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#16 07-19-2008 12:39am

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Re: most depressing

Most depressing? It depends...

Some songs that could ever make my cry:

Nick Drake: "Joey", "Parasite", "River man"

American Music Club: "Kathleen", "Western Sky", "Blue and Grey Shirt"

The Smiths: "This Night Has Open My Eyes", "Suffer Little Children", "That Joke Isn´t Funny Anymore", and many more...

Tim Buckley: "Café", "Song to the Siren" (also This Mortal Coil´s cover)

Neil Young: "Heart of Gold", "The Needle and the Damage Done" (sorry, I´m obvious)

Leonard Cohen: "Stranger Song"

PJ Harvey: "The River"

Joy Division: "24 Hours"

Chet Baker, Portishead: any

Red House Painters:  "Moments", "Strawberry Hill"...

Radiohead: "Bullet Proof..."

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#17 07-19-2008 4:21am

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Re: most depressing

Kinda depends on what you mean by depressing. Death is one thing, lost love another (although there are similarities, of course), and losing your mind a third.

And then there's the question of hope. I agree with Joy Division's "24 Hours" being one of the saddest songs that comes to mind, but I think there's plenty of hopefulness in those lyrics, to me at least. The same goes for songs like "Medicine Bottle". "Carry Me Ohio" might have some of the saddest lyrics Mark has written, but the music is never depressing - at least not compared to some of the early RHP songs.

The most depressing songs I can think of at this moment are:
Nick Drake - "Place To Be" and "Parasite"
Sophia - "So Slow"
Tim Hardin - "Hang On To A Dream"
Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and "Atmosphere"
The Smiths - "I Know It's Over"
Smog - "I Break Horses"
Red House Painters - "Blindfold"

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#18 07-19-2008 5:29am

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Re: most depressing

Ben Folds Five - Brick (shitty group, great sad song)
The Smiths - I Know It's Over

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#19 07-19-2008 7:12am

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Re: most depressing

http://www.sadreminders.com/interaction … php?id=260

This is what people answered when asked that same question (more or less) four years ago. We're having the same threads again and again !! HAHAHAHA, it's quite pathetic.

Interestingly though some songs are mentionned in both threads (Roads, I Know it's Over...), which would make them classic sad songs.

I'd say Medication by Damien Jurado. Not "depressing" though, I prefer by far the word "moving". Music is art, it doesn't depress me, in any way.

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#20 07-19-2008 5:38pm

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Re: most depressing

All of Lou Reed's "Berlin" especially "Caroline Says II"-Coney Island Baby-Ennui
John Cale: Close Watch-Only Time Will Tell-Thoughtless Kind
Nico: Frozen Warnings
New York Dolls: Lonely Planet Boy
Johnny Thunders: Can't Wrap Your Arms Around A Memory-Some Hearts/Bird Song
Sandy Denny: The Lady-Late November-Next Time Around
Richard Thompson: Down Where The Drunkards Roll-Night Comes In
Concrete Blonde: Joey
Fred Neil: Ba Da Da
Townes Van Zandt: Rex's Blues-B&W Railroad Blues-Nothing
Antony & The Johnsons: Hope There's Someone-Candy Says
Jimmy Scott: Nothing Compares To You
Low: Two Step
Rickie Lee Jones: Livin' It Up
Tom Waits: Kentucky Ave.
Gil Scott Heron: Sign of the Ages
Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue: The Other Woman
Neil Young: Borrowed Tune-Bandit
Mark Eitzel: The Patriot's Heart
John Jacob Niles: Little Black Star
Marillion: Warm Wet Circles
Fish: Zoe 25
Mark Lanegan: Morning Glory Wine
Ian Hunter: Dead Man Walking
Phil Ochs: Jim Dean of Indiana
Richard "Rabbit" Brown: James Alley Blues
Willy DeVille: Save The Last Dance-Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot
Keith Richards: You Got The Silver
Bonnie Prince Billy: Master & Everyone
Johnny Cash: Wichta Lineman-Hurt
Stephen Yerkey: Marysville-Cocksucking Blonde
Ron Wood: Breathe On Me
Gillian Welch: Time the Revelator
Thin Lizzy: Little Girl In Bloom
Tim Buckley: Buzzin' Fly
Jeff Buckley: Lover You Should Have Come Over
ENO: Judith With-Spider & I
Bowie: Everyone Says Hi-We Are The Dead
Prince: Sometimes It Snows In April

