If you were ever wondering how to crack down on depression by figuring out which Radiohead song makes you the saddest, there's now a scientific formula. Data scientist Charlie Thompson has used programming language R to use data to find out which of the band's songs are most depressing.

With Spotify's API feature to locate track information on Radiohead's nine studio album's they used part of the metrics known as "valence," which can "measure from 0.0 to 1.0 describing the musical positiveness conveyed by a track." It turns out that Radiohead's 'True Love Waits' and 'We Suck Young Blood' had the lowest valence score of 0.0378. That makes them the saddest.

But when Charlie used the lyrics to determine sadness, it turns out 'High and Dry' took that slot. So he used an algorithm to determine lyric density and how important song lyrics are.

Moral of the story, 'True Love Waits' will make anyone cry. Listen with caution. It's just science.

We'd also like to point you in the direction of this ridiculously wonderful song from Ohyeahsumi, and this piece on loneliness and showing sympathy beyond consumption.

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