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Coldplay: Royal Albert Hall, London

Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, 2 July 2014

A GREAT BREAK-UP album can be a thing of wonder. From Bob Dylan's red-raw Blood on the Tracks to Marvin Gaye's self-lacerating Here, My Dear to Fleetwood Mac's vengeful Rumours, some of popular music's most powerful and cathartic albums have emerged in the wake of a brutal, soul-destroying relationship breakdown.

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