This is the story of Marvin Gaye’s harrowing 1978 album Here My Dear, an underappreciated but essential project in the singer’s discography. Inspired by the devastating divorce of his wife of 13 years, the album was an extremely personal account of their break-up and served as one of the biggest fuck yous in music history. Let’s start with the album’s two protagonists and how life was treating them in 1978:
Robin Thicke delivers a lackluster breakup album
Today I am here to talk about breakup albums. It is an undeniable fact that the best music comes from pain, and I was sincerely hoping that Paula would be Robin Thicke’s Here My Dear. Unfortunately, it is my sad duty to confirm what we probably all knew, all along. Robin Thicke is not some sort of musical genius, he can’t turn his personal misery into a classic album. But we all knew that, right? Allow me to get personal with you for a moment and take you through my journey with Paula.