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    [Music] Depressing music?



    "The song is an old Ukrainian Folk Lullaby called Sleep Is Tiptoeing About (Hodyt' son kolo vikon)" < inside the video description

    when one looks at what happened during and after the Chernobyl disaster, and listens to this music being played on an abandoned untuned piano, knowing that it used to be a children's lullaby... it was overwhelmingly depressing for me.

    what do you think? what do you feel?

    do you know any other pieces of music that carry this much (non fictional) sorrow?
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    Pianos, Pianos everywhere.

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    that. one of the more depressing songs i know of. I could post more... but I wont aha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelington View Post
    Johnny Cash - Hurt
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    Here's a good one. Not a tearjerker like Hurt, but depressing nontheless.

    We will stand above the city, rising high above the streets
    From tops of buildings we will look, at all that lies beneath our feet
    We will raise our hands above us, cold steel shining in the sun
    With these hands that will not bleed, my father's battle will be won!

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    My pick.

    I have to say, while I didn't find your pick depressing, OP, I found it very...haunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feigning View Post


    My pick.

    I have to say, while I didn't find your pick depressing, OP, I found it very...haunting.
    This is the 1982 version of that song, a little more upbeat .. but hey add the 80's to any song and you can dance to it (and smile).

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24...ad-world_music


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    but they are sooooo good

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    Nirvana's In Utero, I felt so sick, when listening to it the first few times, I really got sick; fever ect. ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unmoveable View Post


    that. one of the more depressing songs i know of. I could post more... but I wont aha.
    I love that album. I think this song is more depressing:
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    Saying that a song is depressing is, to me, a dodgy thing. What is depressing? I know "happy" songs with lyrics that can sink you down to the bottom, but is that depressing music? For me, The Remembrance Ballad from Atreyu doesn't even touch the outer rim of depressing music. If he's singing with feeling, he's not transmitting it. I've listened to similar music before so it's not the genre, it's his singing.

    For me, depressing music has to be like a thick blanket that covers the very soul of your inner being. Anything remotely fast is excluded. Fast is energy, depressing music is meant to hammer you down into the ground like that dead corpse you are. You should feel the thick, heavy weight on your shoulders as it pushes its way into your eardrums, filling every little space in your head.


    This is one of the very few depressing metal songs that I have heard. Here you can easily hear that sluggish, dragging, heavy feeling that just places itself on your shoulders, dragging you down. When his screams come in later, you can hear the pain behind is voice, amplifying the song even further.




    Here is another one and the theme continues. That slow, heavy coat sinking in. It's beautiful, yet so sad and heartbreaking.




    This one is slightly more just beautiful rather than depressing, but it still qualifies.




    Depressing music at one of its finer points.



    I think those three at least sum up the basis of depressing music for me.
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    Three words : Nine Inch Nails.


    Also

    (Johny cash covered their song, if you are reminded by this)


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    This song makes me depressed sometimes. I guess it depends on the mood i'm in before i turn it on. Sometimes, it's just plain relaxing. Real weird.
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    Too bad Ninch Inch Nails made the song "Hurt" And cash actually did the cover...

    Anyways:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ekn9dAYfz0
    (If you like that kind of thing)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vezGLZ8I_LA
    (If you're affected by drug abusers)

    Hurt still wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feigning View Post


    My pick.

    I have to say, while I didn't find your pick depressing, OP, I found it very...haunting.
    I agree this is the most depressing song to me.

    other songs for me that rank second compared to Mad world are:

    Aint it fun-G&R http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEArS2gtYGQ

    45-Shinedown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLeIyy2ipps&ob=av2e

    Last resort-Papa Roach http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8niNHj0g5c

    Nowhere to go-Mushroomhead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMO5uuJejbg

    Carnival of rust-Poets of the Fall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4

    Holes in the void-Mushroomhead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtXloeADsmw

    Play me-Korn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVbWw3RKg1w

    Paint it black-Deadsy, I love all versions of paint it black but deadsy does my fav ver http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MoomPAkMzI
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