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  • Saddest songs

    12 Jan 2010, 00:31 by UCHalcyon

    For the past fourteen years (since I started using Napster in middle school), one of my persisting online preoccupations has been finding cripplingly sad songs. The kinds of songs most people generally avoid, outside of awful circumstances and situations of extreme duress. On the other hand, there are those who can listen to little else. In either case, I thought this might be a thing worth sharing. One thing I've found to be true is that there isn't a great deal of overlap in the kinds of songs different folks find to be sad. There are infinite shades of sorrow, and although the soul-broken depression of Jandek's "Down In A Mirror" is pretty far-flung from the simple sadness found in a song like Jewel's "You Were Meant For Me," there isn't anything more real/legitimate/"authentic" about one or the other's sadness. Jewel and Jandek are both going to die. We're all going to die, and there's nothing any of us can do about it. …
  • Music in my head at the moment...

    22 Jul 2007, 08:41 by Abbeyb37

    It's summer already...
    But there's nothing much to do...
    Here's a few tunes that keep me going...(or not...)


    Aaron Lewis - Something Like Me
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aR2GLK4VOU
    Just like it...


    Cold - Wasted Years Year of the Spider
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiz-lKKAXgI
    Although the album version sounds a tad better, Scooter still brings out the meaning... This songs been in my head all these past 2 weeks the most...


    Dido - Honestly OK No Angel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMmgUx3EeBM
    Was listening to this song just last night, where it took AGES to actually get to the lyrics (for once i didn't change the song), and once it did, it smacked me in the face...

    Dido's irony of the title makes a lot of sense in reality; the intro reminds me a lot of Staind'sBlow Away and the general connotations of A Flat all rolled into one... Class...


    Earshot - Wait
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMtILpjvWYU