Most Depressing Albums

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

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

This list would be empty without this album - Alexandr

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

28 Innuendo - Queen Innuendo - 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?

29 Closer Closer

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

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

Her greatest and the most depressing album! - Alexandr

33 To the Faithful Departed - The Cranberries To the Faithful Departed - The Cranberries
34 Adore - The Smashing Pumpkins Adore - The Smashing Pumpkins
35 No Angel - Dido No Angel - Dido
36 Year Zero - Nine Inch Nails Year Zero - Nine Inch Nails V 1 Comment
37 Ten - Pearl Jam Ten - Pearl Jam
38 Begin to Hope - Regina Spektor Begin to Hope - Regina Spektor
39 Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
40 Bury the Hatchet - The Cranberries Bury the Hatchet - The Cranberries
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