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* "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset". The suicide references, weary acoustics, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome achingly beautiful guitar/cello jam]] combine to make something even more raw and emotional then their "I'm utterly pissed at capitalism, romance, and the general public" noisefests.

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* "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset". The suicide references, weary acoustics, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome achingly beautiful guitar/cello jam]] combine to make something even more raw and emotional then their "I'm utterly pissed at capitalism, romance, and the general public" noisefests.


** Speak of b-sides, there's "Workin' on Leavin' The Livin'," a calm rock number which rewrites [[SignatureScene that one song in]] ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' as buildup to what reads pretty much exactly like a suicide note.

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** Speak of b-sides, there's * "Workin' on Leavin' The Livin'," a calm rock number which rewrites [[SignatureScene that one song in]] ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' as buildup to what reads pretty much exactly like a suicide note.



* When paired with the video, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPhnOKmhbBw Ocean Breathes Salty]] qualifies, for sure. While the song itself isn't particularly sad, one might find the music video to be strangely depressing [[spoiler:(a little kid finds an injured bird, which is actually the lead singer in a costume, and takes care of it until it dies.)]]
** The whole thing if you watch [[spoiler: it implies that the kid doesn't have a father, and that while his mother does care for him they can't really relate to each other that well. In the end the crow was just somebody the kid was hoping he could play with and have fun with.]]
** Even without the video, the song conveys a powerful mixture of spiteful, blunt rage, desperation, and relief- and is also quite possibly about suicide, so there's that.

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* When paired with the video, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPhnOKmhbBw Ocean Breathes Salty]] qualifies, for sure. While the song itself isn't particularly sad, conveys a powerful mixture of spiteful, blunt rage, desperation, and relief, one might find the music video to be strangely depressing [[spoiler:(a depressing; a little kid finds an injured bird, which is actually the lead singer in a costume, and takes care of it until it dies.)]]
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dies. The whole thing if you watch [[spoiler: it implies that the kid doesn't have a father, and that while his mother does care for him they can't really relate to each other that well. In the end the crow was just somebody the kid was hoping he could play with and have fun with.]]
** Even without the video, the song conveys a powerful mixture of spiteful, blunt rage, desperation, and relief- and is also quite possibly about suicide, so there's that.



* "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset" by Modest Mouse. The suicide references, weary acoustics, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome achingly beautiful guitar/cello jam]] combine to make something even more raw and emotional then their "I'm utterly pissed at capitalism, romance, and the general public" noisefests.

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* "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset" by Modest Mouse.Sunset". The suicide references, weary acoustics, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome achingly beautiful guitar/cello jam]] combine to make something even more raw and emotional then their "I'm utterly pissed at capitalism, romance, and the general public" noisefests.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc6l5w1mhqg Trailer Trash, anyone?]]. I listened to this right after I watched ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' for the first time, and I'll be damned if it didn't just fit perfectly

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc6l5w1mhqg Trailer Trash, anyone?]]. I listened to this right after I watched ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' for the first time, and I'll be damned if it didn't just fit perfectlyTrash]]:



* There's something about the beautiful melancholy of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6XhVj5GF0I Gravity Rides Everything]]'' that just tugs on this Troper's feelings. The realization of all the things in the world that weigh down on ones shoulders, and how there's nothing you can really do about it. It's an acceptance that's as comforting as it is hopelessly tragic.

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* There's something about the The beautiful melancholy of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6XhVj5GF0I Gravity Rides Everything]]'' that just tugs on this Troper's feelings.Everything]]''. The realization of all the things in the world that weigh down on ones shoulders, and how there's nothing you can really do about it. It's an acceptance that's as comforting as it is hopelessly tragic.



** The guitar spiraling away at the end is just icing on the cake

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** The guitar spiraling away at the end is just icing on the cakecake.


