Top 10 Music Artists with the Most Depressing MusicAs much as I love some of these artists their music makes me feel depressed even though I am not a depressed type of person.
This list does NOT include music artists who may have 2-3 sad songs but their music isn't depressing for the most part - Metallica and Judas Priest, for example.
The Top Ten Music Artists with the Most Depressing Music
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 ) - Ananya
Especially Nutshell. You really can hear the depressing in Layne's voice there. I like them too! - Userguy44
Jar of flies can make you create a river of tears in a few seconds.
No Excuses has to be the more depressing grunge song I've ever heard.
Nutshell and Rotten Apple are pretty depressing. - Userguy44
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. - cjWriter1997
I just love their songs, They are very different and that's what makes them so great, Love 'em. - Ananya
Street Spirit is very depressing. - DarkBoi-X
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. - truckturner
At least top three, but still great music!
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 - Ananya
Just the amount of songs about Mental illness and insanity.
One word: Animals
Yes, another grunge band - to me grunge is the most depressing music subgenre. It doesn't mean bad though. - Metal_Treasure
All of their songs are so dark and depressing.
Pretty bleak stuff, but influenced most indie/alt rock acts of the 90s.
This should be number one - Soulstealer
Jeremy... - Ananya
There music is pretty depressing.I was raised off there music.
Three Days Grace is pretty depressing and some might like it. I love it.
Depressing fits their first three albums pretty well.
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. - Userguy44
Especially My Immortal. - allamassal
LOL they're not even close to being depressing. - SwagFlicks
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. - Slipperyjack40
There lyrics are very depressing. I relate so much.
Literally all their songs. - Userguy44
Its Depressing How Overrated These Sellouts Are - VideoGamefan5
Taco Bell saga is all I have to say, it’s probably the most deep and lyrical song ever
Some immature person added this here, TOP is not depressing at all.
No, Twenty One Pilots aren't depressing to me. - allamassal
His newer songs are mainly focused on his mental health, and as time went on, you could see how his mental health drastically changed
My depression artist
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 - BananaBrain
I am a depressing artist
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.
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.
I'm suprised they're not higher. Their music is very despressing. - Userguy44
Have you even seen some of their lyrics?... especially daddy has some pretty dark ones. they should be ranked higher
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. - Britgirl
Not a fan, but their music is depressing.
They played depressive rock, black metal, dark ambient - Metal_Treasure
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.
I'm sorry this list had to be ruined by users who cannot shut up about the pop artists they hate. For someone who hates pop music, you guys sure do talk a lot about it. - cjWriter1997
His music is annoying, not depressing. What's really depressing is that Watch Me was even a thing. - allamassal
Another decent list that was ruined... by people that didn't focus on the POINT of the list in question.
Indeed. So depressing to hear that no talent arseclowns can get record deals and more money than most can dream of, while most talented musicians are currently working in fast food joints to keep themselves from starving. Not even Pink Floyd or Radiohead can compete with that. - Mrveteran
I find these guys uplifting. All there songs have great meanings about never giving up and all make since. A Great influence for kids. I don't know what they're doing on this list. - Slipperyjack40
I like Imagine Dragons, but they aren't depressing at all. - Userguy44
Uplifting not depressing.
His new album had a booklet instructing you, before listening to this album, among other things, to fast for 24 hours, drinking only water, and to listen to the album blindfolded, with noise-cancelling headphones.
Haven't done it yet, but I'm curious. The album uses binaural beats to induce trances in th listener, apparently. But not a happy trance. Hallucinations of death. - JoLeKosovo
Actually The Doors' music gets me kind of excited. Well at least their more energetic songs. - cjWriter1997
So much dark poetry! My father loves them but I just can't get it. Some of there songs are really good. But stuff like the Unknown Soldier brings me down. - Slipperyjack40
Some of the most dark but life saving music out there.
Extremely haunting. They have created some of the greatest art rock songs in history! But they are very depressive. I can't listen to them that often. - Slipperyjack40
Nothing is more depressing than a fat neurotic three legged cat
More talentless dummies who make godawful electronica, all the while being utter sellouts to the culture their first single initially mocked. Very depressing indeed. - Mrveteran
A half-decent singer consigned to making such cruddy music? Yep, that's pretty depressing to me. - Mrveteran
Ariana depressing? No, boring's more like it.
Ariana Grande depressing? Not really... her music is quite upbeat but again all pop music is...
Her music isn't depressing (I am not her fan though). - Metal_Treasure
Come on, 31 rlly
Well...They create powerfully magnificent songs, sometimes with elements of sadness...And that's really amazing! - Ananya
After all It's doom metal... - Ananya
Shes my favorite
Some of their topics:
Ex-drug addicts, lonely people, depressed people, breaking up, being in love with someone who doesn't love you back, self doubt, needing someone to hold on to,... all in very sad sounding and down tempo songs. - Martin_Canine
Depends on the song you're listening to. Songs like: Mockingbird, Stan, Like Toy Soldiers, and When I'm Gone are depressing.
But songs like: My Name is, Without Me, Untouchable, Lose Yourself, and Rap God aren't depressing.
Just Listen To Stan - VideoGamefan5
His music is probably one of the most depressing you can hear
Some of their power ballads can hit you hard
Pink Floyd is at 1? The rest of the band' music wasn't depressing at all. Roger Waters single handedly wrote Animals, the Wall, and the Final Cut. They were just released under the Pink Floyd banner. The only thing sad that the rest of Pink floyd did was Division Bell. Melancholy, but no where near as draining as So here's stuff
Referring to the slowcore/post-rock band. Their first and (unfortunately) only album "Ghostless" is some of the most heartbreaking and soul-crushing music ever made. The story of the band is also depressing, as one of their members, Christoph Florian Rehse, commited suicide before the release of “Ghostless”. - FromScytheToSceptre
He sounds like a darker and heavier version of Jim Morrison so most of his music is also depressing to me but not all songs - he has some pretty sexy songs (She Rides) and other songs that aren't depressing. I like his voice very much. - Metal_Treasure
Ummm not to me - Ananya
Black Sabbath aren't exactly depressing... my favourite band but it's more haunting than depressing.