With the election of President Donald Trump, the nation is once again grappling with the prospect of a backlash against its music.
This week, Billboard magazine polled listeners to determine the top ten albums to buy and, while it’s likely that the top albums will continue to sell, many are also likely to be overlooked due to the backlash.
“You can go into a store and buy all these amazing records, and if the sales are terrible, you’re probably going to think, ‘Why am I not going to buy this record?'” said Robby Oakes, owner of the bandboard school of sound.
“I think there are going to be a lot of albums out there that are really just a bunch of really cool, interesting records that people are going, ‘I just don’t want to listen to anymore.'”
While the list of the top 10 albums to purchase and keep on your shelf this year will undoubtedly include some new music, Oakes has some new advice for anyone who might be looking for a good record this year.
“I really think that the best way to do it this year is to go out and buy some good, old-fashioned records, just listen to them,” he said.
“Because if you’re in the same boat, you probably want to just go out there and buy a record.”
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