The darkest albums ever made

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Suicide – ‘Suicide’. The New York no wavers caused a few tears with their 1977 LP. It enters our darkest records countdown at Number 44.

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The XX – ‘XX’. Sneaking in at Number 50 in our list of darkest records, the Mercury-winning debut from the London band.

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Nico – ‘Desertshore’. Nico’s third album, co-produced by John Cale and Joe Boyd. It takes the fifth spot in our darkest albums countdown in this week’s issue.

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Nick Drake – ‘Pink Moon’. Well that’s not a happy face is it? And if sun/cheese/duck/clown thing on the front looks depressed, it only gets gloomier when the needle hits the vinyl.

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Joy Division – ‘Closer’. Released posthumously two months after Ian Curtis’ death, Joy Division’s second album is a textbook of claustrophic paranoia. We take a closer look at the 1980 masterpiece in this week’s mag.

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Glasvegas – ‘Glasvegas’. With new material surfacing this week, what better time to revist their classic debut? It hits Number 39 in our countdown.

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