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    Is the kind that sounds like a sharp pillow, the kind that tastes like the sweet blood in your mouth when you cut your tongue licking the frosting knife, the kind that feels like being blown up into the sky and being seen and heard and taught and held and loved and then roughly set back down upon a prickling thistle patch, expected to go on,
    feeling the aching within my soul without grasping the cause of it.
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    And knowing that even if I can't understand why it's there, somewhere out there in the world is someone who has felt this same kind of hollow fullness that I feel, this craving
    for things I don't actually believe exist, this unearned despondency that rises up within me like a serpent ready to strike mercilessly at whatever force shows its tummy at the wrong moment.
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    I don't know if it's healthy to dwell within this mindscape. Honestly I don't care. I think I need suggestions of more music like that.
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    R.E.M. started it all for me. The Pixies and Nirvana finished it. Recommendations: "Reckoning", and "Life's Rich Pageant" by R.E.M. There are songs on these albums that make me cry to this day.
    Suggested by   @eriknmichaelssrn
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    Gold by novo amor, a thousand years by Haley Rienhart, kiss me by sixpence none the richer, it's a game by el vy, James by Sam Brooke's, something by the Beatles, asleep by the smiths, viva la vida by Coldplay, (any song from lord Huron), only love by Ben Howard, stolen dance by milky chance, addict with a pen by 21 pilots,
    Burn card by the bar brothers, empty house by Priscilla Ahn, death with dignity by sufjan Stevens,
    Suggested by   @Charlie_Chester
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    Low - Death Of A Salesman
    Listening to this right now. Hope this helps even though it might make things worse. ❤️
    Suggested by   @theshome
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    The National - Afraid of Everyone
    Suggested by   @theshome
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    Isle of flightless birds by 21 pilots, longest wave by red hot chili peppers, I am a rock by Simon and garfunkel, I will be back one day by lord Huron, the night we met by lord Huron, oh mrs. Believer by 21 pilots, opportunity to cry by Priscila Ahn, stop this train by John Mayer, wallflower by Priscila Ahn, white winter hymnal by fleet foxes,
    Work song by hozier,
    Suggested by   @Charlie_Chester
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    Okay The Boxer Rebellion: start with Spitting Fire or Both Sides Are Even; Cold War Kids - First; Youth or Medicine by Daughter; pretty much any Damien Rice; Lily & Madeline- Come to Me ; Frightened Rabbit - Album The Midnight Organ Fight; Jack White - Love Interruption; Katie Herzig - Lost and Found ❤️; The Mowgli's - Through the Dark
    Suggested by   @kate81
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    The Doors as a whole. Some of their songs cut me so deep I can't constantly listen to them I need to be in the right mood; The song autumn's monologue by the fiction we live; Lana Del Rey has some incredible songs; Slow dancing in a burning room - John; come pick me up - Ryan Adams; giving tree - plain white tees; savior - rise against;
    Clean - Tswift; honestly the entire 500 Days of Summer soundtrack haha it's real good; within you without you the Beatles; a day to remember the band as a whole but can start with I'm already gone and end of me; And a guilty pleasure but Cool by Gwen Stefani CUTS ME haha. Dang I wrote too much and still have more to write. Let me know if you ever need any more!
    Suggested by   @ErinFlaherty
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    Continuing: Patti Griffin-Long Ride Home; Ray LaMontagne- pretty much all of it but the Trouble album and For the Summer; Ryan Adams - Come Pick Me Up; Regina Spektor - Samson; Wakey! Wakey! - War Sweater; Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional; Box of Stones by Benjamin Francis Leftwich; Band of Horses - The Funeral, Narrow Stairs Album by Death Cab
    For Cutie AND OF COURSE House of the Rising Sun by The Animals
    Suggested by   @kate81
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    This probably isn't exactly right for what you seek, but when I feel like what your amazing description describes, it's the blues for me. Acoustic, electric, Chicago, Delta, whatevs.
    So: Lightin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, BB King, John Lee Hooker, R L Burnside, Son House, Leadbelly, Howlin' Wolf, Hound Dog Taylor, and of course the source: Robert Johnson.
    Suggested by   @andersun
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    Um, I ADORE making music recs & am honored to be tagged here 🙏🏽
    I'll just name bands rather than specific songs. Gotta give 🙌🏽 to @Charlie_Chester for the Lord Huron recs - both of their albums. Early Rilo Kiley is great, or Jenny Lewis's solo stuff. Neutral Milk Hotel for extra deep sads. Otis Redding - deep cuts, and his sad stuff. Band of Horses. Beck's Morning Phase album. The Velvet Underground (song Oh! Sweet Nothin). Shovels & Rope, the Civil Wars. Bill Withers. Carole King's Tapestry album. The OC soundtracks. Enjoy!! 🎶🎶🎶
    Suggested by   @dreadpiratemama
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    Heartbeats- Jose Gonzales, about today- the national, lover I don't have to love- bright eyes,New York I love you but you're bringing me down- lcd soundsystem, sometime around midnight- airborne toxic event, wake up- arcade fire, hotel- the antlers, on your porch- the format, goodnight, travel well- the killers, you're a wolf- sea wolf
    Suggested by   @tatertotfreak
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    The Front Bottoms have really gut punching lyrics here are my suggestions to start with:Twin Size Mattress, Bathtub, Santa Monica, The Plan (F--K Jobs), Help, Cough It Out, Be Nice To Me, Flashlight, Swimming Pool, & Legit Tattoo Gun; Lua- Bright Eyes, Marathon Runner- Yellow Ostrich, Landslide- Fleetwood Mac
    I Need My Girl- The National, Fuck Feelings- Born Ruffians, Architect- Frightened Rabbit, Kitchen Sink- Twenty One Pilots, Rocket Man- Elton John, All Time Low- Jon Bellion, Walden Pond- Atta Boy, I Would Be Sad- The Avett Brothers. Also most stuff by Noah Gundersen.
    Suggested by   @shacara_shacara
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    Oblivion by Grimes, Love Is Won by Lia Ices, Blue in Green by Miles Davis, Cicadas and Gulls by Feist, Bronte by Gotye, Sovay by Andrew Bird, Should've Known Better by Sufjan Stevens and Long Time Traveller by The Wailin Jenny's❤️
    Suggested by   @nikkilounoel
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    Angsty Melangholy- Modern Baseball, The Kills DJ Melancholy- Tom Misch, Taku Alternative R&B Melancholy- Daniel Cesar, Phony Ppl
    Just some of my favorites right now😊
    Suggested by   @musesofamustardseed
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    Ooh! Ooh! One more
    You can't go wrong with any of the three Girls soundtracks. There are several playlists on Spotify that are easy to find. I ❤️❤️❤️ Vampire Weekend's cover of Speingsteen's Going Down
    Suggested by   @dreadpiratemama
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    Blackstar by David Bowie
    Just heard this cycle through my iPod and the whole album might fit this list. It's the one he related just before he passed.
    Suggested by   @andersun