Morrissey is almost too sad sometimes. I figured since Morrissey's career started with the Smiths, that this could be an all encompassing list to include his solo stuff as well.
What I've come tho realize over time is the way The Smiths have managed to capture that hopelessness which goes hand- in- hand with depression. This along with the basic chord structures and uplifting rhythms make The Smiths capable of providing a false hope that is never really there once fully examined.
Rivers Cuomo seems to have a bottomless pit of grief in him somewhere, because year after year he manages to spew out these songs of love lost and times past. Despite the energy, fun sound, and happiness of some songs, their sad one's will do quite the number on you.
Like The Smiths, by including Weezer, I also mean this to encompass Rivers Cuomo's solo music.
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