Life comes at us fast. When all my classes went online, I finally had time to listen to music that I might have missed throughout the years. Here are some of my favorite albums that you can always find me playing as I try to get through online classes.
- Bloom – Troye Sivan
Released to the public in 2018, Troye gives us 10 amazing hits. With songs featuring wonderful female artists Gordi and the one and only Ariana Grande, this album hits home. Need to distress and have a mini dance break? Turn on “My My My!” Not having the best week and just want a soothing song to calm you down? “The Good Side” has got you covered.
- Make It Big – Wham!
Throwing it back to the ’80s, Wham!’s Make It Big album doesn’t disappoint. It has classics from “Wake Me up Before You Go-Go” to “Careless Whisper.” Apart from the classics, it also has upbeat bops such as “Credit Card Baby” and “Freedom.” With this album, you can’t go wrong. I love this album so much that I even have it on cassette.
- So Polite – Summer Salt
Summer Salt brought us this lovely album in 2017. Though it only has four songs, it still manages to bring happiness to your ears. The Austin, Texas based band mixes modern indie music with 1960’s electric pop. Need an album to play on your long car ride? Bring in So Polite by Summer Salt.
- Baby Gravy 2 – Yung Gravy, bbno$
Bringing 2020 some good news, artists Yung Gravy and bbno$ have released 10 songs in their newest album, Baby Gravy 2. Featuring many great artists such as Cuco and TrippyThaKid, this album is a great go-to when you get handed the aux cord. One of my favorites from the album is “shining on my ex.” That song will get me up and dancing in no time.
- Between You and Me – San Cisco
I must admit, I’ve been obsessed with this band since their early releases in 2016. No matter what, they always find a way to make hit after hit. Released not too long ago in September 2020, this raw indie rock album gives listeners a look into the band’s growth and maturity throughout the years. Since their formation in 2009, the Australian band expresses their emotions through the lens of a young adult finding their way in this album.
I hope these albums find their way into your playlists. It’s okay to take a break and have a mini dance party occasionally. School can be overwhelming, so taking some time to clear your mind with music is okay. Remember: you got this!