Heartbreak can be excruciating. Some people handle it by sulking in their apartment and eating too much. Others take to social media with a vengeance and embarrass themselves. Musicians, however, tend to stick to what they know best and channel the pain into art, often crafting entire projects inspired by failed relationships.

The most recent example comes by way of our current cover star, Nas, who revealed his Life Is Good album cover yesterday, which features ex-wife Kelis' green wedding dress draped over his lap. After seeing the artwork, we decided to round up other LPs that came on the heels of high-profile splits. Continue reading for a look at the history of over 40 years of post-breakup albums.

Written by Ernest Baker (@newbornrodeo)