This Particular Sadness is a melancholy mix for hopeful people. You can see the light at the end, but you’re still in the damn tunnel. At least the radio’s working.
If you have a song that has helped you through a particular challenge, please leave it in comments. Of particular note: Frank Ocean is one of my new favorite artists, so be sure to hit that. Typhoon is an amazing band out of Portland, they’re on heavy rotation too. Please watch the video for Big Jet Plane above. Touching.
This Particular Sadness on Spotify
This Particular Sadness on Rdio
Links to individual songs:
Swim Good from Frank Ocean
Holocene from Bon Iver
No Nostalgia from AgesandAges
Big Jet Plane from Angus and Julia Stone
Sadness is a Blessing from Lykke Li
Famous Blue Raincoat from Leonard Cohen
Someone Else’s Life from Joshua Radin
Yes I’m Cold from Chris Bathgate
The Sickness Unto Death from Typhoon
Oviedo from Blind Pilot
Civilian from Wye Oak
Simple Present Mix
Yep, Yep. The 2012 Victory Mix
Dancing Alone in Your Underwear Mix
56 thoughts on “Mix: This Particular Sadness”
Wow… that video! Astoundingly similar to me as an angsty teenager, right down to the depressing job in the dollar store. My go-to album for hopeful melancholia is I Wish We Were an Eagle by Bill Calahan.
I heard this recently and thought someone had been reading my mind. Someone named Mason Jennings.
Thanks for all the song suggestions. Really enjoy them.
so weird. I was listening to Frank Ocean on iTunes when I came to your site from a link on another blog. I paused it to start the video and then read down where you mentioned him. I’m really enjoying him right now. It’s such a nice change from what I have been listening to. Also really enjoying the Tuneyards.
Florence and the machine – Shake it Off
“And I’m ready to suffer, and I’m ready to hope”
“It’s always darkest before the dawn”
this song’s a powerhouse. awesome video as well
Shawn Colvin’s “I Don’t Know Why” for grief I want to feel keenly and still find hope.
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