Data Driven Depression – Determining Radiohead’s Most Sad Song

Radiohead has been my favorite band for a while, so I am used to people politely suggesting that I play something “less depressing.” Much of Radiohead’s music is undeniably sad, and this post catalogs my journey to quantify that sadness, concluding in a data-driven determination of their most depressing song.

The result: “True Love Waits” from their latest album “A Moon Shaped Pool” is the one.

The score was determined using R, the Spotify API, and the Genius Lyrics API

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