Quantifying Song Sadness

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.

RCharlie → fitteR happieR: Finding the most depressing Radiohead song with R, using the Spotify and Genius Lyrics APIs