OK now, when you were a teen you sat in your room and moped. Either hating yourself, or hating the rest of the universe because they didn’t understand how you were the greatest thing and they were all a bunch of jerks.
And while you did this, you listened to music.
So, let us now compile the ultimate compilation of mopey teen angst music.
Some of my favorites
Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd (actually the entire album)
The Angry Young Man Billy Joel
I Started a Joke the Brothers Gibb
Nowhere Man The Beatles
Iron Man (now my mind is blanking on who sang Iron Man, BOC?)
Yep, Janis Ian and “At Seventeen”. One of my old faves from my “mope and cry” era. I was a depressed teen back in the early Nineties, but instead of listening to the typical Music of Disgruntled Youth I turned to the lite rock station. If you’re feeling lonely and unloved, extremely sappy love songs are a teen masochist’s dream. There is NOTHING more depressing and overwrought, not even a Morrissey album.
I recently heard Morrissey for the first time and wished I’d known about it when I was younger. It’s hilarious! How can you listen to something like “The World Is Full of Crashing Bores” without feeling less alone and more like continuing to live?