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The Greatest Depressing Albums of All Time

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    Blue is the fourth album of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Exploring the various facets of relationships from infatuation on "A Case of You" to insecurity on "This Flight Tonight", the songs feature simple accompaniments on piano, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer. Blue was a critical and commercial success, reaching #15 on the Billboard 200 and #3 in the UK Albums Chart. The single "Carey" reached #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In January 2000, the New York Times chose Blue as one of the 25 albums that represented "turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music"....  more
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        The Downward Spiral is the second studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released March 8, 1994, on Interscope Records. It is a concept album detailing the destruction of a man, from the beginning of his "downward spiral" to his attempt at suicide. The Downward Spiral features elements of industrial rock, techno, and heavy metal, in contrast to the synthpop-influenced Pretty Hate Machine. Co-produced by Trent Reznor and Flood, The Downward Spiral was conceived after the Lollapalooza 1991 festival tour as a pivot for Reznor's personal issues and the "negative vibe" felt by the band. Reznor moved to 10050 Cielo Drive, Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles in Beverly Hills,...  more
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          The Meadowlands is the third studio album by The Wrens. It was released by Absolutely Kosher Records on September 9, 2003 and in Europe two years later on September 19, 2005 by LO-MAX Records. A UK limited edition version with two extra tracks, "Such a Pretty Lie" and "Nervous and Not Me", was released on February 27, 2006. The album was named after the New Jersey Meadowlands, the wetlands near the Wrens' home in New Jersey....  more