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Strangeways • View topic - Are the Smiths actually depressing?

Are the Smiths actually depressing?

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Postby Rodchenko » Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:23 pm

If feeling miserable there is no better cure than listening to Morrissey! he makes you feel like you're not alone... That's the beauty of the whole thing... If you don't get that, then you might just stick with techno or something equally mind-numbing...
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Postby Mozzerella » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:24 pm

I don't find them the least bit depressing. Sure there's certain sadness to Moz's lyrics but a lot of self-irony and humour too. And by the way, I've always liked melancholy music.
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Postby Still Ill » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:14 pm

Everyone's summed it up well. Now if the media/music journalists could grab hold of our list....
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Postby Xuu » Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:25 am

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:02 pm

I wouldn't call them depressing, but then again I'm used to gloom: my favourite bands are Echo & The Bunnymen, The Smiths, Placebo, Silke Bischoff, Bauhaus ; not the most uplifting stuff for someone who doesn't look further than the surface.

However, being a depressive myself unfortunately, I find it easier to recognise myself in sad music, and it actually gives a good feeling. As if "you're not alone with your gloom", although I know it's a bit stupid it does make you feel less misunderstood sometimes to hear music that expresses what you feel yourself. Apart from that, I have always been into dark stuff, I think one needs to distance from the literate meaning and just see it as a work of art. Nothing depressing to it.

I do hear the remark "ooh, that's such depressing music" a lot though when telling people I listen to the Smiths.
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