Here's a YouTube playlist of these songs for continuous listening
WILSON TANNER – Long Water [Growing Bin Records, 2016]
A side project for Eleventeen Eston & Andras Fox, this track finds a way to make you feel happy and warm and lonely and cold all at once.
LAURIE ANDERSON – Born, Never asked [Warner Bros., 1982]
When crying to this one, I like to think about how I’ll never be a fraction of the woman Laurie Anderson is. You can think about something else if you want though.
ALBRECHT LA’BROOY - Louis [Analogue Attic Recordings, 2014]
Albrecht La’Brooy balance light and shade perfectly on the first Analogue Attic release. You can cry to any Albrecht La’Brooy track really, but this is the one for me. Sit on your hands and rest your head on the steering wheel for maximum effect.
SILVIO CIPRIANI – Mary’s Theme [Run for Cover Records, 2012]
No-one said you necessarily have to cry to sad music; I sometimes find crying to lounge music equally cathartic. The second third of this track brings you back down to earth pretty quickly though. It’s from a soundtrack to a 60s S&M Italian film called Femina Ridens – which ironically translates to The Laughing Woman.
DECADANCE – On and On (Fears Keep On) [Proto Records, 1983]
This style of Italo-Wave isn’t so much for crying, more for staring through the windscreen and wondering why the fuck you’ve been sitting in your car crying for the last 20 minutes instead of just going home.
SEVERED HEADS – Dead Eyes Opened [Ink Records, 1984]
At some point, it’s time to stop crying and get out of your car. It’s probably for the best, but you’ll need some good 80s synth to push you over the edge. Sometimes it takes me a couple of listens to work up the courage. You’ll be okay.