Perfect albums to listen to while studying
By: Elizabeth McNamara | Published: October 10, 2019
We all love listening to music while we study. It’s something we all look forward to while doing work. Over the past couple of years, I have been developing my taste and finding my favorite records to listen to. Below I have broken down four of my favorite albums.
“Harry Styles” by Harry Styles
The former One Direction member’s first solo album has easily become one of my favorite albums to sit back and study. The album has a nice mix of upbeat toe tapping tunes and slow mellow songs that set the mood. Songs like “Kiwi” and “Carolina” bring out the album’s soft rock side, and the tunes “Meet Me in the Hallway,” “Woman,” and “Ever Since New York” introduce new coffee house ideas that are toe-tapping. The soft ballad tune- “Sign of the Times” is perfect mellow tune. This album is perfect for studying and unwinding.
“Continuum” by John Mayer
This 48 minute record is something I’ve been enjoying for years. The album puts its listener in a calm and peaceful mood with the tracks “I’m Gonna Find Another You,” “The Heart of Life,” and “Slow Dancing In a Burning Room.” The blues and rock influenced songs “Bold as Love,” and “I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You),” add ideas that put the album together. I really enjoy doing my schoolwork while listening to this record.
“Undercurrent” by Bill Evans
In this album recommended to me, Bill Evans and Jim Hall come together to make “Undercurrent,” a jazz brilliant record. The album has a perfect combination of smooth guitar and piano that make the album excellent to listen to while studying. “My Funny Valentine,” is a perfect opener for the album with a catchy hook. My favorite tracks, “Skating in Central Park,” and “Darn That Dream,” are smooth tracks that compliment both instruments really well.
“Trench,” by Twenty One Pilots
This 14 track album puts listeners in different moods with a diverse tracklist. The first five songs are fast and upbeat. The tune, “Jumpsuit,” is a strong opener and transitions perfectly into the next track, “Levitate.” “Pet Cheetah,” comes in with strong distorted bass line and the track that follows, “Legend,” is a sweet and somber tune to help wrap up the album. The very last track, “Leave the City,” is a melancholy song that puts the album to an end. This record is perfect for listening on repeat and was one of my favorites in 2018.
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