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post #2 of 32
Since I'm usually ever only sad over or because of a woman, I go straight to practically anything by The Counting Crows. Beth Orton does a lot for me when I'm sad, or Thelonious Monk, but only his solo stuff from Columbia. If all else fails, I grab a Taj Mahal CD. Great blues musician with songs to put a smile on your face, or at least give you a little hope in life
post #3 of 32
I don't really get sad about anything, but sometimes I get a bit depressed. In that case I usually listen to some Dream Theater. It's not as high energy as other music I listen to.
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post #4 of 32
Sunny Day Real Estate's album: How It Feels To Be Something On
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my favorite of all is nick drake's "pink moon" album. from start to finish, in order. it almost always has the effect of taking my mind off of ... whatever, and helping me get my perspective back.

If not the whole album, at least the first and last songs, "Pink Moon" and "From the Morning."

not because it's necessarily sad or anything, but because it's so calmly delivered and melodic, it's sort of medidtative to me.

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post #6 of 32
You may want to try some Nick Cave also. Murder Ballads was a good record, might be too much though
post #7 of 32
Well I haven't felt really depressed in a while, but when I do feel sad or depressed I usually put on one of the following:

Godspeed You Black Emperor
A Silver Mt. Zion
Black Heart Procession
Bob Dylan
R.E.M.
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post #8 of 32
Amy Grant - Behind the Lines, easily one of the most well crafted, well written albums to which I have ever listened. This one is also very meloncholy.

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post #9 of 32
Chris Isaak
post #10 of 32
Radiohead always cheers me up. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

No, in all seriousness, I listen to Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X. Kinda chilling CD.

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post #11 of 32
when i'm down (which seems to happen far too often), i pop into iTunes, and put the genre on Blues. I got about 60 or so songs, by various artists. When I'm real down I tend to go toward God's From the Cradle album. A bunch of those songs just hit the spot.

Sometimes I'll go to melancholy songs like nirvana's something in the way, or goodbye cruel world off the wall by floyd. that floyd 1 is just sweet in its simplicity. I also like to hit other slow songs (any one that happens to pop into my brain while i'm down). Examples: nobody home by floyd, good times bad times by the rolling stones, bring it on home by willie dixon or sung by led zeppelin.

i try not to stay on the slow, sad stuff for too long tho.
post #12 of 32
Inspirational, religious, gospel songs are pretty much tailor made for sad/depressed/whatever.

I generally don't listen to music, though, for any mood.

Also, patriotic songs and such usually ring with enthusiasm.

Sesame street is for those that can't stomach religion/God and Country.

Bear in the big blue house can help, too.
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post #13 of 32
Mazzy Star's "Among My Swan" It's kind of a depressing, melancholy sort of thing. Am I wierd in that when I am depressed, I listen to music that makes me even more depressed?
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First of All, If you are dying, you need to listen to RadioHead because when I listen to that music and I am the least bit depressed, I want to die...BUT:
Everything I Do (I do it for you)\t6:33\tBryan Adams\t\tSlow Jam\t
All for One, All for Love\t4:45\tBryan Adams, Sting\tThree Musketteers\tSlow Jam\t
Livin' On A Prayer\t4:09\tBon Jovi\tSlippery When Wet\tRock\t
Wanted Dead or Alive\t5:08\tBon Jovi\tSlippery When Wet\tRock\t
Raining In Baltimore\t4:41\tCounting Crows\tAugust and Everything After\tSlow Rock\t
Baker Street (Remix)\t6:29\tGerry Rafferty\tRight Down The Line (Remasters) The Best Of Gerry Rafferty\tEasy Listening\t

Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are\t10:15\tMeat Loaf\tBat Out Of Hell 2: Back Into Hell\tRock & Roll\t

I Want to Go Home / Stars, Stars, Stars (reprise) / Finale\t3:47\tOriginal Broadway Cast\tBig - The Musical\tSoundtrack\t
I Wanna Be A Producer\t6:47\tOriginal Broadway Cast\tThe Producers\tSoundtrack\t
Springtime for Hitler\t8:24\tOriginal Broadway Cast\tThe Producers\tSoundtrack\t

Phish _ Farmhouse\t4:02\tPhish\tFarmhouse\tSlow Rock\t

Caroline No (Stereo Mix)\t2:51\tThe Beach Boys\tPet Sounds\tRock\t
Brooks Was Here\t5:05\tThomas Newman\tShawshank Redemption\tSoundtrack\t


these were all copied from iTunes
post #15 of 32
REM "Automatic For The People" is quietly uplifting.

"All That You Can't Leave Behind," U2 helps, too.

Early Beatles stuff, I'd say pre-Help or so is some of the most purely joyful music I know.

Nirvana if I want to just wallow in it.

Jeff

Edit-Paul's Beatles stuff, anyway, even the early Lennon dominated tunes have an undertone of sadness.

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post #16 of 32
The Carpenters
The Partridge Family

These are from the Partridge family:


In the eyes of the world
I'm a loser just wasting my time,
I can't make a dime
In the eyes of the world,
Being born was my first big mistake,
I can't get a break

We grew up together with ferris wheels and sunshine laughter
a rainbow love that lasted after the rain
Now we're separated and I've become a lonely runner
and when I rest, I hurt and I wonder if I'll ever see you again

CHORUS:
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I used to call that number all the time
But the last time that I called you
we hung up cryin'

Echo Valley 2-6809
I can see it clearly in my mind
But I'm scared to call 'cause it's been such a long, long time

Never been much for writin', 'cause what do you say to a dream that's dyin'
a fragile lifeline that's untyin', oh no - oh, no
I can't face the sunrise - lightin' up a road to nowhere
where you are - I have to go there - are you waitin' - I've got to know

