1. ARORA – Bioluminescence
One of the most original and compelling albums I’ve ever heard
2. Boyz II Men – II
Rarely does an album come along with so many well written hit songs
3. U2 – The Joshua Tree
This album marked the beginning of the glory days of one of my favorite bands
4. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
A watershed moment for the a cappella style
5. The Swingles – Deep End
The longtime vocal mavericks chart an exciting new course with this diverse album.
6. Take 6 – Beautiful World
Soul and Jazz-filled gospel a cappella..enough said.
7. Naturally 7 – Wall of Sound
This amazing album combines a cappella, hip hop, looping, and vocal electronica.
8. New York Voices – NYV Sings the Songs of Paul Simon
NYV magnifies the brilliance of these Paul Simon classics through their own vocal jazz lens.
9. Ben Folds – Rockin’ The Suburbs
Ben Folds inspired me to write my own music with this collection of simple, yet powerful songs.
10. Sara Bareilles – Kaleidoscope Heart
Not since Boyz II Men had I heard an album with so many well written original songs.