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    17 Albums That People Who Carry Tote Bags Are Obsessed With

    Blonde by Frank Ocean. Need I say more?

    If you carry around a tote bag with a singular chapstick, book you'll never actually read, a sketchbook, and pens; you're either already in love with these albums or will be once you've listened to them.

    1. Art Angels by Grimes


    Recently, Grimes has been under heavy scrutiny, for good reason. But you can't deny that Art Angels is a work of art.

    2. Carrie and Lowell by Sufjan Stevens

    Asthmatic Kitty Records

    All of Sufjan Stevens's music has a soft touch that draws you in and makes you listen for hours, but the narrative of Carrie and Lowell makes it stand out. It is an almost autobiographical album that reveals aspects of his personal life and it will make you cry.

    3. A Seat at the Table by Solange

    Columbia Records

    By far the most underrated on this list, A Seat at the Table gave insight on Solange's life as a Black woman. Her voice and vulnerability bring this album to life. BuzzFeed Senior Culture Writer Bim Adewunmi discusses its intricacies here.

    4. Blonde by Frank Ocean


    Arguably the greatest breakup album of all time, Blonde is one of those rare pieces that just speaks to nearly everyone. There is nothing I wouldn't give to hear the beat switch in "Nights" for the first time again.

    5. Flower Boy by Tyler, The Creator

    Columbia Records

    This album was not only loved by artists, but inspired them. TikTok was filled with people painting the album art and I don't think there is a single playlist from 2017 without "See You Again" on it.

    6. Melodrama by Lorde

    Universal Music Group

    When Melodrama came out, it became my life, as I'm sure it did for many others too. This album is unforgettable.

    7. Be the Cowboy by Mitski

    Dead Oceans

    "Nobody" is currently trending on TikTok where people use it to make videos running away from something they don't like. But two years ago when this came out, "Nobody" was the backing track to many sadboi-type memes about loneliness. BuzzFeed Contributor Zoe Hu explains the "radical angst" of Mitski's music here

    8. Boy in Jeans by Ryan Beatty

    Ryan Beatty

    This album has to be my favorite of all time. Ryan Beatty just has a way of sounding like magic. Every track he is on from "Sugar" by Brockhampton to "I THINK" by Tyler, The Creator, has an enchanting touch and this album is the epitome of that magic.

    9. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves

    Universal Music Group Nashville

    Winning album of the year at the Grammys in 2019, this album is far from unknown. Kacey Musgraves has been a name in country music for a while now, but this album captured the hearts of everyone.

    10. Heard It in a Past Life by Maggie Rogers


    Perfect album, nothing more to be said. If you haven't listened to this yet, you're missing out.

    11. MAGDALENE by FKA twigs


    FKA twigs gets so raw and real on this and the hurt is FELT. This album got me through some hard times.

    12. Immunity by Clairo

    Fader Label

    Clairo is so often cited as a pioneer of bedroom pop artist and while her fame has allowed her to graduate from DIY music, this album kept the heart of bedroom pop.

    13. IGOR by Tyler, The Creator

    Columbia Records

    Following Flower Boy, IGOR was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. IGOR kept with the new softer side of Tyler, The Creator and is a lonesome, yet comforting listen.

    14. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers

    Dead Oceans

    Phoebe Bridgers has a way of making her music haunt you and this album is no exception.

    15. SAWAYAMA by Rina Sawayama

    Dirty Hit

    Loved for the Y2K nostalgia and lyrical exploration, SAWAYAMA is about Rina's life and identity as a Japanese-British person. Despite living in the UK for 25 years, she was not eligible for the Brit Awards because she still held her Japanese citizenship. She has indefinite remain in the UK and for all intents and purposes, is British. Thankfully, this album was so incredible that a change in the rules was made.

    16. Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple

    Epic Clean Slates

    Twitter was a frenzy when this album came out and my entire feed was all about Fiona Apple. This album turned a lot of heads with its experimental DIY sounds.

    17. Jubilee by Japanese Breakfast

    Dead Oceans

    "I felt like I'd done the grief work for years and was ready for something new. I was ready to celebrate feeling." Jbrekkie said that to Apple Music and this album is exactly that, a celebration of feeling.

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