Youth is everywhere in music. Everyone wants it, remembers it, aches to return to it. In music, youth is the time when life is the fullest and the most exciting — late nights, hijinks, drugs, sex, crying and dancing. The days are short; the nights long; the years even longer.
Sometimes an album’s lyrical content alludes to themes that explicitly or tangentially reflect the experiences and mentalities of younger people. Sometimes an album features a sound that evokes a youthful energy, like through springy chords or energetically chaotic melodies.
If there’s one thing we can be sure of in a year of uncertainty, it’s good television. The day-to-day chaos that overwhelmed our lives made 2019 feel slow and exhausting, yet it somehow managed to fly right by.