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4 New albums that should Absolutely take over your fall playlist

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Mass Amherst chapter.

Fall 2022 has been full of new album releases just in time for us to start curating our autumn playlists. These four albums are my favorites this season, but if you feel overwhelmed by all these new song choices, I’ve included my favorites from each album. 

Midnights by Taylor swift

I can’t write about new albums this fall without mentioning Midnights by Taylor Swift. Released October 21, this album has 13 songs plus seven bonus tracks. This album has only been out for less than four weeks and I already know every word to every song. Now if you’re on social media, you may have seen that this album has received mixed opinions, but personally, I love this album. Don’t get me wrong I loved Folklore and Evermore, but I like how Taylor has gone back to her style of more traditional pop for this album. And obviously with this album only being out for a little over a week I’m sure my favorite song will change within the next 24 hours, however, as of right now, “Lavender Haze” and “The Great War” are at the top of my list.

Being funny in a Foreign Language by the 1975

Another new album released this fall is Being Funny In A Foreign Language by The 1975. I only started listening to this album a week ago but I already love it. This is my favorite album of theirs to date. I love the instrumentals for each song and how cohesive the entire album is. Like Midnights, this album has only been out for about four weeks, so my favorite song is ever-changing, but at the moment it is “Oh Caroline.” The lyrics and instrumentals together immediately made me love the song from the very first listen.

Self-titled by Marcus Mumford

Marcus Mumford, from the band Mumford and Sons, released his first solo album, Self-Titled in mid-September. This is a beautiful album with 10 songs and features Clairo, Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlile, and Monica Martin. I am obsessed with this album, to say the least. The lyrics and the storytelling are incredible in this album, not to mention the vocals. From the first listen, I loved every song from the album and added each to my fall playlist (and so should you). “Go In Light” featuring Monica Martin is definitely my favorite on the album, the harmonies in this song are so beautiful, I have had it on repeat for a month now. 

Stick season by noah kahan

In my opinion, the album for fall 2022 is Stick Season by Noah Kahan. This album is the epitome of fall. Written by Noah Kahan who grew up in New England, this album, in my opinion, perfectly captures the feeling of fall. I have been listening to this album non-stop and have come to the conclusion that there are just no skips out of all 14 tracks. That being said, my two favorites from the album (I can not pick between the two) are “She Calls Me Back” and “Homesick.” 

An honorable mention for the artist who takes over my fall playlist every year, Hozier who released a new song this October. “Swan Upon Leda,” is his newest release and I am completely obsessed. This is the perfect addition to your fall playlist. 

I have been playing these four albums in a constant rotation for weeks now, I just can’t get enough. And while I’m sure my favorites from each of these albums will change within the week, I hope that my suggestions give you a starting point for each album! Happy listening!

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Riley Sheridan

U Mass Amherst '26

Riley is a freshman at UMass Amherst and is majoring in Education. She loves reading, listening to music(especially Taylor Swift), the ocean, and spending time with friends and family!