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I have learned that while sappy depressing music is good to listen to when one is sappy and depressed, it has a tendency to prolong the sappy depression, which is no good. Unfortunately, I can't listen to any of my other music on account of it being to damn cheerful. Its a Paradox. I suppose I could switch to some hardcore headbanging music, maybe some Thursday... I just don't know. Anyway, what bands/genres is everyone else listening to?

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Audioslave
The Tragically Hip
Old STP albums

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Run! Run for your lives! It's another "What are you listening to" thread in disguise as a plea for help! Save yourselves!

Eh, nevermind. I'm listening to the hum of people's computers and the person in the cubicle to my right is listening to alternative rock on the radio.

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Cap'n Vic

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I HATE cube noise pollution!!

I like almost all kinds of music, but there is this guy in my cube farm and he listens to country (not the 'new' country which I like/can tolerate depending on the atrist). This guy listens to the old stuff like:

[Mad] Your cheatin' heart...

or

[Mad] Feed Jake....he's been a good dawg...

On top of it all, he is half deaf, so it is often cranked right up


GAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!

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Trance. As one would expect. DJ Tiësto album at the moment, current track Let The Light Shine In by Darren Tate vs. Jono Grant.

Otherwise, I tend to listen to game music, mostly in digital module format (typically S3M and IT) such as the Unreal soundtrack. And a bit of Irish pipes now and then.

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Alright, I'll bite.
- Clasic rock: Bob Segar, Chuck Berry, Don McClain, The Beetles, The Monkeys, ect.
- Limited Heavy Metal: Lead Zepland, Lenard Skinard, Metalica, Apoctaliptica (sweedish cello quartet that plays rock music on electric cellos)
- New Age: Yanni, Enya, Kitaro... However, I feel that John Tesh should be put out of our missery.
- Odds and ends: Smashing Pumkins, Deep Blue Something, Alanis, The vervepipe, Queen (I suppose this is classic rock, but ah well), John the Conquroo

And of course
- Classical (well, early romantic... The clasical period was a needed annoyance in the development of music): Beethoven (Thor of classical music), Mahler (modern leanings, but good none the less), Bach (father of music), Wagner (Powerful stuff...), Schubert (was one of my favorites as a kid), Brahms, Shosticovich, Dvorak, John Williams (included because he is arguably neo-romantic), Sebalious...
- JAZZ, Blues and vagas: Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Ella, Aritha, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Ray Mallory, Judy Garland (in moderation)

I think I'll stop there, as I covered the basics...

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Anything Punk, including but not limited tpo NOFX, the Vandals, Rancid, Sublime, MXPX, No Use for a Name, Weezer, Starting Line, Taking Back Sunday, NFG, The Casualties, The Exploited, Dead Kennedys, The Romones,the Clash(R.I.P. Joe Strummer), Sex Pistols. Too Many to list.

Oh, and then there's emo, with lots of bands people have never heard of, like Culver, DieRadioDie, Sunny Day Realestate, Alkaline Trio (sorta), even to some extent the Ataris (if their new stuff wasn't so mediocre)

Hippy music is the next runner up and I've been listening to a lot of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Woodie and Arlo Guthrie, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead etc.

And then there's the classic-ish rock stuff like Zepplin and Black Sabbath, Leonard Skynard, Steve Miller band, Jimi Hendrix,

the rest is pretty much randomness covering Death Metal, Classical, Whiny Chick rock (Ani/Alanis), Eastern meditation stuff (Ravi Shankar),

God, I left so many bands out of that listing.n Really I like anything that isn't rap or country and even some country is ok, provided it's Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash. Music controls my moods, and my moods control my music. When I broke up with my girlfriend it was a lot of folky sounding softer type stuff, Exam time was very very very loud Metallica, When I have tons of people over and we wanna make noise and cause trouble for the neighbors it's Marylin Manson or System of a Down. As for sappy depressing music drawing out things like breakups longer than need be, I have to say I disagree. Until I really started to listen to music, I would stay upset about things like that a lot longer. I think that my iPod was the most important thing I ever bought in my life (besides maybe pants... and toilet paper). The only problem is I'm running out of room now, anyone wanna buy me a new one? [Roll Eyes] Ok, Like I really expected anyone to?

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Cool, another one of these threads [Smile]

Ok, when I'm depressed I like to listen to the Cure. Preferably Pornography or Disintegration.

When I'm all done being depressed, it's usually time for Iron Maiden, or Rush or something. I own 350+ CDs, so I have a pretty big range. Everything from Jethro Tull to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Band .

Heh. I love music [Smile]

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There's nothing like the blues when you've got the blues: "sad music that makes you feel good".
Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, people like that... Bleeding Gums Murphy, maybe...

Off topic: at this exact moment, A Man Called Adam 'Easter Song', but that's more of a blip in the 70's revival trend. In my headphones, anyway... Lee Perry - genius or god?

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Well, a buddy of mine and I go out drinking and Karaoke-ing every Friday. If I am down I usually throw on some of my favorite K-songs and sing a long with them:
AC/DC - Shook me all night long
GNR - Paradise City
AC/DC - Back in black

It always puts me into a good mood.

