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2005-12-29, 21:44

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The Final Cut (The entire album) - Pink Floyd
Ah yes, that. Definately.

I was actually gonna mention another Floyd song, "On the Turning Away." Sad, but with a much different sound than the above.
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2005-12-29, 21:44

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See what you think. It maintains all the hooks and melodies, and that main synth riff is on an overdriven guitar. Even the break in the middle is done like the Henley version (that muted, plucking pattern).
The version by The Ataris is great, but I noticed one deviation from the original: one line of the Henley version reads "I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac"; The Ataris changed it to "I saw a Black Flag sticker on a Cadillac".

Not necessarily a bad thing, but an interesting change.

Edit: I forgot to mention Tears by Rush... another favorite melancholy tune.

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2005-12-29, 22:00

Yeah, I noticed that too the first time I heard the entire thing.

There's really not too many ways you can mess that song up. I play it all the time, on acoustic (a nice little fingerpicking thing, and it sounds neat...my own little version I've done for years now - but still faithful to the original - that I can always pull out when someone says "play me something").

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2005-12-29, 23:01

definitely graduation by vitamin c and the word at large by modest mouse
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2005-12-31, 11:08

Gone Away -Offspring
If I Was Santa Claus -Atmosphere
Johnny Cash stuff
The thrill is gone -BB king
Walking the back streets and crying -Albert King

and i am sure there is more

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2005-12-31, 11:40

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Most of the songs you'd think of as "sad" songs seem overly cheesy to me. ...
I concur.

Tosh, you are a walking cliche sometimes... I know you mean well but you can't escape yourself I'm afraid.

BTW you forgot "everybody hurts" and "Whose Cryin' Now" (the whole Journey anthology for that matter).


To answer your question, I don't intentionally listen to particular "sad" songs when I'm bummed out for whatever reason. That pretty much ended when I graduated from high school, as I suspect is true for many people. When you get right down to it, listening to depressing or sad songs when you are sad, is sort of like having a pity party. That's why so many teenagers do it. "Woe is me, the world is against me, my parents don't get me, the love of my life ( and double ) has dumped me, my life is over... I think I'll go listen to Tracy Chapman and REM now."

I do have music that is very somber in tone, but I listen to [at more or less random times]. A lot of times when I'm working because it's not so distracting as very upbeat or loud music. Actually I think I tend to listen to somber music at night when I'm tired or unwinding basically. Seems weird to listen to it in the morning on the way to work for example. And the reverse is true of upbeat music when I'm home from work (unless it's a party or something).

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2005-12-31, 13:27

In addition to some of the songs already mentioned, I often put these on my playlist when I'm bummed:

The Difference - Matchbox Twenty
Later Days - Over The Rhine (underrated band, IMHO)
Slips Away - Andy Timmons
Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin
Life Without You - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

... and a bunch of others that I can't think of right now because I don't have my music with my at the parents' house.

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2006-01-02, 00:13

1. Iris - Sorrow Expert
2. VNV Nation - Beloved
3. Wolfsheim - I Won't Believe
4. Seabound - Avalost
5. Killing Joke - Love Will Tear Us Apart
6. Gary Numan - A Prayer for the Unborn
7. U2 - One
8. VNV Nation - Further
9. Wolfsheim - The Sparrows And The Nightingales
10. U2 - With Or Without You

And you can't find the mood that Enigma will not fit..

Just a few thoughts...
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2006-01-03, 12:05

I try not to listen to any sad melody when I am feeling down. If I did I would go committ suicide.
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2006-01-03, 12:28

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1 always reminds me of this girl I dated last summer; 2 always makes me feel nostalgic about everything.
Sad is too vague a descriptor for either of these songs.

Tears in Heaven isn't just 'sad,' it's regretful.

Good Riddance isn't sad at all, it's reminiscent and nostalgic as you aptly described.
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2006-01-03, 14:02

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I try not to listen to any sad melody when I am feeling down. If I did I would go committ suicide.
Really? Don't do that then
Somehow sad songs always make me feel better, at least when I'm already bummed.
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2006-01-03, 14:47

I don't have a sad song list, but I can think of a few. They may not all be sad in the way you mean, but I find them sad in some way.

Seven Years -- Natalie Merchant
Jubilee -- 10,000 Maniacs
Like The Weather -- 10,000 Maniacs
Perfect -- Alanis Morissette
Whale & Wasp -- Alice in Chains
Melissa -- Allman Brothers
For All Tomorrow's Lies -- Berlin
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant -- Billy Joel
Goodnight Saigon -- Billy Joel
Downeaster "Alexa" -- Billy Joel
Drive -- The Cars
The Last Day Of Summer -- The Cure
She's Gone -- Hall and Oates
Long Black Veil -- Dave Matthews or Johnny Cash
Cry Freedom -- Dave Matthews
The Dreaming Tree -- Dave Matthews
Blasphemous Rumours -- Depeche Mode
Time of your Life -- Green Day
Time in a Bottle -- Jim Croce
Closet Chronicles -- Kansas
Lightning Crashes -- Live
Bitter Suite -- Marillion (along with everything on Misplaced Childhood)
Requiem -- Mozart
1963 -- New Order
If you Leave -- OMD
Don't Give Up -- Peter Gabriel
When Doves Cry -- Prince
Bridge of Sighs -- Robin Trower
Tears -- Rush
The Fountain of Lamneth -- Rush
The Sky is Crying -- Stevie Ray Vaughn
Life by the Drop -- Stevie Ray Vaughn
Woman in Chains -- Tears for Fears

