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#1 07-15-2008 6:00pm

japanesetoenglish
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most depressing

Most depressing songs:

Swans-God damn the sun
Ruth Marie- Mark Kozelek
Scott Walker-In my room
Tom Waits-Bottom of the world


hope is just another rope I use to hang myself with

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#2 07-15-2008 8:12pm

Charles
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Re: most depressing

Tom Waits- Bad Liver and a Broken Heart
The Cure- Same Deep Water as You
The Cure- To Wish Impossible Things
Radiohead- How to Disappear Completely
Depeche Mode- Blasphemous Rumors
The Smiths/Morrissey- A lot of songs
New Order- Ceremony
Bauhaus- All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
Joy Division- Komakino
This Mortal Coil- Song to the Siren (Tim Buckley cover)
Death In June- Death is the Martyr of Beauty
Current 93- The Bloodbells Chime
Sol Invictus- Believe Me
Nature and Organisation- Bloodstrem Runs
Nature and Organisation- Tears For an Eastern Girl
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- And No More Shall We Part
Catherine Wheel- Black Metallic
Slowdive- Dagger
Sonic Youth- The Diamond Sea
Legendary Pink Dots- Sterre
De/Vision- Your Hands on my Skin (the Beborn Beton remix is the best version)
Coil- A Cold Cell
Red House Painters- 24
Red House Painters- Moments
Red House Painters- Drop
Red House Painters- Smokey (demo version)
Mark Kozelek- Ruth Marie
Sun Kil Moon- Carry Me Ohio
Sun Kil Moon- Ocean Breathes Salty (Modest Mouse cover)
American Music Club- Western Sky
American Music Club- Last Harbor
American Music Club- Kathleen
American Music Club- all of Everclear
Queen and David Bowie- Under Pressure
Leonard Cohen- Famous Blue Raincoat
Modest Mouse- The Stars Are Projectors
Modest Mouse- The Cold Part
Modest Mouse- Alone Down There

There are tons more i'm forgetting. More when I think of them.


I hate to see you look that way
All the beauty has left your face
That's such an easy thing to give away
That's impossible to replace -American Music Club

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#3 07-15-2008 9:53pm

roice
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Re: most depressing

The one that comes to mind for me is Dakota Suite - Sand Fools the Shoreline.  It's brutal.

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#4 07-15-2008 10:29pm

flytox
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Re: most depressing

Nick Drake - Place to be
Elliott - Song in the air
Sunny Day Real Estate - Rain song
The Cure - All cats are grey
Codeine - Loss leader
Come - Mercury falls
Chokebore - The person you chose
Aereogramme - I don´t need your love
Damien Jurado - Love the same
The Weakerthans - Left and leaving
Low - Starfire

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#5 07-16-2008 8:13am

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#6 07-16-2008 9:25am

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Re: most depressing

Some songs that I find sad but sort of beautiful, not always depressing:

Elliott Smith  -  Between the Bars, Going Nowhere, First Timer, Alameda
Ron Sexsmith  -  So Young
Magnolia Electric Co  -  Hard to Love a Man
Paul Kelly  -  If I Could Start Today Again
The Cure  -  How Beautiful You Are
Sunny Day Real Estate  -  Faces in Disguise
Jeff Buckley  -  Lover, You Should Have Come Over
Those Bastard Souls  -  The Wake of Your Flood
Tim Story (Composer/Instrumentalist)  -  Asleep the Snow Came Flying, The Perfect Flaw
The Smiths  -  Asleep, Suffer Little Children, I Know It's Over
Air  -  Suicide Underground
Something for Kate  -  Slowdance, Whatever You Want
Tarnation / Paula Frazer  -  Tell Me It's Not So, A Place Where I Know, Always On My Mind, We Met by the Love-Lies-Bleeding
Eva Cassidy  -  Autumn Leaves
The Pogues  -  The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Beth Gibbons & Rustin' Man  -  Sand River
ABBA  -  Slipping Through My Fingers, One of Us, Knowing Me Knowing You (actually all of the divorce-era songs)
And a lot of the old standards  -  Always on My Mind, Moon River, 24 Hours from Tulsa, Crying, Bright Eyes etc (but NOT Danny Boy!)

