Coachella is truly a magical festival. The sprawling scene is so large that my friend’s Fitbit countered over 20 miles that we walked. Coachella’s allure starts with the location: the desert sky, the mountains in the background dotted by art installations, the hot but dry weather, it’s truly beautiful.
SZA owned 2017, and she’s still owning this year, but her debut album CTRL was life-changing. Her songs spoke to young women in a way no one else has. She was nominated for 5 GRAMMYS (was snubbed tbh) but this isn’t her only shot here, she’s just starting her takeover of the music world and one part of that is her killer fashion. She’s not afraid to take fashion risks.
All of us at The New Nine have some pretty eclectic music taste, so album of the year can be difficult. Since the year is now coming to an end, our contributors weigh-in on their top albums of the year.