Top 5 album recommendations for you!


Juan Fernandez

Here are four of the album covers recommended in this article!

KISS THE RING – Rome Streetz

Rome Streetz is the newest edition to the underground hip-hop label, Griselda Records. Known most commonly for their grimy style of coke rap, the label has gained a loyal and dedicated fanbase over the past few years. This album, released in 2022, is no exception to this precedent set by other members of the record label. The record features extremely grimy instrumentation, cutthroat bars, and great flows. The features on it are excellent, including other members of Griselda like Conway the Machine and Westside Gunn. As one of the most underrated albums of 2022, it definitely is deserving of a listen!

SEYCHELLES – Masayoshi Takanaka

Released in 1976, this album by Japanese artist Masayoshi Takanaka is a light-hearted and fun listen from front to back. The record consists of 8 instrumental tracks, with a few lyrics scattered here and there, and it is the perfect album to put on in preparation for the summer. Its feel-good nature and smooth production makes for an album you do not want to miss out on. Whether you are walking the hallways of K-pod, or you are driving to the beach with your friends, this project will undoubtedly uplift you. 

The Glow, Pt. 2 – The Microphones

“The Glow Pt. 2” is an album by the American indie rock musician, Phil Elverum. Released in 2001, this record is regarded as a keystone album of the indie rock genre. The album is a deeply personal work that explores themes of love, loss, and memory. He sings about memories of childhood and the pain of growing up, as well as the complexities of adult relationships. There are moments of delicate guitar work, as well as more experimental and noisy passages. The album’s production is also noteworthy, with Elverum layering his vocals and instrumentation to create a dense and atmospheric sound. Overall, “The Glow Pt. 2” is a beautiful and haunting album that has earned its place as a classic of the indie rock genre. Its combination of introspective lyrics, dynamic instrumentation, and atmospheric production creates a deeply emotional listening experience that is sure to stay with the listener long after the album has ended.

In The Court Of The Crimson King – King Crimson

In the Court of the Crimson King, the debut album by the British progressive rock band King Crimson, is an absolute masterpiece that showcases the band’s musicianship and songwriting. From the very first track, it is clear that King Crimson is not your average rock band. The song’s heavy riffs, distorted vocals, and eerie saxophone creates a dark and intense atmosphere that immediately draws you in. The album’s title track is a stunning piece of music that features beautiful vocals, intricate guitar work, and an epic orchestral arrangement. One of my favorite tracks on the album is “Epitaph,” a melancholic and thought-provoking song that deals with themes of mortality and the meaning of life. The lyrics are incredibly poetic and introspective, and the music is equally as powerful. Overall, In the Court of the Crimson King is a must-listen for any fan of progressive rock or experimental music. The album’s diverse range of styles and influences, combined with its innovative songwriting and musicianship, make it a true classic.

WORRY. – Jeff Rosenstock

From start to finish, the album is a rollercoaster of emotions, with Rosenstock’s passionate and raw vocals driving the songs forward. The album’s sound is a unique blend of punk, indie, and pop, with catchy melodies and explosive guitar riffs that keep the listener engaged. But what really strikes the listener is the lyrics. Rosenstock’s songwriting is deeply personal, touching on themes of anxiety, depression, and societal issues. Despite the heavy subject matter, there is a sense of hope and resilience that pervades the album. Rosenstock’s lyrics encourage listeners to confront their fears and find strength in the face of adversity. Overall, I highly recommend “WORRY.” to anyone who is looking for an album that is both musically dynamic and emotionally resonant. Rosenstock’s fearless vulnerability and dynamic songwriting make for a powerful listening experience that will stay with you long after the music stops.