As 2019 comes to an end, I wanted to share with my favorite Her Campus readers my absolute favorite albums that were released throughout the year, in chronological order.
“Heard It In A Past Life” – Maggie Rogers
This album was really the soundtrack to the beginning of my year as it was released on January 18th. Maggie has really continued to gain traction throughout the year and has been nominated for a GRAMMY for Best New Artist. Many of my favorite songs in this album had been my favorites as singles before the album was released. My absolute favorites include: “Give A Little,” “On + Off,” and “Overnight.” This album has a perfect array of songs for me to scream in my car or cry to in my bedroom. Absolutely *chef’s kiss.*
Image from @maggierogers on Instagram
“Good at Falling” – The Japanese House
This album is magic. It was released on March 1st, just when I needed something new after “Heard It In A Past Life,” and became the soundtrack of my spring. I cannot stress how amazingly each song flows through this album. This is one of few albums that I frequently listen to fully in order because it is so amazing as a piece of cohesive art. I tend to listen to a new album once or twice and pick out a couple of songs I enjoy, but this album does not have a single song I dislike and really shines when it is listened to as a full album.
Image from DIY Mag
“Immunity” – Clairo
Should I say it again? Magic. I did not listen to Clairo AT ALL until this album came out. It was released on August 2nd and quickly took over my fall. Shortly after releasing the album, Clairo’s album tour was announced with my favorite artist, Beabadoobee, opening for her. So I bout my tickets and started listening to the album. A lot like the Japanese House album, this is another that I almost always listen to in order all the way through. This album made me a Clairo fan and “Closer To You” became my number four song of the year on Spotify Wrapped despite the fact that I had only been listening to it for four months (an absolute banger).
Image from @clairo on Instagram
“Pang” – Caroline Polachek
I need to preface my commentary on this album with the fact that I don’t think I’ve listened to it all the way through. The album was released on October 18th, but I don’t think I started listening to it until about a week later. I have listened to it all the way through at least once or twice, but then just picked out my favorites and listened to them individually. Because this is the most recent release, I haven’t had as much time to fall in love with every piece of it, but “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings,” is such an anthem it’s ridiculous. There’s a very good chance that I snag tickets to see this talented woman in January.
Image from @carolineplz on Instagram
If you haven’t listened to at least part of some of these albums, I highly recommend making it a goal for your 2020. Enjoy.