1. So I’m growing old on Magic Mountain – Father John Misty
The 5 minute instrumental at the end of this song is like acceptance of the end of the world and it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard
2. I spoke to the devil in miami, he told me everything would be fine – XXXTentacion
This is another absolutely amazing (but depressing) song and it’s definitely a massive departure from X’s usual distorted style.
3. Between The Bars – Elliot Smith
An indie ballad classic that is not for everyone, but is absolutely amazing in my opinion. His vocals might be slightly off putting, but read into the lyrics and I think it’ll probably grow on you.
4. Famous Blue Raincoat – Leonard Cohen
The lyrics aren’t particularly depressing as compared to the rest of his discography, but it is my favourite Leonard Cohen song and it’s harrowing.
5. Rabbit in your headlights – UNKLE feat. Thom Yorke
A 6 minute classic that it probably the most depressing songs ever written. From Thom’s melancholy vocals to the dark chords to the voiceover at 2:40 talking about accepting death, this song is ridiculously dark.
6. Dead! – My Chemical Romance
This is (a lot) more aggressive than the rest of the songs on this list, but I had to include it because MCR are the classic emo band. To be honest, if you’re older than 20 and you it holds no nostalgic value, you’re probably not going to like it. Think of it as metal with an emotional twist, not emo.
7. Blackstar – David Bowie
I don’t even need to explain this one. It’s an instant classic and one of the most amazing songs of the decade.
Anyway, quick post but a bit is better than nothing I guess.