Music bonds us all, and considering how much I talk about music both here and in my personal life, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite albums! With this, I would also love to hear what your favorite albums are! The following five albums, which are in no particular order, have impacted me the most, contain songs that I simply adore, and in most cases act as a solid cohesive set of art.
1. Aquarius – Tinashe
Easily one of my favorites of all time, Aquarius acts as a cohesive work of art. Each track adds something, and the overall culmination erects a persona and caricature that simply is, well, Tinashe. She’s got party songs, burning ballads, and passionate interludes, yet they all work in hypnotic synchrony. It’s beyond worth a listen.
2. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – Florence and the Machine
Florence is one of the best artists of this musical era in my opinion, and this is my favorite album by her. Her first two albums are phenomenal, but this album feels like she finally found herself and the musicality that’s truly in her. Her voice soars like never before, her lyrics burn deeper, and the overall sound resonates. Perfection!
3. The Pinkprint – Nicki Minaj
This top five list wouldn’t have been mine if it didn’t include the queen of rap at some point. The Pinkprint, Nicki’s fourth album, sees Nicki rapping like never before. There’s more emotion, more jabs, more power, more everything than what we’ve ever seen her produce and release. Her beats are entrancing, her voice is simultaneously playful and fierce, and her messages are ever powerful.
4. Tired All the Time – k.i.d
I had been a fan of k.i.d for a year or two before the release of Tired All the Time, so I already expected to like it whenever it ultimately was released. What I didn’t expect was the sheer amount of emotion the album conveys. Each song hits hard, as they’re based off of the real life experiences of members Kara and Bobby. Bobby’s writing and production remains flawless, and Kara’s voice emulates every emotion relentlessly. You will not regret giving this album a listen.
5. Delirium – Ellie Goulding
Pop singers are ever abundant and multiplying, and it almost feels cliche to call Ellie Goulding different. Having said that, this album simply shines. Being her third album, Ellie Goulding has discovered her style and rocks it on every track. The album feels cohesive and no track gives the impression that it was just tacked on.
Honorable Mention: Electra Heart – Marina and the Diamonds
I love all of Marina’s albums, and I felt beyond guilty not including one of her masterpieces in my list. Like Aquarius, Electra Heart is a perfect, cohesive album. It’s full of bops and I’ve listened to it a million times.
What do you think of my favorites? What are your favorites? Comment below and tweet us @Fuzzable with all of your music-related opinions!