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What album healed your broken heart or even helped you throught a rough time in your life?

Asked by sjmc1989 (5476 points ) August 4th, 2009

Music is a true healer for me. I very recently went through a very hard break up and Ben Harper’s 2nd cd on Live from Mars just speaks to me and helped me emotionally. Also, Joe Firstman’s The War of Women and Ben’s Both Sides of the Gun was another one that I listen to when I’m feeling down.

Tell me the albums and even particular songs that has been your therapist.

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ubersiren's avatar

I was never good at listening to music that helped heal me; I always fell victim to music that probably made me even more depressed or made me feel like I was on drugs. Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Modest Mouse, Death Cab… @AstroChuck, I think your avatar just winked at me.

AstroChuck's avatar

Jimmy Cliff’s Many Rivers To Cross is therapeutic to me.

teh_kvlt_liberal's avatar

I remember I kept listening to Mr Bungle’s s/t during my second year of high school to keep my mind off of overdue lab reports. Not only I had more lab reports, but that album made me more demented than ever. THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Mexicanamerican's avatar

Like ubersiren I listen to songs that make me feel worse.. It’s weird. My favorites to listen to are Elton John “I guess that’s why they call it the blues” awkwardly milli vanilli “girl I’m gonna miss you” and Justin timberlake “what goes around”

aprilsimnel's avatar

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, especially “Everything Is Everything”. And Sgt. Pepper’s.

Quagmire's avatar

It’s not the WORDS to a song that helps me. I listen to upbeat rhythms when I’m down. My iPod is loaded with everything from Disco to Jazz.

Hope all is well with you. I was engaged three different times in my life (so far). Each one fell through. It can be a bummer.

Take consolation in the fact that you WILL get over it.

photographcrash's avatar

I always listen to “clarity” by jimmy eat world. so calming/soothing.. and provides exactly what it’s title infers.

photographcrash's avatar

also, ben folds has been called (by many) the master of break up songs. His music definitely helps too!

ubersiren's avatar

@photographcrash : Oooh, yes. I’m one of his biggest fans and I can say that he did help once I made it through the really dark part of the woods.

hearkat's avatar

I will also listen to music that helps me purge my feelings…

if I’m angry, I enjoy metal and grunge rock (especially Alice in Chains and Soundgarden);
If I’m sad/depressed, I enjoy singer/songwriter pieces (definitely a lot of Ben Folds, also Sarah McLachlan);

eventually, I will realize that the mood is passing, and I’ll start to play music that is more upbeat and positive or just tune into a station that plays new music for me to check out.

jonsblond's avatar

@aprilsimnel lurve for Lauryn Hill.

Sade- Stronger than Pride

This album really touched my emotional side for some reason.

cyn's avatar

The Beatles!

kenmc's avatar

This one

It’s a true masterpiece.

tinyfaery's avatar

DMB Under the Table And Dreaming

NIN This Downward Spiral

nebule's avatar

Any of Beverley Craven’s

Jude's avatar

India Arie – Voyage to India

tiffyandthewall's avatar

conor oberst has been my therapist, dream husband, and pity party buddy for going on 5 or 6 years now.

kenmc's avatar

@tiffyandthewall See my answer.

SuperMouse's avatar

The Who – Who’s Next

CMaz's avatar

When my heart needs to be mended, music only makes it worse.

jamzzy's avatar

Colin Munroe – Im Fine

evegrimm's avatar

My Chemical Romance’s I’m Not Okay (I Promise) and pretty much the entire (first) Panic! At The Disco album (especially Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks); also, Oingo Boingo’s Insanity (Medium Version).

It seems I prefer angry songs to sad songs. :P

Irishmar's avatar

Strangly enough, Let it Bleed, and later Soul Asylum’s album w/runaway train.

Draconess25's avatar

One-X ~ Three Days Grace
The Poison ~ Bullet For My Valentine
Dying Is Your Latest Fashion & This War Is Ours ~ Escape The Fate
We Are Not Alone & Phobia ~ Breaking Benjamin
Ten Thousand Fists & Indestructable ~ Disturbed
Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses, The Curse, & A Death-Grip On Yesterday ~ Atreyu

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