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Most depressing albums you've heard

Albums just generally dealing with and convey the feelings of sadness, loneliness, heartbreak, death, depression, that sort of thing.

Three albums come to mind for me that might put you on suicide watch.

Low - I Could Live in Hope
Joy Division - Closer
Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill
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beezylsu
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re: Most depressing albums you've heard
My go to depressing album is Bonnie "Prince" Billy-I See A Darkness

I See A Darkness


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trillhog
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Most depressing albums you've heard
avvit brothers, the cd with the brooklyn song on it.


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ChoupiqueSacalait
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9th Ward
Member since May 2007
4233 posts

re: Most depressing albums you've heard
Pink Floyd "The Final Cut"


Baloo
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Formerly MDGeaux
Member since Sep 2003
45771 posts

re: Most depressing albums you've heard
Elliot Smith's entire catalog.


Shawn Spencer
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The Spirit World
Member since Nov 2011
728 posts

re: Most depressing albums you've heard
Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
Beck - Sea Change

Both are great albums but very depressing


The Seaward
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Baton Rouge
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re: Most depressing albums you've heard
Was going to post Down Colorful Hill and I See a Darkness.


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buddhavista
Member since Jul 2012
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re: Most depressing albums you've heard
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Elliot Smith's entire catalog.


this


SUB
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Member since Jan 2009
5267 posts

re: Most depressing albums you've heard
Elvis Perkins - Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday is the debut studio album by singer songwriter Elvis Perkins, released on February 20, 2007, on XL Recordings. It is a chronologically sequenced album of songs written before (Tracks 1 to 6) and after (Tracks 7 to 11) the death of his mother, who died on 9/11. In a 2009 interview, Perkins states that the album "[has] been made out to be bleaker than it really is, [...] there were moments of hopefulness on Ash Wednesday too."[6]

Regarding the album's title, Perkins states that it:

refers to being left on Wednesday with nothing but ash, because [my mother] died on a Tuesday - being left with ash on September 12. That was also the day my father died, September 12 [1992, of complications from AIDS]. It first occurred to me on Ash Wednesday itself - my consciousness was largely ruled by having lost my mother six months previously.[7]


Eels - Electro Shock Blues
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Electro-Shock Blues was written largely in response to frontman Mark Oliver Everett's (more commonly known as E) sister's suicide and his mother's terminal lung cancer. Many of the songs deal with their decline, his response to loss, and coming to terms with suddenly becoming the only living member of his family (his father having died of a heart attack in 1982; Everett, then 19 years old, was the first to discover his body).


I love Electro-Shock Blues so much. It really is a masterpiece. Check it out if you haven't ever listened.


TFTC
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Member since May 2010
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re: Most depressing albums you've heard
Eels "Electro-Shock Blues"

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Electro-Shock Blues was written largely in response to frontman Mark Oliver Everett's (more commonly known as E) sister's suicide and his mother's terminal lung cancer. Many of the songs deal with their decline, his response to loss, and coming to terms with suddenly becoming the only living member of his family (his father having died of a heart attack in 1982; Everett, then 19 years old, was the first to discover his body).
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Kubricked
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Most depressing albums you've heard
Elliot Smith and Nick Drake are the suicide watch duo.



TFTC
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New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2010
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re: Most depressing albums you've heard
Damien Jurado is, too...


Kubricked
Member since Nov 2012
302 posts

re: Most depressing albums you've heard
Damien Rice as well.


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iluvdatiger
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Ridgeland, MS
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Most depressing albums you've heard
What about Counting Crows- August and everything after? I think there several downer songs on that album


cigsmcgee
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LR
Member since May 2012
3128 posts

re: Most depressing albums you've heard
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Damien Jurado is, too...


brutal stuff. the only record of his i really listen to is "i break chairs," the only one that doesnt make me want to jump off a bridge.

lou reed - berlin

got this on a whim and the record store and while it was good, i think ive only listened to it once.

quote:

The album is a tragic rock opera about a doomed couple, and addresses themes of drug use, depression, physical abuse, and suicide.
"The Kids" tells of Caroline having her children taken from her by the authorities, and features the sounds of children shouting for their mother.


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danman6336
Duke Fan
Member since Jan 2005
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re: Most depressing albums you've heard
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
Joy Division - Closer

Are the three that pop in my head


Cdawg
Mississippi St. Fan
TigerFred's Living Room
Member since Sep 2003
41920 posts

re: Most depressing albums you've heard
The Cure - Pornography & Disintergration
Joy Division - Closer




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Dire Wolf
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Sudden Valley
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re: Most depressing albums you've heard
morphine- The night


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BROffshoreTigerFan
USA Fan
Youngsville
Member since Oct 2007
9759 posts

re: Most depressing albums you've heard
I second nick drake. Some early radiohead songs can really frick me up sometimes.


Chet Manley
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Danger Zone
Member since Nov 2012
242 posts

re: Most depressing albums you've heard
The Weeknd


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