This Will End In Tears: The Miserabilist Guide To Music

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This Will End In Tears: The Miserabilist Guide To Music

by Adam B Houghtaling

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | July 30, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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Sad music moves us like nothing else, and despite its gloomy nature it also has the curious power to make us happy. In This Will End in Tears: The Miserabilist Guide to Music, author Adam Brent Houghtaling explains why, while offering up a compendium of history''s masters of melancholy and the greatest sad songs of all time, featuring artists across genres and through time-from torch songs to country weepers to emo classics. Loaded with recommended playlists and insights into our favorite sob songs, This Will End in Tears is a fascinating immersion into the "miserabilist" genre, a musical marker with increasing resonance.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: July 30, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061719676

ISBN - 13: 9780061719677

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This Will End In Tears: The Miserabilist Guide To Music

This Will End In Tears: The Miserabilist Guide To Music

by Adam B Houghtaling

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: July 30, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061719676

ISBN - 13: 9780061719677

About the Book

The first and definitive guide to melancholy music--across genres and through timeNthat will lead fans through the albums and artists integral to the miserablist landscape. In a sense, this a book about the saddest songs ever sung.

From the Publisher

Sad music moves us like nothing else, and despite its gloomy nature it also has the curious power to make us happy. In This Will End in Tears: The Miserabilist Guide to Music, author Adam Brent Houghtaling explains why, while offering up a compendium of history''s masters of melancholy and the greatest sad songs of all time, featuring artists across genres and through time-from torch songs to country weepers to emo classics. Loaded with recommended playlists and insights into our favorite sob songs, This Will End in Tears is a fascinating immersion into the "miserabilist" genre, a musical marker with increasing resonance.

About the Author

Adam Brent Houghtaling is an editor, writer, musician, and digital consultant living in Brooklyn, New York.

Editorial Reviews

?Sad songs say so much, but Adam Brent Houghtaling has a lot to add to the conversation. This Will End in Tears is a book well worth wallowing in.? (Mark Yarm, author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge)
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