The 3 Rock Albums That Made You Cry In The ’60s

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Rock isn’t always about unrestrained aggression, angst, anger, or hatred aimed at the world. Sometimes, it’s about loneliness, sadness, and despair too. Music in general makes us feel things but not a lot of them sounds heartwrenching. The following albums from the 1960s most likely wrecked you emotionally when you first heard them. Maybe it’s the lyrics, the backstory, the melody, or the whole vibe of the record.

No matter what it is, trying to hold back your tears is probably the last reaction you expected. The following albums are just downright depressing.

3. Tim Buckley – “Happy Sad” (1969)

Emotional and compelling, it may be depressing and heartbreaking at times but it’s magical all the same. It’s criminally underrated too. It’s personal to Tim Buckley too as he bared his soul with the tracks – “Dream Letter” was his apology to his ex-wife and son especially when he sings “Does he ever ask about me?” It would be years later before he saw his son again.

2. Nico – The Marble Index (1968)

The vocals and arrangements made this record haunting and harrowing. It was different from music released in the era and while it might make you cry, it’s hard to stop listening to the album. There’s something about it that just lures you in.

1. Dave Bixby – “Ode to Quetzalcoatl” (1969)

This is beyond description. You have to listen to it to understand why it topped this list. Also, grab your tissues while you’re at it.

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