Fall is right around the corner and we’re ready for it! Here are five albums to listen to for any occasion — whether it’s driving somewhere, hanging out with friends, or simply just staying home.
This album is the perfect example of a good coming-of-age/dark academia indie rock album about adolescence. This is my go-to album for my commute to school because I cannot get enough of it.
Standouts: “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales”, “Cosmic Hero”, “(Joe Gets Kicked out of School for Using) Drugs with Friends (But Says This Isn’t a Problem)”.
I had the pleasure of seeing Willow perform this album when she came to Houston a couple of weeks ago and while I liked the album before, I loved it even more after seeing her perform live. She had really great energy, making it such a memorable show. This album stands out as a rock-solid album, made by some of the most influential people in the industry.
This album hits different when it’s 70 degrees outside and you’re laying in the grass, drinking an iced chai, and solely taking in the environment around you — the perfect fall album.
Pure Heroine is a throwback, but this album will always fit any moment. Lorde’s debut album is one of the most iconic albums ever, and it is definitely worth revisiting to feel nostalgic. For those of you that still only know “Royals” or “Team,” this is a great opportunity to listen to the songs that are underrated (i.e. those that didn’t play on the radio).
Brazilian artist Ana Frango Elétrico combines genres like bossa nova, pop and rock to create an outstanding album. Little Electric Chicken Heart is so much fun to listen to and sing along with (even when you don’t speak or understand Portuguese).
Standouts: “Chocolate”, “Saudade”, “Devia Ter Ficado Menos”.
I am a contributing writer for Coog Radio. I love all types of music but especially Indie, Rock, Hip-Hip, Classics, and Jazz. I am currently a sophomore, majoring in English (B.A.), with a minor in Sociology.