You’re my #Lover.

So here we are, just over a week after Lover’s release. As a fervent supporter of Taylor and her music, it was rough listening to ME! and You Need to Calm Down. YNTCD is great in many ways, but neither song sonically nor lyrically appeared to be a Taylor Swift song. I was worried at the…

Dido – Still On My Mind

Dido had an immediate impact on me as an artist when her debut and sophomore albums were released. I had never really heard music like hers. It wasn’t what I was accustomed to listening to at that point in my life. She wasn’t Christina, Mariah, Britney or any of the other popular singers of that…

Yola – Walk Through Fire

Unfortunately, I judge both books and compact discs by the covers. Every Friday I take some time to review the iTunes Pre-Order section and see if any covers/artists call my attention; and luckily Yola’s album cover caught my attention. The short sample on iTunes of Faraway Look was enough to reel me in. Soon after, I…

Mariah Carey – Caution

Mariah is known for so many daunting things. She’s had 18 #1 hit singles and is always asked by the critics and fans when the next one is coming (because she needs to “beat” the Beatle’s/Elvis’s record). Someone is always wondering when a hot new single will overtake One Sweet Day’s record of 16 weeks…

Thalia – Valiente

Thalia’s Valiente is finally out. The lead up has been quite successful thus far. No Me Acuerdo became a viral hit that resulted in high chart positions and large streaming volumes. The song was eventually certified 4x platinum in the United States. Lento, the second single, also has been a viral and streaming success. Thalia…

Ralph – Good Girl

First, the skinny on Ralph. This Toronto bred musician is a trained vocalist who was inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Prince, David Bowie and The Temptations. Writing and recording as Ralph since 2015, the progression into her debut album has been a growth of sorts. Starting off with singles, releasing a self-titled EP…

Carrie Underwood: Cry Pretty

Carrie Underwood’s new album is a triumph. There’s no other way to say that what she’s done is mature, classy, appealing, timely and extremely approachable. Serviceable to boot. This album is chockfull of massive songs and meaningful moments that let you into her state of mind, something she’s rarely done before. I’ve been listening to…

Kylie Minogue – Golden

Kylie Minogue’s (KYLIE if you’re nasty) new album, Golden, is actually and literally brilliant. I know there’s been a lot of hoopla about her going country and Kacey doing it “right” with that one song High Horse, but Kylie didn’t mess up. It’s country-lite done right. Is it even country? No. I would not say…

Gloria Estefan – Miss Little Havana

How did I miss this euphonious moment of a masterpiece? Gloria Estefan will forever go down in my books as such a wonderful depiction of Cuban and Caribbean artistry and philanthropy; however, let’s get down to business and talk about her 2011 opus Miss Little Havana. MLH is quite the album. Executive-produced by Pharrell after baiting Gloria…