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#21 07-20-2008 6:34am

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Re: most depressing

I have to agree with you about the song Ruth Marie Japanesetoenglish, that is depressing, it is the only song of Kozeleks I cannot listen to, not because I don’t like it, it is beautiful, I suppose it must resonate with me somewhere deep inside, it evokes the feeling in me of growing old and feeble nearing the end of your life….. Shit man something I don’t want to think about.
Most of the music I am really in to, I don’t like to use the word ‘depressing’ though my family and friends think it is, I like to see it as ‘beautifully bitter sweet’ I really like the music of  ‘Bonnie prince Billy’ his song I see darkness is a classic example.
Through this site I have just got in to a band called ‘Bristol Songs’ and their song called No fix, is another, may be its my personality, may be I am a miserable git, but when I am happy I never seem to listen to ‘happy songs’ and when I am sad I hate to hear them, I seem to be drawn to songs about failed love and loss, may be that’s why I am such a fan of Kozeleks music……………


Who can pretend that there's a beginning and not an end
It ain't contrived, all the magic in our lives
Come down like a storm. then drizzles, then dies.

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#22 07-20-2008 6:32pm

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Re: most depressing

Pierre21 wrote:

This is what people answered when asked that same question (more or less) four years ago. We're having the same threads again and again !! HAHAHAHA, it's quite pathetic.

Interestingly though some songs are mentionned in both threads (Roads, I Know it's Over...), which would make them classic sad songs.

I'd say Medication by Damien Jurado. Not "depressing" though, I prefer by far the word "moving". Music is art, it doesn't depress me, in any way.

Haha, no it's not pathetic!  This thread is pretty interesting because the (seeming) commonality is that there are a lot of us who find 'sadder' more reflective music very moving and beautiful, not necessarily depressing - this could even be the most agreement we've had on the forum for a while?!

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#23 07-21-2008 1:10am

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Re: most depressing

Hammer Smashed Face by Cannibal Corpse always brings a tear to my eye!


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

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#24 07-21-2008 2:06am

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Re: most depressing

elusivechris wrote:

Hammer Smashed Face by Cannibal Corpse always brings a tear to my eye!

Hahaha - Rancid Amputation does it for me.... 

If we're talking about something truly depressing I gotta nominate Scarlett Johansson's cover of 'Boy's Don't Cry', which I only just heard today.  The horror.... ScarJo, please stop now.

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#25 07-21-2008 2:15am

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Re: most depressing

autumneve84  wrote:

This thread is pretty interesting because the (seeming) commonality is that there are a lot of us who find 'sadder' more reflective music very moving and beautiful, not necessarily depressing.

I wholeheartedly concur.


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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#26 07-21-2008 5:36am

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Re: most depressing

Yeah, well, I'd never use the word depressing about music I love... The saddest songs I could think of, was what I listed.

But, hey, if we're REALLY talking about depressing stuff! I think Blümchen, or maybe Scooter, makes the most depressing music in the world. Or Celine Dion. Can't make up my mind.

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#27 07-21-2008 11:40am

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Re: most depressing

All Go Down by Jonah Matranga. Bleak stuff.

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#28 07-21-2008 1:36pm

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Re: most depressing

The Cure- Disintegration- album
Death in June- But, What Ends When the Symbols Shatter?- album
Death in June- Rose Clouds of Holocaust- album
Nirvana Unplugged in NY- album
Sun Kil Moon- Lost Verses
Sun Kil Moon- Moorestown
Sun Kil Moon- Tonight in Bilbao
Leonard Cohen- Suzanne
New Order- Love Vigilantes
Pet Shop Boys- Later Tonight 
Wolf Parade- Same Ghost Every Night


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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#29 07-21-2008 2:38pm

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Re: most depressing

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

yeah, i kinda agree.

here are some:

CODEINE ides
SWANS the sound
THE GOD MACHINE the devil song
SPOKANE able bodies
EARLY DAY MINERS the way we live now
MINERAL sounds like sunday
SOPHIA directionless
ART OF FIGHTING heart translation
GREGOR SAMSA pseudonyms
RED HOUSE PAINTERS mistress (piano version)
SUN KIL MOON blue orchids
JENIFEREVER the sound of beating wings

& many more...

love all these songs.
love.

=f=


"Music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all, but you are the music." - T.S. Eliot

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#30 07-21-2008 2:43pm

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Re: most depressing

oh and STARS OF THE LID's
"a meaningful moment through a meaning(less) process"...


"Music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all, but you are the music." - T.S. Eliot

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