Here are some of my current favorites, just so you can enjoy them too.
1. Taylor Swift
I am a firm believer that if you are not a Taylor stan you need to reevaluate. This woman never fails to take it to the next level, outdo herself, and amaze the rest of us. "You All Over Me" and "Mr. Perfectly Fine" are SO good and I simply cannot wait for all of her rereleases and everything on "From The Vault".
If you haven't listened to "OK Orchestra", you ought to drop everything right now. This album is fantastic and unique. Make sure to listen to it in order, but note that "3 O'Clock Things" is definitely my favorite — though it was a very tough call. Beyond their new album, however, AJR has so many bops, many of which are underrated.
3. Mt. Joy
I have a friend that has talked about Mt. Joy for as long as I can remember, but I didn't get into them until recently. But now that I have started listening, I simply can't stop. They are so talented, their music has the best vibes, and I am literally counting down the days until I am back home and can drive down my favorite back roads with the windows down listening to "Silver Lining". That day will be everything.
4. Olivia Rodrigo
I freaking love this girl. She is so iconic, and even though she is younger than me, I kind of want to be her when I grow up. As if "Driver's License" and all of her little tunes on social media weren't enough, "deja vu" has fueled me with an energy I didn't know I had. She has done it again: made even mended hearts feel broken.
5. The Front Bottoms
OK, if I am being totally honest I haven't been able to get enough of The Front Bottoms for years. They are definitely not for everyone, but finding people who love them is a feeling that words cannot describe. I highly recommend listening to their album "Rose".