MMM Staff Picks: DeShonna Watson’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of the 2010s
As we move into a new decade, we felt it’s only right that we select a project that represents each year and made it POP! In whichever way possible. So without further delay, here we go!
Drake – ‘Scorpion’ (2018)
He said he was top 3! Then top 2. Aubrey Graham had a chokehold on this rap game for a few good summers. While this was not particularly his best work overall, he showed a different side to his game. Proving he is undoubtedly still one of the best music makers doing this music thing. Oh and that crossover game was CLUTCH.
Cardi B – ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ (2018)
The Bronx beauty stormed onto the rap scene like a tidal wave in 2018! Her debut LP which was filled with a posh balance of trap music, female empowerment and Latin flare that earned her multiple awards. Including Grammy’s for Best New Artist and Female Rap Album Of The Year, on the strength of her mega breakthrough single “Bodak Yellow”. Welcome Cardi B.
Ed Sheeran- ‘Divide’ (2017)
Top selling album of the year! Male or female. Worldwide…enough said.
Bruno Mars – ‘24K MAGIC’ (2016)
Mars had the highest grossing worldwide tour off of the strength of his universal and most successful project to date, 24K Magic. Flavorful and full of flare, Bruno Mars was the biggest star on the planet this year. Oh and his dance moves improved greatly too…we see you Bruno!
Maroon 5 – ‘V’ (2015)
These guys can do no wrong! They just make great music for any occasion. This album was just another one of their yearly polished compilations.
Taylor Swift – ‘1989′ (2014)
One of her most popular and successful albums to date. 1989 was pivotal in sealing her status as the millennial Queen of Pop!
Lorde – ‘Pure Heroine’ (2013)
The Brit pop-stress bursted on the scene this year with her breakout single “Royals”. Her distinctive and innovative sound made her an instant fan favorite. All of a sudden, she was part of the utopian pop phenomenon.
Disclosure – ‘Settle’ (2012)
The electronic duo hailing from the United Kingdom, mastered the challenging feat of crossing over to U.S. territory with graceful ease. Catchy pop disco and infectious hooks helped boost their quick rise to popularity.
Adele – ‘21′ (2011)
If there were ever a more masterful artist able to create consistently relatable pop and r&b love songs…Adele is the one! Her musical universal appeal continues to be unparalleled and unmatched.
Kanye West – ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ (2010)
Back when Kanye was still making and producing inspiring hip-hop, clever melodies and dismembering through complicated 808’s like a champ, came one of the best works of his career. There is no doubt that when he was at the top his game West’s influence was simply undeniable.
Written By: DeShonna Watson