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I Hate Myself and Want to Die
Author: Tom Reynolds

ISBN: 9781860746284
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 279
Published: 1 December 2006
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.7 x 2.8
Description:
The book that EVERY music fan will want this Christmas: an unforgettable examination of the songs we all cry along to

What is it about depressing songs that make such a lasting impression on people's minds - the lyrical tugging of the heartstrings? The melancholy melody? If you're a true connoisseur, these elements are just the beginning, as Tom Reynolds illustrates brilliantly in this addictive book.

With a heavy heart and a tear in his beer, Reynolds painstakingly analyses the mysterious allure of songs that crush our spirits by looking at 52 depressing songs - from top-10 hits to cultish dirges - that have earned our slavish devotion over the years. Breaking up his list into 10 categories of gloom and doom - from Teenage Car Crash anthems to She-Hates-Me-I-Hate-Her ditties - the author pines away over musical elements before digging in to reveal the suicidal heart of each and every song - a list that includes artists as diverse as Joy Division, Bobby Darin, Counting Crows, Evanescence, Bruce Springsteen and Barry Manilow.

Complete with a ranked countdown from 52 to 1 and wonderfully dreary black and white lin...

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