Most Depressing Albums


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21 Boys for Pele - Tori Amos
22 Rubber Soul - The Beatles
23 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Super depressing

24 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.

25 Berlin - Lou Reed

This list would be empty without this album - Alexandr

26 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.

27 Korn - Korn
28 Revolutionary Vol.1 - Immortal Technique
29 Animals - Pink Floyd

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.

30 The Glow, Pt. 2 - The Microphones
31 Hospice - The Antlers
32 Ten - Pearl Jam
33 American Life - Madonna
34 Seventeen Seconds - The Cure
35 The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
36 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?

37 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

38 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

WHAT? No, Wish you Were here is not deppressing.

39 The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
40 The Velvet Rope - Janet Jackson
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