School has only been in session for a short while, and I’m already feeling the stress pile up. I’m sure I’m not alone. Whether it’s homework, obnoxious coworkers, fighting with your girlfriend or all of the above, we’ve all got things in our lives that make us want to lose our cool. Before you punch the wall in or scream yourself hoarse, here are some furious songs for a more productive way to release your rage!
Bullet With Butterfly Wings – The Smashing Pumpkins
Jimmy The Exploder – The White Stripes
Crippled Inside – John Lennon
Army of Me – Björk
Beat On The Brat – The Ramones
Der Hölle Rache (Hell’s Vengeance) from The Magic Flute – W.A. Mozart
Dig Me Out – Sleater-Kinney
(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone – The Monkees
Smile – Lily Allen
No More Mr. Nice Guy – Alice Cooper
Narcissus In A Red Dress – The Like
Summertime Blues – Blue Cheer
You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
Rip Her To Shreds – Blondie
Add your favorite angry tracks in the comments below!
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Incubus – Make Yourself…the message in this song and the lyrics are just so great and it definitely got me through some stuff in college. I think I always had an Incubus album going in my car during this period of my life.
The Blood Brothers are also good because they are these tiny little guys and they scream and their lyrics are ridiculous and its kind of hilarious.
My favorite angry music is Hole. ‘Pretty on the Inside’ and ‘Live Through This’ allowed me to survive freshman year of college.
Ooh, Hole all the way. “Violet” was a big one for me for a while.
“Cream and Bastards Rise” by Harvey Danger is, like, the most awesomely bitter song ever (“you do everything that people said to/ you know your friend? he’s doing so much better than you”) and I love it to pieces.
It helps that he sounds like he’s thiiiiis close to telling you to go out and murder everyone.
These are some of my go to songs:
Against Me – Thrash Unreal
The Dodos – Don’t Stop
Everclear – Now That It’s Over
Korn – Twisted Transistor
Matt & Kim – Cutdown
Nine Inch Nails – The Hand that Feeds
Sleater-Kinney – Night Light
Tool – Parabola
Yellowcard – Paper Walls
I’d just add some rise against and maybe some atari teenage riot…
oh and always some german stuff….it could be about love,rainbows and worldpeace and would still sound angry;)
(me being german makes it probs ok to say that.jk I love my mothertongue)
Rage against the machine – Killing in the name
uh uh, and
disposable teens – marilyn manson
the fight song – marilyn manson
YES! That is the first song I thought of!
Bayside-They’re not horses they’re unicorns
Brand New-Jude Law and A Semester Abroad
(Sorry, I’m a sucker for Brand New)
My favorite is Plague by Slipknot
I Dont Care – Apocalyptica ft. Adam Gontier
Fade – Staind
I’m A Sucker For Fakes – Forgive Durden
Bring Back The Bomb – Gwar
Let It Die – Foo Fighters
There are a few angry playlists on my iTunes.
yay for angry rock! M’kay i’m thinking
‘break stuff’ by limp bizkit
‘bodies’ by drowning pool
‘all these things I hate’ by bullet for my valentine
‘Bastard’ by Dope
‘Down with the sickness’ by Disturbed
and I would like to most definitely second ‘my plague’ by Slipknot (Y)
“Angry Inch” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch
“Business as Usual” by Blues Traveler
“Judith” by A Perfect Circle
Kiss with a Fist – Florence + the Machine
It always helps me make the transition from ‘angstily angry’ to ‘pleasantly peeved’ especially when followed by ‘Fuck You’ by Lily Allen.
My go to angry music is generally anything off of Thursday’s Full Collapse or War All The Time.
If I just want to yell things, I go for Polar Bear Club, Brand New, or The Wonder Years.
YES to all of this (the number of times I’ve listened to the newest wonder years album is disturbing)
my angry playlist:
punch (just…any/all songs)
jawbreaker–i love you so much it’s killing us both, ashtray monument
fall out boy–evening out with your girlfriend
off with their heads–Hospitals EP
alkaline trio–jaked on green beers
dillinger four–superpowers enable me to blend in with machinery (specifically, when I’m angry at my job, which is a lot)
“Came Out Swinging” has pretty much been on repeat in my house for the last two months.
