a playlist for wallowing in my eternal sadness (A.K.A. Monday)

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

Father John Misty – So I’m Growing Old On Magic Mountain Youtube Link

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.

XXXTentacion – I spoke to the devil in Miami… Youtube Link

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.

Elliot Smith – Between The Bars Youtube Link

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.

Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat Youtube Link

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.

UNKLE and Thom Yorke – Rabbit In Your Headlights Youtube Link

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.

My Chemical Romance – Dead! Youtube Link

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.

David Bowie – Blackstar Youtube Link

Anyway, quick post but a bit is better than nothing I guess.


9 thoughts on “a playlist for wallowing in my eternal sadness (A.K.A. Monday)

  1. Big thumbs up for Elliot Smith, Father John M. and Leonard Cohen. As for My Chemical Romance, I don’t think so. Then there’s always the Mamas and the Papas, “Monday, Monday.” Check it out on YouTube for great harmonies offset by unbelievable 60’s hair and outfits.

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