Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Song of the Week

Songs recommended each week by Mad in America staff.

Softly by Winter Aid

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Song of the Week by MIA Arts Editor Karin Jervert: "'There's and Art to falling apart like this. There's an art to smoldering bliss...

Everybody Hurts by R.E.M

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I remember taking some small relief in its words, which acknowledge the isolating pains of life — and the urge to leave it — so plainly, so matter-of-factly, in ways that humanize rather than pathologize.

I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

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Song of the Week staff pick by Robert Whitaker: "Life knocks us down, breaks our hearts . . . and then l think of...

Compliance by Muse

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Song of the Week: Staff pick by Susannah Senerchia, "This song describes the authoritarian cult dynamics that are rife within psychiatry and our larger...

Awake My Soul by Mumford and Sons

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Song of the Week Staff Pick by Carina Ruggiero: "This beautiful song reminds me of the process of waking up to Truth. In this...

Fire and Rain by James Taylor

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Song of the Week staff pick by MIA Family Resources Editor Miranda Spencer: "Now a folk-rock classic, this song tells of the pain of...

At Midnight by Caroline Rose

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Song of the Week by MIA Staff Arts Editor Karin Jervert: "I love the dream imagery in this song. It seems that she describes...

Used to Get High for a Living by John Butler

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Song of the Week by MIA Science New Staff Justin Karter: "This song speaks to how capitalism serves up a constant supply of distractions...

Uprising by Muse

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Song of the Week staff pick by Susannah Senerchia: "To me, this song speaks to the oppressive, cult-like dynamics that run both psychiatry and,...

You Can’t Rush Your Healing by Trevor Hall

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Song of the Week by MIA Staff Carina Ruggiero: "This beautiful song is about being gentle and slow with yourself through the healing process....

Bad Things Happen & They F*ck You Up by James Moore

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A song written for an online festival in the UK run by Jo Watson's Drop the Disorder group. The title is a direct quote from Prof. John Read: 'Bad things happen and they fuck you up.

Road to Nowhere by Talking Heads

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 Song of the Week Staff Pick by Robert Whitaker: "Every time I hear this song, I think of DSM III, and then this line...

Hurt by Nine Inch Nails Performed by Johnny Cash

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Song of the week staff pick by Staff Editor Miranda Spencer: "Written and originally recorded by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails in 1995,...

Flying Dutchman by Tori Amos

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Song of the Week Staff Pick by Arts Editor Karin Jervert: "They say your brain is a comic book tattoo, and you'll never be...

Revolution by the John Butler Trio

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Staff Pick from Science News Editor Justin Karter: "I appreciate how the revolution being called for here includes mental and spiritual components. It asks...

Cheap and Cheerful by The Kills

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the Kills’ punchy track is both upbeat and minor key all the way, giving the boot to tidy societal expectations while celebrating individualism. It’s angry and empowering.

Free by Florence and the Machine

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Both the struggle and the joy are front and center in “Free,” which tackles anxiety head-on.

Icarus, Let Me In: Songs For a Better Story

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Mark Lipman made the album he wished his 23-year-old self would have heard. He needed a way to tell an integrated story instead of one of stigma and diagnosis, and here it was in music.