I have a lot of experience in this area.
Wrens - The Meadowlands
Obviously and rightly considered a classic of the breakup album genre. This feels seasonally appropriate too.
Standout: She Sends Kisses
Turnover - Peripheral Vision
Give this one a go. The reviews weren’t crazy but it really has something. Very mellow emo-inflected indie rock. Mainly it gets that strange lilting high of recent heartbreak. It flies by and is something a little more up tempo for this kind of thing.
Standout: Cutting My Fingers Off
Ryan Adams’ last album with the group before going solo. Less country than their other work and although not strictly breakup throughout, it captures a sense of beautiful loneliness. The kind that makes you think maybe you can stick this thing out
Standout: Jacksonville Skyline
And two loosies.
A lovely song by a young band about the confusion of this kind of thing.
I gasped in pain when I first heard this through to the end. A classic song about a doomed love affair.
Chin up x