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: 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…

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…

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…

Turning 10: It’s Not Me, It’s You

By 2009 Lily Allen had become a notable force within the music industry. Her debut album Alright, Still had peaked at number 1 in the UK and went to sell over 1.1 million copies. The album peaked at number 20 in the US and went to sell over 600,000 copies. She had scored 4 top…

Albums of 2019

So, here we are 17 days deep into 2019 and I’m already looking forward to so many releases. DIDO – STILL ON MY MIND To say that I’ve been waiting for this album for years is an understatement. What we’ve heard so far has been compelling. Friends and Hurricanes are moody, poignant and engaging. The…

Songs of 2018

It’s crazy to look back on the year and try to even pinpoint a certain set of the “best songs” of 2018. Many songs are on this listen because they’re meaningful to me. Many songs are on this list because they’re expertly produced and vocally executed. Not all of the songs I picked were singles,…

Albums of 2018

When I consider ranking albums, it’s always pretty difficult for me to assign numbers to them. I love albums because of what the music does to me, what the music brings to my life. It’s very personal, which is why I always find Top 10/Best-Of lists written by a select group of critics difficult to…

Kylie: Every Day’s Like Christmas

Though I try to be inclusive, I must admit that my favorite holiday is Christmas. Mind you, I’m as gay as all hell and am agnostic to boot; however, the music, the decor, the festiveness of it all is what keeps me coming back for more each year. Kylie Minogue released one of the campiest…