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The Delgados – Coming in from the Cold (91)

December 7, 2009

I’ve found many Scottish bands nail bleakness and melancholy better than any bands from other scenes, and the Delgados are no exception.

Don’t let the sweetened arrangement fool you, this is a pretty bleak song. Watch the video and the only smile in the whole clip is when the girl buys a cream bun. I was single in a harsh winter when I discovered this song, but instead of feeling sorry for myself, I loved how the music hints at sun while the lyrics promise sleet. The best bleak songs always hint at the world outside our miseries.

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