Wednesday, 4 November 2009

[???] What Do You Listen To When You're Sad?

Hey folks, Billy M-- Prez Jordan here - with a question. What kind of music do you listen to when you're feeling sad (or upset)?

I figured posing questions like these would really grab some viewer attention and maybe get some of you involved a little more. So please drop a comment in response to this.

As for me, nothing cheers me up like Third Eye Blind, but if we're talking electronic music - then I'm all about Royksopp and, strangely, Para One.

So what about you?


Anonymous said...

Daft Punk - Discovery.

That record always makes me happy.

hani said...

when I'm really sad or angry, I listen to Radiohead. I feel like these guys know what I feel :)

Keso said...

When I feel sad and don't wanna feel happy atm: Radiohead, Death Cab For Cutie, Kent (Swedish band) and HIM.

When I feel sad and want to feel happy: Röyksopp, Daft Punk, In Flames etc. Much more electronic bands and artists.

Ariel said...

speaking only in terms of electronic-oriented music, a few songs I really like for sad moments:

The Whip - Blackout (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
Annie - Heartbeat (Röyksopp's Mindre Tilgjengelige Remix)
Yasutaka Nakata - Dope Headz
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Aqua - Good Morning Sunshine

depends on the situation, level of sadness, etc.

Boba said...

Hearts of Space Universe Sampler '92 or Merlins Magic - Heart Of Reiki.

Anonymous said...

sebastien tellier

Funkow said...


Analord said...

Really down/depressed : all of Selected Ambient Works Vol. II by Aphex Twin, specifically Cliffs, Rhubarb & Stone In Focus.
sometimes for just for chilling out, all Melody A.M by Röyksopp, or somethin like Sebastien Tellier - Roche & the kavinsky remix. And, strangley enough, Marine Mood & B4 Wuz Then by Felix Da Housecat. Can't beat a 'lil chicago house to chill! :P

Anonymous said...

I would have to second Aphex Twin- Rhubarb

Anonymous said...

discovery - i want you back

AKMapGirl said...

Funny you should ask this now. A friend of mine committed suicide last Saturday. He was 31 years old and one of 3 or 4 local DJ's we have in town. We shared a love of electronic music, among other things. I also am a volunteer co-host of a radio show on our local NPR affiliate. My next show is Friday the 13th and I will come back and post my play list when I finalize it.

prez jordan said...

AK I'm sorry :(

asdfffdsa said...

I don't feel sadness.

Bastille said...

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Dark Side Of The Moon, Tommy, Discovery, maybe Yellow House.

Alex said...

Air, Empire of the Sun - Without You, Clint Mansell - Shellshock, Muse, and maybe Ratatat and DatA.

!Nik said...

Pogo-Digitalism (does that make me a tool?)
sonic youth
tom waits
crystal castles (the old stuff)
empire of the sun

Sound Good?

William said...

i listen to the album kode 9 did with space ape. i also like edit's crying over pros for no reason. Those two albums have gotten me through some very shitty times

Tyson said...

Jungle Brothers - Freakin' You (The Buffalo Bunch Remix)

Anyone has this in 320?

untra said...

Telepopmusik - its calm ambient trance / soul music. You can't beat them when it comes to feeling better after a stressful day.

DPs Discovery sounds better for when you feel in love, personally.

prez jordan said...

yea untra i 100% agree with that

julie_e said...

Salem's "Deepburn" is a good melancholy track. Junior Boys, Robert Palmer, maybe a little The Tear Garden, some Kate Bush, The Magnetic Fields and Sally Shapiro. Not necessarily in that order.

Andy LeClair said...

Honestly, when i'm feeling in the shitter, I throw down on some classic rock. Thin Lizzy, Tom Petty, Journey, etc. Something about a ripping guitar solo just pulls me out of the gutter.

If I'm feeling sad and want to stay that way, though, is usually some Smiths, Depeche Mode, shit in that vein.

Anonymous said...

cut/copy, i enjoy my sadness with this guys. and roy rogers, daft punk, cridamoure, and junior jack for fun. and vinyl fever

Matt said...

The song "Good Friday" by why?
It makes me feel better to know I'm not going through the stuff listed in that song

kurmidt said...

no one makes me sadder yet happier than sufjan stevens.

Anonymous said...


Hippo said...

Daft Punk works but Robyn and Lenny Kravitz are my favorite stuffs!

Colour said...

I find that no matter what the situation of me feeling sad, there is a Death Cab for Cutie song that fits in perfectly. Keso, you're a legend for liking them.

And there's always a song on one of The O.C Soundtracks.. Ahh, the memories.

- Colour.

Nat (from Thailand) said...

when i'm sad, i drink the sadness and love staying sad for several hours at a time ... meanwhile ... Daft Punk - Something About Us ... looping to infinity

John said...

When I feel sad - Radiohead, Glasvegas.

Quarkore said...

I use to listen to MIG, Portishead, Spleen... that kind of stuff.

Anonymous said...

listen to Coldplay!
They have great songs

Jens McGhee said...

hello Prez

well, I'm not good at denying my feelings so I never put anything euphoric on, if I'm sad or upset. I basicly choose a couple of tracks appropiate for my situation. The 'In Rainbows' Radiohead album holds quite a few treasures in a melancholic sense. But one of my favorites atm is 'Love Is The End' by Keane or Nude (SayCet remix) by Radiohead (:

Anonymous said...

Deadmau5 - Strobe

ScottyB said...

Deadmau5... any of his tunes in any particular order...

...and, strangely, David Gray - 'Please Forgive Me'

Anonymous said...

the whole of Air's Moon Safari. I love that album so much.

Brad said...

Portishead. In fact if i'm happy and I hear Portishead, I get sad

Anonymous said...

Depends when i'm down I listen to Fred Falke to cheer m up when I get sad I put some Flying Lotus or Nosaj Thing
and the song that I listen to to go with my mood when i'm down is the Louis La roche rmx of Room 44

Mr. Rioux said...

NIN - the Downward Spiral
Anything by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds or Portishead
Slipknot, usually something off 'Slipknot'
Jackson and His Computer Band always gets me back up as does Philip Glass, Parliament, Lindstrom, Breakbot....

Walnut said...

IQU- Sun Q

dan2600 said...

I'm never sad...but if I ever feel the urge, you gotta pop on some Happy Hardcore music to get yourself bumping!!

Grey said...

I have a 3eb tattoo... I never thought about contributing to this site until I read this post... I <3 you

AKMapGirl said...

Here is a playlist from my radio show. This was in loving memory of my friend.
(Song - Artist)
I Don't Know What I Can Save You From - Kings of Convenience
Unfold - Julie Peel
Sounds Drifting On - Manson Family Picnic
Sentimental Guy - Ben Folds
Name Tossers - Boat
Sentimental Heart - She & Him
Flying Horses - Dispatch
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
Versions - The Twin Atlas
Alligator - Tegan & Sara
Out of The Blue - Julian Casablancas
In Passing - Company Of Thieves
Crawl - Kings of Leon
Lowdown Overload - The Shaxe
Rain - Breaking Benjamin
Is There a Ghost - Band of Horses
Dancing In The Rain - FOB
Everything Will Be All Right - The Killers
If I Ever Feel Better - Phoenix
Graveyard Girl - M83
Halfway Home - TV On The Radio
Wrong - Depeche Mode
Blue Skies - Noah and the Whale
Trouble With The Fix - VooDou
You Take My Breath Away - The Knife
Take Me Away (Into The Night) - 4 Strings
Sleepy (Topo & LMK Remix) - Hypnotic Hour