Team Picks: Our Favorite Summer Albums

Team Picks: Our Favorite Summer Albums
Team PicksJuly 16, 2020

Cue the cold drinks and beach chairs, summer is here to bring us some much-needed Vitamin D! As we seize the season and make the most of summer, we asked the Sofar team to share the albums that feel most like a sunny summer day. Check out their favorite summer albums, and meet more summer artists in the Sofar listening room, every day at 3 PM EST!

Ctrl | SZA

This album came out the day after I moved to NYC and I'll forever associate it with that first summer. One of my favorite things about the city is how much music you hear blasting out of apartments and cars in the summertime, and I feel like this album was everywhere. It's still a favorite for cleaning, driving, and playing out of a Bluetooth speaker on the beach. — Kalyn, NYC

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Bebel Gilberto | Bebel Gilberto

I can't listen to this and not be put in mind of lounging on a beach somewhere. Always puts me in a summer mood. — Dave Rogers, Boston

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Parts Of The Process | Morcheeba

This album reminds me of living down in Brighton (a seaside city), hanging out with friends, drinking out of plastic cups (when you were still doing that) on the beach. — Eleanor, London

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Real Estate | Real Estate

I remember my first summer away at school, walking around an empty college campus listening to tracks like "Suburban Beverage" and "Pool Swimmers" and feeling a certain kind of peace that only summertime can bring. The perfect soundtrack for hot days outside! — Billy, Boston

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Women In Music Pt. III | Haim

Don’t have it on too loud for the first time and make sure you’re not on shuffle mood. Some of the songs need easing into like a best friend you didn’t like at first. But once you’ve learned more about them it’s happily ever after. — Jeffery, London

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Fine Line | Harry Styles

This album feels like a good dose of Vitamin D. Whether I'm reading on my roof, mixing some cold drinks, or powering through a WFH day, Harry keeps me going. — Mara, NYC

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ISO even more music-themed recs? Check out Our Favorite Music-Themed TV shows and Movies, 16 Music-Themed Books to Add to Your Quarantine Reading List, and Our Favorite Comfort Quarantine Albums. And, as always, discover amazing new artists from around the world performing daily in the Sofar listening room.

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