There were too many earworms in 2017 that I decided to narrow down my musical fangirling to an album only list of the Top Ten. The great thing about music is that it’s subjective so your favorite may not be here. If I missed one, comment below. Maybe I’ll make a playlist for 2018.
10. Ryan Follese by Ryan Follese
The lead singer of Hot Chelle Rae goes solo and heads back to his country roots with his first pop country solo album. Croon along to One Thing Right or jam out to Roots, either way you’ll fall in love with Ryan’s singer-songwriting talent and musicality.
To read the full review, feel free to float your boat.
9. Alessia Cara’s Know It All
This Canadian pop rocker will have you realizing your beautiful and not alone at that party you didn’t want to go to but are now stuck at.
8. Tomorrow We Live by KB
Tampa native and Reach Records rapper KB just released a new album October 20 but to here the one that had my haters looking at me sideways and believing we will win, check out the rapper’s second album.
I won’t play anymore games, I’mma just do it.
7. Identity by Colton Dixon
How do you identify? Well with one listen of Colton Dixon’s third studio album I was renewed in my faith as a believer in Jesus Christ and realized why each of us is marked with his fingerprint because he designed us with a unique call and purpose. To find out more about the brand new life and how love came down, check out Colton’s newest album.
6. All is Vanity by Christina Grimmie
Her final musical project is her debut album. Post-humanous and with her signature supernatural vocal range, Grimmie shares song that showcase her r&b musicality and lyrics that showcase her huge heart and that she was okay with having standards.
For full review and to read my memorial post, join Team Grimmie
5. Lifer by Mercy Me
Christian rock supergroup is back with a project even i couldn’t imagine. Every song on it is repeat-worthy and will have you happy dancing even if your answer doesn’t come right away.
4. ’91 by Jamie Grace
Jamie Grace is back with her first independent release but third studio album that represents the Christian music from the nineties she grew up on.
To join Team ’91, feel free to get your dance on.
3. All Things Work Together by Lecrae
With his first major label release, Lecrae will inspire and sow hope as he will make all who listen to this album see that he’s no stranger to hip hop music but instead aims to reach higher.
2. Tell Me You Love Me by Demi Lovato
Six albums later and Demi Lovato is no longer apologizing for who she is. Instead, you’ll catch the singer-songwriter in raw and real vulnerability that will make you fall in love with her artistry.
- Waves by Rachel Platten
Some of you may not know this but Rachel Platten was the first major artist to support The Smart Cookie Philes directly and her sophomore album proves she’s not done making waves or putting up a fight, she’s just not going to apologize because she’s not perfect for you.
Happy Holidays and I hope 2018 is the year you start #ESPRESSOYOURSELF