Reason #43: The Yearbook Album
Some groups record albums for the money. Others do it for the memories.
Depending on who you talk to, yearbook albums are those that offer every member a solo and/or that feature every song the group performed in a given year. In either case, it’s not so much about recording the most popular or most innovative songs as it is about capturing the people of a group, and their collective journey. These albums tend to be a bit more eclectic, and a bit less polished. This a great representation of what collegiate a cappella is about—the musicians aren’t professionals and a big part of what these groups are about is building friendships and community. Albums like this are documentation of that.
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