Top 10 Most Depressing Music Genres

christangrant
These music genres are very depressing whether it be for their songs or the history of the genre

The Top Ten

1 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s .

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

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2 Doom Metal Doom Metal

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

3 Suicidal Depressive Black Metal

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

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4 Alternative Rock Alternative Rock
5 Funeral Doom Metal

Its name says it all... - Metal_Treasure

6 Emo

They cut themselves and smoke.

7 Nu Metal Nu Metal

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.

8 Post-Punk Post-Punk

Joy Division always had a very dark and depressive sound and they were the Father's of Post Punk. - cjWriter1997

9 Metalcore Metalcore
10 Blues Blues

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.

The Contenders

11 Horrorcore

A genre of rap that deals with Drug abuse and Mental illness - christangrant

12 Post Grunge Post Grunge

Looks really depressing by the looks of this happy dove! 7/2017 - EliHbk

13 Rhythm and Blues Rhythm and Blues
14 Sludge Metal Sludge Metal
15 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock

If you mean Pink Floyd - yes. Great band and music but it's pretty depressing at times, at least to me. - Metal_Treasure

16 Stoner Rock Stoner Rock
17 Soul Soul
18 Pop

The crap quality of many pop songs is depressing. - jrodz

...how is this depressing? - wrests

19 Dark Pop
20 Industrial Rock Industrial Rock

While it can also be happy and cheerful their is also a very depressing side - christangrant

21 Hip-Hop Hip-Hop
22 Classical Classical

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

23 Lo-fi

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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