Itchy's Top Five Break-Up Albums
It happens to all of us...
The "nu-folk" scene is shaping up a touch like mini, musical version of Eastenders, and here we have Charlie Fink's moroseness following his break up with the disgustingly talented Laura Marling. Who is now dating Marcus Mumford (of & Sons fame). Poor Charlie. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
This should be called Back to Blake, really, given the fluctuating status of the relationship that made and then ruined the Winehouse. Still, there's no disguising the meaning behind a song titled "Love Is A Losing Game". Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
We'd expect nothing less than emotional perfection from one of history's greatest lyricists, especially following his divorce from his then wife, Sara. And Blood on the Tracks is exactly that, except he says it has nothing to do with his personal life, and that he was inspired by Chekhov. Whatevs, Bob, we know the truth. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Not written about a specific heartache so much as six years of pent-up upset, For Emma, Forever Ago is what happened when Justin Vernon lived in solitude in a cabin for three months. Which would make any of us over-emotional, realistically. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
This lot must be the most incestuous band ever to hit the big time, and Rumours was created on the back of not one, but TWO in-band divorces, and Stevie Nicks then getting with the drummer (Mick Fleetwood). It's frankly a miracle it made it to release. We're glad it did. This is desperation in a glass.