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sometimes you just wanna wallow in doom, gloom, and general sonic saddness.

all you need is a slighlty middle aged white man strumming out his soul on a guitar

so wadaya listen to?

anything by songs:ohio, but especailly soul.

smashing pumpkins the meloncholy something or other

david grey ( i know its sad cliched middle england shit but whatever)

the spanish mexican guy on the sony bravia advert with the balls

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Vangelis - Blade Runner Blues

Bright Eyes - It's cool, we can still be friends

Cursive - The Radiator Hums

Christian Death - Romeo's Distress

The Pixies - Where is my Mind?

Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings

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leonard cohen's first two records

jim o'rourke: halfway to a threeway

catpower covers record

miles davis: in a silent way; kind of blue

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the spanish mexican guy on the sony bravia advert with the balls

That's Jose Gonzalez and he's Swedish. :D

NIck Drake does it for me - especially tracks like "Things behind the sun" on the Pink moon LP.

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nina simone: blackbird, strange fruit(i like it better than billie holidays version)

jets to brazil: sea anemone

rolling stones: paint it black

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all about nick drake's cover of milk and honey, although the original by jackson c frank is way better!

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miles davis: in a silent way; kind of blue

miles always makes me kinda sad.

sigur ros.....

yep

NIck Drake does it for me - especially tracks like "Things behind the sun" on the Pink moon LP.

uh huh

nina simone: blackbird, strange fruit(i like it better than billie holidays version)

rolling stones: paint it black

i look into my heart and see its painted black.

strange fruit is downright horrifying actually.

and as far as female jazz vocalists sarah vaughn is good for a downer.

alot of smiths, radiohead, and travis too.

im depressed right now.

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^ ahha! what about Papa M ?

David Pajo crooning " It was something like a wall came between us/ that stopped you going down on my penis" has just gotta to be up there.

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"Oh Comely" Neutral Milk Hotel

And other stuff from "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea". Moreso after hearing that Mangum's inspiration for the record was Anne Frank.

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i'm bored, and don't want to study, so i went through my iTunes....here are some bands/artists that will make you want to kill yourself..... asterisks next to the really good stuff.

*damien rice

*joshua radin

david gray

alexi murdoch

joseph arthur

aqualung

ben harper

*bright eyes

*cary brothers

*dallas green

death cab for cutie

emiliana torrini

*foy vance

guster

*iron and wine

jeff buckley

*jimmy eat world

*joe purdy

jose gonzalez

leonard cohen

*pilate

rogue wave

rufus wainwright

ryan adams

the shins

sigur ros

**sleeping at last

the spill canvas

**strays don't sleep

*red house painters...especially "have you forogetten"

*toad the wet sprocket - windmills

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no one here listens to elliott smith or is he too obvious of a suggestion...?

EDIT:

CMF mentioned strange fruit (as sung by Billie Holiday) and that song is forever connected to sam cooke's a change is gonna come in my mind, and those are two very heavy songs...

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pink moon, nick drake

razor love, neil young

johnny cash cover of nin's hurt

some early smashing pumpkins

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+ocean rain album / echo and the bunnymen

+landslide / smashing pumkins

+aozora / the blue hearts

+trouble loves me / morrissey

+crazy / patsy cline

+candy says / velvet underground

then i listen to the reign in blood album and everything feels better.

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peter bjorn and John: young folks

? i like this one right now

also lazy eye by silver sun pickups

echo and the bunny men: the killing moon

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all already mentioned, so just to reaffirm

elliot smith

bright eyes

radiohead

pumpkins

m. ward

car power

cursive

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Vangelis - Blade Runner Blues

Bright Eyes - It's cool, we can still be friends

Cursive - The Radiator Hums

Christian Death - Romeo's Distress

The Pixies - Where is my Mind?

Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings

Good call on the Samuel Barber piece...which was used heavily in Oliver Stone's Platoon...very moving, emotional piece

I would also recommend (these are kinda classical's most requested hits):

Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (First Movement)

Chopin's Nocturne in C# Minor (posthumous) and probably all his other Nocturnes, too

Mahler's Adagietta (Fourth Movement) from Symphony #5

Holst's 'Saturn' and 'Venus' Movements from the Planets

Dvorak's Second Movement from Symphony #9 (The New World)

Saint Saen's The Swan from the Carnival of the Animals (the cello cries over flowing water-like arpeggios played by a piano)

There are so many more pieces that could be listed here......

Also the entire Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, which expresses the drug-induced journey to hell lamenting his unrequited love to an actess (that he later married). Another less known contempory piece that is also excellent would be Gorecki's Symphony #3 (Sorrowful Songs) that reflects a Polish mother crying for her dead son and a poem inscribed in a Gestapo prison during WWII.

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