PPS: As I told Mark last night, I don't think that the gloomy side of rock is underplayed whatsoever--isn't that what grunge was all about? (And why I'm over it?) Goth? Fucking rap-metal?
He said, I'm talking about the introspective, solitary side of the gloomy spectrum.
Sorry dude, I still don't think it's underappreciated. The Cure, the Smiths... I mean I could list about 104 1/2 bands for whom lonely teenage angst paid off nicely.