Author Topic: Songs to be miserable to  (Read 1238 times)

Re: Songs to be miserable to
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2020, 08:50:59 PM »
never heard this but it's incredibly sad and really lovely, good find

The entire Antony & the Johnsons discography is quite fantastic and worth seeking out, particularly I Am a Bird Now (2005) and The Crying Light (2009)

Re: Songs to be miserable to
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2020, 09:36:15 PM »
New Order's version is not a happy listen, but those demos with him singing those lyrics can only be described as bleak. Personally I don't think they should ever have been released.

I love how the video poster boasts how they made the vocals louder. Just so we can hear those lyrics, no doubt. I'll pass, I think.

It was telling that the passage in question was omitted when the demo was released on Heart and Soul. That's the way it should have stayed, really.

Re: Songs to be miserable to
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2020, 03:28:41 AM »
Joy Division's Closer, specifically the final 3 tracks - Twenty Four Hours, The Eternal and Decades. Even more so the last song the band wrote, the funereal In A Lonely Place, the demo recordings of which were made 4 days before Curtis took his own life. New Order's version is not a happy listen, but those demos with him singing those lyrics can only be described as bleak. Personally I don't think they should ever have been released.

Side two of Closer is the finest side of vinyl ever IMHO. Ceremony and IALP only highlight how they still hadn’t peaked.

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Re: Songs to be miserable to
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2020, 01:58:35 PM »
Woke up sad from a dream this morning and had the urge to play

'Someone Great' - LCD Soundsystem

Probably a stupid idea as it made me cry a bit.

Re: Songs to be miserable to
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2020, 02:10:43 PM »
This Red House Painters kinda evokes a similar vibe to Hospice by the Antlers


One of the most crushing bands in the post-rock genre imo are Japanese soul-destroyers Mono. I would say Godspeed You Black Emperor deserve a mention too! 
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Re: Songs to be miserable to
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2020, 06:00:45 PM »
The entire discography of Motion City Soundtrack is drenched in self-pity, but oddly energising rather than depressing. My daughter's favourite band when she was in those difficult teenage years...

Re: Songs to be miserable to
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2020, 07:00:29 PM »
Not quite songs to be miserable to, but more to experience a bittersweet yet cathartic melancholy to.

College & Electric Youth - A Real Hero. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DSVDcw6iW8
This is one that genuinely hurts to listen to. Breaks me down.

Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izQsgE0L450
Zola Jesus - Ash to Bone.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izQsgE0L450
Johnny Jewel remix of Ash to Bone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzifvLnwF_I

Re: Songs to be miserable to
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2020, 05:41:02 AM »
A Perfect Circle - The Outsider
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzyNWyZhUS0

If you're depressed, go kill yourself somewhere else!

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Re: Songs to be miserable to
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2020, 08:33:42 AM »
A teenage favourite of mine. Played loud when I was in a mood, which was most of the time. I'm gonna kill myself, k-k-kill myself. My parents weren't too fond of this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMU_SBUSBMc

(It does say 'do not estimate their capacity for self parody' in the run-out grooves. I believe the band ended up becoming The Apollinaires who later recorded for 2-Tone.)


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