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Old 31-10-2013, 21:20
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I like them a lot more than cheerful songs. I do like more upbeat songs if they are really catchy and have something about them, like those excellent Tamla Motown songs of the 60s. Otherwise its depressing songs for me.

Right now I am listening to 'All My Colours' By Echo & The Bunnymen

What miserable songs do you like?
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Old 31-10-2013, 21:26
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Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore
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Old 31-10-2013, 21:30
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Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now by The Smiths.
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Old 31-10-2013, 21:36
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There's an album called 'The Complete Guide to Insufficiency' by David Thomas Broughton that is brilliantly uncheerful.
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Old 31-10-2013, 21:48
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Can't beat a bit of Tom Waits.

E.g. this
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Old 31-10-2013, 22:09
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Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness
Jeff Buckley - Lover you should have come over

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:33
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Mad World - Gary Jules
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:37
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Bread - Everything I Own
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:42
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The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:47
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Eric Carmen - All By Myself
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:59
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Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:33
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For melancholy it's got to be Tindersticks for me. Especially their "Curtains" album.

Also, I like some of Bill Callahan's stuff - Jim Cain
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:22
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Heather Nova's Gloomy Sunday is, well, gloomy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRxzkiPc7t8
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:27
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The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:35
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This Masquerade- The Carpenters (More melancholy than miserable maybe, although it's pretty bleak.)

Asleep - The Smiths

I think The Smiths are often a very funny band, and oddly would include 'Heavens Knows I'm miserable Now' in that! "I was looking for a job and then I found a job, and heaven knows..." always makes me smile for some reason. Probably just me. but 'Asleep' is beautifully despairing.
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Old 01-11-2013, 14:39
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Beautiful, but highly miserable, the xx Angels
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Old 01-11-2013, 15:16
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This Masquerade- The Carpenters (More melancholy than miserable maybe, although it's pretty bleak.)

Asleep - The Smiths

I think The Smiths are often a very funny band, and oddly would include 'Heavens Knows I'm miserable Now' in that! "I was looking for a job and then I found a job, and heaven knows..." always makes me smile for some reason. Probably just me. but 'Asleep' is beautifully despairing.
Like him or loathe him Morrisey is a brilliant lyricist.
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Old 01-11-2013, 15:31
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cant get much more depressing then this

the shangri la's - remember (walking in the sand)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5YxtweUxrA

or

lorraine ellison - stay with me baby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pDBuPK0_DU
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Old 01-11-2013, 16:03
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Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuuObGsB0No

Sonata Arctica - The Misery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtY9noiNrXk
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Old 01-11-2013, 16:22
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John Lennon - Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out

I used to loathe it but now it's my go-to song when I'm feeling over-dramatic and sorry for myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O28PqKx8n2s
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Old 01-11-2013, 18:28
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The Ballad of Hollis Brown ~ Nina Simone (Dylan cover)
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Old 01-11-2013, 20:15
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The Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
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Old 01-11-2013, 20:18
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Cado Belle - September
Blue October - The Worry List
The Gaslight Anthem - National Anthem
Lucinda Williams - Blue
Hurt - World Ain't Right
Lifehouse - Aftermath
Kris Delmhorst - Since You Went Away
Battleme - Dead Man
Hinder - Everybody's Wrong
Madison Violet - The Ransom
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Cowboy Junkies - Staring Man
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Old 01-11-2013, 22:49
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Faith - The Cure

Slow Drowning - The Beloved

Last Exit For The Lost - Fields Of The Nephilim
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Old 01-11-2013, 23:13
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I would say anything by Joy Division.

Their second album, Closer, is basically Ian Curtis' suicide note.
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