Music is the soul of the very being. It’s a drug that cures all kinds of life’s misdeeds. Well, without further ado, let’s look at the crème de la crème of last year’s music.
Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
In 2018 Janelle reached a whole new level. While releasing her third album, she proved to the world that she has the musical acumen, that defies any possible definition. She captures the excitement of sexual fluidity, the emotional spirituality of black feminism, the unbearable weight of self-doubt and finally the reckoning of getting to know who you really are – the inner you. It is definitely worthy of anyone’s time, listening to this album.
Mitski – Be the Cowboy
Mitski, in her most creative songs, takes one on a cool and romantic venture. Love, marriage and break-ups are the main themes of her songs. Listening to her endearing songs will help you understand how to get around complex situations — for instance, handling a stranger with secret motives. This incredible album is worth your time and money. Great music, great food for the soul. It is one album I’ll advise anyone to listen at any one time.
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
Country music is clearly Kacey’s forte. It’s particularly fascinating how she maintains the rhythmic swing of her music with an extremely captivating wordplay and emotional insight. This combination will surely leave anyone with no choice but to listen to her music all day long, cherishing her artistical genius which clearly knows few bounds. It is one of the albums I highly recommend especially when one is low in mood.
Lucy Dacus – Historian
This artist is well known for the huskiness in her voice, something her fans find soothing. Her quest to give people faith and hope during the trying times of life is quite evident in her songs. On ‘pillar of truth,’ she sings being with her dying grandmother, surrounded by her other family members, lyrics revolving around hope, faith and seeking mercy for her grandma. Her songs are filled with pain, which often passes and the void filled with endless and timeless thoughts, faith and hope. What a great album!
Cardi B – Invasion of privacy
Cardi is a great rapper who definitely has the musical genius to surpass everyone on the platform and becoming the world’s best female rapper. What entices fans, is her versatility, seen as she jumps from trap to RnB, to salsa on the popular Latin cross-over, ‘I like it.’ Cardi is funny and casually musical. In her songs, she has always been known to go beyond mere words to attain a hard-felt presence in a room and among her listeners. This is one of the albums that can keep you going. You will surely enjoy it, especially for the lovers of hip-hop music.
Music is an art – one that takes you on a journey to a different world. All you need to do is embrace every aspect of it. The above albums are among the most entertaining music released in 2018. I highly recommend anyone take a look at them.