Give me some good depression-core /mu/.
Not a huge emo fan.
I actually have depression and this is my current favorite
Low - I Could Live in Hope
Sparklehorse in general
Elliott Smith, of course
A bunch of stuff from Mark Kozelek
Matt Elliott - Drinking Games
The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
Loud shoegaze, drone and noise in general also works for me. Try The Goslings - Grandeur of Hair or Between the Dead.
That's not necessarily how it works, though.
I'm saying it's more complicated than that. You can't just classify that kind of stuff so easily. We're talking about the human mind here. Everyone's different.
Speaking from personal experience. I've been clinically depressed for about 5 years and I used to be suicidal (tried it a couple of times), and I used to listen to music and play videogames literally all day to distract myself from the constant intrusive thoughts and all that stuff.
See when I had severe depression yeah I didn't wanna do anything I couldn't even get myself to turn on my computer and post here. BUT, that being said there was one thing that was on for me at all times. It was the Public Castration version of Coward by Swans. When I went full depression it resonated with me in a way nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING else did at the time (except getting fucked up on copious amounts of drugs/alcohol.)
I ended up in a psychiatric ward after falling apart and struggling with depression, I was diagnosed with social anxiety and depression by one of the top doctors in the country.
All I did for 2 weeks in the ward was listen to my iPod.
Fuck off if you think all depressed people act the same way.
I didn't lose interest in all music, rather, I had different kinds of music resonate with me in different ways.
I didn't enjoy anything else.
Didn't play games, didn't talk, barely ate, just lay there plugged in, trying to tune out the thoughts I was thinking.
>if you had actual depression you wouldn't want to even listen to music
Everyone reacts to depression differently
I use music to block out the world and numb myself
I want to die every single waking moment but I still listen to music
It is literally the one thing in my life I still enjoy
i remember at my lowest i had a geto boys album playing. i just didnt care enough to change it, it was on the morning things fell apart, so for 3 weeks i just listened to Cant Be Stopped in the background while i went to and from work every day on the train..
No it wasn't...they put everything of yours that you do have (ex. stuff in your pockets) all in a locker that you aren't allowed to access until you leave. Neither are you allowed to bring in things like an iPod from the outside. Psych wards are strict as fuck. Hell, one of the peeps who worked at the one I was in; we used to discuss stuff like theology and philosophy a lot. He wanted to bring me nothing but a printed paper of some article that was online. He talked to all his superiors about getting it done, and they still didn't let him.
Ahhh that seems to make sense. As I said mines from USA particularly from Virginia. From articles I have read Europe definitely has a somewhat different view/approach on mental issues than here in US. I like it; one day I brought a Daft Punk CD for Dance Therapy and Art Therapy sessions, in fact saying that 1. They can keep the CD don't even give it to me and 2. The dance therapist was even okay with it (and the art therapist lady was on my side on the whole "bring music/listen to it as long as I am under supervision" too). They refused that, too.
No. We weren't even allowed to leave our floor. Being a heavy cigarette smoker I got fucked so badly; even having the highest mg Nicotine Patch wasn't enough. When I left I downed a pack of smokes in about four hours even after "slowing down" realizing how desperate I looked.