And YES to FoB’s Evening Out. Everyone forgets that album exists (and, I mean, I can’t blame them), but so many of the songs are so angry, and it makes me still feel like I can maybe have a chance at matching Patrick Stump vocally.
don’t need you-bikini kill
call the doctor-sleater kinney
bad reputation-joan jett
terrorist-heavens to betsy
walk in the park-crowns on 45
i could go on…
I feel like Alice in Chains – Rooster could be a defiant addition to this list.
I know I don’t listen to cool kid music when I recognize none of the songs that you guys are talking about (these always give me new things to listen to though.)
Mine would be….
Psychosocial – slipknot
Only – Nine Inch Nails
You Better Pray – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
And that’s about it. Not the angriest of people.
this is one of my favorite playlists so far, all of these songs are perfect
Warren Zevon – Ain’t That Pretty At All
The lovely Warren sounds practically apoplectic throughout. The results are a simultaneous release of righteous anger (it’s really _not_that pretty and what’s so wrong with saying that anyway?!), relief that someone else understands how the entire universe is so full of complete dickheads and an incipient good mood, cos he sounds so ridiculous – just as as you’d sound a bit self-important to outsiders if you indulged in that much spitting hatred xD Warren goes there so you don’t have to, and always with dignity and humanity. RIP Warren Zevon.
PS: I love reading all the suggestions on these threads.
Anything by A Wilhelm Scream is good, but that could transition into just really energetic.
For the bitter kind of angry, I’d say go for Andrew Jackson Jihad or the Mountain Goats. (but be careful, because that could transition into bitter-sad-irritated Bright Eyes)
Honestly, I don’t find my mood in music, music just changes my mood. OR it’s on the other side of the spectrum and I don’t really have a mood and I’m just focusing on the music.
I change my mind, if you’re angry, go listen to music that makes you feel better.
Don’t tell anyone but when I’m super angry, I play Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory really loud. On repeat.
It makes me feel like my anger is validated/shared.
Just like it did when I was about fourteen.
i won’t tell if you don’t
THIS! Papercut was my shit.
Papercut was awesome. It’s kinda cliched, looking back, I guess, but it really spoke to me when I was having anxiety problems all the time.
everlong- foo fighters
for now these calm me hehe
Needed this today. Thank you.
Ooh, I really really need this. Great playlist! I’ve been listening to all different kinds of angry music lately.
“The Million You Never Made” – Ani DiFranco
“Bring It To An End” – Anti-Flag
“No Control” – Bad Religion
“I Want to Conquer the World” – Bad Religion
“Give You Nothing” – Bad Religion
“Rattlesnake Smile” – Christian Kane
“Kill the Poor” – Dead Kennedys
“Corrupt” – Depeche Mode
“Not Ready to Make Nice” – Dixie Chicks
“Looking for Blood” – The Donnas
“Limp” – Fiona Apple
“Stupid Girl” – Garbage
“Vow” – Garbage
“Dumb” – Garbage
“Armatage Shanks” – Green Day
“Platypus (I Hate You)” – Green Day
“Jackass” – Green Day
“Why Do You Want Him” – Green Day
“Vampyre Erotica” – Inkubus Sukkubus
“Fuck You” – Lily Allen
“Love Me Dead” – Ludo
“Shabondama” – Morning Musume
“Love is Dead” – The Mr. T Experience
“The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful” – The Mr. T Experience
“Suicide Machine” – No Fun At All
“Kick Him When He’s Down” – The Offspring
“Vulnerability” – Operation Ivy
“Judith” – A Perfect Circle
“Brother” – Pinhead Gunpowder
“Swan Song” – Pinhead Gunpowder
“Spite & Malice” – Placebo
“Song to Say Goodbye” – Placebo
“I Hate Your Fucking Guts” – The Queers
“I Don’t Wanna Be Friends” – Screeching Weasel
“Go Away Godboy” – SJ Tucker
“Reason to Believe” – Strung Out
“Restless, Irritable, & Discontent” – Tilt
“Jerkoff (live)” – Tool
“Hate You” – 2NE1
Major thumbs up to “The Million You Never Made.”