## EDIT

Beloved Wife -- Natalie Merchant

##/EDIT

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2006-01-03, 15:17

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I'm sure there are others that hit a note for me, but the only one that currently comes to mind is the classical piano of Erik Satie's Gymnopédie No. 1.
If you like that, you might try the soundtrack to "Gattaca". If I remember correctly, it is very evocative of Satie. Take that with a grain, though. My sister owns the album, not me, and I haven't listened in some time.
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2006-01-03, 15:54

I always listen to Metallica when I'm sad. Always cheers me up somehow.
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2006-01-03, 17:18

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I always listen to Metallica when I'm sad. Always cheers me up somehow.
Any particular song or album?
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2006-01-03, 19:52

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Any particular song or album?

Master of Puppets or S&M.

MoP more for the angry sad, and S&M for the sad sad.
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2006-01-03, 20:04

My Immortal by Evanescence
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2006-01-04, 14:52

"Unfinished Sympathy" - Massive Attack
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2006-01-04, 18:32

Endless Wave by the Meat Puppets.
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2006-01-21, 21:50

A recent funk brings this thread back to mind. My contributions:
  • Precious- Depeche Mode
  • Nice To Feel The Sun- Earshot
  • Telescope Eyes- Eisley
  • Hello- Evanescence
  • One More Time- Flaw
  • Hurt- Both the Johnny Cash and NIN versions
  • Fade to Black- Metallica
  • Street of Dreams- Rainbow
  • Better Version- Shinedown
  • Sleep- Stabbing Westward
  • Shame- Stabbing Westward
  • Roulette- System of a Down
  • Spiders-System of a Down

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2006-01-21, 22:04

Is it just me or is this thread title horribly redundant?

That makes me sad. Time to listen to something melancholy.
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2006-01-21, 22:10

I'm going to give you a pass since you're the only 15 year old I know that likes Rush.


(Hell, I think you might be the only person that still likes Rush).

So it goes.
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2006-01-21, 22:16

"Play Crack the Sky" by Brand New.

It's just a great song, especially the climax at the end.

It's sad for many reasons - not the least of which is that it marks the end of one of the best albums ever.

But what an end it is...

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2006-01-21, 23:00

Sade - King of Sorrow

They used to play that on Austrian radio non-stop right after 9/11.

But to cheer you guys and gals up, consider these:

M People - Itchycoo Park
Lutricia McNeal - My Side of Town, Washington
Whale - Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe
Yello - Planet Dada, Dr. Van Steiner, or almost anything else
Green Jelly - Three Little Pigs
Kosheen - Hide U
Wir sind Helden - Guten Tag
Nelly Furtado - I'm Like A Bird

Basically anything that is either silly (Yello, Green Jelly, Whale) or that has such a happy or at least strong rhythm that you put the gun away, open the window, and start crying at the beauty of the birds singing outside.

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2006-01-21, 23:24

anything by Mazzy Star and also Wicked Games by Chris Isaak
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2006-01-21, 23:31

Oh, some really sad music: Zbigniew Preisner - Requiem for my Friend. He wrote that for Krzysztof Kieslowski (the director of The Double Life of Veronique, the Three Colors and Dekalog series, etc). Seriously heavy stuff.
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2006-01-21, 23:32

I have noticed, that no matter what mood I'm in I can listen to D'angelo's Voodoo. It may just be my favorite album of all time.
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2006-01-24, 12:38

Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
Fix You - Coldplay
Hallelujah - Jeff Buclkey
I Miss You - Blink-182
At My Most Beautiful - REM
Losoing My Religion - REM
Everybody Hurts - REM
Colourblind - Counting Crows
Round Here - Counting Crows
Mad World - Gary Jules (It's at its most effective at the end of Donnie Darko - real lump in the throat stuff)

And many more...
Yes, I do realize this list is basically a pile of cheese, my normal bands are Nine Inch Nails, but sometimes I just need the cheese.

PS. - List comes in no particular order.
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2006-01-27, 18:42

Tim Buckley - Song to the Siren
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2006-01-27, 20:21

Grey - Ani DiFranco
Indedependance Day - Ani DiFranco
This One's Gonna Bruise - Beth Orton
Ghost of Yesterday - Billie Holiday
The Scientist - Coldplay
No Need to Argue - The Cranberries
Hope - Dirty Three
Rebecca DeVille - Mason Jennings
Hurt - Nine Inch Nails I'm suprised this one hasn't been mentioned yet (unless I missed it)
China - Tori Amos

Oh, and if I was going to commit suicide, I'd totally go with No Suprises - Radiohead

A good brain ain't diddly if you don't have the facts - Ani DiFranco

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