August 27, 2009

Muse and other bands I like when I'm pissed off

So today was not one of my better days. For those who don't know, I have clinical depression (I'll try not to talk about this too much). I don't mean for it to sound trendy or cool because it seems as if depression has recently become a badge of honor for celebrities and the disenfranchised, but I'm serious. I have had it most of my life since I was about ten, and today I didn't feel like getting out of bed. It sounds dumb and lazy but its true, there are some days when you just don't want to face reality and just want to stay lying underneath blankets almost to hide from the outside world. I hope I don't sound to sulky or prepubescent, moving back to Buffalo has been hard on me. I was happy for the last two years I was in Toronto after a long fight with the illness and now I'm back again, and although I'm trying to look towards the future and to get on my feet again everyday is hard. Anyway music has become my refuge, I know it sounds cliche but I sometimes use my mp3 like armor. Its my protection from old classmates, places I don't want to go, and boredom. I created the blog posts Best Angry Albums a few months ago and I'm just adding to it. And don't worry I'm not going to make bitching about my depression a normal thing. I don't wear it on my sleeve, it just happens to be something I have to deal with everyday.

- Time is Running Out
From the Album "Absolution" Muse infuses as much classical and opera in their sound as punk and metal. The great thing about Muse is they are one of the only modern bands I know of that appeal to a large range of people, everyone from indie kids, scene kids to metal heads seem to appreciate them.

Our Lady Peace - All For You
I like Our Lady Peace's older stuff (basically Gravity and anything that came before it). This song is off of Gravity and is great for blasting through head phones on the bus when I want to be left works wonders.

Refused - New Noise
Mentioned these guys in a July blog posting one of the greatest punk bands from the nineties who may have single handedly started the screamo (they are not screamo more like hardcore punk) movement. Not a huge fan of all, but Refused is a great band.

Garbage - I'm Only Happy When it Rains
I think the song title says it all. I loved this band in high school and they really were quite comforting on my most bitchy days.


  1. Check out P.O.S "Purexed"... that's helped me through a couple days of depression recently.

  2. Yeah I listened to it and I really liked it! I may even feature it in a future post and if I do I'll give you credit of course...but yeah it's a pretty rad song.

  3. Check out Die Artze and their song "Junge" -- it's a German group but I think they would be big if.... people spoke German. Anyways, if you look for it on YouTube, you can find it with English subtitles. Very Shaun(Sean?)-of-the-Dead macabre humor, great for depression and angst.

  4. Cool checked them out, interesting music video for sure! ha

  5. Glad you liked it! That whole album (Never Better - P.O.S) is very good. I'd even toy with putting it in my top 10 of the year.