Damn. Love you @nikkysan. I think the hardest decision I had to make for this was choosing to vote for Self-Titled or After Laughter. I went with Self-Titled for reason that will be revealed, but I love this album so much. It came out at the tail-end of my junior year of high school, and I was going through a lot of stuff. Relationship issues, cause I was struggling with the long distance situation, continued bullying, trying to move forward in a firendship I thought would never be revived, then being betrayed by that person pretty quickly - though unsurprisingly - as well as fully coming to terms with my sexuality and truly beginning to embrace it, and acknowledging I had been in puppy love with a close friend as a kid, and making myself realize I'd never tell them. Jesus that was a lot, but my point is that a lot of what Hayley wrote in her lyrics seemed to relate to many different things I was going through at the time, and it just made the album that much better for me. Add to the progression in sound - weird at first for me, I was so confused the first time I listened to Hard Times - but eventually so obvious and perfect, as it was still very clearly them, you know? I love Taylor's and Justin's production work across every song, they really made the album into something great. I'm even more excited to hear the other songs Taylor has produced for Hayley's album. As for my three songs I'd have to say Favorite: Changes all the time, but lately I've found myself going back to Rose-Coloured Boy more often then before Recommendation: Hard Times definitely. It was the perfect lead single. Underrated Deep Cut: I'd have to agree and say Pool is definitely one of them, but I would also say Grudges for sure, especially since it was the first song voted out from the album in the rate and it didn't even make top 40. Yes I'm still bitter about it.