It goes without saying that this year was unlike any other. However, my yearly top 10 album tradition must live on!

Shall we?

10. The Chicks, Gaslighter

After a 14-year hiatus, The Chicks (formerly The Dixie Chicks) release their new album through a unique collab with producer Jack Antonoff and arrive together at a new era…

I remember when the superstar released 1989-a ground-breaking album that replaced the comfortable image we collectively held of the beach-waved country singer with a sleek-bobbed pop star that took the genre to its most crafted fringes.

While felt like a rubicon of sorts dripping with the counter-intuitive desire of resisting reaching the height of one’s potential, she managed to deliver two more successful projects in and (both in terms of quality and commercial success), and while didn’t do as well as she…

What an…interesting year it’s been. Thank God for pop culture to distract and comfort us through many months of confusion, uncertainty, and grief.

*in order of appearance

Catch and Kill (podcast)

November 2019-February 2020

Technically starting in 2019 but concluding in 2020, Ronan Farrow’s companion podcast to his Pulitzer Prize-winning crime novel elevates and makes audibly tangible the stories he uncovered about Harvey Weinstein and the dangerous scrutiny he went through because of it.

Where to listen: Apple Podcasts & Spotify

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Monica Moser

Monica Moser is an Austin-based singer/songwriter, podcaster, & freelance journalist working in digital marketing in the music industry. TW/IG: @monicamoser

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