Elisita’s Best Albums of the Millenium
I really like doing these countdown things, especially with music…since my first post on this site was another set of “countdowns”: (see here or here). This time, I’m doing the (arguably) best albums since the turn of the Millennium. Granted, most of them are from the past 5 years, but I have been an avid listener of many albums of many genres and here are my favorites. I’ll pick an album, and pick my favorite song off of it, and explain why I think this album belongs on this list.
Alright, Honorable Mention Number 1:
Native [Deluxe Edition] - 2013
Song of Choice: “Can’t Stop”
Why: Ryan Tedder is known for writing those catchy top 40 pop tunes your hear all over the radio (the good ones, I mean). He’s certainly a great lyricist, and knows how to write a catchy melody, and it is in these areas he certainly doesn’t fail us on Native. With his soaring alto voice and falsetto moments, it’s got those typical pop songs, the songs reminiscent of sound we liked on the other One Republic albums, the unexpected beats, and those haunting and enchanting tunes that leave us grasping at some nostalgic memory we can’t quite put our finger on. The deluxe edition gets you some nice acoustic tunes that show off his vocals without hiding behind a ton of post-production. Take a listen, why don’t you! :)