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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2021, 11:01:53 AM »
Sultan fest. Stephanie Vezina - Night Visions

https://youtu.be/xh3I8Jp1TU8

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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2021, 11:07:23 AM »
Oh, obvious, obvious, obvious...

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« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2021, 04:17:36 PM »
I suppose any song about drug addiction is a bit sad but Alice in Chains' The Real Thing is a bit grim but rocks at the same time.

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« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2021, 05:47:06 PM »
« Last Edit: January 11, 2021, 06:29:01 PM by Crabwalk »

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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2021, 10:23:29 PM »
I never used to have any time for Mark Ronson but I fucking love his Late Night Feelings album, which he made after a divorce and pitched as being full of sad bangers. Brings me to tears, parts of it.

I'd particularly recommend Pieces of Us and Don't Leave Me Lonely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv-UDxTjdAI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_moMkP7cUk

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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2021, 10:42:30 PM »
It's probably the Withnail & I associations, but Blue by Way Out West.

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« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2021, 09:42:59 AM »
Sia - Chandelier and Broken Glass. The 1000 Forms Of Fear and This Is Acting albums are chock full of tragic bangers.
New Order - Round & Round. Sumner was going through a divorce during the recording of Technique, which bleeds through into some of his lyrics. He had previous form for bitter breakup songs though, such as Lonesome Tonight (the B-side to Thieves Like Us) or This Time Of Night and Sunrise from Low Life.

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« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2021, 10:23:03 PM »
Todd Terry’s remix of Everything But The Girl’s Missing. Absolute banger.

Electribe 101’s Talking With Myself, especially the 1998 Canny vocal remix. 100% stone cold certified banger. Guaranteed.

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« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2021, 01:09:08 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eISo-iFGGDg - LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great

No, I'm not crying, I think I've just done a bad pill. Hold me.

Such a wonderful song. Written about the death of the main LCD guy's therapist apparently, which is about as "middle class musician" as you can get

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« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2021, 09:35:06 AM »
Such a wonderful song. Written about the death of the main LCD guy's therapist apparently, which is about as "middle class musician" as you can get

I've heard this as well, but I can't remember where or when.

The first time I went to see them, I was practically dancing and blubbing at the same time when they played this, so it's the definition of a sad banger.

Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2021, 10:51:51 AM »
Do you mind? I'm putting my bra back on.

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« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2021, 04:08:16 PM »
I never used to have any time for Mark Ronson but I fucking love his Late Night Feelings album, which he made after a divorce and pitched as being full of sad bangers. Brings me to tears, parts of it.

I'd particularly recommend Pieces of Us and Don't Leave Me Lonely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv-UDxTjdAI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_moMkP7cUk
I liked his first album Here Comes The Fuzz

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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2021, 09:23:22 PM »
Yer maw's got sad bangers.

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« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2021, 10:10:55 PM »
Instant answer:

https://youtu.be/iEMoC-sOqyw

Teengirl Fantasy - Cheaters (Jon Talabot remix)

The vocal breakdown in the middle is the peak but the piano is unbelievable, as well. Just chips away at your defenses. End up crying and thumping fuck out of the world at the same time.

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« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2021, 10:33:18 PM »
Nick Holder - Feelin' Sad (bangers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPqq-HTyWT0

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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2021, 01:37:06 AM »
stating the bleedin' obvious, but

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG2XucnpBeM

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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2021, 01:56:20 AM »
Gotta be Drip Dry Eyes by Yukihiro Takahashi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbdw9ujyAdY

Realised I'd been accidentally tailing him for a solid mile on the way to a Haruomi Hosono show a couple years ago. Full white suit!

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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2021, 02:06:49 AM »
Perhaps more wistful than sad but it's a banger in my eyes, Jori Hulkkonen - Back When We Was Attached

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av4rPTNGEeY

Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2021, 03:03:01 AM »
https://youtu.be/3sWTnsemkIs slow old world shuffle of an ennui knees up.

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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2021, 11:01:26 AM »
DJ Seinfeld is great for these.

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« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2021, 02:44:50 PM »
Doris Duke - I Don't Care Anymore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QfXf9DUEHE

Most of the tracks are sad bangers tbh, an excellent record. Swamp Dogg produced it.

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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2021, 06:24:15 PM »
Great thread. Me and my mate have a playlist for this very thing.

Love Someone - Night Giants

In Love With You - The Paradise (could be interpreted as euphoric but there's something wistful and melancholy about it to me)

Hold Tight - Jamie xx

Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2021, 05:49:16 PM »
Does poison by the prodigy count?
Is that more of a "slow banger"

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« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2021, 06:50:17 PM »
We're gonna need some Austra. Raunchy vid warning

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Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2021, 05:11:26 PM »
Barbara Gaskin and Dave Stewart - It's My Party (and I'll cry if I want to)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUlcfF5Dnvc

Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2021, 08:33:50 PM »
Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High) - posting the popular remix as it sounds sadder, to me anyway. It's quite a melancholic (if catchy) song as it is, but the lyrics are pretty bleak. (Although tbf at the moment the video just makes me wish I was doing all that stuff.)

French/French language pop seems to do sad bangers pretty well.

Alizée - Moi... Lolita

Madame Monsieur - Mercy

Stromae - Papaoutai


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« Reply #58 on: January 24, 2021, 09:59:48 PM »
Seeing the trailers for It's A Sin has reminded me of an obvious choice - Years & Years - King

Another obvious one maybe - it was completely overshadowed by all the PHWOAARR stuff at the time but I still think t.A.T.u. - All The Things She Said is a bit of a legit sad banger.

I've liked Sohodolls for ages, but one of the singles from their only album (which came out 13 years ago) seems to be really popular all of a sudden. Not sure why, maybe it's become a TikTok... thing? Anyway, sad banger potential here - Sohodolls - Bang Bang Bang Bang

Re: SAD BANGERS
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2021, 05:24:22 PM »

Bumping this thread having been reminded of it after listening to "What Is Love" by Haddaway the other day.

It's a song I once hated, as it was released just as I was getting into "proper" music (that awful era some of us go through where guitar music is the only music that matters) but in the last ten years or so, I've grown to appreciate it as a banging pop song. There's a real sense of melancholy to it, the way Hadds sings "Baby don't hurt me, no more" makes him sound so vulnerable and wounded.


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