Top Tunes ’19: Jessica Jones

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Every year WOUB Culture spotlights what music-centric folks in the region have been listening to all year round right in time for the holidays in our annual Top Tunes feature. 

Jessica Jones is a Columbus native and a senior in the Integrated Media Production at Ohio University. Jessica enjoys collecting vintage clothes and accessories and listening to the music of yesteryear. She also loves photography and being outdoors as much as possible. She’s also WOUB’s student arts and culture reporter!


George Harrison – All Things Must Pass

Every once in a while, I find myself returning to Harrison’s music time and time again. His discography caters to every emotion one could possibly be feeling, which makes his music a perfect choice to listen to for any occasion, any time of the year.


Lana Del Rey- Norman F****** Rockwell!

I spent over a year awaiting the arrival of this album and Ms. Lana did not disappoint. Music critics from all over are heralding this album as Lana’s best work so far, and I’d have to agree. The classic sultry vibes are consistently present with Lana’s music, but this time they pair up beautifully with this longing and at times, regret that Lana expresses. Plus, Lana does a fantastic punchy cover of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time.”


Rex Orange County – Pony

Ever since his February release of the single “New House”, I spent much of the year excited for Rex’s 3rd album, Pony. While it’s not quite up to par with his previous releases, Pony still offers electrifying new tracks like “10/10” and “Face to Face” and many slower, more earnest songs such as “Pluto Projector” which features an entire orchestra.


Anderson .Paak – Ventura 

This album came out at the perfect time- early spring, when everyone (me) wants to skip around and listen to love songs, which makes Ventura the perfect album to do so. “Make it better” and “Come Home” amongst other romantically charged tunes were essentials in my springtime rotation.


Marvin Gaye- What’s Going On

There’s something about the spring and Marvin Gay’s voice that go together perfectly, like peas and carrots. In April, I found myself listening to this album for nearly two weeks straight. My favorite part? The flawless transition between “God is Love” and “Mercy Me”. *Chefs kiss*


The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds and other songs

This summer I entered my second Beatles phase, which led to a total and utter, most likely permanent, obsession with all things ’60s and ‘70s related-especially music. I spent a lot of my summer accompanied by the Beach Boys, enjoying songs from every album, but one of my all-time favorites that lives in many of my playlists is “God Only Knows.”