Sad songs & Beautiful/Epic Electronic Music

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Sad songs & Beautiful/Epic Electronic Music

Post by Stabba » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:49 pm

Once again Im calling you all so that I can exploit your musical knowledge. What are the best Sad songs you ever heard? Tunes that make your heart bleed, reflect a sad time of your life, bring back memories, or possibly express a feeling you cant word. Oldies and any style are welcome but i would prefer newer songs or electronic flavored.


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Post by deckme(N)tal » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:25 pm

All Postal Service songs make me break in tears as a French Football player at the World Cup Final....


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Post by longjohns » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:34 pm

for some reason, "Laugh" by Low comes to mind. it's on 'a curtain hits the cast'
nothing electronic about it, of course

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Post by nylarch » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:40 pm

lotsa stuff on Sufjan Stevens' "Come On Bring The Illinoise" has that sepia toned melancholic mournful vibe.
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Post by evernaut » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:44 pm

Samson by Regina Spektor

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Post by mikemc » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:18 pm

Hurt by NIN is up there, which makes me think about the Johnny Cash version, which really isn't as sad as the NIN version IMO, but the Johnny Cash with Joe Strummer "Redemption Song" will really tug at you.

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Post by pale1 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:58 pm

Check out UARETHEREASON by FOSS (I know ....that would be me...)
First song in my Myspace profile

The vocals/lyrics and the chord progressions are an improvised one take, so bear with the grammatical flaws etc.
Almost impossible to redo, as im not there now......

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Post by hoffman2k » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:05 pm

"Trahison" by Vitalic

"State of Grace" by Swayzak (Sander Kleinenberg mix)

"Cold Water Music" by Aim

Probably some more tracks, but the above 3 never fail to give me goosebumps :D

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Post by dm_hawk » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:22 pm

"The Carnival is Over" by Dead Can Dance
"Why I'm So Unhappy" by Dntel
"This Love" by Craig Armstrong
"One" by Metallica
"Mugen Kyuukou" by Tujiko Noriku
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Post by borg » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:37 pm

'come on die young' mogwai
earlier work of low
'melody of certain damaged lemons' blonde redhead
'trust us' and 'demon box' by motorpsycho have some heart breaking tracks
first coco rosie album

'tri repetae' and 'envane' by autechre, also one of the tracks on the 'peel sessions' ep

a classic(al): 'symphony of sorrowful songs' gorecki... tears, man, tears...
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Post by ScholarlyGent » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:42 pm

Oh man! So many. One of my favorites is Radiohead-8 ball. I'm not sure if you'd classify it as sad but it is darker and emotional.

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Post by slatepipe » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:04 pm

i guess atmosphere by joy division

+1 for dead can dance, maybe the host of seraphim though (that tune from baraka). or some tracks from spleen and ideal

failure by swans, but sometimes when i listen to it i almost laugh as it kind of goes beyond sadness and back round into comedy.

some ar kane, like conundrum or one or two other tracks off "i"

violent femmes - good feeling

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Post by hacktheplanet » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:32 pm

Hybrid, Hybrid, Hybrid.

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Post by beats me » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:42 pm

Just try to be in your happy place while listening to Bonnie Raitt's I can't Make You Love Me. I dare you.

And a smattering of songs by Mandalay. Toss in some Radiohead to finish the job.

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Post by MidiMonk » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:47 pm

Portishead "sour times"
Joy Division "love will tear us apart"
Stones Roses "i wanna be adored"

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