A new way of making music showcased his sensibilities to the world and the album was an instant hit. Not only sonically, but the lyrics also dig deep into the soul of a tortured crooner. In his most recent release, Assume Form , James Blake deals with very different feelings, a much happier and fulfilled Blake is in front of our eyes. He made it. In our previous blog post , we got roasted pretty hard for not including one single album by Joy Division.
I agree, probably no other band will ever achieve this level of sadness and depression while at the same time delivering good even catchy melodies and profound lyrics. At 40, Unknown Pleasures is still one of those albums that you come back to over and over each year, and few albums can stand the test of time with such grace.
Few albums out there evoke winter both in a metaphorical and literal way as Songs Of Love And Hate does. Most of the time, when you think of sad albums, you think of minimal instrumentation and naked songwriting. Let me start out by thanking the Discogs Community for pointing me to this album. I was familiar with Lisa Germano probably thanks to the fact that she was part of the roster of 4AD during the nineties. But I never listened to any of her albums, and Geek The Girl feels like a revelation.
While not necessarily sad at all times, whenever Lisa Germano tried to get there, she delivered stunning results. A lot of our users were quick to claim that Berlin is the saddest album ever recorded. Lou Reed released Berlin in as a rock opera recalling the story of a couple — Jim and Caroline — whose lives spiral out of control while covering subjects as rough as drug addiction, prostitution, depression, domestic violence, and suicide.
All the B-side of this album, when things get really ugly for the couple, is super sad. In my book, both are fantastic examples of the endless talent of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, one of the most beloved and iconic couples of the American underground. I Could Live In Hope is still revered as the most representative slowcore album and one that opened infinite doors to other musicians by slowing down the rhythm. But this time, happily, we already included it in our previous list. As devastating as this all sounds, Mount Eerie took all of that sadness, grief, hopelessness, and disorientation and turned it into A Crow Looked At Me.
Because empathy is one of the reasons why we all love sad music, A Crow Looked At Me is an album that relentlessly asks us to join Elverum through the dark path of grief. A week after you died, a package with your name on it came, and inside was a gift for our daughter you had ordered in secret, and collapsed there on the front steps. I wailed.
A backpack for when she goes to school a couple years from now. Nobody can be emotionally prepared for this album. After the incredibly sad and unforgettable Skeleton Tree , Nick Cave continues mourning and takes us along with him. Even though officially it is not just about the tragedy , at times this album requires an insane amount of emotional stamina to stand.
This double album is as beautiful as it gets, but be ready to get a lump in your throat throughout. The music Drake manages to create with just his voice and an acoustic guitar is a testament to both his immense skill as a songwriter and guitar player.
Desertshore is such a raw, at times desperate, piece of music history. For Nico, the easiest would have been to simply remain as an appendix to The Velvet Underground history. But she was much more than that and she was ready to prove it to the world. After releasing the equally stunning Chelsea Girl and The Marble Index , Desertshore felt like her true leap of faith into unknown territory.
Also, how many other artists out there got their albums reworked by Throbbing Gristle? Harvey also tries out a different vocal style for this album, moving into the higher end of her range, allowing her voice to take on more vulnerability, fragility, and precariousness at the edge of her register.
Where some of the albums on this list offer a contrast of upbeat instrumentals with despairing vocals, or glimpses of light at the corners of depression, White Chalk is unyieldingly grim. Even 25 years after it was released, nothing really sounds like Dummy. It gets under your skin and feels like being deserted on an alien planet. Despite being a critical darling, the sad core of this album really creeps up on you.
It was his first studio album since SJ disbanded in Although Berman had long struggled with treatment-resistant depression — compounded with the death of his mother and separation from his wife of 20 years — the completion of Purple Mountains seemed to buoy his spirits. Here we go again. Officially nobody was happy to see that none of the Discogs staff picked a record by Red House Painters for the saddest album of all-time. Well, again my friends, you were very right.
Down Colorful Hill is and will forever be in my top five, at least. Only six songs and 43 minutes were enough for Red House Painters to establish themselves as one of the most revered bands of the nineties. Very few times the artwork of an album matched so perfectly the mood of its music.
A Moon Shaped Pool explored thoroughly the dark corners of the soul, and it did it in such an orchestral and spectral way that at times it makes it hard to cope with it. Vanity 6. Ultimate Price.
Retrieved June 9, Retrieved Vanity Brenda Bennett Susan Moonsie. Have fun. Hank Williams Sr. There will only be teardrops tonight. And tomorrow night. And every night, forevermore. Portishead Dummy There was something almost too hopeful about the way Cat Power freed you from that hole.
Nobody can see into you. You cannot see out of yourself. Also: nobody loves you. The autopsy was inconclusive, but it is possible he stabbed himself in the heart.
This is the type of sadness from which there is no return. A slow, haunting, agonizing slide into absolute despair. Drake Take Care Everything should be perfect.
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The title pretty much sums up the vibe. I felt that. Want to make everyone at karaoke cry? This epic ballad will definitely do the trick. Between Prince's powerful guitar solo and the dreamy lyrics which The Purple One so poetically described as the "end of the world and being with the one you love" , there won't be a dry eye in the house. Say hello to the magnum opus of Lorde's second studio album, Melodrama. You feel her heart and yours simultaneously being ripped out in every single line.
It makes you want to stick it to anybody who thought you were "too much" for them. Good cry guaranteed. This sad, reflective song plays in my yoga class every time we sit in shavasana.
It's very relaxing, but also very emotional. The third single from the hit film Bodyguard is right up there in top five songs to sing at the top of your lungs in the shower. You won't be able to tell whether it's tears or water from the shower head cascading down your cheeks, but it doesn't really matter, does it? Yeah, this is the song you hear in the movies when the good girl doesn't get the guy. Now you're just sitting there wondering what you did to deserve this tragedy.
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