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Posted on June 23, 2012 at 01:46:06
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Depressing music..., posted on June 23, 2012 at 04:46:12
genungo
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... is any music you don't want to be listening to, at any given moment.

 

RE: depressing post - what music depresses OR is depressing? [no text], posted on June 23, 2012 at 05:03:11
If your asking what venue of music depresses, I'd have to say Farm and Barn for me, cowboys drawly singing to there heifers and such.

 

my wife was susceptible to that factor, posted on June 23, 2012 at 07:26:10
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i wasn't allowed to play eric satie-gymnopedies or the soundtrack from king kong (1976). king kong woke her from sleep and she made me turn it off.
...regards...tr

 

RE: depressing post - what music depresses OR is depressing? [no text], posted on June 23, 2012 at 11:17:09
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Mostly, I just find certain unconsidered threads depressing.

 

RE: depressing post - what music depresses OR is depressing? [no text], posted on June 23, 2012 at 12:48:15
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RE: Depressing music..., posted on June 23, 2012 at 13:48:07
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The last movement of Tchaikovsky's 6th symphony
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Yes - as Kool and the Gang once said about one of their own songs. . . , posted on June 23, 2012 at 14:18:02
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. . . "that's a sad, sad song!" ;-)

The utter hopelessness and despair of the end of that movement is unlike anything else I know of in music. And yet, it's not just hopelessness and despair: there's a beauty to it that attracts repeated listenings (if you can take it emotionally).

 

Alan Pettersson is who you're looking for., posted on June 23, 2012 at 20:23:30
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Tchaikovsky's Pathetique sounds positively chipper in comparison. Pettersson's most famous work is his Symphony No. 7.

 

Lou Reed "Berlin", posted on June 23, 2012 at 20:30:18
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The most depressing masterpiece I've owned.

 

RE: Depressing yet Uplifting not the same as Truly Depressing, posted on June 24, 2012 at 01:47:08
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I doubt that most people would want to listen to truly depressing music at all, or at least not very often. A few people might find ego reinforcement within truly depressing things but those are the people and things that most of us try to stay away from.

 

Good Point, posted on June 24, 2012 at 08:40:54
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There's a certain nobility in the suffering expressed at the end of the Pathétique Symphony IMHO.

OTOH, I always remember the article in Stereo Review (back in the 60's I think), the "Guide to Party Conversation about Classical Music", which had ready-made phrases you could say - even if you didn't know anything about the subject. For Tchaikovsky, it was: "Tchaikovsky? Ah yes - such marvelous self pity!". ;-)

 

Late Shostakovich (nt), posted on June 24, 2012 at 14:34:19
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RE: depressing post - what music depresses OR is depressing? [no text], posted on June 25, 2012 at 04:46:47
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Much of Neil Young's early works. John Prine's first album. Ray Lynch's No Blue Thing.
Jack

 

Beethoven Symphony #5, Movements 1, 2 and 3., posted on June 25, 2012 at 10:55:18
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Depression is as legitimate a human emotion to express musically as happiness. By the end of the third movement, I have lost all hope. Until...that ringing c-major triad that opens the fourth movement. And I discover that, amid tragedy, there is not only hope, but triumph. That's why this is greatest piece of music ever written.

 

I second that emotion (nt), posted on June 25, 2012 at 15:08:07
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Beck: "Sea Change" nt., posted on June 25, 2012 at 17:50:08
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nt

 

A few come to mind..., posted on June 26, 2012 at 09:24:40
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- Strange Fruit, Billie holiday

- Concerto de Aranujez, Rodrigo [especially if you know the story behind the piece]

- Black and Blue, Louis Armstrong

- We are miners, Cowboy Junkies

 

RE: depressing post - what music depresses OR is depressing? [no text], posted on June 26, 2012 at 14:14:24
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what mwhitmore said . Op. 111 does it for me.

 

RE: depressing post - what music depresses OR is depressing? [no text], posted on June 26, 2012 at 18:28:58
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Lou Reed's Rock and Roll Animal is a real downer for me. It always makes me feel lonely, and I'm not usually prone to such negative feelings, especially not around music.

 

RE: depressing post - what music depresses OR is depressing? [no text], posted on June 27, 2012 at 22:16:09
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Well, there is always Mahler's Symphony No. 6, especially the last movement with the hammerblows of fate.

 

RE: depressing post - what music depresses OR is depressing? [no text], posted on June 28, 2012 at 00:13:17
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Samuel Barber: "Adagio for Strings"
John Williams: Theme music for "Schindler's List"
Pink Floyd: Manic-depressive music all over "The Wall" album

"Seasons in the Sun"
"Alone Again, Naturally"
"By the Time I Get to Phoenix"

 

Good Answer [nt], posted on June 28, 2012 at 08:12:38
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Not Depressing - Sobering. Extremely. [nt], posted on June 28, 2012 at 08:13:41
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"New Age" nt, posted on June 28, 2012 at 08:27:54
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"Trying is the first step towards failure."
Homer Simpson

 

happy-type music like happy people: generally shallow (no text), posted on July 1, 2012 at 07:09:33
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RE: depressing post - what music depresses OR is depressing? [no text], posted on July 4, 2012 at 21:26:30
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A few:

Homeward Bound - Simon&G

Will you still love me tomorrow - Carole King

By the time I get to Phoenix - Glen Campbell

Lucille - Kenny Rogers

In My Life - Judy collins version ( not Beatles)

Gloomy Sunday - Billie Holiday

Bill

 

doom music, posted on July 7, 2012 at 17:46:11
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Evoken, to sleep Eternally

Makes me think I'm going to die, so what the hell :)

 

RE: thanks all (no text), posted on July 14, 2012 at 07:45:21
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