I was feeling pretty down today, so I put on Kid A. Needless to say that did not help my mood.
After some thinking, I realised I had nearly no albums that are happy. Almost all my absolute favourite albums have something brooding or melancholic about them, from Kid A to This is Happening.
I then decided it was time to say bye to Thom Yorke for a while when I realised I should have been listening to this:
This album isn't particularly revolutionary or important by any means (in fact, the band's first album is much moreso), but holy shit, every time I listen to this I just end up ignoring everything else and just enjoying it. This sort of thing just makes me feel better, I don't know what it is in particular about it. All the sweet bass grooves, the cowbell, the pulsing synths under the chattering guitars, I couldn't care less if it's mostly without substance, it just restores my faith in people, it almost serves to me as an anti depressant.
So, do you guys have any albums like that? Quality music that's also happy? I noticed an absence of it in my library. I'd really like to know because I need more of it. While they are relatable and generally musically better, melancholic albums do not help a bad mood, for me at least.
I don't mean songs, I mean whole albums. I have plenty of songs that are happy, but finding a whole album that has a positive message is a rare thing, I find.