“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Language may be a barrier, culture may differ, color may be diverse but when you put it all together, music will be the answer. Just like what the quote above said, music binds us together. Back from the old ages up to the modern era, there are billions of songs that have been created by various prolific artists. From the likes of The Beetles and Michael Jackson to the era of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga shows music never stops. That’s what has led me in creating a list of my favorite music albums of the year 2013.
Since its the new year I figure I might as well do it too…
Experiencing Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience
“The 20/20 Experience”, which is also known as The 20/20 Experience – 1 of 2, is the third studio album of Justin Timberlake. It was released on March 15, 2013, by RCA Records, as a follow-up to his previous album Future Sex/ Love Sounds in year 2006. It received good reviews from certain critics and the public. In fact, it became number 1 in the US Billboard Charts with a first week sales of 968, 000 copies.
What I like about the album is that it is a neo soul genre partly inspired by the song structures of the 1960’s and 1970’s rock with unexpected rhythms and harmonies. The main theme of the album is about romance with a spice of seduction, sexiness and charisma that surely make the people go bananas with it. Who wouldn’t love songs about romance and sexiness? I am sure no one.
Wanting To Be Loved by Michael Bublé
Ever since, I am addict fan of Michael Buble. I wouldn’t pass a moment to buy his albums. The appearance of a new one is like a song to my ear when he released “To Be Loved”. It is Buble’s eight studio album which was released on April 15, 2013 in the United Kingdom and in April 23, 2013 in the United States.
It received very good reviews from different critics. Positive comments also lingered in the social media praising Michael Buble’s remarkable voice. What I really like about his album is the consistency. I never get tired of listening to his music over and over again. It’s like a lullaby to my ears and surely like what the others feel too.
Jessica Sanchez’s Me, You and the Music
I must admit, I’d like it more if Jessica Sanchez wins the American Idol competition though I like Philip Philips too. It just opened a lot of opportunities for her, as the saying goes “Anyone doesn’t have to win such competition just to have an album.” It was proven by Jessica Sanchez when the album “Me, You, and the Music” was released on April 20, 2013 by Interscope Records and 19 Entertainment.
The album’s lead single, “Tonight” which features Ne-Yo is my favorite song because it is very RnB and surely rocks a party. It will definitely make you move even if you’re not a dancer because it is electrifying.
Hands off to Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz
After all the controversy and issues surrounding Miley Cyrus, definitely she’s not Hannah Montana anymore but a superstar. Bangerz is the fourth album of Miley, which was released on October 4, 2013, by RCA Records.
It is heavily criticized by people but for me, she is all grown up now and very legal. The songs in the album were actually great from the lyrics to the rhythm itself. If we just really take the meaning of her songs, we can say that it has sense at all.
Angles at Katy Perry’s Prism
Another artist that I really admire from the start is Katy Perry. You just can’t ignore her personality and talent. She is also very likeable. Her songs are rhythm in the soul. Just like her album “Prism” roaring until now. It was released in October 18, 2013 by Capitol Records. It was pretty much a prominently Swedish dance music-inspired with a bit of spiritual influence.
It received positive reviews and comments from the critics and social media. Even topped the US Billboard Charts for weeks and until now it is roaring around the world and loved by people unconditionally.
As I conclude, I just want to say that no matter what your race, color and language are, in music, all of these mean as one. Music is just unstoppable, inevitable, and unfathomable.Full Review