An ode to unrequited love penned by an artist suffering from schizophrenia. Daniel Johnston's romantic epic is hopeful without holding out hope. Grand work.
Recent study shows listening to hip-hop unlocks creative part of brain, lowers boundaries that say “no”. Do we subscribe to this theory? Yeeeeaaahh, bbbooooyyyeeeee!
Welcome back to #200SadSongs. This week, Aussie rockers Jet take us away from romantic heartbreak and to family tragedy with “Timothy”, the haunting close to their debut album.
You may not know the name, but you’ve definitely heard of him: Ennio Morricone has scored the most iconic films of our time, and today he’s soundtracking your breakfast. Lucky you.
Welcome back to #200SadSongs where this week, the reliable melancholy is replaced with Bananarama’s hyper-coloured upbeat, but all-in-all heartbreaking banger, “I Want You Back”.
The greatest compliment one can pay is Frankie Cosmos’ Anxiety Attack is perhaps not music, but rather an experience of the song title.
Today marks the day the music died, so in tribute, we’ve selected a few of the grandest last performances of genius, prior to them shuffling off this mortal coil.
We spoke to Alon Ilsar, the genius mind pioneering new drumming technology that forgoes the traditional drum kit for the air around us.
The depths of personal trauma, hidden by a jaunty melody; Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)” is beautiful in it’s ugliness…and the perfect addition to the 200 Sad Songs series.
With hearts firmly planted on sleeves, Bruce Springsteen’s 2017 tour is a timely gritty reminder of The Boss’ message and enduring talent.
As 200 Sad Songs continues, we see the emo mob has been collectively consigned to the bin. But as the bleeding prose in “Hannah Hold On” teaches us, “emo” doesn’t have to be a dirty word.
200 Sad Songs gets into vague, but ever-relatable heartbreak this week, with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ now-classic top ten hit, Maps.
Linked by talent, and ultimately fate, Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin were the very definition of the blues.
This week in #200 Sad Songs, Taylor Dayne teaches us that while the ’90s as an era were bloodied by towering love ballads, not every song was about stopping a large asteroid…
Sparse yet vivid; tragic, albeit beautiful: Eels’ “It’s a Motherfucker” continues the 200 Sad Songs series, providing the come down to our Christmas festivities (soz).
“Merry Christmas”, indeed. We love the celebration, but the soundtrack grinds the proverbial gears when one’s ears meet Jingle Bells for the 40th time. As an alternative, how about you drop these dope beats, muh homie? …I’ll stop.
A list of 200 Sad Songs is a list incomplete without the late, great, tortured and masterful Elliott Smith. Post-breakup hymn “I Better Be Quiet Now” is this week’s pick.
2016 has given us much, and taken even more. However, with the fear of foreigners now en vogue, let us sample some carols from around the world to fight racist stereotype. Merry Christmas.
The face of loving someone who could never love you back is ugly, however in the hands of Frank Ocean, it can be beautiful. Welcome back to 200 Sad Songs.
Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, discusses his inspiration, history and creative process in which he uses film samples to create entirely new pieces of music.
This week’s entrant in the 200 Sad Songs series is Bonnie Raitt’s break-up/never there banger, the soundtrack to a thousand brews swilled in a thousand hopeless truckstops, I Can’t Make You Love Me.
Headlining this week’s instalment of 200 Sad Songs is Bob Dylan, longing for his missing bae. But underneath his casual bluster what is he really saying?