Springing into spring music

The top five albums to jam to as the warmer weather comes in
By: Jessica Baskerville, Staff Writer

 The songs on a spring playlist ultimately create the atmosphere for the upcoming season. While there are plenty of other great albums and various music genres, the overall playlist should be playful and hopeful, yet calming at the same time. Here are five albums to find the best music for spring playlists.

  First up on the list is Blue Neighborhood by popular YouTuber, Troye Sivan. Some of Sivan’s first uploads to YouTube consisted of him singing for the internet. Eight years, millions of


The deluxe cover for Sivan’s first full album.

subscribers, and two EP’s later, Sivan released his first album in Fall 2015. The album not only include songs from his second EP, “Wild,” but it also includes new songs like “Heaven” and “Youth.” For those looking for an amazing cross between pop and alternative, Sivan’s first album the perfect fit.

  Pentatonix’s first original album, Pentatonix, is another album that doesn’t disappoint. The fact that Pentatonix is an acapella group is beyond incredible, considering how spot-on the vocals and music are. While including original tracks such as “Can’t Sleep Love” and “Ref,” they also included some covers of popular songs, that this popular group is known for, like “Lean On” and “Where Are Ü Now.” This is the ideal album for rolling down the car windows and screaming the words.

  Even though there’s only one of their original members remaining, Panic! At the Disco is


Panic! At the Disco‘s most recent album cover for “Death of a Bachelor”.

still going strong with their recently released album Death of a Bachelor. Even as they’ve grown up and changed their sound, their catchiness hasn’t gone anywhere. “Victorious” is one of the more poppy, well known songs, but songs like “The Good, the Bad, and the Dirty” and “Hallelujah” are just as danceable.

  Now on an international tour, the momentum from Coldplay’s latest album, A Head Full Of Dreams, does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Their album has the perfect blend of fast, party songs along with heartfelt, moving ballads. “Hymn for the Weekend” and “Adventure of a Lifetime” are great examples of songs that are great for your spring gatherings.  

  One Direction’s first album as a four-piece, Made in the AM, is full of songs sure to get


No Zayn? Don’t be shocked – this is One Direction’s first album without the “Bradford bad boy” of the group.

people in a warm and springy mood. Flirtatious and bouncy songs like “Olivia” and catchy songs like “End of the Day” are the best songs to sing in the car with the windows down and the volume turned high up. There isn’t a single song on the album where the vocals and instrumentals aren’t spot on.

  Whether people realize it or not, music plays an essential role when it comes to the seasons. From meaningless pop hits and festival music in the summer, to award-show-ready albums in the fall, to cuddly holiday music in the winter. Spring music is the transition from the soft music of the winter to the party music of the summer, so it’s extremely important to have the best fun, yet seemingly-effortless albums to jam to.


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