Top 10 Most Depressing Music Genreschristangrant These music genres are very depressing whether it be for their songs or the history of the genre
The Top Ten
Grunge is the most depressing because of the subjects, Doom is depressing because of the music but it's not the depressing me because it's just putting a show while the Grunge artists really meant to represent all of this depressive stuff in their music because they have been through a lot of tough things in life. - IronMaidenFan666
Out of all the genres I don't you can get anymore depressing than grunge because many grunge albums have many depressing songs and the history of this genre is also very depressing with the deaths of many musicians (Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, Chris Cornell) - christangrant
Nirvana's "Rape Me" R.I.P. Kurt Cobain... a good man. - EliHbk
For me it's the most depressing genre, too. While I appreciate the genre and have respect for several bands (AIC, Soundgarden), I can't listen to it on a regular basis. I just don't feel good after the 2nd song.
And the major grunge musicians committed suicide... - Metal_Treasure
Doom metal should be number 1 here, many bands draw lyrical content from personal experiences. Everything about it, whether it is the crushing heaviness in the music or the lyrics and vocals is depressing.
This one is very obvious its musically more depressing than Grunge but grunge has had more depressing history - christangrant
For me it's very depressing, too - Metal_Treasure
Just listen to Bell Witch’s Mirror Reaper - FromScytheToSceptre
None of these are really even depressing that much
You really should listen to these genres before making comments - christangrant
Is this even a music genre?
Yes this exists... - christangrant
1 depressive suicidal black metal
2 funeral doom metal
3 dark ambient - Rapamafiosa
Its name says it all... - Metal_Treasure
They cut themselves and smoke.
Most nu metal bands talk about depression, substance abuse, and other dark subject matter. Songs such as Daddy, Blind, Scissors, Numb, and Down With The Sickness are perfect examples.
Joy Division always had a very dark and depressive sound and they were the Father's of Post Punk. - cjWriter1997
Blues tells a story.the hurt and pain the person goes through.especially in the 20's and the struggles African American deal with.
Blues is not depressing. It's an expression of life experiences, good and bad.
A genre of rap that deals with Drug abuse and Mental illness - christangrant
Looks really depressing by the looks of this happy dove! 7/2017 - EliHbk
If you mean Pink Floyd - yes. Great band and music but it's pretty depressing at times, at least to me. - Metal_Treasure
The crap quality of many pop songs is depressing. - jrodz
...how is this depressing? - wrests
While it can also be happy and cheerful their is also a very depressing side - christangrant
Classical isn't depressing. There are some sad songs but this isn't typical for classical music. - Metal_Treasure
How was this not already here? - 445956
I don't know man, just makes you want to drink a lot and smoke while watching the night go by. Some songs are really depressing. - infinitecirculation
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