Here's a quick look at some great albums that you (probably) haven't heard of.
*"Peaceful the World Lays Me Down" by Noah & The Whale: a beautifully mellow album that has a very real sound. There's no studio polish or auto-tune here, and it's fantastic.
*"Up From Below" by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes: a fantastically melodic album full of joyous horns and jangly percussion.
*"Davy" by Coconut Records: a Beatles-influenced ride with instantly likable melodies that will get stuck in your head.
*"I Phantom" by Mr. Lif: This narrative-driven rap album delivers articulate lyrics backed up with fanatic beats.
*"Broken Bells" by Broken Bells: A catchy album that delivers great charisma and an enlightening listen.
Daniel Henderson is a sophomore at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.