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PostSubject: Most miserable albums of all time   Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:26 pm

1. Lou Reed - Berlin. The only album I don't think I could ever put myself through again
2. Joy Division - closer.
3. Neil Young - 0n the beach

What have got ATD'ers?
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:37 pm

Much as I love REM, I always found Automatic for the People to be a touch on the depressing side
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:50 pm

Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen. My personal favourite but miserable as feck.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:55 pm

Sabbath were not known for their positivity in their early days.A bit of Portishead was always beneficial for assisted suicide attempts and listening to limited amounts of Hank Williams never did have the same effect as a course of happy tablets.Come to think of it,there are quite a few candidates-honourable mentions for the Doors and the Smiths for some wonderfully melancholic anthems.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:07 pm

My love for Jimmy. by the knobber Nool Band, an absolute Classic.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:26 pm

Hugh Watt wrote:
1. Lou Reed - Berlin. The only album I don't think I could ever put myself through again
2. Joy Division - closer.
3. Neil Young - 0n the beach

What have got ATD'ers?


Love 'on the beach' but get where you're coming from.

I'll go for anything by these masters of morosity...

Leonard Cohen :Suicide:

Tom Waits confused

Morrissey Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:36 pm

Van Morrison's music takes some beating. It should carry a health warning.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:16 am

Portishead's THIRD album makes the first two seem rather cheery.

THE RIP is my fav from the album.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:06 am

early Ryan Adams/ Whiskeytown can be pretty dour.

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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:56 am

Les Miserable wrote:
Hugh Watt wrote:
1. Lou Reed - Berlin. The only album I don't think I could ever put myself through again
2. Joy Division - closer.
3. Neil Young - 0n the beach

What have got ATD'ers?


Love 'on the beach' but get where you're coming from.

I'll go for anything by these masters of morosity...

Leonard Cohen :Suicide:

Tom Waits confused

Morrissey Sleep

I do. Tonight's the night is also pretty bleak, I don't think he was having much fun at the time. Amazing it resulted in such great music.

Songs of love and hate by Leonard Cohen also deserves a mention. Dress rehearsal rag isn't something you'd put in at a party
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:26 pm

Hugh Watt wrote:
Les Miserable wrote:
Hugh Watt wrote:
1. Lou Reed - Berlin. The only album I don't think I could ever put myself through again
2. Joy Division - closer.
3. Neil Young - 0n the beach

What have got ATD'ers?


Love 'on the beach' but get where you're coming from.

I'll go for anything by these masters of morosity...

Leonard Cohen :Suicide:

Tom Waits confused

Morrissey Sleep

I do. Tonight's the night is also pretty bleak, I don't think he was having much fun at the time. Amazing it resulted in such great music.

Songs of love and hate by Leonard Cohen also deserves a mention. Dress rehearsal rag isn't something you'd put in at a party


Have you read McDonoughs book on Young? gives some insight into his mindset during the ditch trilogy period and also a cracking account of the night they recorded TTN, depressed about losing close friends and completely wasted on tequila among other things, it's about as raw as it gets. Sure I read it in Shakey but may have been elsewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:17 pm

I haven't Les but I will. I've read Shakey, I found his constant mention of his music streaming test ice grating but it was a good read.

He's back on Spotify now I see.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:37 pm

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I haven't Les but I will. I've read Shakey, I found his constant mention of his music streaming test ice grating but it was a good read.

He's back on Spotify now I see.


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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:27 pm

I've heard CSNY's 1974 tour was one of the most debauched in history.

Have you seen Scorseses last waltz where Young plays an entire song wth a very visual 'coke booger'
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:04 pm

Is that 'The Bands' farewell concert? If so yes, some top talent there that night iirc.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:06 pm

Ps...Crosby was a grade A party animal 24/7.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:10 pm

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Ps...Crosby was a grade A party animal 24/7.

He got stopped by the police in 1982 trying to freebase whilst driving, easy you steer the car with your knees. lol!

this is a good read explains how bad that tour was. Neil young avoided much of the craziness though

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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:45 pm

A good read.

Particularly enjoyed these quotes...

Drummond: "We had a shitload of songs. Neil was the greatest. He'd just pull one of out his ass or his hat and the rest of them would grab and hang on. That's what made it so fresh and exciting. It wasn't rehearsed or any of that shit."

Nash (From his 2013 book Wild Tales): "Crosby took two beautiful women with him on tour… Often I would knock on his hotel door, which he kept propped open with a security jamb, and he'd be getting blown by both of these girls, all while he was talking and doing business on the phone and rolling joints and smoking and having a drink."

Where did it all go wrong lol
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:09 am

Kind of reminiscent of John Entwistle's death.

I suppose dropping dead in a Vegas hotel room lacks glamour but the huge pile of cocaine and couple of hookers who were with him definitely makes it very rock n roll.

I guess it's what he would've wanted.

Leonard Cohen has to be the High Priest of miserabilism though which is odd because many of his songs are really beautiful. Jennifer Warnes did a whole album of Lenny covers (Famous Blue Raincoat) and it is absolutely gorgeous - especially Bird On A Wire. Well worth tracking down even if you don't go much on Cohen because if you didn't know they were his songs you'd never guess.

Shakey? The book his dad wrote (Neil and Me) is really good and is well worth a read; I've never found On The Beach depressing at all; I've never got on with Tonight's The Night: I've got it on vynyl and will have to dig it out and re-appraise because I don't think I ever played it more than once or twice.

Echo and the Bunnymen were/are gloriously miserable - especially Heaven Up Here.

Most depressing? Got to be Closer by Joy Division. That's a whole different level of gloom. Even Leonard Cohen must have been impressed.

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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:38 am

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Kind of reminiscent of John Entwistle's death.

I suppose dropping dead in a Vegas hotel room lacks glamour but the huge pile of cocaine and couple of hookers who were with him definitely makes it very rock n roll.

I guess it's what he would've wanted.

Leonard Cohen has to be the High Priest of miserabilism though which is odd because many of his songs are really beautiful. Jennifer Warnes did a whole album of Lenny covers (Famous Blue Raincoat) and it is absolutely gorgeous - especially Bird On A Wire. Well worth tracking down even if you don't go much on Cohen because if you didn't know they were his songs you'd never guess.

Shakey? The book his dad wrote (Neil and Me) is really good and is well worth a read; I've never found On The Beach depressing at all; I've never got on with Tonight's The Night: I've got it on vynyl and will have to dig it out and re-appraise because I don't think I ever played it more than once or twice.

Echo and the Bunnymen were/are gloriously miserable - especially Heaven Up Here.

Most depressing? Got to be Closer by Joy Division. That's a whole different level of gloom. Even Leonard Cohen must have been impressed.



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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:34 am

Pink Floyd / The Final Cut. Brilliant but dour.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:59 am

A fitting thread to announce this I suppose.....Leonard Cohen RIP.
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PostSubject: Re: Most miserable albums of all time   Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:54 am

Frank Bullitt wrote:
Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen. My personal favourite but miserable as feck.

Just found this one amongst my cd's, tis very good.
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