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what music helps you with your anxiety?
« on: June 21, 2014, 03:01:37 AM »
hi guys, I just stumbled across a post about music that helps with anxiety/depression. I thought it was a nice topic. I always feel like punk rock/emo is the best possible therapy for anxiety, depression, anger, or regret. Is there anyone who's with me on that? jawbreaker, rites of spring, flop, hum, dinosaur jr, weezer, saves the day, hawthorne heights, alkaline trio, descendents, the replacements. what do you guys get down on when you need music therapy?
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Re: what music helps you with your anxiety?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 07:49:17 AM »
Heck yeah, I freaking love dinosaur jr.

Punk rock is good if you're pissed off

Emo stuff like American football and joy division is good if you're depressed

Old modest mouse stuff is pretty depressing too.

Kinda funny how sad music helps us when we're sad.....you'd expect it to make it worse 
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Re: what music helps you with your anxiety?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 02:52:10 AM »
I've actually found a lot of help and comfort with the music from twenty one pilots. Awesome beats to either calm down to, or to rock out to to get the excess energy out. Their lyrics are based off a lot of issues surrounding anxiety and depression but in a way that make you feel less alone. I also like using online playlists from 8tracks and just search the tags for instrumental/study/background music to find soothing songs. Music is one of the first things I go to when I feel myself slipping and starting to panic.
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Re: what music helps you with your anxiety?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 02:48:34 PM »
For me it's Yacht Rock...  70's and 80's easy listening, love and folk stuff...  Laugh if ya want but here's a list of some of my favorites - Christopher Cross, bread, hall and oats, cat Stevens, Gordon lightfoot, and so on...

2 songs in particular have been my go to songs for hard time lately and I'm not certain why but they are 'time' by the Alan parsons project and 'give me love' by George Harrison

And btw I'm only 39 but I love these kinds of tunes

And! I loved how in the movie ghost rider that he always listens to the carpenters and I would like to think he's doing it to calm himself down
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Re: what music helps you with your anxiety?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 06:55:56 PM »
Pink Floyd and Radiohead.

I listen to music that has an 'anxiety-related theme' if you understand what I want to say. No 'upbeat' music to ignore the anxiety.
Examples:
Hey you - Pink Floyd: "Hey you out there in the cold. Getting lonely getting old. Can you feel me?"
How to dissapear completely - Radiohead: "I'm not here. This isn't happening."

I hope you guys understand what I mean haha  :P
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Re: what music helps you with your anxiety?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 07:05:45 PM »
Pink Floyd and Radiohead.

I listen to music that has an 'anxiety-related theme' if you understand what I want to say. No 'upbeat' music to ignore the anxiety.
Examples:
Hey you - Pink Floyd: "Hey you out there in the cold. Getting lonely getting old. Can you feel me?"
How to dissapear completely - Radiohead: "I'm not here. This isn't happening."

I hope you guys understand what I mean haha  :P

Ah yeah Pink Floyd is awesome..

And yeah I totally understand.  Sometimes I listen to classic country because it's also got that kind of doe resting blues type music..
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Re: what music helps you with your anxiety?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2014, 05:41:58 AM »
Heck yeah, I freaking love dinosaur jr.

Punk rock is good if you're pissed off

Emo stuff like American football and joy division is good if you're depressed

Old modest mouse stuff is pretty depressing too.

Kinda funny how sad music helps us when we're sad.....you'd expect it to make it worse

awesome. sorry it took so long to get back to this, but yeah I understand why sad music can take sadness away. If you can provoke your feelings it gets out of your system. it's like yelling when you're angry. It's just a release.
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Re: what music helps you with your anxiety?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 05:43:59 AM »
Pink Floyd and Radiohead.

I listen to music that has an 'anxiety-related theme' if you understand what I want to say. No 'upbeat' music to ignore the anxiety.
Examples:
Hey you - Pink Floyd: "Hey you out there in the cold. Getting lonely getting old. Can you feel me?"
How to dissapear completely - Radiohead: "I'm not here. This isn't happening."

I hope you guys understand what I mean haha  :P

yeah I listen to music that was written out of anxiety and stuff. I like alot of old green day, because they talk about that kind of thing alot.
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Re: what music helps you with your anxiety?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2014, 08:14:10 AM »
How about Rod Stewart "It's a Heartache...." or Neil Young "Harvest Moon," etc.

I'm trying to downsize being an old timer stuck with cassettes and CD's. So much Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Offenbach, Puccini, Bizet, etc. Oh, it's a heartache, nothing but a heartache..........Take any slow movement of a violin concerto and anxiety melts away.
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Re: what music helps you with your anxiety?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2014, 09:29:28 AM »
Marillion is also GREAT!

You should really listen to the first 4 albums (Script for a Jester's tear, Fugazi, Misplaced Childhood and Clutching at Straws).
Especially Misplaced Childhood and Clutching at Straws are great if you like that kind of Angsty yet romantic and poetic music.
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