Most Depressing Albums


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21The Glow, Pt. 2 - The Microphones
22Giles Corey - Giles Corey

While Dan Barrett's other popular project, Have A Nice Life, has some pretty depressing albums under their belt, this is his saddest yet. Incredibly slow, dirge-like songs with heavily reverbed vocals singing about death and the afterlife lead this singer/songwriter album down an incredibly dark path. The fact that the project name is based off of Giles Corey, the man during the Salem witch trials who didn't plead and, as a result, was executed by pressing, doesn't help.

23The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
24Berlin - Lou Reed

This list would be empty without this album - Alexandr

25American Life - Madonna
26Seventeen Seconds - The Cure
27Kid A - Radiohead

This is the most depressing album of all time for sure. I don't even think its close. I have depression and no other form of music comes close to depicting the terrible feelings of depression. This album is a free form album which is extremely experimental but every song is so heartbreaking and sad that this is definitely the most depressing album of all time. This album is not one to help someone get through depression though, it kind of shoves you back down into depression. Coldplay is better for healing depression as far as music goes as well as Twenty One Pilots. I still love Radiohead and it is my favorite band even though they are the most depressing band of all time.

28Innuendo - Queen

Seriously? Black Sabbath? Rubber Soul? None of those albums are depressing in the least. (Except for "In My Life" but the rest of the album's pretty upbeat). This on the other hand, is the laments, life questions, and final hurrahs of a man dying of AIDS. How can anything be more depressing than that?

29The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
30The Velvet Rope - Janet Jackson
31Tidal - Fiona Apple

Her greatest and the most depressing album! - Alexandr

32To the Faithful Departed - The Cranberries
33Adore - The Smashing Pumpkins
34No Angel - Dido
35Year Zero - Nine Inch NailsV1 Comment
36Ten - Pearl Jam
37Begin to Hope - Regina Spektor
38Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
39Bury the Hatchet - The Cranberries
40Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
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