Depressing Music

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  1. ShuggaStiletto

    ShuggaStiletto New Member

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    Weird topic? Yes...but I have a friend going through a difficult time and I'm going to make her a CD and need some suggestions. I'll mix in happy music too to cheer her up, but I want touching music that'll mean something to her...something to relate to.

    thanks.
     
  2. m.j.

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    well, avoid Radiohead...

    it is proven that Mozart and Blur made music that can put u in a better place...

    duran duran-early hits r lovely, boy george, and 2 songs that make me wanna jump r timo mass - first day and **** forever...
    and twist and shout, give peace a chance, and if u want u make someone laugh simply him/her the early 90s so called hits from 2unlimited, or marky mark, take that, spice girls..

    well, i have fever so i cannot think of more... but i hope i was helpfull, for just a little bit :flower:
     
  3. fairy

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    Belle & Sebastian!!! for the happy music :D

    Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, David Gray, Damien Rice, Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Joseph Arthur, Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens, for the depressing part....you may check out some lyrics and then decide what song fits best...
     
  4. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    Depeche Mode is what I recommend...
     
  5. La bordélique

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    Placebo. Especially songs from Black Market Music and Without You I'm Nothing.
     
  6. jennifer~

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    Some albums:

    Your Funeral... My Trial - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    Broken English - Marianne Faithfull
    Berlin - Lou Reed
    The Idiot - Iggy Pop
    Low - David Bowie
    The Marble Index - Nico
    Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol
    Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
    Closing Time - Tom Waits

    And anything by Cat Power / Leonard Cohen / Joy Division / The Smiths
     
  7. Spike413

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    Billie Holliday is the ultimate depressed music. pretty much anything by her is good for someone feeling down.

    I also agree with whoever it was the mentioned Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley, specifically Go or Go Ahead by Rufus and Jeff Buckley's version of Lilac Wine....they're so good.
     
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    Crosby, Stills Nash & Young (first album)
     
  9. milamar

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    you can also add some the smiths music, like 'how soon is now', 'i know it's over', 'last night i dreamt that somebody loved me' and 'still ill'. they are beautifully sad and meaningful, if only you want to listen deeper.
    i also guess block party, interpol and muse may not be a bad choice, either.

    good luck for your friend, shugga! :flower:
     
  10. waukon73

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    Here Is Gone - The Goo Goo Dolls
    Rain - Breaking Benjamin

    That is all I can think of off the top of my head.
     
  11. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    ^ :heart: "Here is Gone" ... I definitely have a thing for "depressing music"... add on "Name" from the Goo Goo Dolls, too...
     
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    Unkle - Rabbit in your headlight

    (Watch also the video.)
     
  13. TheGlassAngel

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    Tears and Rain - James Blunt ( I always found it depressing)
    Helena - My Chemical Romance
    The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice
    I'll be Seeing you - Billie Holiday
     
  14. Zen

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    Did your friend break up with someone?
     
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    jeff buckley, cat power , damien rice, billie holiday, rufus wainwright ...
     
  17. jakeee

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    sia- don't bring me down:heart:
    sia- breathe me
     
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    Pictures of you_ The cure
     
  19. Whitelinen

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    Agree with Jennifer~ and Erin.

    For the depressing part:

    There's a song by Angelo Badalamenti and sung by Marianne Faithfull (the queen of depressing music) called Who Will Take My Dreams Away?.

    In the film Mulholland Drive there was a Spanish version of Roy Orbison's Crying called Llorona.

    Maybe I'm the only person, but I find Simon & Garfunkel's songs like Sounds of Silence depressing.

    Oh, and Johnny Cash's version of Hurt is a must.
     
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  20. kanita

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    I love all those songs:heart:
     

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