Episode 70: Mad For Sadness

Thanks to Casey Jarman and Todd Gleason for joining us on this week’s episode! You can listen at the top, or download it here.

Topic:

  • Breakup music and “Sad Bastard Music”
  • Why are we drawn to sad music?
  • Is there a formula for making sorrowful music?
  • What albums and songs make us the most sad?

Songs:

Bands:

  • Belle & Sebastian
  • Todd Gleason / Color Coder
  • Korn
  • Daniel Lopatin / Oneohtrix Point Never
  • Dawn of MIDI
  • Fanno Creek
  • Tomten
  • Procol Harum
  • Charles Bradley
  • Ty Segall
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • Earth
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • Sleep
  • Menomena
  • Bob Dylan
  • Dave Van Ronk
  • Sabonis
  • Forest Park
  • Glenn Waco
  • Rasheed Jamal
  • Cibo Matto
  • Warpaint
  • Hospitality
  • Aan
  • Kins
  • Alt-J
  • De La Soul
  • Nick Thorburn / The Unicorns
  • Islands
  • Alden Penner
  • The Bee Gees
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Arab Strap
  • Paul Simon
  • Elvis Costello
  • John Denver
  • Pink Floyd
  • Bush
  • Red Sovine
  • Mark Kozelek / Sun Kil Moon
  • Survivor
  • Europe
  • Dragging an Ox Through Water
  • Matt Berninger / The National
  • Townes Van Zandt
  • Sting
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Elliott Smith
  • Mike Doughty / Soul Coughing
  • Kraftwerk
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Ted Leo
  • Frank Sinatra
  • The Antlers
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • The Sunset Tree
  • The Weakerthans
  • Joni Mitchell
  • James Blake
  • St. Vincent
  • Refused
  • David Byrne
  • Talking Heads
  • Aphex Twins
  • Kanye West
  • Beck
  • Nick Drake
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Graham Parsons
  • Roy Orbison
  • Patsy Cline
  • Morrissey
  • The Smiths
  • The Cure
  • Cocteau Twins
  • Massive Attack
  • Big Star
  • Kimya Dawson
  • Rachel Taylor Brown
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Cursive
  • Stephin Merritt / The Magnetic Fields
  • Robyn Hitchcock
  • Randy Newman
  • Harry Nilsson
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Neil Young
  • Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • PJ Harvey
  • Johnny Cash
  • Sparklehorse
  • Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Iron & Wine
  • Bright Eyes
  • Elvis Presley
  • John Lee Hooker
  • Joy Division
  • Frank Black / Joey Santiago / David Lovering / Pixies
  • Best Coast
  • Tricky
  • Kim Deal / Breeders
  • Belly
  • Throwing Muses
  • Guided By Voices
  • Swervedriver
  • Point Juncture, WA
  • Red House Painters
  • The Postal Service
  • Tegan & Sara
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Prince
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Big A little a
  • Boredoms
  • U2
  • Sea of Crises
  • Italics
  • Drowse
  • Swathes
  • Desert of Hiatus
  • The Morals
  • The Builders & the Butchers
  • Albatross
  • Dark Tranquility
  • Dark Quilt
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