All the tracks lead you to heartbreak.
November 19, 2009 1:26 PM Subscribe
Best break up albums of all time?
posted by dhn to media & arts (103 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
So, I recently went through a heart-rending breakup. In which I have listened to so many breakup songs (We Belong Together! The End of the Road! Martha by Tom Waits!) and that This American Life episode called "Break Up
" so many times on repeat, singing along with clenched fists that the neighbors may call the state on me. I just purchased The Fall by Norah Jones
, which may be the perfect breakup album (if you like Norah Jones, and I do!), which is a back-and-forth chronicle of ambivalence and heartbreak over her own break up with former collaborator/producer/boyfriend Lee Alexander. There's lots of threads about break up songs. But what about break up albums? I'm only coming up with recent examples like Alanis Morissette's "Flavors of Entanglement," about her breakup with Ryan Reynolds. And then there's Liz Phair's "Exile in Guyville." But tell me, MeFites, what are some others? I've been loving just immersing myself in one album that says it all: "I need you, come back, fuck off, you suck."