EVER SINCE HER January 2021 debut single, “Drivers License,” Olivia Rodrigo has been one of pop’s biggest, brightest, most fascinating, and most brilliant stars. Her brand new second album, Guts, proves what everybody already knew from her instant-classic debut Sour: She’s an artist with her own voice, one who is definitely here to stay. With her producer, co-writer, and co-conspirator Dan Nigro, she’s managed to put together a one-of-a-kind catalog already. Both of her albums sound like other artists’ greatest-hits collections.
So let’s celebrate the astounding songbook Olivia has built so far. Obviously, it doesn’t have any of her High School Musical songs — that would be another list. Remember, every fan’s list would be different — that’s the point. These are two classic albums, so the competition for the top is fierce, but this whole list is stacked with bangers from top to bottom. So raise a glass to Olivia, crank up the music, sense the undertones, and sing along loud. Hey, it really is brutal out here.
From Rolling Stone US