The Streets - Dry your eyes
Although the title is one particular song, I can not stress enough how well it fits in with the rest of the album. The Streets is a UK hip hop group led by rapper Mike Skinner and they put out what I consider to be one of the best and cohesive albums I've ever heard. The album 'A Grand Don't Come for Free' is an honest and visceral concept album that takes you on a heart-aching journey. I first popped in the album a few years ago (much later than its release) on the way downtown to meet some friends for dinner. From the first song I was transported into Mike's brain and was hooked on every word. The album takes some very real twists and turns and gives you a picture of a very flawed yet sympathetic character.
The song Dry your Eyes was the hardest hitting to me, and it brought up old memories of my own break-ups. It threw a curve ball at me and I was locked into a pensive mood for the rest of the night. Even when I hear the song now, it captures the raw scrambled confusion and desperation at the moment when you breaking up. The album culminates in a beautifully done song that gives a powerful message on expectations and life outlook.