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Oh yeah, and as for what I listen to at work:
107.5 The Foxx - Decent mix of rock music, playing "Stillborn" right now...
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*trying to erase the mental image of iCoach wearing a wife-beater tshirt, mesh-backed trucker hat and sporting a mullet Karaoke-ing to his cheese eating cousins*

[Big Grin]

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Hey now. Yew jes wawtch yer mouth perdy boa!

Else all git ma freends ta kem awn aw'vr ta yer plec 'n give yew a rite gewd beat'n.

You sure got a purdy mouth boa...

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I can hear someone playing the theme song from Deliverance on a banjo, and Ned Beatty squealing like a pig, off in the distance [Eek!] [Big Grin]
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This isn't /really/ a what are you listening to right now thread. More of an attempt to capture the general musical tastes of the Geeks. Y'see?

Right now, It's almost all Dashboard Confessional, with a little Alkaline Trio and some Thursday. Also Dispatch.

Seeming and Dreaming,
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Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, Wilco, Jeff Buckley, Semisonic, Zwan, The Smiths, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, The Beastie Boys, The Flaming Lips, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin, John Williams, George Gershwinn, Burt Bacharach
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Well, thanks to the wonder of /. comments, I've just discovered an amusing little number called Beatallica. Metallica parody band that sing Beatle songs in the style of Metallica. Their technique is surprisingly close to the real Metallica, especially the lead singer.

Best of all, free downloads for all (they want their music distributed) here

My personal favourite is "The Thing that should not let it be"

"When I find myself in times of trouble
Hybrid children come to me
Pray for father roaming - roaming free"

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Goth (Darkwave goth, not the heavy metal "goth"): The Cruxshadows, the Music From the Succubus Club compilation album.

Industrial: KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails.

Metal: Dream Theater, Ozzy and/or Black Sabbath, Metallica (old stuff... their last albums have been so-so), Cold, Creed, the Deftones, AC/DC.

Classic Rock: The Beatles/John Lennon/George harrison (no Wings at the moment), Styx, Aerosmith.

Evanescence... sorry, but I'm not exactly sure what they are...

EDIT: Oh yeah, forgot to answer the question. When depressed I tend to listen to dark music, tragic love songs are a favorite. I usually end up achieving catharisis, which helps.

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Clan Of Xymox, Claire Voyant, Siouxsie, Kate Bush, The House Of Love, VNV Nation, Kristin Hersh, XTC, Oingo Boingo, Lush, Shelia Chandra, Velvet Acid Christ. I could go on and on, too many great artists I listen to.

But yes when I'm feeling melancholy sappy music just makes it last longer for me too, but I still insist on listening to it. (staples hand to forehead)

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I guess I'm the opposite. When I'm depressed I have to listen to happy music, or at least upbeat stuff. Like: New Found Glory or Jason Mraz.

Day to day stuff varies on what sort of mood I'm in. If I'm working on some REALLY boring coding then I'll listen to Linkin Park, Marlyn Manson, Aerosmith. Sometimes that gets too much so I'll go for Train, Matchbox 20, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles. For variety (when I can't stand to hear the same lead singer over and over again) I go for soundtracks like Moulin Rouge, Smallville, Gilmore Girls, Spider-man.

Basically I'll listen to anything. I've even been know to enjoy a good polka! (but then again who doesn't!!)

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Oh, Tom Waits is the best for wallowing in depression

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quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
Oh, Tom Waits is the best for wallowing in depression

Oh, I dunno 'bout that. Listening to Frank's Wild Years always cheers me up. ( "Never could stand that dawg" )

Or maybe What is he building in there? from Mule Variations - it always gives me the feeling that it could have been written for me. "He's got enough formaldehyde to choke a horse". [Razz]

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Well...I was referring to the Closing Time album. BTW-I just heard a remake of I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love With You by Natalie Merchant, and it's awesome!(Ok, maybe loses something when she says, "these ol' tomcat feelings you don't understand", but still...) [Wink]

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I've always liked Gilbert O'Sullivan's Alone Again, Naturally. Although it's sappy, it's hilarious at the same time.
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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
[QUOTE]i] from Mule Variations - it always gives me the feeling that it could have been written for me. "He's got enough formaldehyde to choke a horse". [Razz]

A horse, huh? My, my somebody thinks highly of themselves. [Razz]

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*Trance is the greatest music ever composed.*


But for depression may I suggest something that Rednivek turned me onto. The Come Ons:

http://www.thecomeons.com/

The Album they are releasing is going to be good and the one for sale at amazon is great. Try them out. Their songs are all great for depression.

Also another great band that I listen to when Im depressed is The White Stripes(oddly enough from detroit):

http://www.whitestripes.com/

I suggest "I can't wait till you try to come back" for when you are love-depressed. "Dead Leaves and the Dirty ground" is a good song to listen to while depressed. "Im finding it harder to be a Gentleman" is always good for me under any circumstance. There are many good songs to listen to by the White Stripes.

And for the moments when you want to break someone's head in. The Evil Disco Brothers are great for anger. Here is some music for the people who are angry:

http://www.geocities.com/spungonet/

I love Trance, but this music is more appropriate for these moods.

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