With so many songs being released every month and with easy accessibility to them online, it is easy to get overwhelmed and miss out the best ones. Your taste and preference may vary when it comes to music. However, it is highly likely that you will find the albums on this list more than pleasing to your ears.
“Divide” is the third studio album of Ed Sheeran, an English singer-songwriter. The album was released on 3rd March 2017. “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill” were released as the album’s lead singles on 6 January 2017.
Divide includes Irish sounds as well as some African vibes. Keeping lyrics of the songs aside, Divide illustrates how every human emotion feels. When one song makes you want to cry your heart out, another one will make you feel like dancing. While there is heavy production on the album, a live performance of Sheeran shows he is good to go without refining too. The music is ambitious and passionate and with so much variety it is one of the greatest albums in 2017.
I Decided is Big Sean‘s fourth studio album. Big Sean is an American rapper and released the album on February 3, 2017. The album was special because it dealt with a lot of personal topics and sacrifices that are required to be made. There is this concept in the songs that “this is bigger than me” which is a good realization to broaden your horizon. Sean has made personal songs before but somehow these felt deeper.
Zara Larsson, a Swedish singer, and songwriter released her second studio album, So Good on 17th March 2017. It was her first international release.
The album has 15 songs and the name is very appropriate for the album since So Good describes all the songs in the album very aptly. It is hard to resist an album with a name that captures how you will feel and what you will say after you are done hearing it. The album is cheerful but does get serious too. “Don’t let me be yours” is one such serious song.
Stuff I used to do
“Stuff I used to do” is a compilation album by deadmau5, a Canadian progressive house producer. The first 13 tracks were pre-released on 24 February 2017. It became available for free via file-sharing on We Transfer.
“Stuff I used to do” is a diverse collection of sounds and rhythms. It has everything from hip-hop beats to psychedelic electro, disco beats to video game-inspired jams. It’s very different and unique than from what you would normally hear. It is an interesting collection of songs and sounds. It has got a raw power and the spirit of experimentation that makes it stand out.
“Prisoner” is the sixteenth studio album by Ryan Adams, an American singer-songwriter, released on February 17, 2017.
To understand the songs better you need to have some idea about the Hollywood relationship drama. “Prisoner” is a classic breakup album of Ryan Adams. This album came following Adams’ divorce from Mandy Moore, a high-profile actress/singer. The opening track, “Do you still love me?” gives love and the lack of love a prominent stage and sets the tone of the album to an extent.
With about half the year remaining, we still have a lot of time for great albums and excellent songs. This is why you need to stay up to date and give these albums a listen if you haven’t already. Otherwise, the pile of great songs will build up and with new songs coming every month you will lose track of these great songs.