Newswire: Science has determined the most depressing Radiohead song

Radiohead has a rather dour reputation, one built on the backs of everything from their debut single, “Creep,” to the sad, spacey wanderings of “Daydreaming,” off the band’s 2016 hit A Moon Shaped Pool. Now, one ambitious fan has determined the most depressing Radiohead song of all. But rather than some more ambiguous metric—like, say, playing each of their songs on repeat, and then determining which one drove him most dramatically to drink—analyst RCharlie has done some pretty nifty data collection to justify his pick.

Interestingly, Spotify has already done some research on the “saddest” songs; the streaming service keeps track of a stat called valence, a psychological term that describes things that make people feel happy or sad. RCharlie used the company’s Web API to pull that data for all of Radiohead’s songs, determining that “We Suck Young Blood” off of Hail To The …

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