But the more we hear these songs of bittersweet tenderness, the more they twist their emotional wrench: twilit R&B redrawn in shades of black and grey. I'd like to discover more artists/albums in a similar vein. The music was recorded quickly with few studio embellishments, and the song lyrics and album packaging incorporated medical imagery that conveyed frontman Kurt Cobain's outlook on his publicized personal life and his band's newfound fame. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me 88.0k views23 items. nick drake, jesus. The horrific venue ensured ‘The Downward Spiral’ scrubbed away NIN’s traces of fakery. when I think depressed, I think jason molina. 4 votes (crosseyedtokyo, Yolli22, crosseyedtokyo. Coldplay’s second took in burning cities, wars and decaying romance – if you’ve not cried to ‘The Scientist’, you’re either dead or in Brother. Brutal, weepy and deadpan. Or… oh, you get the picture. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me “Saturdays = Youth” is a gorgeous album and I've never considered along side the word “depressed.” Should have included Beck's “Sea Change”. The Smiths were def conspicuously absent.. yo beeKEEPERS, forgot osasis what's the story (morning glory). I don't find them depressing. Well maybe that or City and Colour “Bring Me Your Love” (Which is gorgeous). The album was released later in 2000 in the United Kingdom as the inaugural release from Wichita Recordings. The Best Shoegaze & Dream Pop Albums and EPs of the 21st Century - Part 2. He was brilliant. This list could use more Antlers, Mountain Goats, the National, Walkmen, and Joy Division. Originally featured in NME magazine, it’s the 50 most depressing (but brilliant) records of all time. Same with all of these albums. In Utero is the third and final studio album by American rock band Nirvana, released on September 13, 1993, by DGC Records. Soundblab uses cookies, please accept to hide this message or read our Privacy Policy for further information. Good list. Then, it's a cold funereal tonic of an album that lets you cry in the dark in your living room and know that you're not being cheesy and melodramatic because an artist as cool as Beck has felt the way you have before, and managed to record it. Fevers and Mirrors is the third album by the Nebraska indie band Bright Eyes, recorded in 1999 and released on May 29, 2000. Beautiful and intimate would be the words to describe. Katatonia - Most of their albums have depressing moments. When the X Factor fucktards removed the ironic apostrophes from “Heroes” for their charity cover version, they committed one of music’s most hilarious acts of cultural vandalism. There's been grunge-pop loops, Prince-style sex funk and Dust Brothers crackle-stomp. The album begins with a recording of a little boy reading Mitchell Is Moving, a book by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat.