A couple other things I realized while compiling this list:
- I don’t have a lot of depressing music in iTunes. I know I have more at home that I haven’t ripped yet, but it wasn’t handy to grab right this minute.
- A lot of stuff I thought was depressing really isn’t. Morphine? Except for a couple notable exceptions, they’re not depressing at all. The songs are sometimes, sexy, other times ironic or cynical, and sometimes just plain bouncy.
- Ben Folds and Phish both throw some great woe-is-me classics in between the happy poppy stuff. Evaporation on Whatever and Ever Amen is amazing, as is Dirt from Farmhouse
Here it is, a CD I whimsically call Depressed as Hal:
|II\. Lento E Largo – Tranquillissimo||Henryk Gorecki||Symphony No. 3|
|Everybody Hurts||R.E.M.||Automatic For The People|
|I Grieve||Peter Gabriel||Up|
|Don’t Change Your Plans||Ben Folds Five||The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner|
|Gone For Good||Morphine||Yes|
|Evaporated||Ben Folds Five||Whatever and Ever Amen|
|Passacaglia/Bud And A Slice||Joe Jackson, feat. Brad Roberts – voice, Judy LeClair – bassoon||Heaven & Hell|
|Sweetness Follows||R.E.M.||Automatic For The People|
|My Head Sounds Like That||Peter Gabriel||Up|
|Maybe I’ll Come Down||Soul Coughing||El Oso|