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10 Albums I'd Least Like To Live In

These are ten albums that create worlds which are so offputting, rthat I wouldn't want to spend more than a rday there.
10Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska


A patchwork quilt of everything that could go wrong about the American Dream, this album isn't really disturbing, so much as relentlessly downtrodden. A comparatively 'nice' way to start this list, Nebraska (the album, not the state!) is still a decidedly depressing place to spend your listening life.
9Kayo Dot
Choirs Of The Eye


Whilst this is an amazing album, it's a pretty damn grim one. The jarring shifts in dynamics help to propagate a feeling of decidedly nervous songs, as you're just waiting for the next monster to rear it's head.
8Tosca Tango Orchestra
Waking Life OST


Whilst this is actually the OST to my favourite film of all time, the atmosphere it creates is one of such uncertainty, uneasiness and, by the final track, subdued terror that it would be a world in which you'd constantly be nervously looking over your shoulder. Only the world you see is a dream.
7Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets


I might get flamed for this choice, but this album is pretty damn dark. From the nightmarish howling that closes out Halloween, to the sudden horrifying realization as we figure out just why we shouldn't drink the water, to the horror-movie strings that appear in the intro the The Stone, this album ain't no picnic.
6Ulver
Blood Inside


The ominous opening track is only the beginning of the unease that Ulver fill this record with, as you're talking on a horror ride through hospitals, shocking, jarring electronics and generally anything that will put you firmly on your guard.
5Metallica
...And Justice For All


Even though one could argue that this is basically 'our world' already, the sheer bleakness with which Metallica feel every second of this amazing album would make it too oppressively 1984-esque to be palatable for a second.
4Aphex Twin
Selected Ambient Works, Vol. II


The disturbing feeling that permeates this record makes it a paranoid, unsettling mess of a state of mind.
3Have A Nice Life
Deathconsciousness


Depressing and feeling like it's slowly drawing towards a very unpleasant ending, this intense affair would be so unrelentingly downcast that I wouldn't last for a second.
2Radiohead
Kid A


From the disturbing child murderers of the title track to the hellish black hole of Idioteque, the only time when living in this album would be bearable is when it's teasing you. Not fun.
1Scott Walker
The Drift


A nightmarish, unsettling, apocalyptic wasteland of an album. With it's hangings, 9/11 references, murder scenes and general off-kilter atmosphere, I'd probably die of fear before I even had a chance to realise how horrible it would be to inhabit the world that Walker created here. No amount of therapy can help to make up for the donkey-screaming, meat- punching, canister-smacking visions that are on show in The Drift, and no sane mind should enter.
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