The sound of music has changed over the decades so it only stands to reason that we have favorite albums that closed out the decade for us.
Even though most of us probably have newer songs from last year in our playlist, some still reminisce on years past. And with good reason in our opinion.
A decade that saw rap outselling rock music and the establishment of a new pop hierarchy, the 2010s transformed the music industry. While most of our favorite artists dropped hits in the last decade, here are some albums that resonated with us.
The perfect blend between dark R&B and pop music, The Weeknd’s 3rd studio album introduced us to a whole new character and chapter of the singer’s life.
thank u, next
For a release that came after a rough year for the singer, this is arguably one of Ariana’s best albums.
Travis Scott really put it all out there on his 3rd studio album. It was easily Album of the Year in 2018 so it really was a surprise when he didn’t win Best Rap Album at the Grammys.
Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
Halsey’s 2nd studio album was a sonic masterpiece. The singer really outdid herself and the numbers her album did in 2017 shows just that.
Signed to The Weeknd’s XO label, 88glam remastered their self-titled mixtape in 2018 and the trap album has been on repeat for me ever since.
This surprise release earned the ‘Rap God’ his largest streaming week in his entire career! Eminem’s album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart with 434 000 album equivalents sold and 225.5 million on-demand audio streams in its opening week.
Another Drake hit. The star’s 4th studio album won Album of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2016 and Top Billboard 200 Album in 2017.