Since we’re at statistically the most suicidal time of year, wallow in your winter blues with these depressing classics.
Red House Painters – I Am A Rock
Miserablist slow-core godfathers dredge pure despair from Simon & Garfunkel’s classic.
Tindersticks – Tiny Tears
A band whose signature sound was founded on upset murmuring takes melancholy to new lows.
Leonard Cohen – One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
Gloomy, yes, but amusing, surreal and achingly beautiful at the same time.
Alexander ‘Skip’ Spence – Broken Heart
A mournful hymn from the Moby Grape guitarist who ended his life soon after its recording.
Big Star – Holocaust
The sound of the end of the world – a man, and a band, falling apart.
Antony & The Johnsons – Atrocities
Sounds like an undead Nina Simone grieving over the innate evil of humanity backed by the survivors of a massacred orchestra.