It'll End In Tears
Released: Jan 1984
Released in 1984, this debut from the 4AD collective redefined the soundtrack for melancholy students alone in their rooms. Paradoxically uplifting despite the apparent tones of misery and despair, this is aural comfort food for those for whom old love songs just aren't quite cutting it. "Song to the Siren" (a Tim Buckley cover) is the best place to start. Beautiful.