TheFilter.com an entertainment recommendation website has been noticing a dramatic rise in the popularity of depressing music among U.S. listeners.
Right now, the highest rated songs by site users are dark ditties like Coldplays Fix You, The Smiths Heaven Knows Im Miserable Now, and Radioheads How To Disappear Completely.
Site CMO Andy Semple believes tough times are to blame for the rise of melancholy jams.
He speculates that the poor state of the American economy, high gas prices, increasing unemployment rates, and the never- ending Iraq War are the real reasons behind the popularity of suicide solution music.
Semple says, Its all very downbeat and sad. Its music youd probably want to slash your wrists to.
He hopes listeners perk up soon because theres plenty of happier, more uplifting types of music to explore.
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