Wanted: Non-Suicidal Emo-Boy Singers

The snizzly grey weather has me reaching for moody music. Too often, though, I’m listening to some poor guy who came to a bad end: Nick Drake, Chet Baker, Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley. Today, I listened to Damien Rice’s O, and that suited me well. Sufjan Stevens’s Seven Swans is also a good rainy day record, and I haven’t even delved into the Bright Eyes discs. Any other suggestions on non-destructive artist rainy-day music?

3 Responses to “Wanted: Non-Suicidal Emo-Boy Singers”

  1. Lazy Cow Says:

    I don’t know if he comes under the heading of Emo, but Tom Waits is brilliant, and not dead.

  2. carolyn Says:

    david gray.
    ray lamontagne = somewhat similar stripped down sound to damien rice. different kind of voice/lyrics.
    elvis perkins = a bit more hopeful.
    david poe “the late album” (note i do NOT like his more recent album at all.)

    and there’s always ryan adams who has many lovely melancholy songs, although you have to be very selective with him.

  3. Sydney Says:

    James Blunt and Mat Kearney. Both have great new, mellow CDs out, and both are healthy nice guys.