Being stuck inside during lockdown doesn’t have to be boring. There are many substantive and meaningful ways to entertain oneself, outside of the internet and technology.

Music is one of these ways, and is both easily accessible and a fun use of time.

Being home all day, I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a lot of music, and thanks to the internet and YouTube, you do, too.

Here are five amazing albums from four different genres. Fix yourself a cup of tea, sit down and give them a listen. By the time you’ve finished them, you’ll be sad they’re over.

Adventure by Madeon, 2015

“Adventure” is a stunning electronic album, with an intricate yet polished sound. When I first listened to this album from Madeon I was transported to another place.

The songs in “Adventure” are incredibly layered and complex. Numerous different musical elements are woven into each other. The smooth soundscapes, which blend into one another, make the music reach ethereal heights.The synths are so shimmery that you’ll constantly be coming back for more.

The vocal features in this album are stellar and wonderfully well placed. They fit exceedingly well with the patchwork of sounds that are on full display throughout “Adventure.”

I’m always discovering new subtleties when I listen to this album, which is part of what makes it such an enjoyable experience.

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