10. Modest Mouse – “Little Motel”
Whether you interpret “Little Motel” as referring to a divorce, a disintegrating relationship, or even the loss of a loved one, there is nothing happy about this track. Isaac Brock’s subtle vocals over a minimalistic guitar set the tone, before the song explodes into a crescendo of guitar feedback and, well, sadness.
Saddest Lyric: We trade tit for tat, like that for this/And I don’t think that there was an insult that was missed/I can see it in your eyes, like I taste your lips/and I’m very sorry
9. Margot and the Nuclear So & Sos – “Jen is Bringing the Drugs”
Superficially, this is a song about a girl who started out young and innocent, but has become all sorts of depressed and fucked up. But in these three minutes of melancholia, you could also see the song being about just not…
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