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Luckily I'm home alone. Anyone had any similar experiences?
Homogenic was pretty much on constant rotation during a fairly bad year, and every time I hear quite a few tracks on there (plus some on Post as well) they have a strong physical effect - a kind of melancholy nostalgia. Not entirely unpleasant but it always shocks me when it happens.
When I think of All My Friends it always makes me feel a bit welled up, but then I listen to it and it's not quite the same. Odd.
the two chords and lots of dickhead nyc attitude?
this kind of stuff happens to me daily
I think it's an age thing, I dropped my daughter off at her school disco last night and Christ she looked old. I was thinking about that.
Anyway I like the simple monotony of the keyboard and I don't understand where you get dickhead NYC attitude from either.
I don't think any of my pieces of music have done this to me. But Bart's Dog Gets and F makes me a heap of blubbin' every time. :-/
chords in sigur ros just wreck me, its like the trigger a switch
1. '138th Street' by The Walkmem
2. Something by Elbow (I can't remember what)
both times simply because the lyrics exactly reflected what was going on at the time
Makes me remember ex's and that, sad.
'only skin' by joanna newsom
'same shade as concrete' by circle takes the square
almost make me cry - i have to hold it back
And Sawdust and Diamonds.
Actually, that whole damn album does that to me.
My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes also almost always causes tears
I can totally relate to the Sawdust And Diamonds factor. The part where she starts asking "why the long face?" gets me every time.
One that might seem a little strange is the final third of Deerhunter's Cryptograms album. As someone who has spent his entire life struggling with a chronic disease, I found Bradford Cox's lyrics extremely relatable.
From Here We Go Sublime by The Field is another recent album that elicits a strong emotional response in me.
apart from Casimir Pulaski Day by Sufjan Stevens, which may have made my eyes a little moist the first time I heard it – no blubbing or anything though.
not like floods of tears but i totally well up. usually on my own at 4 in th morning when im well stoned. its good tho, i think, cathartic. last time was watching rainer maria on youtube playing the contents of lincolns pockets at their farewell show. which wasnt exactly musical.
but yeh, people who don't get their moods controlled by music are obviously not listening to it right..
got played at a funeral I went to yesterday (my first one) and I started crying. I listened to it today when I got back and it did me again. I think thats it for that song. Ill just have to listen exclusively to the Bands version of it now.
And to Eustace - The predatory Wasp of the Palisades... twinges me off that record. No full teardrops though.
But yup yup, I've had the same thing happen with All My Friends.
I realise these words must mean I've sprouted a vagina.
Done it a couple of times. Most of the time i just dance a lot to it but i am quite commonly brought to tears. It's a cold emotional track and I have no excuses but the narrative neatly reflects how empty I feel around cool kids.
I'm sure any song of theirs on the right day could set you off but that song is special.
to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNZq0uMvNXo for a couple weeks and i put it on it wells me up a bit
Intervention by Arcade Fire, when it all swells up...
1000 Seconds by Secret Machines, and I'm not quite sure why!
Haven't cried at music in a loooong time. It's an amazing feeling, weirdly enough...
it had been a rough day.
Hecker can make me cry when I'm in a bad mood. Oh god, and Sleater-Kinney. Such a fucking emo.
'Breath Me' by Sia always makes me sad, even months after watching the Six Feet Under finale. Pretty much all of the Les Miserables soundtrack, just because practically nothing happy happens in that musical. I Dreamed A Dream and Javert's Suicide are significant.