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Hey, guys! I've been facing some rough personal times. Yes, i'm still a teenager with 18 years old, so "what do i know about relationships?" I need help facing some real tough love stuff. I've been inside a love triangle among two friends and it's only getting worse - they two date each other and one of the them cheated and i know.
Well, i've been listening pretty much to a lot of relationship records that i was attached to my whole short life and a few new ones like "Shoot out the Lights" by Richard and Linda Thompson. I was wondering what records do you guys suggest or if you guys had records to listen during those times when love just ruins your days and your personal life hit the bottom. At least i hope so!
Definitely Blood on the Tracks. Good luck getting through this.
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" is the one that came to my mind first. "Pinkerton" by Weezer is another great break up album (from personal experience), and (as previously stated) "Blood on the Tracks".
Other great albums for a breakup.....
"Sea Change"- Beck
"Pet Sounds"- The Beach Boys
"808s and Heartbreaks"- Kanye West
"Rubber Soul"- The Beatles
.....and the entire discography of The Smiths and Morrissey.
I hope that any of these albums make you feel better, music can do great things when it comes to emotion.
Blood on the Tracks is just a different album now! Wow...
I'm pretty sure all of those you cited Nick are going to mean a lot more to me, now!
My long-term break-up album is Joni Mitchell's Blue. It just describes how i feel about love and other stuff. All I Want is just one of the greatest love songs ever committed to tape! It always makes me feel a mix of so many feelings and like i'm at home. Music sure helps during the rough times!
Thank you very much, guys!
Well, I know about as much about this shit as Christina Aguleira knows about the Star Spangled Banner, BUT I can hear the lyrics.
My advice would be listen to stuff that has nothing to do with love at all (like acid stuff from the 60's)
If you want to take you r original approach, however,
definitely play "Blood on the Tracks" and "Rumours".
If you're really desperate for suggestions, listen to Poison's "Every Rose Has It's Thorn".
Carole King - Tapestry
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (the first)
one song, by the Belgian singer Axelle Red - "Je t'attends"
My personal favs:
Bob Dylan- Blood on the Tracks
The Microphones- The Glow, Part 2
Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
Richard & Linda Thompson- Shoot Out the Lights
Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
Lou Reed- Berlin
PJ Harvey- Rid of Me
Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- The Boatman's Call
Beck - Sea Change!
Blur - 13
Elliot Smith - Either/Or
Spritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
The Verve - A Northern Soul
These have all worked wonders for me.
A lot of good recommendations. A couple I didn't notice so far:
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
Thank you so much, guys!
I'm listening to all those records, now. And i'd like to point that i've cried listening to Achtung Baby and Illinoise this weekend. How lame is my state? In a scale of 1 to 10: it must be a 12. And I listened to Joanna Newsom's Have One on Me all the way. Yeah, 2h of love and heartbreaks. Still digging in my library for those heartbreak records that i've always liked, but it's only resonating with me FOR REAL right now. nj even gave me a NME list full of them. Yeah, nj recommending NME.
@Listyguy: If you only knew about this as much as Christina Aguilera knows about food... I guess i need to face and 'enjoy' this sadness while i'm at it. Run from it is only an illusion. I need to face it. One day someone is going to break your heart and you'll want to cut her/his legs out while playing Rid of Me in the background.
The Cure - Disintegration
Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
The Blue Nile - Hats
Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
I can't really tell about full albums, but my "love sucks" song (shared with one of my best friend) is Ben Harper - Another Lonely Day.
Here are some other great songs who meets the topic (though they cover it with very different angles):
Mountain Goats - No Children (you can hardly top that, the albums Tallahassee could work as a whole too)
Animal Collective - Banshee Beat (might be my favorite break-up song now)
Ben Harper - Walk Away
The Wrens - She Sends Kisses
Elvis Costello - Lipstick Vogue
Bright Eyes - The Calendar Hung Itself
Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Have Lied
Blink-182 - Dammit (seriously, great song, back when they were a good band, and if you have the same teenage love life as I had, you can really relate to it)
The Hives - Love in Plaster
Built to Spill - I Would Hurt a Fly
The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
Queens of the Stone Age - I Never Came & In The Fade
Wilco - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Eliott Smith - Half Right
Violent Femmes - Add It Up & Kiss Off (well, maybe here I would say that the full album applies)
Gang of Four - Damaged Goods
Outkast - Happy Valentine's Day
Ray Lamontagne - Empty
And for the angriest side :
Mc Lusky - Lightsabre Cocksucker Blues
Shellac - Prayer to God
And a French song you would probably feel pretty close to is "Chanson d'Ami" by Zazie, she is far from being a great singer but this song is really nice.
to hear something different, try any klezmer compilation. A very good one is "Soul Of Klezmer" on the German label Network. I'm hearing it now and it's beautiful, soulful and very melancholic music at times, and joyful at others. Full of emotion.
Otherwise, my ultimate heartbreak record was "Grace" by Jeff Buckley
If you really wanna cry just try this. Especially the Horowitz version.
How about Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? by Of Montreal and NIN's Pretty Hate Machine.