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc6l5w1mhqg Trailer Trash, anyone?]]. I listened to this right after I watched {{Brokeback Mountain}} for the first time, and I'll be damned if it didn't just fit perfectly

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc6l5w1mhqg Trailer Trash, anyone?]]. I listened to this right after I watched {{Brokeback Mountain}} ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' for the first time, and I'll be damned if it didn't just fit perfectly


** The guitar spiraling away at the end is just icing on the cake

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** The guitar spiraling away at the end is just icing on the cakecake
*[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Gz0Jfp-jI Edit the Sad Parts]] is a heartbreakingly beautiful [[DrivenToSuicide suicide song]], with a sound not far from what most nineties emo bands were doing back in those days. It's made even more heartwrenching by a repetitive, fluctuating bass/drum outro, and the fanmade video for the song (which depicts suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge, pictured on the EP's cover) serves to hammer it home even more.


[[ModestMouse This indie-rock band]] sure knows how to [[TearJerker open up the waterworks]].

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[[ModestMouse [[Music/ModestMouse This indie-rock band]] sure knows how to [[TearJerker open up the waterworks]].



** The guitar spiraling away at the end is just icing on the cake

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** The guitar spiraling away at the end is just icing on the cake


** Speak of b-sides, there's "Workin' on Leavin' The Livin'," a calm rock number which rewrites [[SignatureScene that one song in]] ''Film/Eraserhead'' as buildup to what reads pretty much exactly like a suicide note.

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** Speak of b-sides, there's "Workin' on Leavin' The Livin'," a calm rock number which rewrites [[SignatureScene that one song in]] ''Film/Eraserhead'' ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' as buildup to what reads pretty much exactly like a suicide note.

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**Speak of b-sides, there's "Workin' on Leavin' The Livin'," a calm rock number which rewrites [[SignatureScene that one song in]] ''Film/Eraserhead'' as buildup to what reads pretty much exactly like a suicide note.


** Even without the video, the song conveys a powerful mixture of spiteful, blunt rage, desperation, and relief.

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** Even without the video, the song conveys a powerful mixture of spiteful, blunt rage, desperation, and relief.relief- and is also quite possibly about suicide, so there's that.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT0qBdHLspQ Teeth Like God's Shoeshine]] qualifies, mainly due to the vocal delivery and dynamic nature of the song.

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** Even without the video, the song conveys a powerful mixture of spiteful, blunt rage, desperation, and relief.


* ''Float On''. The song is all about how we have to keep on going, no matter how bad things get.

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** The whole thing if you watch [[spoiler: it implies that the kid doesn't have a father, and that while his mother does care for him they can't really relate to each other that well. In the end the crow was just somebody the kid was hoping he could play with and have fun with.]]


* "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset" by Modest Mouse. The suicide references, weary acoustics, and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome achingly beautiful guitar/cello jam]] combine to make something even more raw and emotional then their "I'm utterly pissed at capitalism, romance, and the general public" noisefests.

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* "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset" by Modest Mouse. The suicide references, weary acoustics, and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome achingly beautiful guitar/cello jam]] combine to make something even more raw and emotional then their "I'm utterly pissed at capitalism, romance, and the general public" noisefests.


* There's something about the beautiful melancholy of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6XhVj5GF0I Gravity Rides Everything]]'' that just tugs on this Troper's feelings. The realization of all the things in the world that weigh down on ones shoulders, and how there's nothing you can really do about it. It's an acceptance that's as comforting as it is hopelessly tragic.

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* There's something about the beautiful melancholy of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6XhVj5GF0I Gravity Rides Everything]]'' that just tugs on this Troper's feelings. The realization of all the things in the world that weigh down on ones shoulders, and how there's nothing you can really do about it. It's an acceptance that's as comforting as it is hopelessly tragic.tragic.
--> "In the motions, and the things that you say\\
It all will fall, fall right into place\\
As fruit drops, flesh it sags\\
Everything will, fall right into place\\
When we die, some sink and some lay\\
But at least I... don't see you float away"
**The guitar spiraling away at the end is just icing on the cake


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----* There's something about the beautiful melancholy of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6XhVj5GF0I Gravity Rides Everything]]'' that just tugs on this Troper's feelings. The realization of all the things in the world that weigh down on ones shoulders, and how there's nothing you can really do about it. It's an acceptance that's as comforting as it is hopelessly tragic.

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