This Will End in Tears

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Harper Collins, Aug 7, 2012 - Music - 416 pages
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Sad music moves us like nothing else, and despite its gloomy nature it also has the curious power to make us happy. In This Will End in Tears: The Miserabilist Guide to Music, author Adam Brent Houghtaling explains why, while offering up a compendium of history's masters of melancholy and the greatest sad songs of all time, featuring artists across genres and through time—from torch songs to country weepers to emo classics. Loaded with recommended playlists and insights into our favorite sob songs, This Will End in Tears is a fascinating immersion into the "miserabilist" genre, a musical marker with increasing resonance.

 

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This was an interesting collection of short articles about roughly 80 composers/songwriters/performers whose music can roughly be categorized as "miserablist" as in the sense of "sad" music. They ... Read full review

Contents

Cover
Introduction
Lush Life
American Music Club
Arab Strap
Adagio for Strings
Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken? Heartbeats
Black Tape for a Blue Girl
Jacques Brel
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Adam Brent Houghtaling is an editor, writer, musician, and digital consultant living in Brooklyn, New York.

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