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    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
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    Billie Holiday really emphasized the stress of living as a black woman in her day. Again, no visceral release. Just pure expression of the stress of life...

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    Oh, lest I forget; Diamanda Galas...

    Nick Cave...

    and Warren Zevon.

    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
    Warren Zevon - one might also add "Lawyers, Guns and Money." Yes, one well might.
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    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
    <blockquote>Again, no visceral release. Just pure expression of the stress of life...</blockquote>Heh, let me try this again...

    <a href="">In the Air Tonight</a>

    I love the vague sense of anxious dread in this. He wrote this about a divorce, if I'm not mistaken, but I always liked the urban legend about how he performed this for revenge against the man who let his friend drown. Either way, you can tell he was in a dark place when he put that together.
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    I've liked this song for a long time, never watched the video until this thread started up. Holy fuck...
    • CommentAuthorprof_k
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009 edited

    The Manic Street Preachers have always been all about the stress and anxiety to me.

    Massive Attack, too:

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    @tcatsninfan that video totally turned me off drugs when I was thirteen :P

    also, four minutes of more awesome than two hours of Transformers.
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2009
    Iron Maiden's Man on the Edge. Made for a rather fitting movie.