Editors' Notes “Curling up inside my private tortures/I nestle into pain/Hug suffering/Caress every ache,” sings Björk on “Play Dead”, her exquisitely sorrowful collaboration with David Arnold. We get it: As pleasant as feeling good can be, there’s something just as rich about sadness—about exploring our blue moods and dark sides, maybe even embracing them. With that in mind, this playlist of indie and alternative—from post-punk to now—sets aside the highs in search of the lows. Our editors are always switching up selections, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

SONG
ALBUM
Isolation (2020 Digital Master)
2:53
 
High and Dry
4:17
 
Pictures of You (Remastered)
7:28
 
Untitled
3:56
 
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
3:35
 
The Weeping Song (2010 Remastered Version)
4:25
 
Lost Cause
3:47
 
Hallelujah
6:53
 
Demons
3:31
 
Skinny Love
3:58
 
Sunflower
4:39
 
Hell Is Round the Corner
3:47
 
The Greatest
3:22
 
Starálfur
6:46
 
Creep
4:37
 
Soothing
4:16
 
Broken Heart
6:38
 
Every Time the Sun Comes Up
4:22
 
Should Have Known Better
5:07
 
Get Me Away from Here, I'm Dying
3:25
 
3:39
 
Suffering
6:02
 
I Know the End
5:44
 
I Don't Believe in the Sun
4:16
 
Sour Times
4:12
 
Where Is My Mind?
3:54
 
All Apologies
3:56
 
Teenage Angst
2:42
 
Love Will Tear Us Apart (2010 Remastered Version)
3:26
 
What Ever Happened?
2:54
 
From Despair to Where
3:34
 
3:31
 
No Surprises
3:49
 
No Distance Left to Run
13
3:28
 
New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down
5:35
 
Down by the Water (Demo)
3:05
 
3:48
 
Black Mirror
4:13
 
3:57
 
Enjoy the Silence
6:12
 
Only Happy When It Rains
3:56
 
Since I Left You
4:20
 
Hunter
4:11
 
Youth
4:13
 
Yet Again
5:18
 
Doll Parts
3:31
 
We Are Nowhere and It's Now
4:12
 
3:12
 
The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1
2:00
 
Waltz #2 (XO)
4:39
 
Pool Party
4:15
 
Fake Plastic Trees
4:50
 
I Will Follow You Into the Dark
3:09
 
Cheerleader
3:28
 
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
4:43
 
All Mirrors
4:42
 
I See a Darkness
4:49
 
Where the Dreams Go To Die
6:04
 
Crucify (2015 Remastered Version)
4:59
 
No One's Gonna Love You
3:37
 
Helplessness Blues
5:03
 
Time Has Told Me
4:24
 
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
6:58
 
This Is a Low
5:16
 
Nobody's Baby Now (2011 Remastered Version)
3:52
 
Still Life
5:21
 
3:41
 
A Night Like This
4:16
 
She's in Parties
5:46
 
This Corrosion
9:30
 
She's Lost Control
4:45
 
Angelene
3:34
 
The Killing Moon
5:48
 
Happy When It Rains
3:37
 
Shot By Both Sides
4:04
 
Sorrow
3:25
 
Chinatown
3:49
 
Range Life
4:54
 
Fly
5:48
 
Cody
6:33
 
Holocene
5:36
 
Marshal Dear
4:03
 
Helicopter
4:58
 
Honk If You're Lonely
2:47
 
New Slang
3:51
 
Miss Misery
3:12
 
Here We Go
5:04
 
Dream Baby Dream
6:24
 
Obstacle 1
4:11
 
Someone Great
6:30
 
My Sad Captains
6:00
 
The State I Am In
4:57
 
Lover, You Should've Come Over
6:44
 
Motorcycle Emptiness (Remastered)
6:08
 
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
1:52
 
Hope There's Someone
4:21
 
Jesus Doesn't Want Me For a Sunbeam (Live Version)
4:37
 
Lord Can You Hear Me
5:37
 
Leave Me Alone
4:41
 
Exit Music (For a Film)
4:27
 

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