Most Depressing Albums


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21 Berlin - Lou Reed

This list would be empty without this album - Alexandr

22 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Super depressing

23 The Glow, Pt. 2 - The Microphones
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 The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
26 American Life - Madonna
27 Seventeen Seconds - The Cure
28 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.

29 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?

30 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

31 Hospice - The Antlers
32 The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
33 The Velvet Rope - Janet Jackson
34 Tidal - Fiona Apple

Her greatest and the most depressing album! - Alexandr

35 To the Faithful Departed - The Cranberries
36 Adore - The Smashing Pumpkins
37 No Angel - Dido
38 Year Zero - Nine Inch Nails V 1 Comment
39 Ten - Pearl Jam
40 Begin to Hope - Regina Spektor
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