This Will End in Tears: The Miserabilist Guide to Music

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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.

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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.

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Author Adam Brent Houghtaling
Publisher It Books
Page Count 416pp
Publication Size 6 x 9 x 1
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date August 2012
ISBN 978-0061719677

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