1. Lover by Taylor Swift
The seventh studio album from superstar Taylor Swift may have dropped during the tail end of summer, but it still comes out on top. The album is a love letter to love, not just the positives, but the complexity of it as well. The title track, “Lover,” is a self-written dedication to the seemingly perfect romance in Swift’s life. It’s an instant classic, a song destined to be played at weddings for years to come. Tracks like “Cruel Summer,” “Afterglow,” and “Death By A Thousand Cuts” explore the lower moments of being in love. Swift also tells a story of falling in love, being scared to lose that love and ends the album declaring she’s perfectly content and calm despite it all.