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Why listen to sad music? Surprisingly, it turns out that Radiohead’s most depressing songs can make you feel better. So rather than having a sad cry, you might actually feel uplifted!

Is Radiohead really that depressing?

Though you would not expect joyful bliss after listening to the dark tracks of Radiohead, it could actually make you feel better. Research has shown that apart from pain, people may also feel pleasure and comfort listening to sad music.

This comfort, and possibly pleasure, may come from feeling that Thom Yorke is having it much worse than you. So whereas you might think ‘Street Spirit’ is one of the most depressing songs ever, it could actually help ease your pain.

We’re so glad we have it better than Radiohead!

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