Everyone has issues that can burn them up with anger and frustration or tear them down with sadness and exhaustion. When I let my emotions get the best of me, it becomes just one of those days. And when such a day occurs, I need music, especially loud.
When I am angry, I love loud music with an edge - whether it be live from a concert cd or listening to a mean guitar such as Van Halen's "Eruption" or blasting to the beat of drums such as Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight." Any of these would certainly drown out my screams of frustration.
When I am depressed, I desire softer tones. Chris Botti's trumpet is an exceptional recommendation. His cd, Italia and especially the song "Ave Maria," center my emotions and slowly lift my spirits. However, I find Chris Botti to be a deep, emotional musician that can easily tap into solemness rather than excitement.
Now when I need to escape from all emotion, I love songs that I enjoyed before life just got complicated. My pick would definitely be "On Our Own" by Bobby Brown - theme to "Ghostbusters II." I love the movie and the song greatly. Both always allow me to escape to a content place where nothing bothers me and the crazy aspects that have found a home in my life simply don't exist.
In short, when it's just one of those days, the best medicine is loud or soft or escape. Indeed, continue to play it!