My top ten favorite albums this year so far..

Written by Joshua D. Harris

10. PJ Morton- Watch The Sun

“If I don’t take care of me, I’m no good to you”

Watch The Sun is a jazzy RnB album filled with bright instrumentation and beautiful subject matter of love and self care. This is the perfect album for Sunday Morning house cleaning and a picnic out with friends. This album features incredibly soulful vocal performances and funky instrumentation. This album is easy to digest and well crafted. With PJ’s voice nothing feels forced or out of place, this album flows easily like water and allows for viewers to simply experience the message in the music without having to think too deeply about song concepts and structure. PJ is a great musician it’s easy to listen to this and just catch a vibe.

Rating: 7/10

9. The Black Keys- Dropout Boogie

“For the love of money we would do most anything”

Dropout Boogie is an alternative rock album with a classic rock spirit and a bluesy touch. This album feels like a stroll through the neighborhood. It’s extremely honest and straight to the point while still managing to be playful and cleverly crafted. The strong point is the masterful musicianship that is The Black Keys. This album is perfect for a summer day or even to brighten up a rainy one.

Rating 7/10

8. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges- Texas Moon