Albums/songs where the pure beauty in them is the emotional pain and anguish that they portray?
Topic: Albums/songs where the pure beauty in them is the emotional pain and anguish that they portray?
January 19, 2020 / By Ofer Question:
Now I don't mean just a typical "I hate myself and want to die" song. I mean one where the pain being portrayed is real and sufficient, the artist is hurting and tells the world through the songs.
Station to Station - David Bowie.
He is deep in his personal battle with cocaine addiction that was to come out through "The Thin White Duke" persona. The detachment that he tries to place only seems to make it all that much powerful as a statement from the title track opening, to the odd choice of covering "Wild as the Wind"at the end.
Closer - Joy Division
Ian Curtis' collective suicide notes are really the best way to describe it all. When he yells out "Where have they been" in "Decades" you sense that the end is near for him.
Best Answers: Albums/songs where the pure beauty in them is the emotional pain and anguish that they portray?
Lauren | 7 days ago
'Nothing More' ~ Fotheringay
I still have no idea what Sandy Denny wrote it about, but you can really feel the emotion in her voice on certain lines.
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Originally Answered: Alice Cooper albums & songs?
1. Hey Stoopid
2. Science Fiction
3. School's Out
4. Hey Stoopid
5. Easy Action/ Billion Dollar Babies
6. Special Forces
7. Hey Stoopid
8. I Love The Dead
9. Welcome To My Nightmare
10. Dead Babies and (you already asked which was our favorite album in your first question) Hey Stoopid.
I'm a huge Cooper fan so that was fairly easy for me. You did ask a lot of specific questions though, jeeze. Haha.
Society has portrayed them that way and it ain't so. Well some are, I know, but I know some guys who act like they got PMS too! Aside from that statement, I won't go any further.. LOL Hey, how about, just for kicks, get your trusty WAYBACK machine and plagiarize some questions from say, oh, a year or so back. Nobody will care, and truth is, might be a whole new gang here and they missed it first time around. And if you don't tell, who will know?
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The entire Grace album, by Jeff Buckley.
The first song that comes to mind is Lover, You Should Have Come Over.
Not only is it written well, but Jeff Buckley has the emotion and an incredible voice to share it with.
Looking out the door I see the rain fall upon the funeral mourners
Parading in a wake of sad relations as their shoes fill up with water
And maybe Im too young to keep good love from going wrong
But tonight you're on my mind so you never know
When Im broken down and hungry for your love with no way to feed it
Where are you tonight, child you know how much I need it
Too young to hold on and too old to just break free and run
Sometimes a man gets carried away, when he feels like he should be having his fun
And much too blind to see the damage hes done
Sometimes a man must awake to find that really, he has no-one
So Ill wait for you... and Ill burn
Will I ever see your sweet return
Oh will I ever learn
Oh lover, you should've come over
cause its not too late
Lonely is the room, the bed is made, the open window lets the rain in
Burning in the corner is the only one who dreams he had you with him
My body turns and yearns for a sleep that will never come
Its never over, my kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder
Its never over, all my riches for her smiles when I slept so soft against her
Its never over, all my blood for the sweetness of her laughter
Its never over, shes the tear that hangs inside my soul forever
Well maybe Im just too young
To keep good love from going wrong
Oh... lover, you shouldve come over
cause its not too late
Well I feel too young to hold on
And Im much too old to break free and run
Too deaf, dumb, and blind to see the damage Ive done
Sweet lover, you shouldve come over
Oh, love well Im waiting for you
Lover, you shouldve come over
cause its not too late
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Pink Floyd's album "The Final Cut" does it for me. You can feel Roger Waters' anguish about how war causes loss and his hope fading away for a better solution. Anyone who follows Floyd knows that Waters lost his father in WW2, and he lets that pain flow through in the music here.
A lot of people overlook this album -- it gets overshadowed by "The Wall," which I think is actually inferior to this album in a lot of ways. "The Final Cut" is more focused and more poignant and emotional.
And yes, there is a lot of beauty in the sadness on this album, especially on "The Gunner's Dream."
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When Light Will Dawn by Funeral. Incredible song, both sad yet elegant at the same time, an epic sort of despair. As Daylight Dies is another great band for that sort of thing (funeral doom).
Also Old Thunder by Ahab. Its a unique kind of doom that basically retells the story of Moby Dick, the demise of Captain Ahab. Its so melodic yet heavy. Great stuff.
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The Who By Numbers- The Who
Pete Townshend talks about his different addictions, like "However Much I Boose" and "Dreaming From The Waist"
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Originally Answered: A different question, what songs do you dislike from theses bands albums (rock/alt.)?
Love the Chili Peppers :D
The Foo Fighters... meh. I only really like three of their songs, "Everlong", "Best Of You", and "Razor", but I really haven't listened to enough of them to really say.
The only songs I like by U2 are "Beautiful Day", "With Or Without You", and "Vertigo"...
Love the Killers :)
And The Strokes :D