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Sarah Silverman's favorite sweet, sad songs (and yours)

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Costellosilverman_lSo you think Sarah Silverman’s a caustic comedian who gets her kicks desecrating taboos and offending people, eh? Well, you are right in that case. But she is also a connoisseur of heartbreak folk music, as evidenced by the short but great playlist she’s just put together for venerable SoCal radio station KCRW. Her picks:

She & Him, “Sentimental Heart”
Patty Griffin, “Long Ride Home” (below)
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins, “Born Secular”
The Mountain Goats, “No Children”
Elvis Costello (pictured), “Good Year for the Roses”

Aww. Those weepers are some keepers. (You can stream all of them, plus Silverman’s narration from the radio broadcast, over at KCRW’s site.) Your turn: What do you think of Silverman’s playlist? And what sincerely sad-eyed tunes would you add to the pile?

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