Echo Valley 2-6809
I gotta call that number one more time
'Cause I've just got to know if you're still mine

Spoken: "Hello, operator? Get me Echo Valley 2-6809"
Operator: "You have reached a disconnected number"

And from the Carpenters:

Solitaire

There was a man
A lonely man
Who lost his love
Through his indifference
A heart that cared
That went unshared
Until it died
Within his silence
And solitare's the only game in town
And every road that takes him
Takes him down
And by himself it's easy to pretend
He'll never love again
And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love
It always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire
A little hope
Goes up in smoke
Just how it goes
Goes without saying
There was a man
A lonely man
Who would command
The hand he's playing
And solitare's the only game in town
And every road that takes him
Takes him down
And by himself it's easy to pretend
He'll never love again
And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love
It always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire
And solitare's the only game in town
And every road that takes him
Takes him down
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire
post #17 of 32
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post #18 of 32
When i get down and want to wallow i listen to Joy Divison. Usally any of there albums will work. Isolation is one of my favorite tracks.
When i want something uplifting i listen to some Public Enemy , Del the phunkee homosapien and De La Soul. And of course PRINCE PAUL anything of his is always excellent and well done. The most underrated producer in all of Hip-Hop.
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post #19 of 32
Chris Isaak? He gets me depressed. Try Robert Gordon...

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post #20 of 32
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post #22 of 32
James Brown, or other funk music. Plus I eat a salad and try to get some sun - nutrition and light are the two major triggers for me.
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post #23 of 32
Something to remind me that there really isnt anything to get depressed about.

If I was in a government rendition facility, or serving time in a regular prison, or similar... that would be a different deal. But in those circumstances, the only thing you can listen to is the continual slamming of heavy doors, the barking of the goons, and the clink of keys.

Otherwise, if feeling depressed or sad... Something that helps me to regain perspective. For example, a Beethoven symphony. A Bartok string quartet. Any Charles Ives, or Steve Reich. Maybe a Grainger folksong arrangement for wind ensemble. Perhaps some native Australian aborigine chants, Tuvan throat singing, Bulgarian womens' choirs, or African percussion, or Javanese/Balinese gamelan, or... etc etc etc....

The choices are huge, provided the word "baby" (and other moronic clichés) don't crop up in their usual contexts...
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post #24 of 32
"Black" or "Nothing Man" by Pearl Jam. I'm not sure why. They're not exactly happy songs.
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post #25 of 32
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post #26 of 32
Anything Coldplay. Can't really listen to it anymore, actually. Too emotional.
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post #27 of 32
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Anything Coldplay. Can't really listen to it anymore, actually. Too emotional.

Do you link songs with people? I certainly do.
The Smiths' "Last Night I Dreamt" was for Su - best line, "Just another false alarm."
Sylvian/Fripp's "Damage" was for Cathine - best line, "I just had to leave, there goes everything."
Jeff Buckley's "Forget Her" was for Medeleine - best line, "Don't fool yoursef, she was heartache from the moment that you met her."
Jason Mraz' "Absolutely Zero" was for Jackie - best line, "I guess that was my fault."

But all of those songs are near perfect narratives about those breakups from the beginning to the end of the song. I love them!

No song for Fanny, the love of my life!
post #28 of 32
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First of All, If you are dying, you need to listen to RadioHead because when I listen to that music and I am the least bit depressed, I want to die...BUT:
Everything I Do (I do it for you)\t6:33\tBryan Adams\t\tSlow Jam\t
All for One, All for Love\t4:45\tBryan Adams, Sting\tThree Musketteers\tSlow Jam\t
Livin' On A Prayer\t4:09\tBon Jovi\tSlippery When Wet\tRock\t
Wanted Dead or Alive\t5:08\tBon Jovi\tSlippery When Wet\tRock\t
Raining In Baltimore\t4:41\tCounting Crows\tAugust and Everything After\tSlow Rock\t
Baker Street (Remix)\t6:29\tGerry Rafferty\tRight Down The Line (Remasters) The Best Of Gerry Rafferty\tEasy Listening\t

Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are\t10:15\tMeat Loaf\tBat Out Of Hell 2: Back Into Hell\tRock & Roll\t

I Want to Go Home / Stars, Stars, Stars (reprise) / Finale\t3:47\tOriginal Broadway Cast\tBig - The Musical\tSoundtrack\t
I Wanna Be A Producer\t6:47\tOriginal Broadway Cast\tThe Producers\tSoundtrack\t
Springtime for Hitler\t8:24\tOriginal Broadway Cast\tThe Producers\tSoundtrack\t

Phish _ Farmhouse\t4:02\tPhish\tFarmhouse\tSlow Rock\t

Caroline No (Stereo Mix)\t2:51\tThe Beach Boys\tPet Sounds\tRock\t
Brooks Was Here\t5:05\tThomas Newman\tShawshank Redemption\tSoundtrack\t


these were all copied from iTunes

hello there.. just stumbled in this post and I totally can relate with your song choice especially the first ones on your list.. they are really good music to listen to especially when you are in a not-so-good mood..these music really cheer me up..
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post #30 of 32
I like rap and stuff when im sad, any is good hate that gospul crap tho

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post #31 of 32
When I feel sad I listen to:

- Another day (Buckshot LeFonque)
- All good things (Nelly Furtado)
- Just hold me (Maria Mena)
- Almost lover (a fine frenzy)
- Carousel (Vanessa Carlton)

But that's just me.
I'm in the middle of a breakup so all songs are love related
post #32 of 32
Oh, hello, 2002; how've you been?

Anything minor key or slow by Cat Stevens or Moonstone (not Cat's), Am I The Only One?, When I Fall, or Footprints by Barenaked Ladies or Self Esteem Fund from the original Portal.

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