:37 PM
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Elliott Smith - Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands
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Matchbox 20 - Bright Lights
Matchbox 20 - Hang
Stereofuse - Everything
Coldplay - The Scientist
Almost anything by Johnny Cash
Smashing Pumpkins - Thru the Eyes of Ruby
The Nixons - Sister
Zac Maloy - Early Morning Phone Call
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Radiohead - Exit Music (For A Film), Street Spirit

R.E.M - Everybody Hurts

Live - Lightning Crashes

Pearl Jam - Release

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesdays' Gone

The Offspring - Gone Away

NIN - Hurt

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
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Asleep - The Smiths. It's about fricken suicide.
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Atmosphere - Joy Division
4st. 7lb. - Manic Street Preachers
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girlfriend in a coma by the smiths

dont let the poppy sound fool you. heavy freakin song
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Old 05-06-04, 01:16 AM
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Wrens - Hopeless
Wilco - Ashes of the American Flag
Wilco - How to Fight Loneliness
Whiskeytown - Houses on the Hill
Uncle Tupelo - Moonshiner
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space
Ryan Adams - The Shadowlands
Red House Painters - Have you Forgotten
Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
Patty Griffin - Long Road
Neko Case - I Wish I was the Moon
My Morning Jacket - Phone Went West
Iron and Wine - Promising Light
Handsome Family - Lie Down
Grandaddy - The Warming Sun
The Eels - Dead of Winter
The Eels - The Medication is Wearing Off
Ed Harcourt - Those Crimson Tears
Dwight Yoakam - Two Doors Down
Dixie Chicks - Home
Del Amitri - Nothing Ever Happens
Counting Crows - a Long December
Counting Crows - Goodnight Elisabeth
Billy Bragg and Wilco - Remember the Mountain Bed
Beth Orton - This One's Gonna Bruise
Beth Nielsen Chapman - Sand and Water
Ben Folds Five - Don't Change your Plans
Barenaked Ladies - Break Your Heart

That's probably enough from me.
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Old 05-06-04, 02:03 AM
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Elliot Smith - I Didn't Understand
Nick Drake - Parasite
The Shins - New Slang
Belle & Sebastian - The Boy Done Wrong Again
Ben Harper - Another Lonely Day

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Old 05-06-04, 03:12 AM
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the smiths - last night i dreamt somebody loved me.
aimee mann - save me.
bright eyes - it's cool, can we still be friends.
elliott smith - between the bars.
radiohead - true love waits.
songs: ohia - captain badass.
of montreal - if you feel you must go, dont go.
moldy peaches - nothing came out.
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You should definitely check out Dakota Suite - my favourite band for depressing music. Especially their albums "Alone With Everybody", "Songs For A Barbed Wire Fence" and "The Way I Am Sick".
Won't get much mor depressing than this, IMO.

Also, any Red House Painters or Elliot Smith album will do, too.
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Old 05-06-04, 07:42 AM
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I used to do this when i was really depressed. Something about the depressing music would bring me out of it sooner then doing nothing but wallowing in the misery.

Anways, some songs of choice for me were

Something I can Never Have - NIN
End - The Cure
Prayers for Rain - The Cure


I have more, but off the top of my head, those are the two.
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1 - "Child Psychology" - Black Box Recorder

I stopped talking when I was six years old
I didn’t want anything more to do with the outside world
I was happy being quiet
But of course they wouldn’t leave me alone
My parents tried every trick in the book
From speech therapists to child psychologists
They even tried bribery
I could have anything’ as long as I said it out loud

"ife is unfair’ kill yourself or get over it
"ife is unfair’ kill yourself or get over it

Of course this episode didn’t last forever
I’d made my point and it was time to move on
To peel away the next layer of deceit
And see what new surprises lay in store
My school report said I showed no interest
’A disruptive influence’ I felt sorry for them in a way
And when they finally expelled me
It didn’t mean a thing

"ife is unfair’ kill yourself or get over it
"ife is unfair’ kill yourself or get over it

’"At that time she stopped what she was doing’ she stopped playing... she stared’ she had the
facial grimicing... and then the psychiatrist was saying’ "Julie’ Julie’ can you hear me" Can you
open your eyes" Can you stick out your tongue"" And all of a sudden’ Julie struck out"’

The November when I came home the Christmas decorations were already up
Spray on snow’ coloured flashing lights
And an artificial tree that played Silent Night
Over and over again
My parents welcomed me with loving arms
But within an hour were back at each others throats
Normal’ happy childhood back on course
Batteries not included

"ife is unfair’ kill yourself or get over it
"ife is unfair’ kill yourself or get over it
"ife is unfair’ kill yourself or get over it
"ife is unfair’ kill yourself or get over it

2 - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" - The Smiths

3 - "No Danger" - Delgados


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Old 05-06-04, 09:36 AM
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put any Mazzy Star album on and let Hope and David make you cry and blot out your pain with gin.
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Old 05-06-04, 09:55 AM
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Korn - daddy

The subject matter alone is depressing as hell.
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Old 05-06-04, 10:44 AM
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I'd suggest anything by Pedro the Lion. For a quick fix, check out achilles-heel.net...it's a preview site for the upcoming album, and features streaming versions of many new songs (click on 'audio' and then 'more songs').
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man, how could I have forgotten Pedro the Lion?
Primarily "Priests and Paramedics".
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Most songs from the third Big Star album, but particularly "Holocaust" and "Big Black Car". There are some prime cuts of Lou Reed's Berlin that will have you reaching for the straight razor in no time, too.

Oh, BTW - Giles, nice to see there's another Black Box Recorder fan around here.
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Old 05-06-04, 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by Penny Lane
man, how could I have forgotten Pedro the Lion?
Primarily "Priests and Paramedics".
Man, that song is about as depressing as it gets...
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No love for Leonard Cohen?

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Check out Lisa Germano's entire music collection. My favorite album of her's, Happiness, is about anything but happiness.

If that's not depressing enough for you, you could always check out the Projekt record label and some of their bands like Black Tape For a Blue Girl, Love Spirals Downwards and Soulwhirlingsomewhere
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The Cardigans - Gran Turismo
has some songs with a pure innocence mixed with eternal sadness feel to em.
Nina's voice is awesome.

of course, Portishead is recommended as well.
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