Most Depressing AlbumsAlexandr Throughout history some of the greatest art has been inspired by tragedy, hardship, sorrow and loss. This is a list of such albums. Which "dark" album is your favorite?
The Top Ten
This album can really bring you down. It contains some of Pink Floyd's greatest songs. I kind of like the album because of its brilliant material but if you want to get into it, don't listen to it every day or you will begin to feel like the main character Pink.
Beautifully melancholy piece of work. - Alexandr
Needs to be higher
Trust me. I've gone through a downward spiral for four years! And I some how survived...
Haha This album is a good introduction to astronomy - Alexandr
The Downward Spiral is the darkest thing I've ever heard.
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Some tracks aren't that dark but the whole atmosphere of the album is deeply sad. Anyway, the album is a masterpiece! - Alexandr
Deep and original lyrics made it all! - Alexandr
By depressing, do you mean beautiful?
How is this not in the top 10? - Alpha101
Dirt is pretty depressing, but there are rays of sunshine every now and then. With this album it's all storm clouds. Can't believe I had to add it. - IronSabbathPriest
Dark... But still one of the greatest albums ever! - Alexandr
Master-work of the 70's. Joni released many great albums but this one is her main trophy! - Alexandr
What can I say? This album is a masterpiece! - Alexandr
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.
The best album of all time. - kanoife
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?
If you listen to just one song on this album, it isn't depressing at all. But, if you listen to the entire thing, you get a cold dark feel which makes this a pretty depressing album. I would say this is tied with The Wall (In my opinion).
My father had this album on 8 track and he listened to it quite a bit. But he was depressed for some reason and he found out, it was by listening to Animals so he quit listening to it and he felt better.
It really depends on how you interpret this album. The whole album wasn't that bad but Dogs was kind of heavy. After hearing Dogs, the feeling I got was carried on through the entire album. But like I said, it depends on the person. Some people really like this album. Either way, it's a masterpeice.
The only time I've actually cried from music
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.
This list would be empty without this album - Alexandr
I find it completely insulting that a Beatles album is above this beautiful but wonderfully depressing album. The Beatles have depressing songs, but none of them can rival this album as a whole. - JudgmentOfTheSun
WHAT? No, Wish you Were here is not deppressing.
Her greatest and the most depressing album! - Alexandr
Another dark album by NIN - Alexandr
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