I want songs or albums that make you want to curl up and die when you hear them. Real sad stuff.
Pic related are a few albums in the style of what I'm looking for.
Please give recommendations
I love Pornography too, I just figured if I'm only putting a quick 4 album collage, I'd leave it out since it's more popular than the two Cure albums I put and that I'd be aware of it..
Don't want to sound rude sorry I'm just a sperg and feel the need to defend my position.
Also thanks for the rec senpai
I will definitely check it out, thanks a bunch anon.
i don't recognize the top right but the others are all great
check out giles corey, elliott smith, nick drake, grouper - dragging a dear deer up a hill, tim hecker, the angelic process - weighing souls with sand
Not a women, just a lonesome and depressed omega male.
Most underrated Cure album IMO. Never got why Pornography and Disintegration were lumped together when Disintegration sounds more like an elaboration of Faith's sound more than anything, but whatever. If you like The Cure, you might like Katatonia, especially their last few albums.
good one as well
my essential sadcore
also Hospice but I know you guys'll make fun of me
The Unnatural World makes me more emotional then Deathconcioussness. Especially Burial Society
Because depressing or melancholy music fits the mood of how you're feeling. If I listen to very cheerful music when I'm sad, I don't connect to it and puts me in a worse mood.
Ya, it's a really crushing album.
Good list. That Earl album is one of my favorites from 2015.
Because depressing music is more enjoyable when you're depressed, and depression is more enjoyable when you listen to depressing music.
I can't enjoy happy feel-good music when I'm down, so that reinforces a negative emotional state more than sad music does.
Recently got this.
I never understood why people on here think it's so crushing though. GC is depressing in ways yes, especially cause it spawned out of Dan Barrett wanting to kill himself, but with the book and everything around it, it's more about just creepy new england occult shit.
When I was really depressed two years ago I actually found it to be quite uplifting.Idk I just don't find it to be anymore sad than Deathconsciousness
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See A Darkness
I Hate Myself - 10 Songs
Beau Navire - Hours
I Wrote Haikus About Cannibalism in Your Yearbook - Discography
Modest Mouse - Building Nothing Out Of Something
Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
Giles Corey - s/t
Andrew Bird - the Mysterious Production of Eggs
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Not OP but I listen to sad music all the time because, rather paradoxically, I like listening to it and as such it kinda makes me happy, or at least puts me in a good mood. It's just something I dig.
dammnnnn i'm jealous
i wanted to get it, but it was way too expensive for my broke ass.
desu i find HaNL to be way more depressing than GC, but they're both huge downers (relative to other things)
got mine too the other week, didn't get that black patch thing tho. Looks cool
I find it to be the exact definition of crushing tho. The significance behind the title Giles Cory is the idea of ((crushing)) depression. When I first listened to it I remember thinking how it felt like the drums of Blackest Bile were physically oppressive, and it felt like they were pushing me into my bed while I was listening. I had a similar experience with No One is Ever Going To Want Me. Also the imagery Dan describes in the opening and closing tracks with devils sitting oh him have the double meaning of his inner demons but also signify the way people with night terrors explain pressure they feel during the episodes, like devils sitting on them.
idk, I just think Dan did a great job with the concept and I definitely found it effective. I haven't read the book yet though, The thing already creeps me out with the screams on the opener and that mock radio broadcast, but I'll get to it eventually.
sorry for the essay
all time soul crusher. it really did change me as a person and a musician
>Lifting the mask from a local clown, feeling down like him
>Seeing the light in a station bar and traveling far in sin
>Sailing downstairs to the northern line, watching the shine of his shoes
>Hearing the trials of the people there, who's to care if they lose?
I feel like this is pretty representative of the level of sadness and helplessness of the music on that album. It's not screamy or tortured like Slint or Joy Division, but it has a certain kind of defeated tone that can be much sadder than those bands if the listener is mentally in a bad place. I think the fact that he's such a good lyricist makes it even worse.
I'm mostly just upset that it's only ever discussed for feels and never for the brilliant music on the album. Nick Drake is a guitar god, and for so long I though he was just the folk version of Ian Curtis because of threads like these.
I see where you're coming from, and I agree that the tone of his songs often overshadows his excellent guitar playing in a lot of discussions of his work. I think it's a testament to his work that it resonates with so many people though.
not really that soul crushing but i like the tiny cities album by sun kil moon
building nothing out of something is probably the saddest thing i've ever experienced. i used to listen to that on constant repeat when i was the height of my suicidal ideation. every day i'd listen to it and drink a whole pot of coffee and eat corn flakes, and then every night i'd listen to it and get drunk. even seeing the cover makes my throat swell up a bit. i'm so glad that i don't feel that way anymore
> Carissa's Wierd - Songs About Leaving
Great album, long time favorite of mine. Only complaint is it peaks pretty early on. Plus they're fellow Seattle locals which is cool.
> Cursive - Domestica
Big Cursive fan, they were surprisingly one of the best live shows I've been to. Tim Kasher is a cool fucking dude too. Domestica and The Ugly Organ are amazing, but I'd probably say his best album is Black Out by The Good Life, although The Ugly Organ is really close.
I've never heard red house painters so I'll check them out since your other rec's are good.
>Bright eyes - fevers and mirrors
If soul crushing is what I'm after, this is my go-to every time. Between this and Lifted I'm not sure which I like more but the two are far and away my all time favorite albums. If you haven't heard this then give these two a shot.
great taste senpai. if you haven't already heard this then get on it
>bright eyes - lifted or the story is in the soil, keep your ear to the ground
Essential listening if you enjoyed Fevers, and if fevers was too sad, dark, "whiny", or whatever then you might like this one a lot more. Slightly less sad of a tone overall than the much darker fevers and mirrors, lifted is a more acoustic driven, folky album and features an amazing orchestra made up of Conor's friends and local musicians.
When I get home tonight I'll listen to all of these bad boys, thanks all.
Already know these but thanks desu
>Don't want to sound rude sorry I'm just a sperg and feel the need to defend my position.
That's alright. On /mu/ you're a lot better off if you stop caring about that stuff. Also, you better not ever use the words "pleb" or "patrician". There is no quicker way to have your opinion invalidated.
>nothing heals a bad mood like bad mood music.
That's completely wrong. Nothing nurtures a bad mood like bad mood music.
For quite a while I've felt that I am one sad song away from a good cry, but I just don't listen to sad music anymore. I try to explore other emotional states in music, and it really reflects on my mood.
I mean I still LIKE the sad music. I just don't have a place in my life for them right now. I feel like I need to be positive, and non-negative music helps me with that.
I don't entirely support your search for depressing music, but here you go. This shit is just one sad ass gut punch after another.
It's Keaton Henson - Dear... .
Some ace sad music for ya there
I'm Looking Forward to Joining You, Finally
Reznor has not once played this song live.
all of her 90s stuff sounds depressed