Most Depressing Albums


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21 Boys for Pele - Tori Amos
22 Rubber Soul - The Beatles
23 Korn - Korn
24 Berlin - Lou Reed

This list would be empty without this album - Alexandr

25 Ten - Pearl Jam
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 Revolutionary Vol.1 - Immortal Technique
28 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Super depressing

29 The Glow, Pt. 2 - The Microphones
30 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.

31 American Life - Madonna
32 Seventeen Seconds - The Cure
33 The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
34 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?

35 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

36 Hospice - The Antlers
37 The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
38 The Velvet Rope - Janet Jackson
39 Tidal - Fiona Apple

Her greatest and the most depressing album! - Alexandr

40 To the Faithful Departed - The Cranberries
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