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16th Sep '16 1:59:25 PM Charbydis
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* Music/TheStrokes usually hovers around this level, especially when the song is about romance. Sex, prostitution references, politics, occasional f-bombs. The lyrics can get pretty nihilistic at times.


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* Music/TheStrokes usually hovers around this level, especially when the song is about romance. Sex, prostitution references, politics, occasional f-bombs. The lyrics can get pretty nihilistic at times.
16th Sep '16 1:58:16 PM Charbydis
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* Music/TheStrokes usually hovers around this level, especially when the song is about romance. Sex, prostitution references, politics, occasional f-bombs. The lyrics can get pretty nihilistic at times.
30th Jul '16 1:47:44 PM igordebraga
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Note, of course, that lower levels of hardness are not necessarily bad. Playing songs with a lot of violence and swears is downright inappropriate in many settings. Higher levels [[ItsNotPornItsArt aren't necessarily bad either]], especially [[CrossesTheLineTwice since there is potential for satire]] and lower levels TasteLikeDiabetes to some.

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Note, of course, that lower levels of hardness are not necessarily bad. Playing songs with a lot of violence and swears is downright inappropriate in many settings. Higher levels [[ItsNotPornItsArt aren't necessarily bad either]], especially [[CrossesTheLineTwice since there is potential for satire]] and lower levels TasteLikeDiabetes are TastesLikeDiabetes to some.



* Music/{{Garbage}} usually ranks about 6-8, depending on how much snark and\or SelfDeprecation are being employed. The peaks mostly concern {{Tsundere}}s with violent intentions ("Vow", "#1 Crush").



* ''The Mariner's Revenge Song'' by the Decemberists

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* ''The "The Mariner's Revenge Song'' Song" by the Decemberists



* ''Such A Shame'' by Black Stone Cherry, with its lyrics about a young girl becoming a prostitute leading to her death.

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* ''Such "Such A Shame'' Shame" by Black Stone Cherry, with its lyrics about a young girl becoming a prostitute leading to her death.



* Music/Meshuggah tends to fall towards the higher end of the scale; not as high as the similarly heavy bands who tend to write outright {{Gorn}}, but still fairly high. [[http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/meshuggah/newmilleniumcyanidechrist.html New Millenium Cyanide Christ]] is an example of a song of theirs residing at this level due to it being a song about a man giving up his humanity to become a [[DarkMessiah messiah of sorts]], with the painful process of transformation being described in some detal.

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* Music/Meshuggah tends to fall towards the higher end of the scale; not as high as the similarly heavy bands who tend to write outright {{Gorn}}, but still fairly high. [[http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/meshuggah/newmilleniumcyanidechrist.html New Millenium Cyanide Christ]] is an example of a song of theirs residing at this level due to it being a song about a man giving up his humanity to become a [[DarkMessiah messiah of sorts]], with the painful process of transformation being described in some detal.detail.
* Music/TheOffspring's "Bad Habit", about a crazy driver about to go AxCrazy.
* Most Music/{{Soundgarden}} songs, as demonstrated by titles such as "Rusty Cage", "Fell on Black Days" and "Worse Dreams".
28th Jun '16 1:23:37 PM DaNuke
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* "Bailando" by Paradisio is all about evoking a fun night of clubbing in the beach paradise of Ibiza.

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* "Bailando" by Paradisio is all about evoking a fun night of clubbing in the beach paradise of Ibiza.Ibiza.
* "Buenos Días señor Sol" by Mexican singer Juan Gabriel is a song about how awesome it is to wake up to the morning sunshine. The fact that it was written, of all people, by a Mexican from Ciudad Juárez, a place with so much goddamn sun that people there actually think gray, rainy and cold days are awesome, makes it even more idealistic.
22nd Jun '16 9:53:51 PM Spyspotter
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Note, of course, that lower levels of hardness are not necessarily bad. Playing songs with a lot of violence and swears is downright inappropriate in many settings. Higher levels [[ItsNotPornItsArt aren't necessarily bad either]].

