Make Me a Melancholy Mixtape
March 21, 2011 7:31 PM Subscribe
I'm tired. I'm cranky. I want to dance.
posted by byanyothername to Media & Arts (70 answers total) 59 users marked this as a favorite
There's an AskMe post welling up in me about my whole life situation and how utterly hopeless it is, but I realize the impossibility of drawing words from the bottom of my weltschmerz and that even if it's not enough (and right now, I feel it's not enough), I'm doing everything I can to improve my life.
Sleep and music are the only realistic consolation prizes at the moment, and I'm currently quarreling with dreams, so:
I want music to wallow in. Songs soaked in loneliness and bitterness, with maybe a glimmer of hope shining somewhere in the muck.
I don't care about genre. I don't care to list a bunch of songs or artists expecting similar recommendations. Let's start with a completely blank slate--give me music draped in despair; symphonies of sorrow; anguished howling in the middle of the night et cetera.
Show me the saddest music in the world.