808s and heartbreak

The best breakup albums: Part II

Go to Best breakup albums: Part I >>> Kayne West – 808s & Heartbreak (2008): In its production and vocals (namely the explicit and extensive use of Auto-Tune), West’s fourth studio album marked a major change in his musical trajectory. The album features West in a predominantly singing role rather than his usual rapping, with dominant themes of despair and …

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Sadie HaleThe best breakup albums: Part II
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The 12 best breakup albums – Adele, Coldplay, Fij and Bickers

A negative emotional state, when channelled, can lead to out-of-this-world musical achievements. Just think of the singles ‘Nothing Compares 2U‘ by Sinead O’Connor (and actually written by Prince), ‘Un-break my Heart‘ by Toni Braxton, Bon Iver’s ridiculously sad cover of Bonnie Raitt’s ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’, or even the upbeat ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ by …

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Sadie HaleThe 12 best breakup albums – Adele, Coldplay, Fij and Bickers