“judith” – a perfect circle
“the outsider” – a perfect circle
pretty much a majority of the songs by a perfect circle and tool
also, “circle the drain” by katy perry is a nice little break-up song
This is such a good playlist, thank you for posting it! For varying levels of angry I enjoy:
White Boy, Suck My Left One, Liar- Bikini Kill
Becky- Be Your Own Pet
None of Your Business- Salt n Pepa
Pissing in a River- Patti Smith Group
Friends Don’t Let Friends Dial Drunk- Plain White T’s
Broken Hearts are for Assholes- Frank Zappa
Anti Love Song, Nasty Gal- Betty Davis
Rehab- Amy Winehouse
Smile- Lily Allen
I’m Not in Love- 10cc
#1 Must Have- Sleater Kinney
Everybody Knows- Leonard Cohen
Goodbye to You- Scandal
Everything- Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog
Easy to Be Hard- Hair
Also, even though it’s just a theme song, “You’re Standing on My Neck” is a great angry song.
I love that you put Lily Allen. This is just so much good wrapped into one. This is going on the Ipod.
this playlist kicks so much ass.
When I’m pissed and filled with lesbian raaaage, I listen to Otep and Kittie on repeat.
Hooks and Splinters-Otep
Alkaline Trio- Stupid Kid
Ugly Kid Joe- Everything About You
Theory of a Deadman- Hate my Life
I love you for including Die Hölle Rache. It’s my favourite aria from my favourite opera LIKE EVER. In a very beautiful edition may I add. <3
My weapon of choice when enraged: Anything by the Dead fuckin' Kennedys and the albums Raw Power by the Stooges and You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
When I’m angry, these songs usually help:
Alice in Chains – Angry Chair
Disturbed – Prayer
Kittie – Charlotte
Kittie – Brackish
Kittie – Get Off
Actually, a lot of songs by Kittie
Korn – Falling Away from Me
Lil’ Kim – Get in Touch with Us
Nine Inch Nails – Last
Rage Against the Machine – Bulls on Parade
Rob Zombie – Superbeast
Slipknot – Psychosocial
Smashing Pumpkins – Zero
System of a Down – Chop Suey!
System of a Down – Toxicity
Taproot – Calling
Tori Amos – Professional Widow (not the dance remix, the original)
Almost every song on Hole’s “Live Through This” album
I so need this play list at the moment. I have so much rage in me right now. Could we get a Smash A Bunch of Fragile Items on the Pavement playlist? I feel there would be a lot of crossover though.
My anger management playlist is the Stars CD “In Our Bedroom After the War.” I’m not like a crazy Stars fan, but that album is just all sorts of perfect. It really helps calm me down and the order is just right.
I am somewhat bothered by the fact fact that some people’s angry music is my happy music (this is specifically in reference to Thursday because I love them so much and am internet illiterate and don’t know how to simply reply)
I recently got dumped by someone in a text message, and thus an angry playlist was born. It had many songs by a few bands, so I’ll just name the bands, because most of them make only angry music:
The Blood Brothers
Atreyu (specifically from The Curse and A Deathgrip on Yesterday)
My Chemical Romance (because sometimes it feels really good to just yell “I’m Not Ok”)
Thrice (again, from their older albums, ie The Artist in the Ambulance and earlier)
Every Time I Die
Thursday (Jet Black New Year and At This Velocity are two good songs)
Brand New (The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me is a fantastic Album)
…so I guess I like a lot of angry music and perhaps haven’t outgrown my angsty high school ways as much as I would have liked to five years later.
I JUST SHAVED THE TOP LAYER OF MY SKIN WITH MY RAZOR!
And this seemed like the best place to rant about it.
FYR by Le Tigre!