Top 10 Music Artists with the Most Depressing Music

As much as I love some of these artists their music makes me feel depressed even though I am not a depressed type of person.
The Top Ten
Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

I love this band, And I agree that they create very powerfully depressing songs...But that's their style ( Not for all the songs by the way )

No Excuses has to be the more depressing grunge song I've ever heard.

Jar of flies can make you create a river of tears in a few seconds.

Nutshell and Rotten Apple are pretty depressing.

Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Street spirit and exit music are really depressing.
also no surprises, a wolf at the door and man of war give me the vibes as well

Oh yeah, there music can be very depressing to hear. It's something that you get used to. Very melancholic.

I just love their songs, They are very different and that's what makes them so great, Love 'em.

Street Spirit is very depressing.

Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

In my opinion, Nirvana wasn't all that depressing until In Utero. A lot of the stuff before that was negative, but not really that depressing. Mainly just Teen Angst. But when they want to, yeah, it's very depressing alright.

They have a song titled 'I Hate Myself and I Want to Die'. And Kurt Cobain did kill himself. I'm surprised they're not #1.

At least top three, but still great music!

Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

Oh my goodness! Pink Floyd is really depressing at times. I tried to get into the Wall by listening to it bit by bit but every night it would bring me down so now, I am afraid to listen to the third side of the vinyl.

Of course they are amazing but yeah - it can be a little bit depressing when it comes to lyrics

Just the amount of songs about Mental illness and insanity.

One word: Animals

Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Chris Cornell died on May 17th, 2017.

Yes, another grunge band - to me grunge is the most depressing music subgenre. It doesn't mean bad though.

The lyricism of the group and Cornell in all of his solo and side projects can’t be overlooked in this regard.

Joy Division Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

Pretty bleak stuff, but influenced most indie/alt rock acts of the 90s.

All of their songs are so dark and depressing.

damn they really do divide your joy

Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

No band besides Type O Negative have made me feel so hopeless.

This should be number one

Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Alternative/Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Their lyricism is quite sad and disturbing. They became less depressing as they went on, but those first three albums were downers! Of course that isn't a bad thing, Pearl Jam is incredible nonetheless.

Eddie Veder man, I don’t think more needs said.

Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.

Three Days Grace is pretty depressing and some might like it. I love it.

Depressing fits their first three albums pretty well.

My favourite band

There music is pretty depressing.I was raised off there music.

Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

Really great band, but yeah. All there songs are influenced by depression. And Chester Bennington killed himself. It surprises me that most fans had no idea he was crying out in pain in his music until his suicide. I noticed it as soon as I first heard them.

All there songs are about how bad life is. Seriously drains me.

There lyrics are very depressing. I relate so much.

Literally all their songs.

The Newcomers

? R.E.M. R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.
? Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
The Contenders
Staind Staind was a Alternative Metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. ...read more.
Seether Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.
Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

My Immortal is probably their most depressing song.

My Immortal was the first song that made me cry. Good song, but it’s so depressing.

Especially My Immortal.

Should be higher.-TheCoolGuy1

Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

Some immature person added this here, TOP is not depressing at all.

No, Twenty One Pilots aren't depressing to me.

The most depressing music.

Taco Bell saga is all I have to say, it’s probably the most deep and lyrical song ever

XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

My depression artist

His newer songs are mainly focused on his mental health, and as time went on, you could see how his mental health drastically changed

his music simply hits different bruh

Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.

As someone who suffers from depression, Lana's music really speaks to me. Yeah, some of it is quite depressing, but with a healing quality about it. In my opinion, Lana Del Rey is the best pop artist of today, and I really don't like today's pop music. Lana is really something special, and the fact that she is popular is a good thing. Depressing, but in a good way.

Her music seems to always move me, to the point where I can't help but cry. You can feel the pain and beauty behind each lyric and cord. Truely an amazing artist!

Her songs are so good but depressing

I am a depressing artist

Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. ...read more.

Amazing group with a truly unique feeling of emptiness, even on their upbeat songs the lyrics wild drag you right back down.

Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.

Nirvana isn't THAT depressing! Porcupine Tree hits me way harder than most of these groups. Get them higher!

This is some very gloomy stuff. Should definitely be up there in the top 5. But there amazing nonetheless.

These guys have some of the most emotional pieces prog has ever seen. Forget Pink Floyd, PT definitely should top this list.

Type O Negative Type O Negative was an American gothic/doom metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1989. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four".

In my opinion, no group has ever made me feel so hopeless. I love this band. Even met a bad ass chick who loves the band too, turns out she sells pics of her self on her Snapchat. Total turnoff, this band is just a reminder to me that everything I will ever want will eternally be just beyond my grasp.

Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.

Marilyn Manson is the cultural icon of sticking it to the man. Lyrically and instrumentally along with his spooky kids, makes for a truly amazing piece of discography.

Not a fan, but their music is depressing.

Elliott Smith

Basically everything about this guy is sad. Some of the most genuinely depressing lyricysm you'll ever hear, paired with soft, understated and subtle instrumentation that'll take any joy you had in you right out in a moment.

Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

The closest thing to Alice In Chains you can get,BUT! There’s a twist! Seen AiC and Korn live, nothing could sate my pallet like that again. Love them.

I'm suprised they're not higher. Their music is very despressing.

Have you even seen some of their lyrics?... especially daddy has some pretty dark ones. they should be ranked higher

Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Hearing Adele's songs now physically drains me and takes my mind to a dark place I desperately needed an escape from. I can't listen to any of her songs anymore.

$uicideboy$

They are not the best of course, but they could deserve the top spot of the rank

They must be number 1. in this list. Such a genius duo.

saved my life

Lifelover

They played depressive rock, black metal, dark ambient

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