Thoughts: The “Forgotten” Ladies of ’00 Pop

The pop machine can be cut-throat and brutal. While Britney, Christina, Jessica and Mandy led the female pack of the pop music landscape of the early 2000’s, there were a few young ladies who were gunning for some of the same exposure and success. If you study close enough, you’ll notice that every major record…

Turning 10: When Love Takes Over

The weekend. What a great time to celebrate a song that’s turning 10. A song that defines its significance the second the first escalating notes sound. Instantly recognizable. A song that lifts the spirit of any room that has its speakers blaring the sounds of 2009. When Love Takes Over, David Guetta’s extremely successful venture…

OTM: Little Big Town – The Daughters

I’ve discussed the lack of inclusivity of women in country music before. Little Big Town is one of my favorite country music acts. They are so talented, and they’ve never been a group of people to shy away from addressing issues that actually hold weight. I need you to stop everything you’re doing and listen…

A Discovery: Louise

Honestly, I didn’t know Louise Elizabeth Redknapp, known professionally as Louise, and I am beyond upset that it took this long for me to know her talent. These are some other things I didn’t know about Louise: I didn’t know that Louise was a member of Eternal, a R&B group that debuted in ’93 in…

A Discovery: Abir

Last night I saw Jess Glynne perform in Chicago. That will be another post; however, at this moment we are discussing her opener, Abir. Frankly, I am a horrible concert-goer. I rarely check out the openers because I like the surprise. At times they are pleasant, and sometimes they’re not. Abir was beyond pleasant. I…

New Music Friday: March

March had its moments. Musically we saw so many different things. Maren Morris had a number one album on iTunes for about a week. Dido had a successful return (overseas). Somehow the Jonas Brothers delivered a chart-topping single. Ariana Grande continues to sell albums in mass quantities even though it’s an unoriginal batch of songs….

Didn’t Deserve It: Rachel Platten – Perfect For You

Rachel Platten could be cast aside as a one hit wonder. After all, Fight Song was a massive single that took the world by storm. It was used in political campaigns (Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Bid), as an anthem of survival, and was thought to be a difficult song to follow-up. Rachel herself explained that…

Didn’t Deserve It: Brandy’s Who I Am

Frankly, we didn’t deserve Brandy’s severely overlooked and underappreciated Afrodisiac. Released in June of 2004, Brandy’s fourth studio album was met with critical response that was highly positive, eventually garnering critical acclaim for its mature lyrics, Brandy’s vocals, and its overall experimental sound. The album was said to be ahead of its time and has…

A very important Mariah moment…

Team – I see Mariah Carey live for the first time EVER tomorrow (March 19, 2019) in Chicago. I’m 32 and have been a fan since ’93; therefore, this has been 27 years in there making. It’s cute, people KNOW I’m excited because they KNOW I’m a Lamb. Specifically speaking, I have been a Lamb…

Turning 10: All I Ever Wanted

I remember the week My Life Would Suck Without You was released to radio in January of 2009. I was beginning my senior year at Florida State University and I was on a break with my on-and-off again boyfriend at the time. Kelly Clarkson’s big return, as it had been billed, was exactly what I…