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Note, of course, that lower levels of hardness are not necessarily bad. Playing songs with a lot of violence and swears is downright inappropriate in many settings. Higher levels [[ItsNotPornItsArt aren't necessarily bad either]].
either]], especially [[CrossesTheLineTwice since there is potential for satire]] and lower levels TasteLikeDiabetes to some.
22nd Jun '16 8:54:19 AM gewunomox
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* Music/SystemOfADown

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* Music/SystemOfADownMusic/SystemOfADown.



* {{Kamelot}} varies, but generally hovers around a 6 or 7.

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* {{Kamelot}} Music/{{Kamelot}} varies, but generally hovers around a 6 or 7.



* Music/PinkFloyd: Pretty much anything off ''Animals, TheWall'' or ''The Final Cut''. Depressing, highly cynical stuff.

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* Music/PinkFloyd: Pretty much anything off ''Animals, TheWall'' ''Animals'', ''Music/TheWall'', or ''The Final Cut''. Depressing, highly cynical stuff.



* Music/SimonAndGarfunkel: Mostly sits around here. Lots of LyricalDissonance. Beautiful melodies and vocals. Exceedingly angtsy/depressing lyrics.

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* Music/SimonAndGarfunkel: Mostly sits around here. Lots of LyricalDissonance. Beautiful melodies and vocals. Exceedingly angtsy/depressing angsty / depressing lyrics.



* Creator/TheVelvetUnderground and their chief songwriter Creator/LouReed tell a [[BingeMontage madly narrated]] murder story during [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy an orgy]] [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll on drugs]] with [[DragQueen drag queens]] in their [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth demented]] 17-minutes-long ''Sister Ray'' from ''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat''.

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* Creator/TheVelvetUnderground Music/VelvetUnderground and their chief songwriter Creator/LouReed tell a [[BingeMontage madly narrated]] murder story during [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy an orgy]] [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll on drugs]] with [[DragQueen drag queens]] in their [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth demented]] 17-minutes-long ''Sister Ray'' from ''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat''.
21st Jun '16 11:43:08 AM gewunomox
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiT4FmcaRtY "Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)"]] by OingoBoingo is either this or a hard 7.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiT4FmcaRtY "Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)"]] by OingoBoingo Music/OingoBoingo is either this or a hard 7.
21st Jun '16 10:39:41 AM DaNuke
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* The so-called "unhinged corridos" ''(corridos alterados)'', a subgenre of the traditional Mexican narcocorridos[[labelnote:*]]basically, songs that tell stories of drug smuggling and life in the organized crime[[/labelnote]], usually rank somewhere between 10 and 11, with the most extreme examples being basically songs about how awesome it is to behead random civilians and start random shootings in the busiest intersection during rush hour just for fun and without ever getting punished because you're absurdly rich and you closest business partners include El Z-40 and the CEO of Televisa.

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* The so-called "unhinged corridos" ''(corridos alterados)'', a subgenre of the traditional Mexican narcocorridos[[labelnote:*]]basically, songs that tell stories of drug smuggling and life in the organized crime[[/labelnote]], usually rank somewhere between 10 and 11, with the most extreme examples being basically songs about how awesome it is to behead random civilians and start random shootings in the busiest intersection during rush hour just for fun and without ever getting punished because you're absurdly rich and you closest business partners include El Z-40 Z-40, the President and the CEO of Televisa.
21st Jun '16 10:37:48 AM DaNuke
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** "The Kids Aren't Right" ranks on the same level. [[CreatorBreakdown Composed by Dexter Holland to cope with the shock of seeing his childhood friends having fallen into tragic fates]] such as car accidents or nervous breakdowns, the song tells the tragic story of four children who looked like shining promises of success but ended up unemployed, pregnant or dead from suicide or drug overdose.

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** "The Kids Aren't Right" ranks on the same level. [[CreatorBreakdown Composed by Dexter Holland to cope with the shock of seeing his childhood friends having fallen into tragic fates]] such as car accidents or nervous breakdowns, breakdowns while he was riding the wave of academic and commercial success, the song tells the tragic story of four children who looked like shining promises of success but ended up unemployed, pregnant or dead from suicide or drug overdose.
20th Jun '16 2:46:23 PM gewunomox
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* Most of RickJames' music is classified as this.

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* Most of RickJames' Music/RickJames' music is classified as this.
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