Whether you feel like balling your eyes out or singing your heart out, breakup songs are there for all of us to relate to. Healing that heartbreak includes going through many different stages of emotion, and, luckily, there are plenty of albums out there for every emotion you’re feeling. To make your search easier, we’ve gathered some of the best heartbreak albums of all time.
Taylor’s impressive remake of her 2012 Red album is one to be remembered. Turn on this album and nostalgia is certain to run throughout your entire body. It has a perfect mix of songs that will bring you to tears and ones that will have you pointing your middle finger out the car window.
Adele, who has written her fair share of heartbreak songs, released this album just for you to pop on when you’re going through that agonizing heartbreak and don’t know where to turn. Her soulful soothing voice is sure to help you release all of the feelings you’ve been bottling up.
If you’re ready to feel empowered, Beyoncé's passionate album with strong messages and an assorted array of sounds will leave you feeling confident and in tune with yourself. Breakups can often leave us questioning — questioning ourselves and the relationship— but this album will help you to embrace this new chapter in your life.
If you’re looking for a great heartbreak album, but aren’t into the usual pop singer-songwriter tracks and want something a bit edgier, then this Kanye standout is the one for you. Kanye surprised us all with this emotional album, and you’ll be surprised too by how much you relate to his lyrics about love and loss.
We all know Ariana Grande has been through her fair share of heartbreaks and if she can get through them under the public's eye, you can too. This heartbreak album isn’t made for weeping in bed under the covers, but rather blasting it over speakers and remembering that you are worthy of anything you want in this world.
Olivia Rodrigo catapulted from Disney darling to pop princess with this album, which includes the most perfect combination of songs that will make you want to rip your heart out — and then rip his heart out. With lyrics that are shockingly relatable, you’ll start to wonder how this popstar knows exactly how you’re feeling.
This Grammy-award winning rap album that features many great artists including Rihanna, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and more is filled with emotion and an ideal fluidity between rapping and singing. Each song with unique beats and different stories is there for you during the sad and seething hours of your heartbreak.
There’s nothing like the soulful R&B voice of iconic Amy Winehouse to cure your heartbreak. If you’re looking for something a bit deeper, this album spews out love songs in a way that goes beyond heartbreak and into subjects like abusive relationships, self-hatred and self-defeat.
This album, full of passion, pain and sensational beats, will have you replaying songs over and over like it’s nobody’s business. Frank Ocean has a remarkable way of telling stories through his music that will melt your heart.
Sometimes when we’re experiencing heartbreak, we just want to relish in our sadness and face all the emotions we feel. Giveon’s EP pulls on the heartstrings in a special way. This is the perfect album when you want to listen to some excellent vocals and soulful tunes when your spirits are low.
There’s nothing like Bob Dylan’s famous breakup album to make you realize you’re not alone. His album centers around the confusion and uncertainty that people may feel after parting ways, but he still manages to turn his pain into pleasant tunes.
Forget sadness and lean into the messiness. Fleetwood Mac’s renowned album is the perfect set of songs to groove to when you want to let go of some of those emotions you’ve been holding in. A fun and upbeat pop-rock album that attracts listeners of numerous musical tastes, Rumors will no doubt leave you in higher spirits than you were before you turned it on.
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