Best Music to Ease a Broken Heart

Chris Allen

There's something about a touch of country that adds to the weight of heartache. Chris Allen cut his teeth in Rosavelt, playing a rugged roots-rock sound reminiscent of Exile-era Stones and the Replacements. Now, on his solo debut, Goodbye Girl and the Big Apple Circus, Allen has created the perfect soundtrack for the brokenhearted. Whether pining after "Sweet Lorraine" or pondering a "Guilty Heart," Allen has a way with tales of longing and loss, delivered in a gritty, baritone drawl.