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#7 07-16-2008 5:43pm

nickgarv7
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Re: most depressing

here's a list of some i find sad/depressing/melancholic...whatev.


bjork-  unravel
clint mansell-  together we will live forever
the cure-  plainsong
elliott-  song in the air
jeff buckley-  hallelujah
johann johannsson-  the sun's gone dim and the sky's turned black
joy division-  love will tear us apart
m83-  on a white lake near a green mountain
mark kozelek-  duk koo kim (pref. strummed version, b-side 10")
mk/rhp/skm-  too many to list all.
nancy wilson-  elevator beat
pearl jam-  black
pearl jam-  nothingman
radiohead-  (i could make a list just for these guys..)
                  videotape
                  true love waits
                  how i made my millions
                  let down
                  lurgee
sigur ros-  untitled 2
                svo hljott
                andvari

that's some of my favs...just skimming thru the iTunes.


"...and the angels who looked upon, they never came down."

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#8 07-16-2008 6:42pm

devils_broom
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Re: most depressing

Soulsavers & Mark Lanegan - "Spiritual" and "No Expectations"
Joseph Arthur - "Ashes Everywhere," "The Real You," "Speed Of Light," "Redemption's Son," "Nuclear Daydream," "Slow Me Down," and lots more
Mercury Rev - "Holes"
Alexi Murdoch - "Wait"
Beck - "Nobody's Fault But My Own," "Lonesome Tears" and "Lost Cause"
Brand New - "Play Crack The Sky"
Cherry Ghost - "Dead Man's Suit"
Doves - "A House"
R.E.M. - "You're In The Air," "Find The River," and lots more
Ryan Adams - "Afraid Not Scared"
Ed Harcourt - "Braille"

I could go on and on and on...

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#9 07-16-2008 7:59pm

GuitarmanMCS
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Re: most depressing

Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (the entire album)


"Oh...come to me once more my love."

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#10 07-16-2008 8:44pm

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Re: most depressing

Soulwhirlingsomewhere - Last Time I left
Escape the day - days
Anathema -  last goodbye
Katatonia - Tonight's Music
Soulwhirlingsomewhere - I give up,goodbye,i love you
Soulwhirlingsomewhere - sequoia
Prince - Purple Rain


<-- that's me & Koz , Dec 03 & Voo Doo Fire !

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#11 07-17-2008 2:18am

Chris Quartly
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Re: most depressing

I never find music depressing, the saddest songs are often the most beautiful.

3 that come to mind that will fit this thread though would be:

Porcupine Tree - Stop Swimming
Husker Du - Too Far Down
Portishead - Roads


Quick to Judge
Quick to Anger
Slow to Understand

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#12 07-17-2008 6:23pm

elusivechris
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Re: most depressing

you should hear My Dying Bride's cover of ROADS its awesome! ive never heard the orginal.


<-- that's me & Koz , Dec 03 & Voo Doo Fire !

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#13 07-18-2008 7:11am

Hollis
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Re: most depressing

Afghan Whigs - When We Two Parted, Fountain & Fairfax, Faded...
Death Cab For Cutie - What Sarah Said
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again Naturally
Judy Collins - Send In The Clowns
AMC - Sick Of Food, What Holds The World Together
...for starters!

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#14 07-18-2008 10:19am

sebbydee
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Re: most depressing

bert jansch - needle of death
current 93 - a gothic lovesong
cure - just one kiss / the same deep water as you
bill fay - time of the last persecution
scott walker - it's over
tindersticks - mistakes
red house painters - brockwell park / drop / down colorful hill (from 05:45 to 06:10 demo version)
legendary pink dots - belladonna
cohen - avalanche
sophia - are you happy now
and the jackson c frank record is freaky too...

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#15 07-18-2008 5:13pm

Charles
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Re: most depressing

I agree with the Jackson C. Frank. He also led a depressing/odd life.


I hate to see you look that way
All the beauty has left your face
That's such an easy thing to give away
That's impossible to replace -American Music Club

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