Media Office’s Favorite Albums of 2020

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Hunter Nealey, Secretary

While 2020 may have been an overall disaster, it was still a great year for music. Many artists were able to release albums during a time when everyone was looking for something to enjoy. In this article, each member of the Media Office will reveal which album of 2020 kept them sane!

 

Cooper Ams

Album: Eternal Atake

Artist: Lil Uzi Vert

Favorite songs: “Prices,” “Lo Mein,” “Venitia,” and “P2”

“It had been three years since Lil Uzi dropped his last album, and he had been teasing his fans about Eternal Atake since 2018. I enjoyed Eternal Atake a lot and thought that it was one of Lil Uzi’s best projects. While this is my favorite album of 2020, Man on the Moon III is a close second.”

 

Mary Hanna Bryant

Album: Anniversary 

Artist: Bryson Tiller

Favorite songs: “Years Go By” and “Outta Time”

“Bryson Tiller’s album Anniversary, which was released in October, has been one that I have had on repeat for a while now. The songs from this R&B album are catchy and a good choice to listen to while you’re in a relaxed mood.”

 

Mary-Edith Cox

Album: Plastic Hearts

Artist: Miley Cyrus

Favorite song: “Angels Like You”

“To start, the album cover is an all-around aesthetic. She has transitioned from her old Disney star life to someone who successfully mixes the girly and grunge style. I have to say my favorite song on this album has got to be ‘Angels Like You’ because it doesn’t sound like any of her past songs!”

 

Lindsey Boyette

Album: What You See Ain’t Always What You Get

Artist: Luke Combs

Favorite song: “Does To Me”

“I’m not a huge country music fan, but I love this album because it’s easy to sing to and has a variety of different songs–some sad and some happy.”

 

Hunter Nealey

Album: Fetch The Bolt Cutters

Artist: Fiona Apple

Favorite songs: “I Want You To Love Me” and “Rack of His”

“After eight years of silence, Fiona Apple delivers her best album yet. I love this album because her singing is raw and powerful, and all of her vocals are backed up by sparse yet powerful piano and bass sounds.”

 

Emory Pittman

Album: folklore

Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite songs: “exile,” “seven,” and “betty”

“I love this new era of Taylor because it’s indie and alternative, two genres that I really enjoy. folklore just further proves that Taylor is a musical chameleon who can master any style. I was able to connect with a lot of the lyrics on the album (Taylor’s specialty), and it’s always on repeat.”

 

Jack Pittman

Album: Teamwork

Artist: Futurebirds

Favorite song: “My Broken Arm”

“This was Futurebirds’ first album since 2015, and I loved it because it showed all of their skills as a band with a mixture of rock, country, and pop in an upbeat manner.”