#1 i listened to 50 albums


i have been very depressed, I’m not gonna lie. I have realised that in depression, I find one thing I like and I hold onto it for dear life! I have also realised that in order to offset that, I am much happier when there’s variety in my day. I eat something new for breakfast, I speak to someone I wouldn’t usually speak to. Whatever it is, it helps. So, in an attempt to climb out of depression, I decided to listen to every album off NME’s top 50 albums of 2021. My aim was to do it for the variety, absorb variety, feel it. So I listened to every single album from beginning to end even if I wasn’t loving it, or liking it. It was an exciting little experiment, and the bonus here is that I found a handful of things I really enjoyed. So I’m going boil down that list of 50 to a list of the 5 albums I’ll continue listening to now that my experiment is done.

  • GLOW ON by Turnstile
  • Smiling with No Teeth by Genesis Owusu
  • Juno by Remi Wolf
  • if i could make it go quiet by girl in red
  • For the first time by Black Country, New Road

I actually hadn’t even heard of these artists before listening so that’s even better. I’ve put some of the songs below if you want to listen, and here’s the NME list I used if you want to do the same as I did: https://www.nme.com/big-reads/nme-best-albums-of-the-year-2021-3114833


listen to this in the afternoon when i’m writing Big texts

listen to this when I’m doing the dishes