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Postby joemell » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:53 am

Well, I thought that since no one had posted here yet, I might as well be the first .

I just wanted to share my two most life-saving and influencing musical inspirations: Bob Marley and Pink Floyd
Their music has gotten me through some very sad and scary times over the years.

It was actually kind of weird. For the longest time any time that I was having a really depressing day, some Pink Floyd would come on the radio and make it all good. I truly believe that the Universe was sending me the good vibes.

And Bob, well I need not explain any further. It's Bob
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Postby Azealdread » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:03 am

I would honestly have to say it to be utada hikaru and the songs she wrote for both kingdom hearts games. (simple and clean, passion) i know it isn't some well known super old person or well respected singer but her voice calms me and her songs help me smile for some odd reason.

Those are my rainy day songs and thankfully i haven't had to listen to them in a while.
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Postby Pawly » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:50 am

It's kinda hokey/cheesey but even us big hairy dudes need a cry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6FBgSweZY4 I miss my Dad and brother :( but this makes me think of them and after a tear or two i feel better.
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Postby Orea » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:57 pm

Bliss n Eso.

Australian hip hop. Good beat, cool lyrics and positive vibes. I discovered them in the midst of my depression and I've always found their music empowering.
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Postby DJ_Darkside » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:43 pm

This guy right here. Forever and always.

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Postby girlapaloo » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:17 pm

I agree on the Bob. Ya gotta have Bob.

Also, Tori Amos - her Little Earthquakes album was so amazing, especially for the angsty bipolar teenage girl I was at the time. Still give it a listen every now and then. So many feels!
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Postby moonshine » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:34 pm

Smashing Pumpkins (first three albums) really got me through the worst of my depression and self abuse.
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Postby Corgimom » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:37 pm

Joni Mitchel got me through early puberty- I wore out one copy of Ladies of the Canyon and bought another. Used to mow lawns for pocket money and $10 for an album was 3 yards.

I remember dancing on roller skates down the sidewalk singing the Brand New Key

I spent the 70's doing acoustical folkie stuff. Somewhere i have an old betamax of Mike my partner playing. It was a pretty magic time.

By the late mid 80's I had gotten a real job and was doing all that womens/lesbian music stuff. Meg Christian - the orginal oliva music women. I still listen to Ode to a Gym teacher or the leaping lesbians when I need to laugh. As fun and funny as that was the Southern Home sitll puts a lump in my throat. That line Leaving Confederate closets of pain, loosing the accents we'd learned to disdain, Go to hell southern bigots and Bells' is such a gut shot.
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Postby Ron » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:33 am

Coheed and Cambria has gotten me through a lot over the years. They're like the perfect band for any mood.

Its hard to listen to them sometimes because it's my ex's favourite band and their sound is as tied to her as it is to me.

Other than them, Death Cab for Cutie has gotten me through a lot, especially deaths. What Sarah Said and Transatlanticism are two of the best lyrical song's I've ever heard.


Rise Against got me through a lot of my teenage angst back in the early 2000s So much rage and hope.
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Postby anynoise » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:46 am

I'm not sure if it counts as getting through a tough time. But, it was definitely an inhibitor of purging emotions.

I listened to the Shame soundtrack on repeat for a whole day. Instrumental music allows me to go deep into my own head and work through things. The music is some how desperate and if you've seen the movie the amount of self-loathing is a big theme. It is good to get those things out.

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Postby Corgimom » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:35 am

This is Mike, he died from aids about a year after this video but somehow being with him working singing learning playing freed me to figure out who I really am and was. I think I was about 20 when he told me he was sure I was a lesbian. I have a feeling it might have taken me another 20 years to figuire out if he had not told me.

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Postby Zansi'Vara » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:57 am

My favorite band of all time, Marianas Trench. So many of their songs hit me in so many ways. It's gotten me through many, many difficult days and nights.
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Postby Candeeoke » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:13 pm

This thread makes me a bit sad. I've never really connected with music in a way that it makes me get through things. Maybe when I was a kid and just developing my music style I did but then it took a turn. I always used music to dance. Perhaps from 19-21 I would say European dance music got me through - I'd go to the discotheque and just dance all night. I enjoy music but it doesn't do that for me.
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Postby ink » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:20 pm

really... thats interesting. most of the memorable songs for myself, dealt with times that were hard and the music provided a needed distraction or like an outlet, or just said something profound at the time and i happen to catch it and it would beforever tied to my memory.
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Postby girlapaloo » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:34 pm

TOOL!
Lots of anger and brooding.
The lyrics are intelligent, too.

Undertow and Aenima were the best albums.
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Postby ink » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:55 pm

alright, im about to break this thread, ready?! :D
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Postby Charmosa » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:03 pm

Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs album. I'm grinding through some rough times with Epitaph For My Heart recently.
https://youtu.be/bwnLlQ6t2uE
But I used to listen to a lot of that when I was an adolescent so there's also the nostalgia factor in play.
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Postby Manhal » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:23 am

Music that has gotten me through hard times.
i think each hard time was different, and different music was suitable.
Some classics to lift my spirits though were:

K'Naan - Soobax
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T5A6Hq6KNQ

The Unplugged of Lauryn Hill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj5-rWHDJEA

Bill Withers - 1973 BBC Concert Complete
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtT_8pEjHgo

Sandhill - Ana Wa Akhi/انا و اخي (remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3BZoWi ... 3&index=23

Childish Gambino - Got This Money with Donald Glover (Acoustic Hotel Version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPajfCEkzAM

Lupe Fiasco - I Don't Wanna Care Right Now ft. MDMA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0eh6T5 ... P&index=78

Feeling Good, Nina Simone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJA69C6 ... P&index=81

Sideways - Santana Ft. Citizen Cope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmPvzmv ... j5Un7-BG1P

Jimmy Eat World - Pain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZNnaPO ... P&index=96

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh3bleX ... j5Un7-BG1P

Ben Harper & Relentless7 - Faithfully Remain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZLp5oL ... j5Un7-BG1P

Ben Harper- Burn One Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkitS8j ... j5Un7-BG1P

Mary Jane's Last Dance- Tom Petty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5pHM-o2_Dk

Missy Elliott - Gossip Folks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYKI8tAELXY

Missy Elliott - WTF (Where They From) ft. Pharrell Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO_3Qgib6RQ

Common ‎– Be [Full Album] 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGzDzLglsfA

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Postby NaranjaRa » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:29 am

off the top of my head:

Erykah Badu
Andrew Bird
Rufus Wainwright
Pixies
Elliott Smith
Portishead
Fiona Apple
The Cure (shutUP /emo :giggle: )
Lauryn Hill

Dave Matthews Band (the album Under the Table & Dreaming ONLY...)
this song especially always lifts me up:


and last but far from least,
Mary J. Blige
in fact whenever i'm feeling down, this song has become THE go-to anthem:
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Postby Philly » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:02 pm

I'm all over the place with it but here goes:
Mudvayne & carnifex got me thru s really bad break up
Tool helped me cope when I walked out on a guy just to have him od six months later
Thy art is murders whore to a chainsaw is still my go to when I feel all stabby & but don't wanna go to jail
And oddly enough Alice in chains was the band that really solidified my recovery when I finally decided to put the needle down somewhere between the deaths of 2 members I decided I don't wanna go out like that
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