Most Depressing Albums

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

1 The Wall - Pink Floyd
2 Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

Some tracks aren't that dark but the whole atmosphere of the album is deeply sad. Anyway, the album is a masterpiece! - Alexandr

3 Violator - Depeche Mode

Deep and original lyrics made it all! - Alexandr

4 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails

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.

Story of my life...

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5 Demons & Wizards - Demons & Wizards
6 OK Computer - Radiohead

Beautifully melancholy piece of work. - Alexandr

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7 In Utero - Nirvana

By depressing, do you mean beautiful?

8 Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) - Marilyn Manson
9 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
10 Dirt - Alice In Chains

How is this not in the top 10? - Alpha101

The Contenders

11 Alice in Chains - Alice in Chains

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

12 Dummy - Portishead

Dark... But still one of the greatest albums ever! - Alexandr

13 Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Candlemass
14 Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson
15 21 - Adele
16 Mechanical Animals - Marilyn Manson
17 Superunknown - Soundgarden
18 Blue - Joni Mitchell

Master-work of the 70's. Joni released many great albums but this one is her main trophy! - Alexandr

19 The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
20 Low - David Bowie

What can I say? This album is a masterpiece! - Alexandr

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Top Remixes (5)

1. In Utero - Nirvana
2. Dirt - Alice In Chains
3. The Wall - Pink Floyd
1. The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
2. Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) - Marilyn Manson
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
1. The Wall - Pink Floyd
2. Alice in Chains - Alice in Chains
3. Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Candlemass

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