July 20, 2021

POSTED BY

Celeste Hylton-James

CATEGORY

Does This Year’s Music Covers Represent 2021? You Be the Judge.

music, covers, 70s, art,

With the return of the Farrah Fawcett hair and bellbottoms, you know the ’70s is here to play like an old high school girlfriend. After a year that most of us probably want to forget, there is finally a silver lining as vaccines quickly become the ticket to summertime freedom. …

With the return of the Farrah Fawcett hair and bellbottoms, you know the ’70s is here to play like an old high school girlfriend. After a year that most of us probably want to forget, there is finally a silver lining as vaccines quickly become the ticket to summertime freedom. While many of us turn to vacation to release that pent-up energy, musicians use their natural talents to capture the American zeitgeist of what we can all simply call #summervibes. Album art often serves as a marker of these types of cultural phenomena. Just as albums from the summer of ’68 evoke the psychedelic movement it also reveals the social and political conversations of that period of time in American society.

What does today’s album art say about our society and how we feel about 2021? Let’s take a look at this July’s top music drops, and you can be the judge of whether or not the album does this year justice.

Prom, Olivia Rodrigo

The Off-Season, J. Cole

Ritual Divination, Here Lies Man

Thot Shit, Megan the Stallion

Solar Power, Lorde

if i can make it go quiet, Girl in Red 

Pepas, farruko

Critical, CamelPhat

Daddy’s Home, St. Vincent

Montero, Lil Nas X